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Seaports Need a Plan for Weathering Climate Change, Researchers Say

Seaports Need a Plan for Weathering Climate Change, Researchers Say

A warming planet means rising oceans, but the majority of seaports around the world are unprepared for the potentially damaging impacts of climate change in the coming century, according to a new Stanford University study.

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Louisiana’s Cajun country braces for historic flooding

Louisiana’s Cajun country braces for historic flooding

Battered by recent hurricanes and last year’s BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, residents of Louisiana’s Cajun country are now bracing for the biggest river flood the area has seen in over eighty years.

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Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances.

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Obama announces steps to speed US oil production

Obama announces steps to speed US oil production

Amid growing public unhappiness over gas prices, President Barack Obama is directing his administration to ramp up U.S. oil production by extending existing leases in the Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska’s coast and holding more frequent lease sales in a federal petroleum reserve in Alaska.

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Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Exploitation of oil fields and traffic of large oil tankers dumps 122,350 tonnes of potentially cancerous oil pollutants into the world’s largest inland sea annually.

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Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas.

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Action Needed to Manage Climate Change Risks: U.S. Response Should Be Durable, but Flexible, Experts Urge

Action Needed to Manage Climate Change Risks: U.S. Response Should Be Durable, but Flexible, Experts Urge

The nation’s options for responding to the risks posed by climate change are analyzed in a new report and the final volume in America’s Climate Choices, a series of studies requested by Congress.

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Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide

Quake shifted Japan; towns now flood at high tide

The March 11 earthquake that hit eastern Japan was so powerful it pulled the entire country out and down into the sea. The mostly devastated coastal communities now face regular flooding, because of their lower elevation and damage to sea walls from the massive tsunamis triggered by the quake. Scientists say the new conditions are permanent.

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Chilean Patagonia: a Way of Life Under Threat by Dams

Chilean Patagonia: a Way of Life Under Threat by Dams

A controversial project to dam two of the world’s wildest rivers for electricity, has won approval from a Chilean government commission despite a groundswell of opposition.

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