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Ozone Layer Faces Record 40 Percent Loss Over Arctic

Ozone Layer Faces Record 40 Percent Loss Over Arctic

Observations from satellites and ground stations suggest that atmospheric ozone levels for March in the Arctic were approaching the lowest levels in the modern instrumental era. The thinning ozone shifts away from the pole and covers Greenland and Scandinavia. Mostly the concern, for the Arctic ozone depletion, is for people that live in northern regions, more towards Iceland, northern Norway, the northern coast of Russia.

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It’s Official: There’s Plastic in All of the Subtropical Ocean Gyres

It’s Official: There’s Plastic in All of the Subtropical Ocean Gyres

Journalists and 5 Gyres Institute sail to the South to study plastic pollution in the South Pacific. Despite the lack of a theatrical spectacle, it’s still a surreal thing to see some of the results of the sampling.

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Fukushima-Related Radioactive Materials Measured Across Entire Northern Hemisphere

Fukushima-Related Radioactive Materials Measured Across Entire Northern Hemisphere

The International Monitoring System (IMS) have provided information on the spread across the entire Northern Hemisphere, of radioactive particles and noble gases from the Fukushima accident.

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BP oil linked to Dolphins’ Death

BP oil linked to Dolphins’ Death

“It is significant that even a year after the oil spill we are finding oil (linked to the April 2010 BP oil ) on the dolphins, the latest just two weeks ago.”

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Sand Drift in Norway Caused by Sea-Level Changes and Human Activity

Sand Drift in Norway Caused by Sea-Level Changes and Human Activity

The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years. This was triggered by sea-level changes and human activities, new research has found.

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Worried about a radioactive ocean? A reality check

Worried about a radioactive ocean? A reality check

The water dumping came after earlier leaks of radioactive water that had already raised concerns about its effects in the ocean, raising questions about health and safety.

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Radioactive Water Leak at Japan Plant Is Plugged, TEPCO Says

Radioactive Water Leak at Japan Plant Is Plugged, TEPCO Says

The company that runs Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant announced Wednesday that it had stopped the leak of tons of highly radioactive water into the ocean and acknowledged it could have given more information to neighboring countries about contamination in the ocean.

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Turkish Nuclear Plans on Mediterranean Coast Raise Great Concerns

Turkish Nuclear Plans on Mediterranean Coast Raise Great Concerns

Turkey plans to build a coastal nuclear power plant close to an earthquake-prone area, triggering neighboring countries’ fears that Japan’s nuclear disaster shows that the new plant could be a risk to the whole Mediterranean region.

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Transocean gives bonuses after Gulf of Mexico BP spill

Transocean gives bonuses after Gulf of Mexico BP spill

The offshore drilling firm responsible for running the Deepwater Horizon rig has given its top executives bonuses for its “best year” for safety.

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