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Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Coastal Dunes in Spain Threatened by Poorly Designed Infrastructure

Although the dune ecosystem is unusual, fragile and is protected by the “habitats” directive of the network Natura 2000, its conservation is very vulnerable to the proliferation of car parks, nearby buildings and inadequate boardwalks.

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Mangroves excel at storing climate-warming carbon

Mangroves excel at storing climate-warming carbon

Mangroves store two to four times the carbon that tropical rainforests do. Part of the reason for mangroves’ efficiency in keeping carbon locked away lies in their location in tidal zones, where their roots are often covered with sea water.

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Islands off the Croatian Coast

Islands off the Croatian Coast

Along the coast of Croatia lies a multitude of islands of varying shapes and sizes. Archaeological finds indicate that some of the islands have been inhabited since the Stone Age and have supported trade routes since the sixth century BC.

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Melting Ice on Arctic Islands a Major Player in Sea Level Rise

Melting Ice on Arctic Islands a Major Player in Sea Level Rise

Melting glaciers and ice caps on Canadian Arctic islands play a much greater role in sea level rise than scientists previously thought.

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One Year On, Photographer Captures Lingering Impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill

One Year On, Photographer Captures Lingering Impacts of the Gulf Oil Spill

AP photographer Gerald Herbert, a New Orleans native, has been covering the Gulf oil spill ever since BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded. Over the course of the last twelve months, Herbert has been covering the results of that explosion in most poignant and amazing photos.

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Summerland Beach’s Oil Seepage Mystery

Summerland Beach’s Oil Seepage Mystery

Before it became the quaint coastal antiquing capital of the Californian South Coast that it is today, with a reputation for stunningly scenic and often empty beaches, Summerland was the hub of Santa Barbara’s oceanic oil rush at the start of the 20th century, the beach providing ground zero for a series of piers and primitive oil rigs harvesting crude from hundreds of offshore wells.

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US Coast Guard slams Transocean

US Coast Guard slams Transocean

The US Coast Guard slammed drilling rig operator Transocean’s “poor safety culture” in a report Friday on the massive explosion and fire that unleashed the biggest maritime oil spill in history.

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Plastic Pollution Present on Easter Island’s Beaches

Plastic Pollution Present on Easter Island’s Beaches

Easter Island, was the end point of a team of journalists’ trip with the 5 Gyres latest project, exploring plastic pollution in the South Pacific ocean. Upon arrival to one of the world’s most isolated pieces of habitable land, it was not long before the effects of human impact were seen: plastic pollution is taking place on Easter Islands: on the beaches.

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Record trash haul from New Jersey beaches

Record trash haul from New Jersey beaches

In their Annual Beach Sweep report for 2010, released Tuesday, the environmental organization Clean Ocean Action, paints a grim picture of New Jersey beaches. The report broke down the 475,321 pieces of trash its 8,372 volunteers removed from New Jersey beaches during two statewide clean-up events last year.

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