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CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

CAMBODIA: Sand dredging prompts fishermen’s protests

Prime Minister Hun Sen banned sand exports in May 2009, yet sand mining continues in Koh Kong Province, the epicentre of the country’s corrupt dredging industry. Dredgers remove 25,000 tons of sand each day from the Cambodian seas to export.

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BP Oil spill: officially the worst disaster off a U.S. coast

BP Oil spill: officially the worst disaster off a U.S. coast

As BP prepares to seal the well for good, officials say it spewed more than 200 million gallons, by far the worst such disaster off a U.S. coast.

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E.P.A : It Was Wise to Use Oil Dispersant

E.P.A : It Was Wise to Use Oil Dispersant

Many scientists expressed grave concerns about the unprecedented aerial spraying of chemical dispersants in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Fishermen wrinkle their noses at smell tests

Fishermen wrinkle their noses at smell tests

Smell tests on dozens of specimens from the area revealed barely traceable amounts of toxins, the FDA said. The tests were done not by chemical analysis, but by scientists trained to detect the smell of oil and dispersant.

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Erosion doubles along Alaska’s Arctic coast:: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

Erosion doubles along Alaska’s Arctic coast:: Cultural and Historical Sites Lost

Around the world, as many as 150 million people may become “climate refugees” because of global warming, according to an Environmental Justice Foundation report, which attributes some of the moves to rising sea levels.

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New Questions Arise On Dispersant Use In Oil Spill

New Questions Arise On Dispersant Use In Oil Spill

The Coast Guard routinely approved BP requests to use thousands of gallons of chemicals per day to break up the oil, despite a federal directive to use the dispersant rarely.

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Jamaica’s Beaches in peril

Jamaica’s Beaches in peril

Several beaches on the western end of Jamaica could be totally wiped out in the next 5 to 10 years if local authorities and residents do not act now.

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China alleges: ocean cleared of oil 10 days after spill

China alleges: ocean cleared of oil 10 days after spill

But beaches along Dalian’s long shoreline remain closed indefinitely, with oil covering rocks and pebbles on the sand.

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On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

On the Surface, Gulf Oil Spill Is Vanishing Fast; Concerns Stay

Understanding the effects of the spill on the shorelines that were hit, including coastal marshes, is expected to occupy scientists for years.

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