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Litter problem at England’s protected coasts

Litter problem at England’s protected coasts

Beaches in or near England’s Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have the same levels of litter as those in unprotected areas, new research shows. The study used 25 years of beach cleanup data.

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Deserted beaches are a boon to sea turtles during nesting season

Deserted beaches are a boon to sea turtles during nesting season

Images of empty beaches around the globe may seem strange to us, but to nesting sea turtles, the view has never looked better.

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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching

Great Barrier Reef suffers worst-ever coral bleaching

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered its most widespread coral bleaching on record, scientists said, in a dire warning about the threat posed by climate change to the world’s largest living organism.

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Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

Coastal pollution reduces genetic diversity of corals, reef resilience

A new study found that human-induced environmental stressors have a large effect on the genetic composition of coral reef populations in Hawai’i.

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Stay inside, the world is healing

Stay inside, the world is healing

With humans under lockdown, nature has taken over the earth as skies have begun to clear, wild animals are reclaiming their turf. Empty roads and beaches are being taken over by wild animals.

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Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Category 5 tropical cyclone wreaked havoc on Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Harold made landfall on the Pacific island nation. By midday, Harold was a category 5 storm with sustained winds of approximately 215 kilometers (135 miles) per hour near its center, making it one of the strongest storms ever to hit the nation.

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The Impressive changes of Cartagena’s bay

The Impressive changes of Cartagena’s bay

As a consequence of the confinement measures and beaches closures in Colombia, the Cartagena Bay’s waters are now crystalline.

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Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

Seychelles designates huge new marine reserve

The 210,000-square-kilometre (81,000-square-mile) zone — an area equivalent to nearly half of the Black Sea – is intended to protect both the sea and the archipelago’s economy.

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Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

Go-ahead for mining on ten West Coast beaches, South Africa

South Africa’s Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has dismissed most of the appeals against the approval in 2019 of vastly expanded beach mining operations on the West Coast north of the Olifants River.

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