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‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

Amid public and political outrage in the US, BP took full responsibility for the worst oil spill of the 20th century. But BP denied the oil reached Mexico, claiming the ocean current propelled the huge spill in the opposite direction. However, fishermen and Mexican scientists knew this wasn’t true.

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Fishpeople | Lives Transformed by the Sea; A Film

Fishpeople | Lives Transformed by the Sea; A Film

Fishpeople, tells the stories of a unique cast of characters who have dedicated their lives to the sea. Available for the first time online! A documentary presented by Patagonia and directed by Keith Malloy.

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Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheet

Scientists confirm dramatic melting of Greenland ice sheet

There was a dramatic melting of Greenland’s ice sheet in the summer of 2019, researchers have confirmed, in a study that reveals the loss was largely due to a persistent zone of high pressure over the region.

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Images of Venice from space show how current crisis has changed the city’s iconic canals

Images of Venice from space show how current crisis has changed the city’s iconic canals

The European Space Agency has released two images of Venice, taken one year apart, which highlight the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on its famous waterways.

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Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

Estuaries are warming at twice the rate of oceans and atmosphere

New research shows that estuaries are particularly vulnerable to a warming environment. This is a concern not only for the marine and bird life that rely on them but the millions of people who depend on rivers, lakes and lagoons for their livelihoods around the world.

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Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Scientists have found oil from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in fishes’ livers and on the deep ocean floor

Over the decade since the Deepwater Horizon spill, thousands of scientists have analyzed its impact on the Gulf of Mexico. The spill affected many different parts of the Gulf, from coastal marshes to the deep sea.

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Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore oil and gas platforms release more methane than previously estimated

Offshore energy-producing platforms in U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico are emitting twice as much methane, a greenhouse gas, than previously thought, according to a new study.

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Sun, sea, sand and space as coronavirus empties Asia’s beaches

Sun, sea, sand and space as coronavirus empties Asia’s beaches

The picture in Bali is similar at other top Asia Pacific destinations such as Sydney’s Bondi Beach and Thailand’s Phuket.

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Five trees or a latte? Coastal communities seek help for mangroves

Five trees or a latte? Coastal communities seek help for mangroves

A Singapore-based online platform is to launch an app and website in the next six months using blockchain technology to fund mangrove restoration projects across India and Southeast Asia, to add 1 billion mangrove trees by 2025.

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