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Sea turtle Nesting Season On Gulf of Mexico Beaches: Worries Remain

Sea turtle Nesting Season On Gulf of Mexico Beaches: Worries Remain

Sea turtle nesting season is underway on Gulf of Mexico beaches, and observers say activity seems normal. But these aren’t the same animals that nested during last year’s Gulf oil spill, and scientists are concerned about a continued rise in turtle deaths.

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Task force: Restoring sediment key to Gulf revival

Task force: Restoring sediment key to Gulf revival

Restoring the flow of sediment to Gulf Coast wetlands and barrier islands that are key wildlife habitats and provide crucial protection from storms, is one of the biggest challenges officials face after last year’s disastrous oil spill…

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Red Knots Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs Knotted Together

Red Knots Shorebirds and Horseshoe Crabs Knotted Together

A shorebird species whose population has plummeted over the last 15 years, has been directly tied to the number of egg-laying horseshoe crabs. This is one of the first studies to scientifically support the ecological links between these two species.

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Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil

Japan groups alarmed by radioactive soil

Soil radiation in a city 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Japan’s stricken nuclear plant is above levels that prompted resettlement after the Chernobyl disaster, citizens’ groups said Tuesday. The coastal Fukushima Daiichi plant has been spewing radiation since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami knocked out its cooling systems.

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Mass tourism threatening Venice lagoon

Mass tourism threatening Venice lagoon

An Italian environmental group warned that mass tourism is slowly eroding the Venice lagoon, which it said is also threatened by major real estate development and an inadequate transport network.

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Sandbagged: The Undoing of a Quarter Century of North Carolina Coastal Conservation

Sandbagged: The Undoing of a Quarter Century of North Carolina Coastal Conservation

Men cannot build houses upon sand and expect to see them stand now anymore than they could in the olden times… Many developers, homeowners, and local politicians refuse to believe the evidence that the ocean’s transformation of the shore is inevitable. By Gary Lazorick.

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An other Oil Spill into Gulf of Bohai, Northeastern Coast of China

An other Oil Spill into Gulf of Bohai, Northeastern Coast of China

Once again, oil has been seeping into the Gulf of Bohai, since mid-June, from a rig off its northeastern coast, but the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) waited until July 1 to confirm details of the accident to investors.

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Elwha River Restoration: Dams Removal Project

Elwha River Restoration: Dams Removal Project

This September, removal of two dams on the Elwha River, in Washington State, begins, setting in motion one of the largest restoration projects in U.S. history.

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Volcanic Ashes Images

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle, Volcanic Ashes Images

The Puyehue-Cordón volcano in Chile continues to spew ash and perhaps the greatest danger posed by the Volcano Complex, is the thick layer of ashes and pumice stones being deposited east of the volcano, on land and lake shores, choking nearby lakes and rivers, with traces found worldwide as well. The images are as frightening as they are beautiful.

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