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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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Plastic Found in Nine Percent of North Pacific Garbage Patch Fishes

Plastic Found in Nine Percent of North Pacific Garbage Patch Fishes

The first scientific results from the 2009 SEAPLEX voyage, offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration. It is estimated that fish in the intermediate ocean depths of the North Pacific, ingest plastic at a rate of roughly 12,000 to 24,000 tons per year…

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Testing The Waters and The US Beaches

Testing The Waters and The US Beaches

NRDC’s annual survey of water quality and public notification at U.S. beaches finds that the number of beach closings and advisories in 2010 reached 24,091, the second-highest level since NRDC began tracking these events 21 years ago.

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Sand Dredging Operations Of “Unprecedented Scale,” Cambodia

Sand Dredging Operations Of “Unprecedented Scale,” Cambodia

Sand dredgers have resumed operations of “unprecedented scale” in Koh Kong province’s salt-water estuaries since May, after a drop-off in dredging activities as a result of a 2009 sand-export ban.

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Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F

Average U.S. temperature increases by 0.5 degrees F

The climate of the 2000s is about 1.5 degree F warmer than the 1970s.

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