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Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

Rising sea levels endangering Australia’s World Heritage-listed Kakadu wetlands

A study released by Australia Government, finds that Kakadu National Park, a protected northern territory, half the size of Switzerland, is one of Australia’s “natural ecosystems most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”, with higher oceans being a “serious risk” to its ecosystem.

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Being Part Of The Solution: Marine Debris Tracker

Being Part Of The Solution: Marine Debris Tracker

A new app lets anyone with an iPhone or Smartphone to report trash on beaches and waterways, and help scientists too. Indeed, with plastic bags, cans, abandoned or lost fishing gear and other marine debris washing up on our shores each year, the app could help combat the global marine debris problem, according to NOAA.

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C40 Large Cities Climate Summit

C40 Large Cities Climate Summit

A financing agreement with the World Bank to help the world’s major cities better adapt to climate change, has been reached a the fourth C40 summit, in Sao Paulo.

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Japan Underestimated Tsunami Hazard For Nuclear Sites, UN Experts Find

Japan Underestimated Tsunami Hazard For Nuclear Sites, UN Experts Find

Experts from the United Nations atomic energy agency said that Japan had underestimated potential tsunami hazards to its nuclear power plants before the March earthquake and tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi facility.

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EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

EPA Begins Monitoring Summer Monitoring to Protect Area Beaches, Coastal Waters

With the beginning of the beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is undertaking a beach and harbor protection program to safeguard beaches and bays in New Jersey and New York and protect the health of the people who enjoy them.

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South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

South West National Park, Tasmania; By Johnny Abegg

Have you ever dreamed of a place as a child that you always wanted visit? I was lucky enough to visit South West National Park in Tasmania, chartering the South and West coast by boat for the annual South West Marine Debris Cleanup. By Johnny Abegg.

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HidroAysén’s Approval Takes Chile in the Wrong Direction

HidroAysén’s Approval Takes Chile in the Wrong Direction

The reasons why HidroAysén should not be constructed are numerous but sadly, the authorities showed recently that they prefer to move in the opposite direction, at the expense of Patagonia. By Amanda Maxwell, NRDC.

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China to step up fight against plastic addiction

China to step up fight against plastic addiction

Around three billion plastic bags were being used daily in China before the 2008 ban. Since then, according to the NDRC, people have used at least 24 billion fewer plastic bags every year, and 100 billion plastic shopping bags may have been kept out of landfills as a result of the law.

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Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

Queen Anne’s Revenge’s Anchor Recovered Off NC Coast

Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what’s believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship off the North Carolina coast.

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