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Desalination Projects: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?

Desalination Projects: Option or Distraction for a Thirsty World?

As populations increase in coastal areas, the demand for desalination most likely will grow as needs for improved clean water supplies grow, and people see all that water nearby as a solution to freshwater scarcity. Yet the process of removing salt from sea water to overcome a worldwide shortage of drinking water could end up worsening the crisis, environmental groups warn.

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Cancun’s Beaches: Vanishing Sand and Wasted Money

Cancun’s Beaches: Vanishing Sand and Wasted Money

In a major restoration project last year, millions of cubic yards (meters) of sand were dredged from the sandy bottom of the Caribbean and pumped ashore in Cancun. The project created a seven-mile stretch of beach some 40 to 70 yards (meters) wide, at a cost of about $70 million. It is already washing away.

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Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

Sand Mafia Fill 600 Trucks a Day, Thane District India

The district administration does not have manpower to control highways and look out for the sand mafia.

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Many Coastal Wetlands Likely to Disappear this Century

Many Coastal Wetlands Likely to Disappear this Century

Many coastal wetlands worldwide, including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast, may be more sensitive than previously thought to sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.

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Four-Mile Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada; By William J. Neal

Four-Mile Beach, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada; By William J. Neal

Thinking of beaches may not bring to mind Eastern Canada, particularly Nova Scotia’s rugged Cape Breton Island, but this beautiful coast has several pocket and bay-mouth bar beaches.

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Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China

Charging for Plastic Bags Cut Bag Consumption by Half in China

An environmental-economic evaluation of the Chinese ordinance against free plastic bags shows that people in China, the number one consumers of plastic bags in the world, reduced their consumption of plastic bags by half when stores were forced to charge consumers for the bags.

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Cancún must be about more than climate change

Cancún must be about more than climate change

Our planet is finite, our fates are intertwined, our choice is clear: stand together or fall divided.

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Blue Flag or Red Herring: Do beach awards encourage the public to visit beaches?

Blue Flag or Red Herring: Do beach awards encourage the public to visit beaches?

Surveys of beach visitor motivation in Ireland, Wales, Turkey and the USA indicate that beach awards play an insignificant role in motivation to visit beaches.

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