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Off Florida, skimming boats fight oil spill

Off Florida, skimming boats fight oil spill

Aided by a strong southwesterly wind and waves averaging 4 to 6 feet, the unprecedented threat to Florida’s economy and environment lurks in the dark Gulf waters uncomfortably close to the white sandy beaches.

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Thad Allen: Oil Spill Is ‘Holding The Gulf Hostage’

Thad Allen: Oil Spill Is ‘Holding The Gulf Hostage’

“We’re making the right progress. I don’t think anyone should be pleased as long as there’s oil in the water,” Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen.

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Gulf oil spill: Cap starts doing its job, but officials remain cautious

Gulf oil spill: Cap starts doing its job, but officials remain cautious

Efforts to contain the flood of oil into the Gulf of Mexico showed the first signs of progress.

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The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land

The damages caused by Singapore’s insatiable thirst for land

Fuelled by Singapore’s land and construction demands sand mining is wreaking environmental destruction across south-east Asia.

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Isle Grand Terre, Louisiana; By Adam Griffith & Robert Young

Isle Grand Terre, Louisiana; By Adam Griffith & Robert Young

Two months ago, few people had heard of the ironically-named Isle Grand Terre.

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Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude washes into Fla.

Cap collects some Gulf oil; crude washes into Fla.

Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher.

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A Challenge to Florida Beach-Driving Tradition

A Challenge to Florida Beach-Driving Tradition

Driving on the beach is a long-standing tradition in many areas of the United States. Questions linger after a 4-year-old girl from the United Kingdom was hit and killed by a car on the sand along Daytona Beach.

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A Feast Interrupted

A Feast Interrupted

Every few days, in some places as often as twice a day, tractors roll along a hundred miles or so of sandy beaches in southern California, changing rich coastal habitats into barren plains of unstable sand.

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How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

How the Gulf Oil Spill Hurt Animals

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatens hundreds of species, and some of its effects may not be felt for months or longer.

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