Coastal Care

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A Caribbean island bet its future on petrochemicals. Then oil rained down on homes.

A Caribbean island bet its future on petrochemicals. Then oil rained down on homes.

…St. Croix, a majority Black community in the Caribbean, is weighing its economic future against the health and environmental impacts of betting big on oil.

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Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis

Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis

Miami’s new chief heat officer has called for greater federal and state action on the lethal threat posed by rising temperatures after becoming the first official in the US appointed to focus solely on heatwaves.

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Illegal sand mining eroding Morocco’s coastline and tourism

Illegal sand mining eroding Morocco’s coastline and tourism

Tourism is essential to Morocco’s economy, and its beautiful beaches are a vital part of the attraction for visitors. In an ironic Catch-22 situation, however, meeting the demands of this industry is indirectly destroying the very coastline that tourists are coming to enjoy.

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World’s largest iceberg, nearly four times size of New York City, forms in Antarctica

World’s largest iceberg, nearly four times size of New York City, forms in Antarctica

A giant slab of ice almost four times the size of New York City has sheared off from the frozen edge of Antarctica into the Weddell Sea, becoming the largest iceberg afloat in the world…

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Scientists launch tool to detect bleaching of coral reefs in near real time

Scientists launch tool to detect bleaching of coral reefs in near real time

Scientists have launched a world-first system to detect in almost real time the bleaching of the planet’s coral reefs that are under severe threat from global heating.

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Gray Whales Were Thought to Be Extinct in the Atlantic. So How Did Wally End Up Off the Riviera?

Gray Whales Were Thought to Be Extinct in the Atlantic. So How Did Wally End Up Off the Riviera?

Somewhere in the Mediterranean, a 26-foot-long gray whale is exploring harbors and inlets as it tries to find its way back out to the Atlantic after veering thousands of miles off course.

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Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system

Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system

Scientists in Florida have concluded that sharks possess an internal navigation system similar to GPS that allows them to use Earth’s magnetic forces to travel long distances with accuracy.

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EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump

EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered an oil refinery in the US Virgin Islands to pause all operations, citing “at least four incidents” in which the facility significantly affected St Croix residents.

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Global Effort to Save Dwindling Ocean Fish Faces Moment of Truth

Global Effort to Save Dwindling Ocean Fish Faces Moment of Truth

After 20 years of negotiations, the World Trade Organization is accelerating an effort to end $22 billion in government subsidies that prop up fishing industries—a key driver of plummeting fish stocks all over the world.

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