Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature.

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How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans

How China’s Expanding Fishing Fleet Is Depleting the World’s Oceans

After exhausting areas close to home, China’s vast fishing fleet has moved into the waters of other nations, depleting fish stocks. More than seafood is at stake, as China looks to assert itself on the seas and further its geo-political ambitions, from East Asia to Latin America.

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Humans overshoot 2020 planetary ‘budget’ on August 22: report

Humans overshoot 2020 planetary ‘budget’ on August 22: report

Humanity will have burned through all the natural resources that the planet can replenish for 2020 by Saturday, according to researchers who said the grim milestone is slightly later than last year after the pandemic slowed runaway overconsumption.

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Trump Opens Arctic Refuge to Polluters

Trump Opens Arctic Refuge to Polluters

The Interior Department is opening up the entire Coastal Plain of the refuge to polluters—at the expense of Indigenous peoples’ traditional ways of life, numerous wildlife species, and the climate.

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Scientists reveal long-term cumulative effects of frequent green tides in coastal oceans

Scientists reveal long-term cumulative effects of frequent green tides in coastal oceans

The world’s largest green tide caused by Ulva prolifera has been occurring continually in the Yellow Sea, China, for more than 10 years. It has become a serious marine ecological disaster.

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More Than 500 Dams Planned in Protected Areas Around the Globe, Study Finds

More Than 500 Dams Planned in Protected Areas Around the Globe, Study Finds

More than 500 dams are planned or already under construction within protected areas around the world, according to a new study published in the journal Conservation Letters. The study is the first of its kind to quantify the global extent of dams constructed in protected areas, which can include indigenous areas, nature reserves, and national parks.

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Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts

Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts

A new publication on the impacts of deep-seabed mining by 13 prominent deep-sea biologists, led by University of Hawai’i at M?noa oceanography professor Craig Smith, seeks to dispel scientific misconceptions that have led to miscalculations of the likely effects of commercial operations to extract minerals from the seabed.

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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

The island nation of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean.

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Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and triggered an unprecedented release radioactivity into the ocean, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant.

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