Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

In the biggest study of its kind, scientists found an absence of sharks that live near coral reefs in 58 countries. But there is hope.

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Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast rockfish rebuilt to sustainable levels, according to the 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

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Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Ecuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

A controversial gold and copper mine proposed in Alaska was given a major push forward Friday as the Trump administration issued a final report concluding the Pebble Mine project would not cause long-term harm to one of the world’s largest remaining salmon runs.

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Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Melting Arctic sea ice could cause starvation and reproductive failure for many as early as 2040, scientists warn.

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Seas quieted by pandemic could reduce stress, improve health in whales

Seas quieted by pandemic could reduce stress, improve health in whales

Scientists have a rare chance to study a marine world largely free of humans and their noisy machines.

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Could Colombia’s Escobar escaped hippos help the environment?

Could Colombia’s Escobar escaped hippos help the environment?

When drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed more than 25 years, the Colombian government took control of his luxurious estate in northwestern Colombia, including his personal zoo. The hippos have escaped Escobar’s former ranch and moved into Colombia’s main river, the Magdelena.

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How we learned more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

How we learned more about dangerous pollutants in Lagos lagoon

Lagos lagoon is the largest of four lagoon systems off the Gulf of Guinea. Unfortunately, the lagoon receives enormous amounts of largely untreated industrial and other wastes. Lagos State accounts for most of the country’s industries and is home to an estimated 20 million people.

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Climate change could make toxic algal blooms in our oceans more deadly

Climate change could make toxic algal blooms in our oceans more deadly

Late spring and early summer in California bring thousands of marine mammals to the state’s beaches, as groups of California sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals give birth along the shore. But toxic algal blooms are increasingly poisoning these marine mammals.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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