Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Protect Our Marine Wildlife and Fisheries from Seismic Testing

Protect Our Marine Wildlife and Fisheries from Seismic Testing

This November, PG&E plans to begin the seismic testing program required by regulators to determine whether the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant can continue to operate safely on California’s Central Coast. Environmental reviews for this project have already found “significant and unavoidable” impacts on marine life…

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Scientists Predict Major Shifts in Pacific Ecosystems by 2100

Scientists Predict Major Shifts in Pacific Ecosystems by 2100

A new study published in Nature Climate Change examines the distribution of various open ocean animals in the North Pacific and explores how that could change over the next century as global ocean temperatures increase and productivity levels shift.

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People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia

People Power Wins: Super Trawler Banned, Australia

In a huge victory against the plunder of our oceans, the Australian Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced new laws that will ban the Margiris super trawler, from operating in Australian waters for up to two years.

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Fish Trawling Unexpected Impacts

Fish Trawling Unexpected Impacts

For almost a century, fishing fleets have trawled for shrimp off Spain’s Mediterranean coast by dragging nets along the flat, shallow coastal sea floor. But in the 1960s, they also started to pursue shrimp farther offshore and into rugged canyons as deep as 800 metres. The impact they had on this rougher terrain was a mystery.

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Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas

Destroyed Coastal Habitats Produce Significant Greenhouse Gas

Destruction of coastal habitats may release as much as 1 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year, 10 times higher than previously reported, according to a new Duke-led study.

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The Sixth Extinction Menaces The Very Foundations Of Culture

The Sixth Extinction Menaces The Very Foundations Of Culture

Human activity endangers entire species, yet human culture is profoundly rooted in nature. The range of animals and plants threatened by extinction is such that it menaces the foundations of culture as well as the diversity of nature, and what we really lose when we lose a species is: the very meaning of life.

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Mass stranding of pilot whales both on Us and Uk’s Beaches

Mass stranding of pilot whales both on Us and Uk’s Beaches

More than 20 whales are thought to have died after becoming stranded off the coast of Fife, Scotland, while on the other side of the Atlantic, more than 20 pilot whales came ashore on a South Florida beach…

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Peru Seizes 16,000 Dried Seahorses Headed to Asia

Peru Seizes 16,000 Dried Seahorses Headed to Asia

Police in Peru have seized more than 16,000 dried seahorses which were to be exported illegally to Asian countries.

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Scientists Explore Changing Arctic Ocean

Scientists Explore Changing Arctic Ocean

Scientists are setting sail on August 25 to study ocean acidification in the Arctic and what this means for the future survival of marine and terrestrial organisms. The Arctic Ocean is one of the most vulnerable places on the planet for acidification, yet it is the least-explored ocean.

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Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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