Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Close to Shore, Humpbacks Are Far From Safe

Close to Shore, Humpbacks Are Far From Safe

With the help of new technology, researchers are capturing the details of humpback whale behavior on their North Atlantic feeding grounds.

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Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forests lose key species

Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forests lose key species

Mammal extinctions in Brazil’s Atlantic forests are occurring at least twice as fast as estimates suggested, according to the latest survey of the region.

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Oceans Suffering From Sea Sickness: Ocean Health Index Unveiled

Oceans Suffering From Sea Sickness: Ocean Health Index Unveiled

Humans undoubtedly have substantial negative impacts on the ocean, and index scores are negatively correlated with coastal human population.

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Réunion Island Revokes Order to Hunt Sharks, Yet Controversy Arises

Réunion Island Revokes Order to Hunt Sharks, Yet Controversy Arises

The mayor of a town on Réunion Island has been forced to withdraw decision to pay fishermen to hunt and kill sharks because it contravenes French conservation law.

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Emerging Trends in Land-Use conflicts in Cameroon

Emerging Trends in Land-Use conflicts in Cameroon

In 2011, WWF produced a map of the protected areas of Cameroon at the request of the government. Simultaneously, observations had been made by conservation groups that mining permits were being granted inside of Cameroon’s protected areas…

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Rock Drilling ‘Threatens’ Scotland’s Geology

Rock Drilling ‘Threatens’ Scotland’s Geology

Irresponsible drilling of holes into rocks to extract samples threaten to “annihilate” geological features in Scotland, with the general public experiencing defaced outcrop in every setting imaginable – remote beaches and islands, mountain tops, and, lamentably, classic geological sections within statutory protected areas.

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Red Tide Species Is Deadlier Than First Thought

Red Tide Species Is Deadlier Than First Thought

Scientists have discovered that a species of tiny aquatic organism prominent in harmful algal blooms sometimes called “red tide” is even deadlier than first thought, with potential consequences for entire marine food chains.

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Climate Change and Deforestation: Pre-Human Effect On Biodiversity in Northern Madagascar

Climate Change and Deforestation: Pre-Human Effect On Biodiversity in Northern Madagascar

A recent study, by an international research group led by Lounès Chickhi, group leader at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Portugal) and CNRS researcher (in Toulouse, France), questions the prevailing account that degradation of tropical ecosystems is essentially a product of human activity…

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Why the 2012 Sumatra Earthquake Was a Weird One

Why the 2012 Sumatra Earthquake Was a Weird One

Already a curiosity for its sheer size, the 8.6-magnitude earthquake that shook the seafloor west of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on April 11 appears to have been even weirder than scientists thought.

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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