Coastal Care

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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Recreational Fishing Causes Cape Cod Salt Marsh Die-Off

Recreational Fishing Causes Cape Cod Salt Marsh Die-Off

Recreational fishing is a major contributor to the rapid decline of important salt marshes along Cape Cod because it strips top predators out of the ecosystem, according to new research by Brown University ecologists.

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Consumption driving unprecedented environment damage: UN

Consumption driving unprecedented environment damage: UN

Of 90 key goals to protect the environment, only four have seen good progress, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a planetary assessment issued only every five years…

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Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Turbidity Caused by Sand Dredging Heightens Toxicity Levels and Threaten Marine Life

Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels due to sand dredging, at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status…

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UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UN Warns Australia To Protect The Great Barrier Of Reef

UNESCO has warned Australia not to allow development of new ports along the Great Barrier Reef, as the World Heritage-listed natural wonder is under threat from unprecedented coastal development. UNESCO has given Australia eight months to improve management of the Great Barrier Reef before it is listed as in danger.

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Thousands of shellfish found dead in Peru

Thousands of shellfish found dead in Peru

Thousands of crustaceans were found dead off the coast of Lima following the mystery mass death of dolphins and pelicans, the Peruvian Navy said.

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El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

El Niño Weather and Climate Change Threaten Survival of Baby Leatherback Sea Turtles

Researchers have found that the climate conditions at the nesting beach affect the early survival of turtle eggs and hatchlings. They predict, based on projections from multiple models, that egg and hatchling survival will drop by half in the next 100 years as a result of global climate change.

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Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Seagrasses Can Store as Much Carbon as Forests

Seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice as much carbon as the world’s temperate and tropical forests.

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Study Links Biodiversity and Language Loss

Study Links Biodiversity and Language Loss

As the world grows less biologically diverse, it is becoming less linguistically and culturally diverse as well…

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Navy study: Sonar, Blasts Might Hurt More Sea Life

Navy study: Sonar, Blasts Might Hurt More Sea Life

The U.S. Navy may hurt more dolphins and whales by using sonar and explosives in Hawaii and California under a more thorough analysis that reflects new research and covers naval activities in a wider area than previous studies.

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