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How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

How the waters off Catalina became a DDT dumping ground

Not far from Santa Catalina Island, in an ocean shared by divers and fishermen, kelp forests and whales, David Valentine decoded unusual signals underwater that gave him chills.

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Why cracking down on the shark fin trade may be easier than we thought

Why cracking down on the shark fin trade may be easier than we thought

Many shark fins used in a traditional Asian delicacy come from the coastal waters of just a handful of countries. The finding upends conventional notions—and could make this conservation challenge easier to tackle.

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Massive coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found off Australian coast

Massive coral reef taller than the Empire State Building found off Australian coast

During a 12-month exploration of the ocean around Australia, scientists last week discovered an enormous detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef — the first to be discovered in over 120 years.

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Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Fukushima water release could change human DNA, Greenpeace warns

Contaminated water that could soon be released into the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant contains radioactive carbon with the potential to damage human DNA, environmental rights organization Greenpeace has warned.

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Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows

Emissions from coal-fired power plants in China are fertilizing the North Pacific Ocean with a metal nutrient important for marine life, according to new findings from a USC-led research team..

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The plastic myth and the misunderstood triangle

The plastic myth and the misunderstood triangle

Of all the plastic we’ve ever produced, only 9% has been recycled. So what happened to all that plastic you’ve put in the recycling bin over the years?

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Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Crisis in the Galapagos: Chinese fishing fleets and COVID-19 threaten a natural wonder

Just south of the Galapagos’ Marchena Island, there’s a dive spot known by locals as the “fish arena.” Earlier this summer, more than 300 Chinese fishing vessels—many designed to hold 1,000 tons of catch—waited at the marine preserve’s border, ready to snatch up sea life.

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Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Russia: Activists demand answers for marine pollution on Kamchatka peninsula

Environmental activists are demanding answers after several sea animals have washed ashore on the Kamchatka peninsula in eastern Russia. Carcasses of seals, octopus, and sea urchins have been covering the remote coasts for several days

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Groundbreaking study finds 13.3 quadrillion plastic fibers in California’s environment

Groundbreaking study finds 13.3 quadrillion plastic fibers in California’s environment

A study in California has laid bare the staggering scale of pollution from plastic microfibers in synthetic clothing – one of the most widespread, yet largely invisible, forms of plastic waste.

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