Coastal Care

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Plastic gets to the oceans through over 1,000 rivers

Plastic gets to the oceans through over 1,000 rivers

The problem with plastic waste just got more complicated—and so did the effort to stanch its flow into the world’s oceans.

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World will lose 10% of glacier ice even if it hits climate targets

World will lose 10% of glacier ice even if it hits climate targets

A tenth of the world’s mountain glacier ice will have melted by the middle of this century even if humanity meets the goals of the Paris climate agreement…

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How do sewage spills and failures pollute coastal watersheds?

How do sewage spills and failures pollute coastal watersheds?

Despite all the benefits that clean water and healthy beaches provide coastal communities across the county, coastal water quality continues to be threatened by discharges of stormwater and sewage.

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Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

Over 47 tons of plastic found at US marine reserve – and an entangled seal

In a span of just over three weeks, more than 47 tons of plastic waste were removed from America’s largest protected marine reserve, sometimes directly off animals, a stark reminder of the scourge of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.

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Thousands of barrels of suspected toxic DDT found dumped in California ocean

Thousands of barrels of suspected toxic DDT found dumped in California ocean

Marine scientists say they have found what they believe to be as many as 25,000 barrels possibly containing DDT dumped off the southern California coast near Catalina Island, where a massive underwater toxic waste site dating back to the second world war has long been suspected.

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If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s nuclear wastewater

If it’s safe, dump it in Tokyo. We in the Pacific don’t want Japan’s nuclear wastewater

Earlier this month, the Japanese government announced plans to discharge 1m tonnes of radioactive wastewater accruing since the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011 into the Pacific Ocean.

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Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’

Biden vows to slash US emissions by half to meet ‘existential crisis of our time’

Joe Biden has called upon the world to confront the climate crisis and “overcome the existential crisis of our time”, as he unveiled an ambitious new pledge to slash US planet-heating emissions in half by the end of the decade.

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She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

She survived Hurricane Sandy. Then climate gentrification hit

Kimberly White Smalls needed her coastal home rebuilt, but like other Black residents of New York’s Far Rockaway neighborhood, she was moved instead…

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This Glacier in Alaska Is Moving 100 Times Faster Than Normal

This Glacier in Alaska Is Moving 100 Times Faster Than Normal

The Muldrow Glacier, on the north side of Denali in Alaska, is undergoing a rare surge. In the past few months the 39-mile-long river of ice has been moving as much as 90 feet a day, 100 times its usual speed.

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