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Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks and marine environment

Hong Kong bans trawling to save fish stocks and marine environment

A decision welcomed by conservationists, as a crucial move to save fish stocks and revive the city’s depleted marine environment.

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Seismic Shift? As Bahamas islands Sink, One Island Mysteriously Rises

Seismic Shift? As Bahamas islands Sink, One Island Mysteriously Rises

All the islands in the Bahamas were thought to be slowly sinking, but now scientists made a surprise discovery of recent tectonic activity in a region that was up to now considered stable, finding one quirky isle going against the crowd.

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Haiti’s Coastline Clean-Up

Haiti’s Coastline Clean-Up

Every September, from Maine to Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 75 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from waterways and beaches all over the world during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC); inspired by its success, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, has launched a range of activities across three regions of the country.

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Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Environmental controls of giant kelp in the Santa Barbara Channel, California

Forests of giant kelp are located in temperate coastal regions throughout the world. They are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, and giant kelp itself provides food and habitat for numerous ecologically and economically important near-shore marine species.

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Seaports Need a Plan for Weathering Climate Change, Researchers Say

Seaports Need a Plan for Weathering Climate Change, Researchers Say

A warming planet means rising oceans, but the majority of seaports around the world are unprepared for the potentially damaging impacts of climate change in the coming century, according to a new Stanford University study.

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Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances.

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Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Exploitation of oil fields and traffic of large oil tankers dumps 122,350 tonnes of potentially cancerous oil pollutants into the world’s largest inland sea annually.

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Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas.

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Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewable energy could meet nearly 80 percent of the world’s energy needs by mid-century and play a crucial role in fighting global warming, the UN’s climate scientists said Monday in a major report.

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