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Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt

Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt

A panel of some of the world’s leading climate and glacier scientists co-chaired by a Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researcher issued a report commissioned by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences citing the moral imperative before society to properly address climate change.

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Coast Guards Take Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging

Coast Guards Take Action Against Illegal Sand Dredging

China’s construction boom has created a strong demand for sand, a key element in making concrete, fueling an explosion in illegal sea sand dredging.

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Capt. Kidd Shipwreck Site to Be Dedicated Living Museum of the Sea

Capt. Kidd Shipwreck Site to Be Dedicated Living Museum of the Sea

This unique museum, resting in less than 10 feet of water just 70 feet from Dominican Republic’s shoreline, will give divers the opportunity to see the 17th century ship remains, which rest on the ocean’s floor and will serve as home to sea creatures and protect precious corals and other threatened biodiversity in the surrounding reef systems.

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While Energy Policy Falters, Plastic Bag Laws Multiply

While Energy Policy Falters, Plastic Bag Laws Multiply

In the past decade, bans and taxes designed to reduce or eliminate bag consumption have swept the world. Certainly, the plastic industry continues to challenge these measures, strongly debating the environmental and energy benefits.

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Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

Pioneering researchers with the 5 Gyres Institute, have completed their fifth expedition through all five subtropical gyres, through the South Pacific Gyre, covering 2,300 miles, beginning in Valdivia, Chile and ending on Easter Island.

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Fishing for plastic: A European Plan to Save our Coasts and Seas

Fishing for plastic: A European Plan to Save our Coasts and Seas

An EU plan to pay fishermen to catch plastic will help save waters from waste while providing fleets with alternative income.

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After a Three-decade Hiatus, Sea-level Rise May Return to the West Coast

After a Three-decade Hiatus, Sea-level Rise May Return to the West Coast

The West Coast of North America has caught a break that has left sea level in the eastern North Pacific Ocean steady during the last few decades, but there is evidence that a change in wind patterns may be occurring that could cause coastal sea-level rise to accelerate beginning this decade.

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The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm

The people of Bangladesh have much to teach us about how a crowded planet can best adapt to rising sea levels. For them, that future is now.

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Report: Hurricanes Pose Risk to 1.8M  US Coastal Homes

Report: Hurricanes Pose Risk to 1.8M US Coastal Homes

More than 1.8 million homes along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts are at great risk of being damaged by a hurricane, three times the number located in federally defined flood zones, according to a report released Tuesday.

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