Coastal Care

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BP Oil Well Threatens Ancient Coastal Libyan Sites

BP Oil Well Threatens Ancient Coastal Libyan Sites

Plans by the energy giant BP to sink an oil well off the Libyan coast could have disastrous consequences for the region’s rich heritage of coastal ancient city sites dating from the 7th century BC– already under threat from oil tankers, coastal erosion and tourist developments.

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From Trash to Treasure: Glass Beach, California

From Trash to Treasure: Glass Beach, California

Only a dirt path indicates that the end of the rainbow lies beyond.

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Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity?

Is climate science disinformation a crime against humanity?

While it may be reasonable to be somewhat sceptical about climate change models, disinformation about the state of climate change science is extraordinarily, if not criminally, irresponsible, because the consensus scientific view is based upon strong evidence that climate change is already being experienced in the world, and may have potentially harsh effects upon tens of millions of people in the future.

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Potentially devastating impacts of major coastal developments, Australia

Potentially devastating impacts of major coastal developments, Australia

100 major coastal developments were proposed for the Queensland coast, with potentially devastating impacts.

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Announcing: TEDx “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”

Announcing: TEDx “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”

Saturday, November 6, 2010, Plastic Pollution Coalition will host TEDxGreatPacificGarbagePatch, a one-day event that will bring together global thought leaders from the fields of technology, science, arts and entertainment, design, community activism and business in a dialog on the theme of “The Global Plastic Pollution Crisis”.

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Troubled Islands: Hurricanes, Oil Spill and Sea Level Rise

Troubled Islands: Hurricanes, Oil Spill and Sea Level Rise

The Chandeleur Islands, are remote, tenuous strips of sand that have served as surf breaks for the steadily sinking Biloxi Marsh. Some islands could disappear entirely in coming decades, exposing huge swaths of marshland to the waves of the open sea.

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Root of the Matter: Mangrove as Lives Saver When Natural Disaster Strikes

Root of the Matter: Mangrove as Lives Saver When Natural Disaster Strikes

Countless people clung to life in the branches of mangrove trees hemming the shorelines during the deadly 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000 coastal residents in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.

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Ban on Sand Dredging by Machines Suggested in Coastal Konkan, India

Ban on Sand Dredging by Machines Suggested in Coastal Konkan, India

After refusing to lift the stay to sand mining in Maharashtra, Bombay High Court suggested that the government may think of banning sand dredging by machines in the coastal Konkan area.

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Costa Rica Recognized for Biodiversity Protection

Costa Rica Recognized for Biodiversity Protection

“We are declaring peace with nature,” said Mario Fernández Silva, the ambassador of Costa Rica. The nation wins 2010 Future Policy award for pioneering legal protection of natural wealth. The EU and Canada lead the way to extinction, with China and Brazil close behind,” noted the CBD Alliance.

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