Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban Gets Go-Ahead From Judge

San Francisco Plastic Bag Ban Gets Go-Ahead From Judge

Superior Court Judge Teri Jackson upheld a San Francisco ordinance that would ban most retail locations in the city from distributing plastic bags and begin charging customers a dime for each paper bag (or comparatively more expensive compostable plastic bag) they use.

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Salton Sea fingered as culprit of big California stink

Salton Sea fingered as culprit of big California stink

After a day of odor surveillance and other scent-based sleuthing, Southern California air quality investigators confirmed Tuesday what they had already expected, that a pungent, rotten-egg aroma that stretched across the region came from the Salton Sea.

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Environmental activism gains a foothold in China

Environmental activism gains a foothold in China

Protesters have pushed green issues on to the state agenda, despite a predictably heavy-handed response.

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The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic

The Fatal Shore, Awash in Plastic

A recent typhoon off Hong Kong washed half a dozen shipping containers overboard, and it wasn’t long before the cargo, 150 tons of tiny plastic beads, began washing up on the beaches. Local fish farmers also started finding the plastic in the stomachs of their fish…

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Green Protests On The Rise In China

Green Protests On The Rise In China

For years, people in China have accepted murky air, tainted waters and scarred landscapes as the unavoidable price of the country’s meteoric economic growth. But public dissent over environmental issues has been growing steadily.

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Blameworthy Firm Pledges Help to Clear Hong Kong Plastic Spill

Blameworthy Firm Pledges Help to Clear Hong Kong Plastic Spill

Chinese petrochemical giant Sinopec promised to help clean up a big spill of tiny plastic pellets in Hong Kong waters which have washed onto many beaches and begun killing fish in fish farms.

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New Global Warming Culprit: Dams

New Global Warming Culprit: Dams

Washington State University researchers have documented an underappreciated suite of players in global warming: dams, the water reservoirs behind them, and surges of greenhouse gases as water levels go up and down.

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Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England

Call for levy on single-use plastic bags in England

Environmental groups demand plastic bags should be charged after data shows rise in annual usage for second year in a row.

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Caffeinated Coastal Waters

Caffeinated Coastal Waters

A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon, though not necessarily where researchers expected.

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