Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

NOAA Collects 50 metric Tons of Marine Debris From Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

NOAA Collects 50 metric Tons of Marine Debris From Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

The crew of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship pulled 50 metric tons of marine debris out of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the northwestern Hawaiian Islands last month, part of an ongoing mission since 1996 to clean up the shallow coral reef environment.

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Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels Off Coast of Pacific Northwest

Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels Off Coast of Pacific Northwest

Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University of British Columbia.

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Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

Arctic drilling creeps forward now, and in 5 years

In choppy water under blue sky off Bellingham, Wash., a Shell Oil crew lowered a “capping stack” 200 feet in the water and put it through maneuvers with underwater robots connected by cable to operators on the surface, a test that fulfilled one of the final steps required for permission to drill exploratory wells in Arctic waters…

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Toronto Council Votes for Plastic Bag Ban

Toronto Council Votes for Plastic Bag Ban

Canada’s largest city will eliminate its mandatory plastic bag fee on Sunday, just six months before joining the growing movement to ban the single-use bags entirely.

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NRDC Annual Beach Report: Closing & Advisory Days Hit Third-Highest Level in Two Decades

NRDC Annual Beach Report: Closing & Advisory Days Hit Third-Highest Level in Two Decades

America’s beaches saw the third-highest number of closing and advisory days in more than two decades last year, confirming the nation’s seashores continue to suffer from stormwater runoff and sewage pollution that can make people sick and harm coastal economies, according to the 22nd annual beachwater quality report released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Alan Gastelum, Photographer, Lobbies New York City To Address East River Garbage

Alan Gastelum, Photographer, Lobbies New York City To Address East River Garbage

New York’s East River has had its share of environmental challenges over the years. And while progress has been made since the days when raw sewage and industrial runoff poured unchecked into its waters, portions of the tidal strait remain magnets for garbage and other pollutants.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies; the Answer Lies in the Gulf

Fossil Fuel Subsidies; the Answer Lies in the Gulf

As the slow-burn of climate change spreads across the four corners of the globe, governments are fanning the global flames by dishing out a trillion dollars of fossil fuel subsidies each year, creating a perpetual pollution-pumping machine that’s poisoning the planet with ever-greater intensity. NRDC and other NGOs are demanding that world leaders focus instead on promoting rapidly developing clean energy technologies to protect our natural resources and maintain a sustainable planet. It’s not rocket science. But there are powerful special interests standing in the way…

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Rio summit exposes Guanabara Bay’s Dire Pollution

Rio summit exposes Guanabara Bay’s Dire Pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Guanabara Bay used to be a near-legendary paradise, with healthy mangroves, sandy beaches and a rich ecosystem. Sadly, decades of urbanization and deforestation have taken their toll, and today it is long-suffering from unprecedented levels of pollution. Since 1995, one-billion dollars have been invested in fighting the pollution.

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Cities to Face Sharply Rising Costs for Garbage Treatment

Cities to Face Sharply Rising Costs for Garbage Treatment

A new, far-reaching World Bank report on the state of municipal solid waste around the world predicts a sharp rise in the amount of garbage generated by urban residents between now and 2025.

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