Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Major Oil Spill on Grand Bahama Reaches the Ocean, Damages Coastline

Major Oil Spill on Grand Bahama Reaches the Ocean, Damages Coastline

An oil spill caused by Cat 5 Hurricane Dorian has been spotted in the ocean and has damaged the Bahamas coastline, the Norwegian energy company that owns the oil storage facility, Equinor, confirmed on Wednesday, a week and a half after the hurricane blew the lids off of six massive crude oil tanks.

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Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

Congress Must Vote to Protect America’s Coasts, Oceans, and Marine Life from Offshore Drilling – NRDC

It is important our elected officials act now to protect our coast. The House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on two bills that would permanently protect coastal communities across America from the dangers of reckless offshore oil and gas drilling and costly oil spills.

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It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains

Discovery raises new questions about the amount of plastic waste permeating the air, water, and soil virtually everywhere on Earth

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More than half of U.S. beaches have fecal bacteria, environmentalists say

More than half of U.S. beaches have fecal bacteria, environmentalists say

Half the beaches in the U.S. have at least one day per summer season in which it’s not safe to swim because of elevated bacteria levels in the water, according to new report.

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Disposable plastic water bottles banned from San Francisco airport

Disposable plastic water bottles banned from San Francisco airport

In an effort to make SFO more environmentally friendly, the airport is adding plastic water bottles to its list of restricted food service items starting August 20. The airport, just south of San Francisco, set a goal three years ago of becoming the world’s first zero-waste airport by 2021.

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This Irish teenager may have a solution for a plastic-free ocean

This Irish teenager may have a solution for a plastic-free ocean

A teenager from Ireland may have found a way to rescue our oceans from the growing plastic pollution problem.

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Non-lethal impacts of seabirds’ plastic ingestion

Non-lethal impacts of seabirds’ plastic ingestion

A new study of seabirds that had ingested plastic debris has revealed a range of non-lethal impacts on their health and physiology. While seabird deaths due to swallowing plastic debris or becoming entangled in it have received global attention, the non-lethal effects on seabirds that survive plastic ingestion are less well-known.

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Sun, Sand And Sewage: Report Shows Many U.S. Beaches Unsafe For Swimming

Sun, Sand And Sewage: Report Shows Many U.S. Beaches Unsafe For Swimming

A new analysis details widespread bacterial contamination at U.S. beaches, with more than half of the tested sites exceeding a federal safety threshold at least once in 2018. Nearly 60% of the more than 4,500 beaches sampled in 2018 had at least one day of unsafe bacteria levels.

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Thirty years of unique data reveal what’s really killing coral reefs

Thirty years of unique data reveal what’s really killing coral reefs

Coral bleaching is not just due to a warming planet, but also a planet that is simultaneously being enriched with reactive nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage, and fertilizers.

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