Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

New Charges As Storm Threatens Stranded N.Z. Ship

New Charges As Storm Threatens Stranded N.Z. Ship

Officers from Rena, the cargo ship stranded on a New Zealand reef for nearly a month now, faced new charges Wednesday amid ongoing fears the vessel could break up, leaking more oil and worsening the environmental disaster.

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EU To Extend Coastal Pollution Fines To 200 Nautical Miles

EU To Extend Coastal Pollution Fines To 200 Nautical Miles

The European Commission proposed new rules to force oil-drilling companies to pay for pollution caused up to 200 nautical miles off European coastlines.

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Houses Made Of Plastic Bottles, Argentina

Houses Made Of Plastic Bottles, Argentina

A man in Argentina who built his house and furniture out of plastic bottles has been so successful that he is now teaching other people how to do the same.

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North Sea Oil Spill Risk Unacceptably High

North Sea Oil Spill Risk Unacceptably High

The European commission has warned that the likelihood of a Deepwater Horizon-type accident in the North Sea remains “unacceptably high” as it outlined new laws to counter the danger.

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Up to 20 million tons of debris from Japan’s tsunami moving toward Hawaii

Up to 20 million tons of debris from Japan’s tsunami moving toward Hawaii

Up to 20 million tons of debris from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, is traveling faster than expected and could reach the U.S. West Coast in three years. The marine debris were recently spotted by a Russian ship’s crew.

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NZ, Almost 500 Tonnes Of Oil Pumped From Rena Cargo Ship

NZ, Almost 500 Tonnes Of Oil Pumped From Rena Cargo Ship

481 tonnes of oil has been pumped from the stricken ship Rena, which originally held 772 tonnes of oil, as the salvage operation accelerates. 10 tonnes of fuel oil escaped the beleaguered ship on Saturday night and yesterday morning, and was being swept north by the tide, towards Mayor Island, a wildlife refuge and marine reserve.

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Accumulation of Microplastic on Shorelines Woldwide: Sources and Sinks

Accumulation of Microplastic on Shorelines Woldwide: Sources and Sinks

Scientists are reporting that household washing machines seem to be a major source of so-called “microplastic” pollution, bits of polyester and acrylic smaller than the head of a pin, that they now have detected on the shorelines at 18 sites worldwide representing six continents from the poles to the equator, with more material in densely populated areas.

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Radiation Risk at Scots Beach Worse Than Thought, Says Report

Radiation Risk at Scots Beach Worse Than Thought, Says Report

Highly radioactive material have been found on the popular Dalgety Bay beach, Scotland, giving great “cause for concern”, especially for children, exposed to radioactive pollution from the beach, a study by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa) just revealed.

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The Teaspoon And The Bucket

The Teaspoon And The Bucket

Now the Rena Cargo ship is set to join the wildlife fatalities her grounding has caused. But if she breaks and the remainder of that oil is released we will see four times the volume of oil already spilled. It must be remembered that what we can get to and remove, is only a part of what permeates the environment…

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