Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Battling The Plastic Bottle: Students And Industry Face Off

Battling The Plastic Bottle: Students And Industry Face Off

Bottled water is trickling away from college campuses nationwide, thanks to the efforts of student activists and non-profit groups that support them with campaigns like “Ban the Bottle” pushing schools to ban the sale of plastic water bottles. But that’s not going over too well with the International Bottled Water Association.

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EPA Bans Sewage Discharge From Cruise Ships

EPA Bans Sewage Discharge From Cruise Ships

Federal environmental regulators have given final approval to a rule that bans cruise ships and large cargo vessels from releasing all sewage into the state marine waters along California’s 1,624 mile coast from Mexico to Oregon and surrounding major islands, creating the largest Coastal No-Discharge Zone in the Nation. 77 percent of the State’s population lives on or near the coast and annually, over 150 million visitor-days are spent at California beaches.

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Malaysia Says to Rule Soon on Rare Earths Plant

Malaysia Says to Rule Soon on Rare Earths Plant

A government ruling on whether Australian miner Lynas would be given the go-ahead for a controversial rare earths processing plant was expected within days.

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Long-term Response Plan for Possible Cuban Oil Spill

Long-term Response Plan for Possible Cuban Oil Spill

US researchers have drafted a plan to best prepare South Florida in case of an eventual oil spill off the coast of Cuba. The proximity of intended Cuban oil drilling and production puts the coastal zone at risk from Florida to the Carolinas and northward.

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Accumulating Microplastic Threat to Shores

Accumulating Microplastic Threat to Shores

Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned.

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Farming is Key to Meeting Environmental Challenges

Farming is Key to Meeting Environmental Challenges

Agriculture is part of the solution to the world’s environmental challenge and must play a key role at next June’s Rio summit on sustainable development…

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Reuse Plastic Bottles: Tips

Reuse Plastic Bottles: Tips

Plastic grocery bags and plastic water bottles, those disposable environmental nightmares, have become iconic in the current green revolution. And even those of us who refuse to buy them, somehow seem to find ourselves in possession of these landfill disasters.

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China’s Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Under Threat

China’s Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Under Threat

As China welcomes the year of the dragon, with more influence than ever on the world’s climate and resources, a look at the environmental stories that made the news over the past 12 months. Amongst several environmental concerns and although efforts have been made in the past few years, China’s coastal biodiversity is under threat from intensive coastal exploration and land-based pollution.

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Cruise Ship Threatens Marine Paradise

Cruise Ship Threatens Marine Paradise

The risk of environmental damage to the Tuscan Archipelago National Park seas’ has not yet receded, as half-million gallons (2,400 tons) of black goo are still trapped within the capsized Costa Concordia luxury liner, in danger of leaking out and polluting some of the Mediterranean’s most unspoiled sea.

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