Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Company pledges money for New Zealand oil cleanup

Company pledges money for New Zealand oil cleanup

The company that was chartering a cargo ship at the time it ran aground on a New Zealand reef and began spilling tons of oil offered 1 million New Zealand dollars ($800,000) Tuesday to help with the cleanup.

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Bioplastics : A Viable Future ?

Bioplastics : A Viable Future ?

As millions of tons of petroleum-based plastic are consumed every year worldwide causing immense amounts of waste ultimately polluting beaches and oceans, bioplastic – biodegradable and not dependent on fossil resources- emerges as a viable replacement to petroleum-based plastics.

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Gulf algae bloom affects much of Texas Gulf Coast

Gulf algae bloom affects much of Texas Gulf Coast

Historic drought conditions are fueling the largest algae bloom in more than a decade along the Texas Gulf Coast, killing fish, sparking warnings about beach conditions and making throats scratchy, researchers said.

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New CNOOC oil leak found in China’s Bohai Bay

New CNOOC oil leak found in China’s Bohai Bay

The latest in a series of offshore spills in the Bohai Bay that have raised an outcry among fishermen and environmentalists…

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EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid

EU Moves To ‘Green’ Its Farms In Radical Reform Bid

The reforms would potentially lead to an agricultural U-turn, putting Europe’s 12 million farms on the road to “sustainable practices” after years of free for all.

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Oil-slick Ship At Risk Of Breaking Up: Release  Of a New Tide Of Oil Feared

Oil-slick Ship At Risk Of Breaking Up: Release Of a New Tide Of Oil Feared

Fears grew Wednesday that the ship stuck on a New Zealand reef may break up and release a new tide of oil, as up to 300 tonnes of heavy fuel has leaked into the Bay of Plenty so far. Maritime New Zealand is considering issuing face masks to people living near beaches affected by oil from crippled cargo ship Rena.

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Oil spill: Stricken Ship’s Safety Issues Revealed

Oil spill: Stricken Ship’s Safety Issues Revealed

Safety issues dogged the stricken container ship spewing oil into the Bay of Plenty as far back as July, it was revealed yesterday.

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Oil Spill Disaster In New Zealand : Worst In Decades

Oil Spill Disaster In New Zealand : Worst In Decades

An oil spill from a stranded cargo ship off New Zealand is the country’s worst environmental disaster in decades, the government says.

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Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

Results of Pebble Mine Measure Expected Mid-Oct.

“Imagine a pit two miles wide by 2,000 feet deep, and an underground mine a mile deep. This gargantuan gold and copper operation would produce an estimated 10 billion tons of contaminated waste, 3,000 pounds for every man, woman and child on Earth…There are few human activities as toxic as large-scale mining…” As vote have been cast, it will be nearly two weeks before Alaskans know the outcome of an initiative aimed at stopping the Pebble Mine project, potentially the world’s largest man-made excavation.

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