Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Disaster zone as oil slick threatens Christmas Island

Disaster zone as oil slick threatens Christmas Island

Christmas Island is bracing for an environmental and economic crisis after a stricken Panama-flagged MV Tycoon container ship split in two at Flying Fish Cove yesterday afternoon, having been ripped from its berth by a big swell, and leaked tonnes of pollutants into its pristine waters. Experts warned that the spill was a potential disaster for the ecologically important area, with crabs, birds and coral all threatened.

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Rena Cargo Washing up On beaches

Rena Cargo Washing up On beaches

Months after Bay of Plenty locals cleared their beaches of oil and container debris, the job has begun again as the stricken Rena loses more cargo overboard. Officials were warning beachgoers to stay away from the debris that has washed ashore.

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Stricken cargo ship Rena breaks up off New Zealand

Stricken cargo ship Rena breaks up off New Zealand

Cargo ship Rena which struck the well-marked Astrolabe Reef off the coast of Tauranga, New Zealand on 5 October has broken in two last night, spilling containers and threatening a new oil spill.

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Moby-Duck

Moby-Duck

The true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them. A book by Donovan Hohn.

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Oil On canvas

Oil On canvas

The oil prints featured in this video were made with birds killed by the Rena oil spill. It is hoped that Oil On Canvas exhibition can serve as a memorial to the creatures that lost their lives and as a stark reminder of the devastation an oil spill can cause, and warning against the far greater risk posed by deep sea oil drilling.

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Deep Gulf Drilling Thrives 18 mos. After BP Spill

Deep Gulf Drilling Thrives 18 mos. After BP Spill

Two hundred miles off the coast of Texas, ribbons of pipe are reaching for oil and natural gas deeper below the ocean’s surface than ever before.

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Oil Washes Ashore in Nigeria

Oil Washes Ashore in Nigeria

Nigerian villagers and environmental groups say that oil washing up on the coast must be from the recent Royal Dutch Shell loading accident, which caused the biggest offshore spill in the country’s waters in 13 years. Shell denies that the oil is from the spill, saying its dispersal efforts prevented any of that crude from washing ashore.

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Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

Oily: How A San Francisco Oil Spill Took Its Toll On Fish

The impacts of an oil spill does not end when Anderson Cooper goes home… A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences looks at the aftermath of a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, and finds the accidents has had lingering effects on local fish, effects that continued well after the spill was cleaned up.

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Oil On Nigerian Coast After Shell Oil Spill

Oil On Nigerian Coast After Shell Oil Spill

An environmental group said that an oil slick had approached Nigeria’s coastline after a major Shell spill last week, but the company insisted that its spill had been largely dispersed, and now is contained…

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