Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Oil slick spreads from sunken ship off Mumbai

Oil slick spreads from sunken ship off Mumbai

Indian authorities worked to clean up an oil spill from a cargo ship that sank off Mumbai last week, with oil found on beaches and in water near the city’s shoreline.

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Wild Boar Deaths linked to Green Algae: Confirmed

Wild Boar Deaths linked to Green Algae: Confirmed

First tests on wild boars washed up on Brittany’s beaches, showed that all but one, had hydrogen sulphide gas (emitted by rotting green algae) in their lungs. Test results on the remaining boars haven’t been released yet.

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US opens ways for Shell drilling in Arctic Ocean

US opens ways for Shell drilling in Arctic Ocean

The US Interior Department has opened the doors to Shell’s proposal for four shallow water exploration wells in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea to start in July 2012.

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Green Algae Chokes Eastern China’s Beaches

Green Algae Chokes Eastern China’s Beaches

In Qingdoo, Shandong Eastern Province of China, the coastal waters are covered with algae called enteromorpha prolifera. Though this green algae is not poisonous per se, it consumes large amounts of oxygen that can threaten marine life.

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Oil pollution in Niger Delta: Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Report; Unep

Oil pollution in Niger Delta: Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Report; Unep

A report by the UN Environment Programme, which carried out a 14-month assessment of pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in Ogoniland – Niger Delta region, has found widespread and devastating oil pollution that may require the world’s biggest ever clean-up, that could take 20-30 years. The UNEP also called for the oil industry and the Nigerian government to contribute $1 billion to a clean-up fund for the region to properly address this “tragic legacy.”

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The Plastic Bag Wars

The Plastic Bag Wars

The world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute, and the industry is fighting hard to keep it that way…

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Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

Caribbean states want end of nuclear waste shipments

The practice of shipping hazardous and nuclear waste through the Caribbean sea is seen as a dangerous environmental gamble, risking the existence of the more than 20 million people, and threatening its coral reefs and ecosystems.

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Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

Forests soak up third of fossil fuel emissions: study

An international team of climate scientists released a study showing the role global forests have played as regulators of the atmosphere. This is the first complete and global evidence of the overwhelming role of forests in removing anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

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Banning plastic grocery bags just got easier in California

Banning plastic grocery bags just got easier in California

“This is a great day for the Pacific Ocean,” as the California Supreme Court made it easier today for cities to prohibit stores from distributing plastic grocery bags.

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