Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

China Orders US Oil Giant To Halt Rigs After Spill

China Orders US Oil Giant To Halt Rigs After Spill

China said Wednesday it had ordered US oil giant ConocoPhillips to immediately stop operations at several rigs in an area off the nation’s eastern coast polluted by a huge slick.

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China’s Northeast Coast: A Second Oil Spill

China’s Northeast Coast: A Second Oil Spill

China National Offshore Oil Corporation, recently accused of covering up a huge spill, is cleaning up another slick after a breakdown at a rig off China’s northeast coast.

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Death by Plastic: Is Ocean Plastic Garbage Killing Whales?

Death by Plastic: Is Ocean Plastic Garbage Killing Whales?

From the coasts of California to Adriatic, Tasmania or Normandy, millions of tonnes of plastic debris dumped each year in the world’s oceans, could pose a lethal threat to whales, according to a scientific assessment to be presented at the International Whaling Commission this week. Ingestion of plastic refuse is emerging as a serious cause of disability and death for the large ocean-dwelling mammals.

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Viruses Bathe at the Beach Too, European Study Finds

Viruses Bathe at the Beach Too, European Study Finds

European researchers have found viruses in nearly 40% of more than 1,400 bathing water samples gathered from coastal and inland areas in nine countries.

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Australia Carbon Pollution Tax Announcement: A Start!

Australia Carbon Pollution Tax Announcement: A Start!

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard, is on Sunday due to unveil the full detail of her carbon tax legislation, which will see the country’s top 500 polluters charged per tonne of carbon dioxide they emit into the atmosphere.

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Oil and gas spills in North Sea every week

Oil and gas spills in North Sea every week

According to an investigative report and documents obtained in Britain, serious and largely unpublicised spills of oil and gas from North Sea platforms, are occurring at the rate of one a week.

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An other Oil Spill into Gulf of Bohai, Northeastern Coast of China

An other Oil Spill into Gulf of Bohai, Northeastern Coast of China

Once again, oil has been seeping into the Gulf of Bohai, since mid-June, from a rig off its northeastern coast, but the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) waited until July 1 to confirm details of the accident to investors.

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Plastic Found in Nine Percent of North Pacific Garbage Patch Fishes

Plastic Found in Nine Percent of North Pacific Garbage Patch Fishes

The first scientific results from the 2009 SEAPLEX voyage, offer a stark view of human pollution and its infiltration. It is estimated that fish in the intermediate ocean depths of the North Pacific, ingest plastic at a rate of roughly 12,000 to 24,000 tons per year…

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Testing The Waters and The US Beaches

Testing The Waters and The US Beaches

NRDC’s annual survey of water quality and public notification at U.S. beaches finds that the number of beach closings and advisories in 2010 reached 24,091, the second-highest level since NRDC began tracking these events 21 years ago.

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