Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

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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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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