Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Haiti’s Coastline Clean-Up

Haiti’s Coastline Clean-Up

Every September, from Maine to Bangladesh, hundreds of thousands of people in more than 75 countries remove millions of pounds of trash from waterways and beaches all over the world during Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC); inspired by its success, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, has launched a range of activities across three regions of the country.

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Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Environmental and Health Hazards of Chemicals in Plastic Polymers, A Swedish Study

Many plastic products contain hazardous chemicals that can leach to the surroundings. In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances.

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Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Iran expert alarmed by critical Caspian Sea pollution

Exploitation of oil fields and traffic of large oil tankers dumps 122,350 tonnes of potentially cancerous oil pollutants into the world’s largest inland sea annually.

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Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Marine Lab Research Tracks Pollutants in Dolphins and Beluga Whales

Bottlenose dolphins and beluga whales, accumulate more chemical pollutants in their bodies when they live and feed in waters near urbanized areas.

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Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewables key for climate, world energy supply: IPCC

Renewable energy could meet nearly 80 percent of the world’s energy needs by mid-century and play a crucial role in fighting global warming, the UN’s climate scientists said Monday in a major report.

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While Energy Policy Falters, Plastic Bag Laws Multiply

While Energy Policy Falters, Plastic Bag Laws Multiply

In the past decade, bans and taxes designed to reduce or eliminate bag consumption have swept the world. Certainly, the plastic industry continues to challenge these measures, strongly debating the environmental and energy benefits.

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Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

Marine Plastic Pollution in the South Pacific: The 5 Gyres Institute Reports

Pioneering researchers with the 5 Gyres Institute, have completed their fifth expedition through all five subtropical gyres, through the South Pacific Gyre, covering 2,300 miles, beginning in Valdivia, Chile and ending on Easter Island.

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Fishing for plastic: A European Plan to Save our Coasts and Seas

Fishing for plastic: A European Plan to Save our Coasts and Seas

An EU plan to pay fishermen to catch plastic will help save waters from waste while providing fleets with alternative income.

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Slow clean up for Argentina’s worst environmental stain

Slow clean up for Argentina’s worst environmental stain

The Matanza river, also known as Riachuelo or little river, defines the southern boundary of Buenos Aires and according to a number of studies it is one of the most polluted places in the world. The area has become a dumping ground for industrial, chemical and household waste.

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Beach of the Month

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Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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