Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Norway Rejected Oil Drilling in Ecologically Sensitive Waters

Norway Rejected Oil Drilling in Ecologically Sensitive Waters

Norway on Friday rejected oil drilling in ecologically sensitive waters just above the Arctic circle, partly because of worries over a disaster like the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Marine Spill Prevention Policies in Spain Analyzed

Marine Spill Prevention Policies in Spain Analyzed

The study analyzes the actions adopted by a dozen countries after suffering disasters similar to that of the Prestige, the oil tanker which sank off the coast of Galicia, provoking a spill of fuel-oil which turned out to be one of the biggest ecological disasters in the history of Spain.

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Toxin Found in Fishes That Clogged US Marina

Toxin Found in Fishes That Clogged US Marina

High levels of domoic acid were found in the sardines, which may have distressed them off the Los Angeles coastline and caused them to swim into the Redondo Beach marina.

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Plastic Pollution and Chile Coastline, The Latest 5 Gyres Mission

Plastic Pollution and Chile Coastline, The Latest 5 Gyres Mission

5 Gyres, an organization that seeks to study plastic pollution in waters around the world, has embarked on a new mission exploring the southern coast of Chile to document any and all incidents of plastic pollution.

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Sustainable Surf Craft, a Project by Kevin Cunningham

Sustainable Surf Craft, a Project by Kevin Cunningham

Inspired by the beauty of nature yet distressed by the large amounts of man-made debris in the oceans washing up on the beaches where he rides, surfer and artist Kevin Cunningham, embarked on a series of surfboards making, that reclaim trash that washes up onto the shore. It is a dichotomy between the natural and unnatural.

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Trade group sues over polar bear critical habitat, Anchorage, Alaska

Trade group sues over polar bear critical habitat, Anchorage, Alaska

Designation of critical habitat does not automatically block development but requires federal officials to consider whether a proposed action would adversely affect the polar bear’s habitat and interfere with its recovery.The lawsuit is the first filed in opposition to the critical habitat designation.

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One Plastic Beach

One Plastic Beach

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have been collecting plastic debris off one beach in Northern California for over ten years. Each piece of plastic they pick up, comes back to their house where it gets cleaned, categorized and stored before being used for their art.

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Waste Land, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Waste Land, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Deservedly nominated at this year’s Oscars as Best Documentary Feature, Lucy Walker’s life-affirming film Waste Land, travels to the squalor of Rio de Janeiro, which boasts the largest landfill site in the world.

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Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

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