Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Border battle in Russia’s Arctic over oil, BP to Drill In Protected National Park

Border battle in Russia’s Arctic over oil, BP to Drill In Protected National Park

Oil drilling licenses have been distributed for drilling operations in the Kara Sea, off the coast of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, which borders the sea along the west and up to the north.

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Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in marine environment

Global warming could spur toxic algae, bacteria in marine environment

Unhealthy oceans impact not only human and animal health but also affect countries’ economies, said Lubchenco, noting that US coastal states are home to eight in 10 Americans and generated 83 percent of US GDP in 2007.

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Cargo Ship Leaking Oil in Norway’s Only Marine Reserve

Cargo Ship Leaking Oil in Norway’s Only Marine Reserve

According to Norway’s environment ministry, the park created in June 2009 stretches across 354 square kilometres (137 square miles) and is home to a wide variety of sea birds, marine life and fragile coral reefs.

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Dirty Secrets Behind Jeans: China blighted by industrial pollution

Dirty Secrets Behind Jeans: China blighted by industrial pollution

A Greenpeace report has called on the Chinese textile industry to clean up its processes after finding high levels of pollution in the southern industrial towns of Xintang the “jeans capital of the world” and Gurao.Toxic runoff from China’s textile industry has made its way into rivers and other waterways. Many are now heavily polluted with chemicals used for dying, printing, bleaching and washing.

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Iran oil spill hits Gulf coast

Iran oil spill hits Gulf coast

An aging oil pipeline has ruptured in southern Iran, contaminating vast patches of the coast and farmland near the town of Deylam on the Gulf.

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Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore Florida’s Beaches

Thousands of Dead Fish Wash Ashore Florida’s Beaches

Now, in the latest unexplained mass animal death this year alone, thousands of fish have again washed up dead on Florida’s shores. This follows similar incidents where large schools of fish were found lifeless on beaches in Arkansas, Maryland and New Zealand in January.

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Midway Journey II, An Environmental Tragedy Depicted

Midway Journey II, An Environmental Tragedy Depicted

Five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, traveled to Midway Atoll to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures. But even more, they embarked on an introspective journey to confront a vitally relevant question: In this time of unprecedented global crisis, how can we move through grief, denial, despair and immobility into new territories of acceptance, possibility, and wise action?

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Pollutants Threaten Mexico’s Coast: Study

Pollutants Threaten Mexico’s Coast: Study

Pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico’s “Riviera Maya” coast, a new study shows.

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Cyclone Adds to Barrier Reef’s Flood Woes

Cyclone Adds to Barrier Reef’s Flood Woes

Smashed coral fragments have already begun washing up on Australia northeastern’s beaches.

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