Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

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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Mercury in Bay Area: a Legacy of California Mining

Mercury in Bay Area: a Legacy of California Mining

Mercury contamination, a worldwide environmental problem, has been called “public enemy No. 1” in California’s San Francisco Bay.

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Amnesty slams Shell over oil spills in Nigeria

Amnesty slams Shell over oil spills in Nigeria

Amnesty International and Friends of the Earth have filed an official complaint against the firm Shell for shirking responsibility for oil spills in Nigeria and wreaking havoc on the environment. Environmentalists call the Niger Delta the global capital of oil pollution, but unlike the Gulf of Mexico, there are no underwater robots, flotillas of scientists or oil booms here.

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