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Category: Pollution

211m gallons of sewage spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways, officials say

211m gallons of sewage spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways, officials say

Fort Lauderdale officials say 211.6m gallons of sewage has spilled into Fort Lauderdale waterways in the past few months. That’s enough to fill 320 Olympic-sized pools.

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India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

India and Norway team up to fight plastic pollution

India and Norway have joined forces to investigate the possibility of establishing a global agreement to fight plastic pollution. They emphasised a shared understanding of the global and urgent nature of marine plastic litter and microplastics and underlined the issue cannot be solved by any one country alone.

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When beaches are trashed, who pays the price?

When beaches are trashed, who pays the price?

A recent NOAA-funded study found that when the amount of marine debris normally on beaches is doubled, coastal economies could experience a substantial negative impact due to a decrease in beach visits and loss of economic activity in those communities.

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The toxic reach of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill was much larger — and deadlier — than previous estimates

The toxic reach of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill was much larger — and deadlier — than previous estimates

The spread of oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico was far worse than previously believed, new research has found.

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Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

Bainbridge asks state agencies to follow up on permit for sand mining on Triangle Property

As many as five sand mines operated along the shoreline of the Monterey bay, CA, throughout the last century, scraping…

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Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

Plastic Pollution: When The Mermaids Cry – The Great Plastic Tide; By Claire Le Guern

In celebration of Coastal Care’s 10 years Anniversary, we are republishing an acclaimed selection of the most popular Featured Articles contributions.

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A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

A simple burst of bubbles is keeping this canal clear of plastic

In Amsterdam, the Great Bubble Barrier is a simple solution to plastic pollution: creating an invisible barrier that helps collect the trash that ends up in the water.

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

Shipments of unwanted rubbish have been rerouted to Southeast Asia since China banned the import of plastic waste in 2018, but Malaysia and other developing countries are fighting back.

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Microplastics affect sand crabs’ mortality and reproduction

Microplastics affect sand crabs’ mortality and reproduction

Sand crabs, a key species in beach ecosystems, were found to have increased adult mortality and decreased reproductive success when exposed to plastic microfibers, according to a new study.

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