Coastal Care

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Category: Pollution

Ocean oddities: ghost ships

Ocean oddities: ghost ships

As long as a boat stays afloat, it can still keep moving, even if there is no one onboard. For vessels abandoned at sea, currents and winds become captain and crew. With that endless kinetic energy to drive them, and a vast, often empty ocean to roam, the ghost ships may eerily sail on indefinitely.

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New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

New York plastic bag ban comes into force but opponents tote exceptions

California and Hawaii have implemented bans on plastic bags but New York, another bastion of progressive policymaking, has been stymied amid fierce lobbying by the plastics industry and concerns over the impact on low-income residents.

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Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell Your Representative to Support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act!

Tell your representatives it’s time to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, for the health of humans, animals, waterways, oceans, and the environment. A Plastic Pollution Coalition Petition.

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Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

Oil and gas firms ‘have had far worse climate impact than thought’

The oil and gas industry has had a far worse impact on the climate than previously believed, according to a study indicating that human emissions of fossil methane have been underestimated by up to 40%.

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Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

Excavation to begin on next phase of Summerland oil well cleanup

During the week of February 10, 2019, exploratory excavation work will begin on oil wells leaking onto Summerland Beach, as part of the planning for capping up to three more wells on and off the beach

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U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

A Greenpeace survey confirms what many news reports have indicated since China restricted plastic waste imports two years ago — that recycling facilities across the country are not able to sort, sell, and reprocess much of the plastic that companies produce.

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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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