Coastal Care

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UN maritime agency to limit carbon emissions from international shipping

UN maritime agency to limit carbon emissions from international shipping

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki called on International Maritime Organization (IMO) members, in partnership with the maritime industry, to promote further progress on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships to contribute to the objective of the Paris Agreement on climate change, which enters into force on 4 November 2016…

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Beach asphalt removal project underway; Gulf Islands National Seashore

Beach asphalt removal project underway; Gulf Islands National Seashore

The goal of the $10.85 million project, which began earlier in October, is to clean decades of debris from blacktopped roads and parking lots eroded by tropical storms and hurricanes. This work to remove small asphalt chunks from miles of gleaming white beachfront is expected to take years.

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Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. A new study explores the environmental consequences in the marine environment of the accident.

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Maersk in hot water for sending ships to notorious scrapping beaches

Maersk in hot water for sending ships to notorious scrapping beaches

While outwardly against the procedure, 14 ships of the Danish oil and shipping company Maersk, were being broken up on open beaches in India and Bangladesh.

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The EU’s effect on Blackpool’s beaches – before and after pictures

The EU’s effect on Blackpool’s beaches – before and after pictures

As Brexit puts the future of EU laws protecting the environment in doubt, Greenpeace sent photographer Vanessa Miles to Blackpool to recreate a series of images she took in 1990 when just one in five UK beaches met bathing guidelines.

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Here are South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches for 2016

Here are South Africa’s Blue Flag beaches for 2016

South Africa has been awarded 58 Blue Flag status sites for 2016, with the most blue flag beaches in the southern hemisphere. 45 South African beaches have been awarded Blue Flag status for the 2016/17 season which opens officially on 1 November, along with five marinas and eight sustainable tourism boats.

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Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad

Lebanese shun pricey, polluted beaches for trips abroad

In a country like Lebannon, stretching along the Mediterranean, finding a beach to relax in the summer, should not be a problem. But as private developers have gobbled up seafront land, and families complain of ever-more polluted waters, many Lebanese say it is cheaper and cleaner to fly abroad than go to the beach at home…

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Norway and Turkey vote against ban on dumping mining waste at sea

Norway and Turkey vote against ban on dumping mining waste at sea

Norway and Turkey were the only two of 53 countries to vote against an international ban on the dumping of mining waste at sea, at a major conservation summit in Hawaii last week.

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International Coastal Cleanup: September 17, 2016

International Coastal Cleanup: September 17, 2016

Join the world’s largest volunteer effort for our ocean by finding an International Coastal Cleanup event location near you.

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