Coastal Care

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World Bank: Air pollution deaths costing global economy $225bn a year

World Bank: Air pollution deaths costing global economy $225bn a year

Premature deaths caused by poor air quality cost the global economy around $225bn in lost labour income during 2013, according to a major new economic study published today by the World Bank and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).

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Nutrient pollution is changing sounds in the sea

Nutrient pollution is changing sounds in the sea

Nutrient pollution emptying into seas from cities, towns and agricultural land is changing the sounds made by marine life — and potentially upsetting navigational cues for fish and other sea creatures, a new study has found.

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Labor Day beach cleanup yields 355 pounds of garbage from beaches along California’s Central Coast

Labor Day beach cleanup yields 355 pounds of garbage from beaches along California’s Central Coast

Volunteers also saw a surprising shift from past cleanup efforts. Beaches that are typically considered party spots seemed tamer and tidier than usual. Beaches that are lesser known and more secluded, in contrast, were overrun with trash.

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Global Congress Endorses Protection of Bristol Bay, Condemns Pebble Mine

Global Congress Endorses Protection of Bristol Bay, Condemns Pebble Mine

Native Alaskans, fishermen, conservationists and coalition partners today successfully took their battle against the proposed Pebble Mine to the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, securing overwhelming approval of a motion urging protection of Bristol Bay from the proposed Pebble Mine and other large-scale mining.

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As summer draws to a close, Israel beaches’ still plagued by garbage

As summer draws to a close, Israel beaches’ still plagued by garbage

Only 47.4 percent of Israel’s beaches were deemed “clean” to “very clean” in the latest Clean Coast Index, a collection of measurements issued periodically by the Environmental Protection Ministry during the summer months.

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Cape Town beach pollution fears; South Africa

Cape Town beach pollution fears; South Africa

Kayakers paddling around Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town, have been alarmed at the amount of pollution flowing out of three stormwater drains into the sea, and have taken samples to try to identify what it is.

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Want real-time beach pollution data? There’s an app for that

Want real-time beach pollution data? There’s an app for that

Heal the Bay has upgraded its Beach Report Card website and app to include, for the first time, real-time pollution predictions in the surf zones at five Southern California beaches.

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Vietnamese beaches hit by worst toxic chemical spill have been deemed safe for swimming

Vietnamese beaches hit by worst toxic chemical spill have been deemed safe for swimming

The government seems to be flailing in its attempt to convince people that the beaches along Vietnam’s central coast are recovering from a devastating toxic chemical spill, that killed an estimated 115 tons of fish off the central coast.

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Cubans bemoan trashing of island’s beaches

Cubans bemoan trashing of island’s beaches

Litter is a problem virtually everywhere in the world. But the trashing of Cuba’s world-class beaches by beachgoers has become so extreme, that tourists are complaining and Cubans bemoan it as a symptom of something amiss in a nation that’s long cherished cleanliness, order and mutual respect.

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