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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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A pipeline runs through it

A pipeline runs through it

The 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline could soon slice across Appalachia. If completed, the hundreds of miles of 42- and 36-inch diameter steel would carry 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas every day.

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Needles and other medical supplies just washed up on a California beach

Needles and other medical supplies just washed up on a California beach

Sections of Venice Beach in Los Angeles were blocked off Sunday after authorities discovered needles and other medical supplies had washed up on shore.

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Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning

Put wastewater improvements first in climate resiliency planning

Sea-level rise makes wastewater planning even more important, writes scientist Rob Young.

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Melting ice redraws the World map and starts a power struggle

Melting ice redraws the World map and starts a power struggle

The Arctic is emerging as a potential geopolitical flashpoint for the U.S., Russia and China as shipping routes get unblocked.

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More than half of U.S. beaches have fecal bacteria, environmentalists say

More than half of U.S. beaches have fecal bacteria, environmentalists say

Half the beaches in the U.S. have at least one day per summer season in which it’s not safe to swim because of elevated bacteria levels in the water, according to new report.

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Sun, Sand And Sewage: Report Shows Many U.S. Beaches Unsafe For Swimming

Sun, Sand And Sewage: Report Shows Many U.S. Beaches Unsafe For Swimming

A new analysis details widespread bacterial contamination at U.S. beaches, with more than half of the tested sites exceeding a federal safety threshold at least once in 2018. Nearly 60% of the more than 4,500 beaches sampled in 2018 had at least one day of unsafe bacteria levels.

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Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

Flesh-eating bacteria kills a Memphis man who visited Florida waterways

A Tennessee man died Sunday after he became infected with Vibrio vulnificus, a type of flesh-eating bacteria, while vacationing in Okaloosa County, Florida. Vibrio causes an estimated 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths in the United States every year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s public health agency.

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Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism

Venice becomes the front line in the battle against overtourism

Many Venetians believe that everyone should have a chance to experience the beauty of their city, but say that a constant swell of tourists is ruining the experience for everyone. Cruise ships have caused significant environmental damage to the city’s waterways and lagoons — sometimes colliding with other vessels.

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