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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 10:09am, by raye

Via Independent

"A mass sporting event the size of the London Marathon can easily get through 750,000 bottles of water and result in up to seven tonnes of waste – a problem that has not gone unnoticed by environmental groups looking to tackle plastics."

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Posted on April 2, 2018 - 10:02am, by raye
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Via LA Times

"The push to overhaul seismic survey rules has not attracted the same public attention as the Trump administration's interest in opening coastal waters to dozens of new drilling leases or downsizing protected marine areas. But it too could have wide implications beyond enabling new oil operations."

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Posted on March 19, 2018 - 9:53am, by raye
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Via Anthropocene

"Scientists have engineered bacteria to produce a key ingredient found in environmentally friendly sunscreens. The advance, reported in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology, could speed up the production of green sunscreens and make them more affordable."

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Posted on February 16, 2018 - 11:06am, by raye
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Via Phys.org

"Oil is lighter than seawater so if it is spilled, it can migrate upward, into the tiny channels in the ice, which can trap it and complicate clean up. But the truth is that Arctic sea ice is so complex that it is difficult to know exactly how oil and ice will interact."

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Posted on February 12, 2018 - 10:05am, by raye

Via KQED

"Traces of life on land are increasingly showing up in oceans and in ocean life. Scientists are finding a growing presence of pharmaceuticals, small pieces of plastic and household chemicals in the bodies of Pacific razor clams, Pacific oysters and remote seabird"

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Posted on February 8, 2018 - 10:38am, by raye
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Via Los Angeles Times

"We remember the 1969 Santa Barbara oil-rig blowout that unleashed millions of gallons of crude oil, killing seabirds, poisoning seals and dolphins, and coating 35 miles of coastlinewith up to 6 inches of oil. More recently, a 2015 pipeline leak fouled Refugio State Beach and forced the closure of commercial and recreational fishing for weeks. Cleanup costs topped $90 million."

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Posted on January 30, 2018 - 10:50am, by raye
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Via IBTimes

"Researcher in Kasetsart University claims that the total area experiencing the coral reef damage in Thailand has increased from 30 percent to 77 percent in the last decade. It is said that 77 percent or 140,000 out of total 107,800 rai of coral reef area in the Thailand coast are deteriorating at an alarming rate, mainly due to pollution from the tourism industry."

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Posted on January 26, 2018 - 10:10am, by raye
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Via Monterey Herald

"On Thursday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration special agent Don Tanner confirmed the investigation will be conducted into the incident involving the spill of up to 4.9 million gallons of untreated wastewater into the bay from the Monterey One Water treatment plant."

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Posted on January 17, 2018 - 10:45am, by raye
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Via Today Online

"The tanker, the Sanchi, was carrying 136,000 tons of highly flammable fuel oil when it crashed into a freighter on Jan 6. On Sunday, the Sanchi sank after a huge blast sent up a great plume of black smoke and set the surface of the water on fire, China Central Television said."

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