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Vandals Turn Kids Water Park into Sewage Nightmare

Photo: Sophie Cocke

Vandals Turn Kids Water Park into Sewage Nightmare

Source: The Huffington Post/James Cave - July 25, 2014

Honolulu’s Environmental Services Director Lori Kahikina made it official Tuesday: “The only thing that should be going into the sewers is number 1 and number more…

Nature’s Lighthouse: The Catatumbo Lightning

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Nature’s Lighthouse: The Catatumbo Lightning

Source: MNN/Russell Mclendon - July 24, 2014

The Catatumbo Lightning has helped sailors, thwarted invasions and wowed onlookers for thousands of years, thanks to a recurring thunderstorm that can spark up to more…

June Was Warmest Month on Record

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June Was Warmest Month on Record

Source: Mashable/Andrew Freedman - July 23, 2014

June was the Earth's warmest such month on record since instrument data began in 1880, propelled by ocean temperatures that were so far above average more…

The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

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The Tides Bring Lego Pieces to This UK Beach

Source: BBC News Magazine/Mario Cacciottolo - July 22, 2014

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the more…

Climate Records Continue to Break

Photo: Dan Crosbie/Canadian Ice Service

Climate Records Continue to Break

Source: LiveScience/Becky Oskin - July 21, 2014

If global warming could be compared to middle-age weight gain, then Earth is growing a boomer belly, according to a newly released report on the more…

Sahara Desert Dust Feeds Ocean Life

Photo: SeaWIFS Project/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and ORBIMAGE

Sahara Desert Dust Feeds Ocean Life

Source: The Daily Climate/Tim Radford - July 18, 2014

LONDON − Marine scientists have a better answer for why the deep ocean is blue while coastal waters are usually green, as well as a more…

Climate Change Forces Whale Sharks to Move

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Climate Change Forces Whale Sharks to Move

Source: Discovery News/Jennifer Viegas - July 17, 2014

Whale sharks are flocking to waters off of the Azore islands, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, a new study has found.

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Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

Illustration: Jamie Hawk/National Geographic; Source: Andrés Cozar, University of Cádiz, Spain

Plastic, Plastic Everywhere

Source: National Geographic/Laura Parker - July 16, 2014

When marine ecologist Andres Cozar Cabañas and a team of researchers completed the first ever map of ocean trash, something didn't quite add up.

Their work, published more…

OMG Highlights Role of Plastic Education in Wake of Our Ocean Conference

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OMG Highlights Role of Plastic Education in Wake of Our Ocean Conference

Source: OMG/Carter and Olivia Ries - July 15, 2014

“Olivia" - As we attended the ‘Our Oceans’ conference at the State Department last week it became apparent that there are a whole lot of more…

Every Ocean Has Huge Garbage Patch

Photo: Blue View Divers/Electrolux

Every Ocean Has Huge Garbage Patch

Source: Vox/Brad Plumer - July 14, 2014

What happens to our plastic bottles and lids and containers after we throw them out? This turns out to be something of a scientific mystery.

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