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Jervis Bay Marine Park Protects… What Exactly?

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Jervis Bay Marine Park Protects… What Exactly?

Source: The Guardian/James Woodford - February 26, 2015

Those who have spent their lives fighting for the protection of the Jervis Bay region, such as the film-maker Attila Kaszo, say the commonwealth’s massive more…

Rising Sea Levels Set Record off Northeast Coast of United States

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Rising Sea Levels Set Record off Northeast Coast of United States

Source: BBC News/Helen Briggs - February 25, 2015

Sea levels along the northeast coast of the US rose by record levels during 2009-2010, a study has found.
Sea levels north of New York more…

California Drought Reveals Previously Sunken Debris at Lake Perris

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California Drought Reveals Previously Sunken Debris at Lake Perris

Source: NPR/Tom Dreisbach - February 24, 2015

The message from park rangers, amateur metal detectors and regular fisherman at California's Lake Perris is unanimous: The water is lower than they've ever seen more…

San Francisco Bans Plastic Water Bottles

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San Francisco Bans Plastic Water Bottles

Source: GlobalFlare/Adrianna Robinson - February 23, 2015

In a bold move toward pollution control, San Francisco has just become the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water bottles, more…

Sea Lion Pup Strandings Linked to Warm Ocean

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Sea Lion Pup Strandings Linked to Warm Ocean

Source: SF Gate/Peter Fimrite - February 20, 2015

Unusually warm ocean water along the West Coast is to blame for the mass starvation, sickness and deaths of hundreds of sea lion pups in more…

2015 Could be Bad Year for Coral Reefs

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2015 Could be Bad Year for Coral Reefs

Source: CBS News/Michael Casey - February 19, 2015

It looks like 2015 is shaping up to be a bad year for coral reefs.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned this week that more…

More Radioactive Water from Fukushima May be Dumped in Ocean

Source: Los Angeles Times/Julie Makinen - February 18, 2015

Nearly four years after Japan’s massive March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the country has made “significant progress” toward stabilizing and decommissioning the ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi more…

Supplying Water in Brazil’s Worst Drought in Nearly a Century

Source: RTCC/Fabíola Ortiz - February 17, 2015

Brazil is struggling to supply enough water to its 200 million people, amid the worst drought in 84 years.

São Paulo’s 20 million citizens face having more…

New Study Sounds Alarm on Plastic Trash in Ocean

Source: National Geographic/Laura Parker - February 16, 2015

Scientists have come up with a new way to measure ocean trash—and the numbers are even worse than thought.
In 2010, eight million tons of more…

Plastic is Trashing Our Seas

Source: CNN/Madison Park - February 13, 2015

(CNN)-Nearly every piece of plastic still exists on Earth, regardless of whether it's been recycled, broken down into microscopic bits or discarded in the ocean.

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