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In Rare Good News For Coral, UN Agency Says Belize Barrier Reef No Longer In Danger

Published: 
Thu, 06/28/2018 - 5:35pm

The Belize Barrier Reef System, a 190-mile-long swatch of coral that includes famed sites like the Great Blue Hole, has been removed from UNESCO’s list of imperiled sites after a widespread campaign to protect the structure, the UN agency said Tuesday.

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Coastal Commission on Trump's offshore drilling plan: Ain't gonna happen

Published: 
Thu, 02/08/2018 (All day)

New offshore drilling in California is economically infeasible, legally questionable and politically a nonstarter, but if there's any doubt the state's coastal waters could still be opened up to oil and gas interests, the Coastal Commission this week flexed its own authority and said no way.

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The World Just Had Its Hottest June On Record

Published: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:23pm

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

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The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

Published: 
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:47am
Category: 
Water

In the great halls of La Boqueria, Barcelona’s central market, tourists, foodies and cooks gather every day to marvel at the fresh food, like pilgrims at the site of a miracle. The chief shrines are the fish counters, where thousands of sea creatures making up dozens of species gleam pink and gray on mounds of ice. 

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19-year-old Dutch engineering student Boyan Slat devises plan to rid the world’s oceans of 7.25 million tons of plastic

Published: 
Thu, 03/28/2013 (All day)
Category: 
Waste

Sometimes it takes big ideas to solve big problems.