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8 Devastating Aerial Photos of California’s Oil Spill

New information about California’s biggest oil spill in decades continues to emerge, as federal and state officials scramble to contain the damage and lawmakers call…

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‘Volcanoes are life’: how the ocean is enriched by eruptions devastating on land

Lava is destroying much of La Palma but the last eruption in the Canaries appears to have ‘fertilised’ the surrounding seas The eruption of the…

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How a hot blob off New Zealand is contributing to drought in South America

Study reveals the vast patch of warm water has produced a dry ridge of high pressure across the south Pacific, blocking storms from reaching Chile…

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Fukushima operators to build undersea tunnel to dump contaminated water

Japanese government claims water from nuclear plant released through 1km tunnel will be safe as all radioactive elements will have been removed Operators of Japan’s…

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A Dive 2,300 Feet into the Atlantic Ocean Uncovers a New Bright Red Jellyfish Species

This beautiful red jellyfish in the genus Poralia may be an undescribed species. It was seen during the third transect of Dive 20 of the…

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Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ larger than average this year

This year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area where there’s too little oxygen to support marine life — is larger than average, according…

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Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse

A shutdown of the Atlantic currents would have devastating global impacts and cannot be allowed to happen, researchers say Climate scientists have detected warning signs…

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17-million-gallon sewage spill closes miles of beaches in California

About four miles of beaches from El Segundo to the southern end of Playa del Rey were closed indefinitely while officials conducted tests on the…

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Hundreds of syringes found washed up on New Jersey beaches

Beach patrollers discovered hundreds of syringes washed up on the beaches of the Jersey Shore over the weekend, causing numerous safety closures on Sunday following…

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Hundreds of dead turtles wash ashore in Sri Lanka after cargo ship wreck

Environmental experts say the case is the country’s worst man-made environmental disaster Hundreds of turtles have washed ashore after a ship caught fire and sank…

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Researchers harness a NASA satellite to track microplastics in the Atlantic

Researchers from the University of Michigan have devised a way to use data collected by NASA satellites to track the movement of tiny pieces of…

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Florida’s Oceanfront Cities Are Not Prepared for Sea Level Rise

On Thursday, a 12-story beachside condo building just north of Miami Beach collapsed, killing at least four people with almost 160 still missing. It could…

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‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved Long famed for its spectacular fishing, sprawling coral…

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Iranian ships once believed to be headed toward Venezuela change course, U.S. officials say

The Iranian navy ships believed to be originally headed toward Venezuela changed course early this week and are now steaming north up the west coast…

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The world saw a shark-pocalypse 19 million years ago, and we don’t know why

Enlarge (credit: Leah D. Rubin) Sharks have been swimming and hunting in the world’s oceans for 450 million years, and though their numbers have recently…

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Fears of environmental disaster grow as chemical-laden ship sinks off Sri Lanka

The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl has already covered the country’s coastline in tons of plastic pellets and threatens to spill oil into its rich fishing waters….

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North Atlantic whales shrinking due to fishing gear entanglements

A right whale born today is expected to reach a total length about a meter shorter than one born 40 years ago, study finds Whales…

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The Atlantic hurricane season’s first storm forms early—again

Enlarge / Subtropical Ana forms in the Atlantic on Saturday morning. (credit: NOAA) The National Hurricane Center said that a low-pressure system to the northwest…

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The World’s Largest Iceberg Just Broke Off Antarctica

There’s a new big ‘berg floating around Antarctica. The European Space Agency said Wednesday that a huge chunk of ice had broken off from the…

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Sharks use Earth’s magnetic field as ‘GPS’ guidance system, study says

Florida scientists use juvenile bonnetheads for research Authors say findings applicable to other ocean-going sharks Scientists in Florida have concluded that sharks possess an internal…

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Cod almighty: how a ‘mythical’ Faroes delicacy has vanished

A giant cod that was once a fishing staple is now so rare it has become the preserve of a few fine diners It was…

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Indonesia coral reef partially restored in extensive project

Around 40,000 sq m of coral reef has been restored in Indonesia with plans to extend the scheme further. Source: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/science-environment-56985594 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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