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Oil spill disaster reduced biodiversity in sites closest to spill, report finds, as White House rolls back conservation measures The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster may have had a lasting impact upon even the smallest organisms in the Gulf of Mexico, scientists have found- amid warns that the oceans around America are also under […]

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‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’

Conservationists are battling to save the 700 -mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean suffering the effects of mass tourism and global warming The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest hurdle reef in the western hemisphere- an underwater wilderness stretching over 700 miles along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. One of the […]

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Assassination most fouled: polluted Indian river devoted ‘living entity’ status but reported dead

After the Yamuna river, a tributary to the Ganges, was awarded the accolade, it stimulated sense for activists to tell police that somebody had killed it One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in Indias Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark […]

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We’ve despoiled the Earth … now artificial starrings are ruining space | Philip Hoare

The launch of the Humanity Star shows the human urge to dominate wild places is as untamed as ever, says the nature writer Philip Hoare Space Opinion We’ve despoiled the Earth … now artificial stars are ruining space Philip Hoare The launch of the Humanity Star is proof that the human advise to predominate wild […]

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Yellowstone fish demises: 183 miles of river closed to halt spread of parasite

Ban on all fishing, rafting and other river activities in the US river will remain until fish stop dying, say officials Closures on a 183 -mile stretch of the Yellowstone river and hundreds of miles of other waterways could continue for months while biologists try to prevent the spread of a parasite believed to have […]

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A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China’s most beautiful city

An international tourism destination of peerless beauty say the mottoes hanging in the streets of Guilin, but the scenic city rivers have recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities intervene? When Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground […]

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BP faces Mexican class action lawsuit over Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Oil giant faces potential huge compensation bill for environmental damage having paid $20.8 bn settlement in US but in so far nothing in Mexico for Gulf oil spill BP is facing another potentially huge compensation bill from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill after a class action statute suit was launched in Mexico for the environmental […]

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