‘A tale of two crises’: a husband and wife document Europe’s refugee crisis

The HBO documentary It Will Be Chaos goes inside the Italian island that is on the frontline of an international problem On the arid Italian island of Lampedusa, known as the” door of Europe “, 400,000 migrants have arrived by way of the Mediterranean sea in simply the past two decades. With a population of […]

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Record levels of plastic discovered in Arctic sea ice

Samples taken from five locatings saw concentrations of more than 12,000 microplastic particles per litre of ocean ice Scientists have found a record quantity of plastic trapped in Arctic sea ice, creating concern about the impact on marine life and human health. Up to 12,000 pieces of microplastic particles were found per litre of ocean […]

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Antikythera shipwreck yields bronze arm- and hints at spectacular carry of statues

Arm points to existence of at the least seven statues from Greek shipwreck, already the source of most extensive and exciting ancient cargo ever found Marine archaeologists have recovered a bronze arm from an ancient shipwreck off the Greek island of Antikythera, where the remains of at the least seven more priceless statues from the […]

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America’s segregated shores: beaches’ long history as a racial battleground

For decades officials imposed regulations to restrict African Americans use of public beaches and the fight for equal access is far from over Summer has arrived, which, for many Americans, means day camps for children, afternoons lounging by a pool, and weekend trips to the beach. But for many others, summer brings new burdens, frustrations […]

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The Cape Cod shark attack is a terrible reminder of our fragility- and that of the sea | Philip Hoare

Great whites follow seals, collisions with swimmers and surfers ensue. I decline to demonize the scything dorsal fin The terrible news of a young man’s death after an attack by a shark off Cape Cod comes wreathed in a kind of narrative that cannot be any consolation to his family, suffering the grief of his […]

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Mexico generates vast new ocean reserve to protect ‘Galapagos of North America’

Fishing, mining and new hotels will be prohibited in the biologically spectacular Revillagigedo archipelago Mexico’s government has created the largest ocean reserve in North America around a Pacific archipelago regarded as its crown jewel. The measures will help ensure the conservation of marine animals including whales, giant lights and turtles. The protection zone spans 57,000 […]

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The fictional, extraordinary life of the Greenland shark- 392 years and counting

The enormous predator is one of the oldest and largest beings on planet Globe. Writer Thomas Batten imagines a sharks tale Researchers in Arctic waters have utilized new techniques to set the age of a female Greenland shark at a staggering 392 years. The enormous predator one of the worlds largest at about five meters […]

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Landmark Caspian Sea deal signed by five coastal nations

Convention seen as vital to break Irans sense of economic isolation after US sanctions Vladimir Putin gratified the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday at the close of a dramatic week in which each had been threatened with punishing economic sanctions by the US. But they were not meeting to publicly concur a united response […]

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UN poised to move ahead with landmark treaty to protect high sea

Waters outside national boundaries are currently unregulated, were destroyed by overfishing and pollution. 140 countries back the motion to establish a treaty The world’s oceans are set for a long overdue boost in the coming days as the United Nation votes for the first time on a schemed treaty to protect and regulate the high […]

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The ecological misfortune that turned a vast Bolivian lake into a salt desert

What was once the countrys second largest lagoon is now a salt flat and the vanishing waters are taking an indigenous communities way of life with them The remainder of an ancient sea at the heart of South America is fast becoming a memory: a white plain of salt stretches for miles, with simply a […]

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