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A new study by a team of Chinese and American conservation biologists quantifies the serious consequences of China's recent economic growth on its coastal ecosystems.   By several measures, 1978 was the beginning of a hugely successful surge in the nation's ability to produce economic value, ...
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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—The Australian agency tasked with managing the Great Barrier Reef has authorized what amounts to an experiment opposed by many scientists: how the iconic ecosystem will respond to mountains of sludge dumped into the waters between the reef and the Australian mainland. On Friday, th...
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  THE troubled coastline of Jimmys Beach has again been swallowed by king tides and massive swells."We had swell over seven metres on a two metre plus tide which was not pretty," Great Lakes Council's manager of parks and recreation David Bortfeld said. Mr Bortfeld said during the worst...
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Alaska has given up local input on federal projects off state shores, according to a coalition of lawmakers from coastal boroughs. And absent leadership from the Alaska Legislature, they're determined they have a say on development that's proposed -- or planned. Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho and other...
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The Namib-Skeleton Coast National Park covers 26.6 million acres, making it larger than Portugal. It stretches for 976 miles (1,570km), from the Kunene River, at the northern border with Angola, to the Orange River, on the border with South Africa, and is expected to be promoted as a unified de...
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