Category Archives: pollution

Happy World Oceans Day!

One of the largest natural resources on earth is also one of its most threatened.  Take a moment today – World Oceans Day – to reflect on the myriad services oceans provide us, and how our daily lives in turn … Continue reading

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What’s your beach’s water quality?

With Memorial Day right around the corner, the state of our beaches is an important topic.  In anticipation of the beach season, we wondered: how many New England beaches are there, and how are they all doing? According to the … Continue reading

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Woods Hole Group hires new expert in environmental science and risk assessment

Effective this Monday, March 28, Jerome J. Cura, Ph.D., LSP will join Woods Hole Group as Senior Environmental Scientist in our Environmental Assessment & Remediation practice. Dr. Cura has over thirty years experience in environmental assessment, specifically in ecological risk … Continue reading

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Straight flush: wastewater treatment options (via Climatide)

Straight flush: wastewater treatment options | Climatide. Heather Goldstone of Climatide wrote a very good article about a hot topic here on the Cape.  Towns across Cape Cod are wrestling with how to fund massive investments in infrastructure designed to … Continue reading

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Coastal Pollution in the Mayan Riviera

In a story not unlike current issues before Cape Cod communities, the region in Mexico known as the Mayan Riviera is feeling the effects of unchecked development and tourism.  The region between Cancun and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula is … Continue reading

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Acidification Of Oceans May Contribute To Global Declines Of Shellfish, Study By Stony Brook Scientists Concludes

We’ve known about the anthropogenic threats to coral reefs for some time.  Eutrophication smothers corals; fishing with cyanide and explosives destroys reefs; and warming oceans spawn coral bleaching events. Recently, ocean acidification has been added to that list of threats.  … Continue reading

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12/16/2010: EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2009 Toxic Chemical Releases in Massachusetts

12/16/2010: EPA Analysis Shows Decrease in 2009 Toxic Chemical Releases in Massachusetts.

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