To quote The Tico Times and AFP, Costa Rica recently passed a “watered-down” anti-plastics law that that regulates the use of plastics in a limited way. Environmentalists argue that this is only a prohibition on plastic straws. The Costa Rican congress approved this week a project that regulates the use of plastics, but authorities and […]

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Christopher Jobson Landscape photographer Timothy Corbin recently captured some stunning photos of ice-laden tress on the shore of Lake Ontario. It’s amazing is to see the evidence of what must have been hours of violent waves creating layers of ice that now hover over water or ice that’s now perfectly serene. You can see a […]

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Maria Bakkalapulo (The Guardian) writes about the effects of climate change, natural disasters, and looming “sand wars.” The sun is out, as usual, in the town of Surfside. Less than 10 miles north of Miami’s world-famous South Beach, just a square mile in size with a population near 6,000, it’s a typically prosperous American seaside community. […]

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According to France Antilles, during his recent visit to Guadeloupe, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe spoke about the damage caused by the Sargassum seaweed that is proliferating throughout the Caribbean, and insisted that the long-term struggle against the seaweed will go through international cooperation, rather than national plans. [. . .] There was no possibility […]

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