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Barge collision collapses Galveston bridge, triggers oil spill

A barge collision caused a partial collapse of a Galveston bridge, leading to an oil spill and the closure of the only road to Pelican Island.

Juan Lozano and Lekan Oyekanmi report for The Associated Press.

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The lasting impact of the Deepwater Horizon spill on marine life

A recent expedition to the Gulf of Mexico has revealed ongoing environmental damage from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, showing little signs of recovery for the marine ecosystem.

Xander Peters reports for Hakai Magazine.

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The race to build climate-resilient coral reefs

These innovations are speeding up the recovery of bleached corals.
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Fire blanketed Lahaina in toxic debris. Where can they put it?

Crews are sending thousands of truckloads of debris to a temporary disposal site, alarming Native Hawaiian residents and those seeking to protect a prized coral reef.
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Battle to save Spain’s beaches and marine life as row intensifies over ‘plastic monster’ unleashed after container ship spill

An ecological disaster is unfolding on the beaches of north-west Spain as a billion plastic pellets lost overboard from a container ship begin washing ashore.
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The nurdle hunters: is combing UK beaches for tiny bits of plastic a waste of time?

More than 170 tons of plastic particles are floating in the world’s oceans – and millions of them wash up on our shores.

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Microplastics are the not-so-secret ingredient in marine snow

Particles of tiny, degraded plastics coated with biofilms sink to the seafloor, carrying carbon with them.