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Satellite Technology to Inform Coral Reef Monitoring System

Satellite technology is informing a global coral reef monitoring system and providing imagery that will help scientists understand the current health of the reef and better monitor its change over time. This fall, five pilot sites were developed in order to refine mapping methods, including Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Lighthouse Reef, Belize; West Hawaii Island,

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Companies Dumping Mining Waste at Sea Will Find Little Financing

Citigroup will no longer offer financing for new projects over $50 million to companies that dump mining waste at sea after pressure from a coalition of environmental NGOs called for an end to the practice, Mongabay reports. Mining tailings are toxic to the marine environment. The NGO Earthworks created a list of mines that dump waste into water, finding that

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Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes Comments on Plastic Pollution

An interview with Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 who has continued the work through the international Earth Day Network, gives the environmental leader a forum to call for an end to plastic pollution. Talking with Mongabay, Hayes discusses the original impetus for Earth Day, its development over the years and the 2018 Earth Day theme:

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