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Studying Marine Life a Year After the Oil Spill at Refugio State Beach

Government scientists are examining how the 2015 pipeline oil spill at California’s Refugio State Beach may have affected marine life a year later. Here, a scientist samples the eggs of a small fish called grunion and the levels of oil compounds found in the surrounding sand. 353 more words

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Creative Solutions Save Money and Marsh Along Galveston Bay, Texas

Oil pits were obvious and numerous prior to the cleanup of the Malone Services Company hazardous waste site, which began in 2014. (NOAA)

An aerial view of levee construction in progress at Pierce Marsh in Texas. 1,188 more words

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From Kayaking to Carbon Storage, What We Stand to Gain (and Lose) from Our Coasts

This week, NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration is looking at the range of values and benefits that coastal areas offer people—including what we stand to lose when oil spills and chemical pollution harm nature and how… 861 more words

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What Are Our Options for Restoring Lands Around Washington’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation?

Many people might be inclined to write off the wide, dry plains stretching around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation as lost lands. After all, this area in eastern Washington was central to the top-secret Manhattan Project, where plutonium was produced for nuclear bombs used against Japan near the end of World War II. 893 more words

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Working to Reverse the Legacy of Lead in New Jersey’s Raritan Bay

Once lined with reeds, oysters, and resort towns, New Jersey’s Raritan Bay, like many other bodies of water, today is feeling the effects of industrial transformation begun decades ago. 814 more words

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