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Great Barrier Reef Is Hit by Another Mass Bleaching Event

Yale E360

Mass beachings have grown more frequent with rising temperatures, afflicting the reef in 1998, 2002, 2016, 2017, 2020, and again this year. The Great Barrier Reef is undergoing its sixth mass bleaching event, as unusually warm waters stress corals, authorities say. Read more on E360 ?.

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Massive crater found on distant world far beyond Neptune

New Scientist

An object in the Kuiper belt named 2002 MS4 has a depression 45 kilometres deep and 320 kilometres across, unlike anything seen before on such a small world

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HotSpots H2O: In Malaysia, the Mah Meri Resist Eviction from Coastal Homeland

Circle of Blue

In 2002, courts ruled in favor of the Temuan, a tribe that had been served eviction notices in 1995 by Malaysian state authorities. . The notices arrived in late April, and gave families 30 days to move out, Mongabay reports. The timing coincided with the state giving a lease for the land to Sepang GoldCoast resort.

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Monterey Pass Civil War Battlefield Park Trail System Project In Franklin County Recognized With 2002 Spirit Of South Mountain Award

PA Environment Daily

The South Mountain Partnership recognized the Monterey Pass Civil War Battlefield Park Trail System Improvements Project in Washington Township, Franklin County with the 2022 Spirit of the South Mountain Award.

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David Hess, Longtime Pennsylvania Environmental Official Turned Blogger, Reflects on His Career and the Rise of Fracking

Inside Climate News

By Jake Bolster In July 2002, 18 miners working at the Quecreek mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, entered a chamber 240 feet below ground and accidentally broke through the wall of an abandoned, flooded mine, unleashing millions of gallons of trapped water.

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California’s Climate Leadership: A Timeline

Legal Planet

2002 SB1078. The Golden State has adopted a slew of climate change laws over the past twenty years, and an even greater number of regulations. To help you keep track, here is a timeline of California’s most important actions. California established first renewable portfolio standard (20% from renewables by 2010). 2006 AB 32.

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Tracing sources of diffuse PFAS pollution: PFAS contamination in soil near a municipal waste-to-energy plant

Environmental News Bits

. “Tracing sources of diffuse PFAS pollution: PFAS contamination in soil near a Municipal Waste-to-Energy plant.”

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