Wednesday, October 04, 2006

U.N. says sewage growing coastal problem

Here's an interesting article about the U.N.'s research into coastal problems:

By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press Writer Wed Oct 4, 7:48 AM ET THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Untreated sewage pouring into the world's seas and oceans is polluting their water and coastlines and endangering the health and welfare of the people and animals that inhabit them, according to a bleak new U.N. report released Wednesday on the threats to the world's marine environments

As well as the growing problem of sewage, oceans also are suffering from rising levels of nutrients such as run-off from agricultural land triggering toxic algal blooms that deprive the water of oxygen, destruction of coastal ecosystems such as mangroves and a rising tide of ... (continue article)

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