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Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

Article: Rum Maker Bacardi Settles Polluted Water Case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – The Bacardi corporation and the U.S. EPA have reached an agreement that spells out the resolution of Clean Water Act violations at Bacardi’s rum manufacturing facility in Cataño, Puerto Rico. Under the agreement, a consent decree approved by the U.S. District Court for Puerto Rico, Bacardi…

Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

Article: Human Activities Endangering Caribbean Coral Reefs

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Canada, January 9, 2008 (ENS) – Coral reefs in the Caribbean are being degraded by human activities – coastal development, fishing, pollution, and agricultural land use – according to a new study of 322 sites across 13 countries throughout the region. “The continuing degradation of coral reefs may be soon beyond repair,…