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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

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The United Nations Launches a Bold New Plan to Make Ocean Trash History

Source: The Huffington Post/Eleanor Goldberg - February 24, 2017

The way things are going now, our oceans will contain more plastic than fish by 2050. An ambitious United Nations campaign aims to stop this more…

Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

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Air Pollution May Have Masked Arctic Sea Ice Loss as Far Back as the Mid-20th Century

Source: Phys.org/American Geophysical Union - February 24, 2017

Humans may have been altering Arctic sea ice longer than previously thought, according to researchers studying the effects of air pollution on sea ice growth more…

Humongous Crack in the Antarctic Ice Shelf Revealed in New Video

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Humongous Crack in the Antarctic Ice Shelf Revealed in New Video

Source: LiveScience/Jeanna Bryner - February 24, 2017

A giant crack that could release a chunk of ice larger than the state of Rhode Island into the sea was captured in stunning detail more…

Don’t Let Their Youth Fool You, These Youngsters Impacted the Volvo Ocean Race

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Don’t Let Their Youth Fool You, These Youngsters Impacted the Volvo Ocean Race

Source: Scuttlebutt Sailing News/Volvo Ocean Race Media - February 24, 2017

Age is just a number, right? Well, yes, according to some of the sailors who’ve tackled the world’s toughest ocean test. They say ‘if you’re more…

Meet the Pyrosome, One of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures

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Meet the Pyrosome, One of the Ocean’s Strangest Creatures

Source: Motherboard/Theresa Locker - February 24, 2017

The ocean is Earth's last unexplored frontier, with millions of unknown species lurking in its depths. Most of those animals, though mysterious, have recognizable features: eyes, teeth, more…

Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

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Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

Source: The Conversation/Rebecca J. Romsdahl, University of North Dakota - February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his more…

Restoring Coral Reefs Is a New Priority for Ocean Resorts

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Restoring Coral Reefs Is a New Priority for Ocean Resorts

Source: The New York Times/Jennifer Billock - February 23, 2017

Last April, Caterina Fattori stood on a beach in the Maldives feeling frustrated. The coral reef was bleaching, turning into a ghost reef with pale, stressed corals, more…

These Robots Are Investigating the Ocean’s Secrets

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These Robots Are Investigating the Ocean’s Secrets

Source: The Atlantic/Erica Cirino - February 23, 2017

People have been exploring the Earth since ancient times—traversing deserts, climbing mountains, and trekking through forests. But there is one ecological realm that hasn’t yet more…

Brevard County Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts

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Brevard County Ocean Rescue to Host Lifeguard Tryouts

Source: Space Coast Daily - February 23, 2017

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Brevard County Ocean Rescue will host the first of two open tryouts for seasonal lifeguards on Saturday, March 4.

Brevard County Ocean more…

Marine Worms

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Marine Worms

Source: EOL/Casey Dunn and Noah Rose - February 23, 2017

This installment of CreatureCast is the second of several contributions that were done as final projects by undergraduate students in Casey Dunn’s Invertebrate Zoology class at Brown more…

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