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Salmon Farming In Norway Threatened By A Tiny Jellyfish

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Salmon Farming In Norway Threatened By A Tiny Jellyfish

Source: Hakai Magazine/Gloria Dickie - February 16, 2018

In northern Norway, at the western side of the Ryggefjord fjord, lies a fish farm with two large open-net pens floating some 200 meters above more…

Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries Threatened By Nearly Invisible Oil Spill

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Some of Asia’s Richest Fisheries Threatened By Nearly Invisible Oil Spill

Source: The New York Times/Steven Lee Myers/Javier C. Hernandez - February 15, 2018

A fiery collision that sank an Iranian tanker in the East China Sea a month ago has resulted in an environmental threat that experts say is unlike more…

The Most Remote And Uncharted Areas of the Ocean Are Polluted By Microplastics

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The Most Remote And Uncharted Areas of the Ocean Are Polluted By Microplastics

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - February 14, 2018

Microplastics have been found in some of the most remote and uncharted regions of the oceans raising more concerns over the global scale of plastic more…

It’s More Sustainable For Farmed Salmon To Eat Insects Instead Of Fish Meal

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It’s More Sustainable For Farmed Salmon To Eat Insects Instead Of Fish Meal

Source: National Geographic/Heather Brady - February 13, 2018

Researchers in the Netherlands have come up with a new, more sustainable way to feed salmon that are grown in aquaculture environments: insects.

Most of more…

Childhood Asthma Can Be Reduced By 3.6 Percent Globally With Cleaner Ship Fuels

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Childhood Asthma Can Be Reduced By 3.6 Percent Globally With Cleaner Ship Fuels

Source: Phys.org/Karen B. Roberts/University of Delaware - February 12, 2018

Marine shipping fuels will get a whole lot cleaner in 2020 when a regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires fuels to contain 80-86 more…

How Ships Can Become Safer By Learning From Spills Like the Sanchi Oil Tanker Disaster

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How Ships Can Become Safer By Learning From Spills Like the Sanchi Oil Tanker Disaster

Source: The Conversation/Jin Wang - February 9, 2018

The Sanchi tanker was carrying 136,000 tonnes of oil from Iran to South Korea when it collided with the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship CF Crystal, 160 nautical more…

Microplastics Don’t Only Impact The Oceans: They’re An Underestimated Threat On Land

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Microplastics Don’t Only Impact The Oceans: They’re An Underestimated Threat On Land

Source: Phys.org/ Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) - February 7, 2018

Tiny plastic particles present a threat to creatures on land, and may have damaging effects similar or even more problematic than in our oceans. Researchers more…

New Study Shows Ocean Giants Are At Increasing Risk Of Microplastic Pollution

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New Study Shows Ocean Giants Are At Increasing Risk Of Microplastic Pollution

Source: BBC News/Helen Briggs - February 6, 2018

Scientists say there needs to be more research into the impact of plastic pollution on sharks, whales and rays.
A study, in the journal Trends in more…

Study: Polar Bears Struggling To Find Food, Situation Worse Than Previously Thought

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Study: Polar Bears Struggling To Find Food, Situation Worse Than Previously Thought

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - February 5, 2018

Polar bears could be sliding towards extinction faster than previously feared, with the animals facing an increasing struggle to find enough food to survive as more…

‘Day Zero’ Is Fast Approaching South Africa: Cape Town Dangerously Low On Water

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‘Day Zero’ Is Fast Approaching South Africa: Cape Town Dangerously Low On Water

Source: New York Times/Norimitsu Onishi/Somini Sengupta - February 2, 2018

It sounds like a Hollywood blockbuster. “Day Zero” is coming to Cape Town this April. Everyone, be warned.
The government cautions that the Day Zero threat will more…