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A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

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A Fish That People Are Willing to Pay to Protect

Source: Hakai Magazine/Chryselle D’Silva Dias - July 25, 2017

Hilsa are a little fish with a big place in the hearts of Bangladeshis. A species of herring, hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha), are auspicious enough to give more…

Can Island Nations be Saved From the Perils of Rising Sea Levels?

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Can Island Nations be Saved From the Perils of Rising Sea Levels?

Source: The Conversation/Christopher H Lim/Vincent Mack - July 24, 2017

Though climate change has been an internationally recognised challenge since the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, efforts towards reducing carbon emissions by governments more…

A Plastic Planet: Since the 1950’s Eight Billion Tons of Plastic Have Been Produced Worldwide

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A Plastic Planet: Since the 1950’s Eight Billion Tons of Plastic Have Been Produced Worldwide

Source: The Huffington Post/Dominique Mosbergen - July 21, 2017

Forget “Earth” ― “Planet Plastic” may soon be a more appropriate moniker for our world.

That’s what a group of U.S. scientists concluded after tallying more…

Bay of Bengal Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ From Fertilizer Runoff

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Bay of Bengal Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ From Fertilizer Runoff

Source: Hindustan Times/Prasun Sonwalkar - July 20, 2017

Marine scientists from the University of Oxford have highlighted threats facing the Bay of Bengal in a report to a United Nations panel to call more…

Scientists Find Marine Life ‘Remarkably Resilient’ 70 Years After Nuclear Tests on Bikini Atoll

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Scientists Find Marine Life ‘Remarkably Resilient’ 70 Years After Nuclear Tests on Bikini Atoll

Source: The Guardian/Eleanor Ainge Roy - July 19, 2017

The former island paradise of Bikini Atoll is slowing blooming back to life, 70 years after the United States dropped 23 nuclear bombs on it, more…

Marine Heatwave Caused by Climate Change Cooks Tasmania’s Fisheries

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Marine Heatwave Caused by Climate Change Cooks Tasmania’s Fisheries

Source: Phys.org/Alvin Stone/University of New South Wales - July 18, 2017

Human-induced climate change was almost certainly responsible for a marine heat wave off Tasmania's east coast that lasted 251 days and had an area of more…

New Research Shows Most Effective Individual Steps to Combat Climate Change Aren’t Being Discussed

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New Research Shows Most Effective Individual Steps to Combat Climate Change Aren’t Being Discussed

Source: Phys.org/Institute of Physics - July 17, 2017

Governments and schools are not communicating the most effective ways for individuals to reduce their carbon footprints, according to new research.

Published today in the more…

Humpback Whales Score Free Meal From Salmon Hatcheries

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Humpback Whales Score Free Meal From Salmon Hatcheries

Source: The New York Times/Steph Yin - July 14, 2017

Humpback whales are skilled acrobats, emotive singers and the most ambitious migrators of all mammals. They are also incredibly creative foragers, capable of trying new approaches to catching more…

Trillion Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica

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Trillion Ton Iceberg Breaks Off Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica

Source: Live Science/Jeanna Bryner - July 13, 2017

One of the largest icebergs ever recorded, packing about a trillion tons of ice or enough to fill up two Lake Eries, has just split more…

Marine Vessels Found to be Host of Unsuspecting Invasive Species in Israel

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Marine Vessels Found to be Host of Unsuspecting Invasive Species in Israel

Source: Phys.org/Tel Aviv University - July 12, 2017

Invasive ascidians—sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders—are nuisance organisms that present a global threat. They contribute to biodiversity loss, ecosystem degradation and impairment of ecosystem services more…