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Largest Ever Algae Bloom Continues to Spread on Pacific Coast

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Largest Ever Algae Bloom Continues to Spread on Pacific Coast

Source: Al Jazeera America/Ryan Schuessler - August 4, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The toxic algae blooms in the Pacific Ocean stretching from southern California to Alaska — already the largest ever recorded — appear more…

Reunion’s Volcano Erupts While Island Is in International Spotlight

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Reunion’s Volcano Erupts While Island Is in International Spotlight

Source: Reuters/Joe Brock - August 3, 2015

As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making more…

New Research Suggests Polar Bears Are Superb Divers

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New Research Suggests Polar Bears Are Superb Divers

Source: LiveScience/Elizabeth Palermo - July 31, 2015

Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.

Scientists recently observed a polar bear dive that lasted more…

Fishing for Food, Many Immigrants and Low-Income Families Unaware of Fish Mercury Warnings

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Fishing for Food, Many Immigrants and Low-Income Families Unaware of Fish Mercury Warnings

Source: AP/Scott McFetridge - July 30, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, more…

Drought, Heat Force Oregon to Truck Salmon to New Hatcheries

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Drought, Heat Force Oregon to Truck Salmon to New Hatcheries

Source: OregonLive/Tara Kulash - July 29, 2015

As a last ditch effort to save fish from increasingly warm waters, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has transferred more than 160,000 salmon to more…

Columbia’s Sockeye Salmon Population Faces Massive Die-Off

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Columbia’s Sockeye Salmon Population Faces Massive Die-Off

Source: Al Jazeera America - July 28, 2015

More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water more…

Invasive Lionfish Resort to Cannibalism

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Invasive Lionfish Resort to Cannibalism

Source: National Geographic/Katie Pyzyk - July 27, 2015

CONCH KEY, Florida—Fisherman Gary Nichols, who has been finding lionfish in his lobster traps off the Florida Keys for years, has noticed something different this more…

Apalachicola’s Disappearing Oyster

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Apalachicola’s Disappearing Oyster

Source: Eater/Chris Fuhrmeister - July 24, 2015

Peg Leg Pete's is a Pensacola Beach, Fla., oyster bar that might be found in any beach town on the state's panhandle. It's directly accessible more…

Addicted to Antibiotics, Chilean Salmon Flops at Costco

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Addicted to Antibiotics, Chilean Salmon Flops at Costco

Source: Consumerist/Chris Morran - July 24, 2015

Amid concerns of antibiotics overuse contributing to the development of drug-resistant superbugs, American consumers are increasingly demanding antibiotic-free meat and fish. That’s bad news for more…

Climate Change Could Make Mussels Poisonous

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Climate Change Could Make Mussels Poisonous

Source: The Telegraph - July 23, 2015

Mussels will become inedible within the next 100 years as rising sea temperatures turn the dinner table favourite poisonous to humans, scientists have found.

A more…

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