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Trash on Lake Champlain’s Shores

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Trash on Lake Champlain’s Shores

Source: VTDigger/John Herrick - November 21, 2014

BURLINGTON — Rachael Miller walked along Burlington’s North Beach scouting for pieces of trash. With her hands chilled by the early winter cold, she picked up more…

Ocean Acidification Tops List of Important Stories Missed by Mainstream Media

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Ocean Acidification Tops List of Important Stories Missed by Mainstream Media

Source: Monterey County Weekly/Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez - November 20, 2014

1. Our oceans are acidifying – even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, more…

Highest Global Mean Sea Surface Temperatures Ever Recorded

Source: NOAA NCDC

Highest Global Mean Sea Surface Temperatures Ever Recorded

Source: Chinook Observer/Staff Report - November 18, 2014

PACIFIC OCEAN — This summer saw the highest global mean sea surface temperatures ever recorded since systematic measuring started, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers more…

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, American Eel Listed by IUCN

Photo: Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, American Eel Listed by IUCN

Source: The Japan Times/KYODO, AFP-JIJI - November 18, 2014

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has added Pacific bluefin tuna and American eel to its new list of species at risk of extinction.

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Water Depletion

Source: Famiglietti et al, 2014

Water Depletion

Source: CBSNews/Lesley Stahl - November 17, 2014

The following is a script of "Water" which aired on Nov. 16, 2014. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shari Finkelstein and Jennie Held, producers.

It's more…

Great Barrier Reef Waste Dumping to be Banned

Great Barrier Reef Waste Dumping to be Banned

Source: Phys.org/Andrew Williams, Astrobio.net - November 14, 2014

Australia said Thursday it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef as environmentalists called for the government to more…

Fukushima Cleanup Hampered by Water

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Fukushima Cleanup Hampered by Water

Source: AP/Mari Yamaguchi - November 13, 2014

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers more…

Underwater Storms in the Antarctic

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Underwater Storms in the Antarctic

Source: LA Times/Amina Khan - November 12, 2014

Scientists using robotic ocean gliders to wander frigid Antarctic waters say they may have discovered a mechanism behind the melting of polar ice shelves – more…

Mysterious Asphalt Mounds Discovered Off African Coast

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Mysterious Asphalt Mounds Discovered Off African Coast

Source: Science 2.0/Staff - November 11, 2014

Over a mile beneath the West African ocean, off the coast of Angola, are over 2,000 mounds of asphalt containing a wealth of deep-water creatures.

A more…

Marine Debris Artwork Highlights Growing Problem

Photo: Mystic Aquarium

Marine Debris Artwork Highlights Growing Problem

Source: The Day/Joe Wojtas - November 10, 2014

Mystic — After artist and teacher Angela Haseltine Pozzi’s husband of 25 years died, she moved from their home in Washington state to Bandon, Ore., where more…