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World’s Seventh Largest Economy Headed Toward Collapse – The Ocean

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World’s Seventh Largest Economy Headed Toward Collapse – The Ocean

Source: CNN/Marco Lambertini - April 24, 2015

The world's seventh-largest economy is heading toward collapse. An economic powerhouse conservatively valued at $24 trillion, one that annually churns out the equivalent of $2.5 more…

Giant Waves Destroy Arctic Ice Weakened by Climate Change

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Giant Waves Destroy Arctic Ice Weakened by Climate Change

Source: Scientific American/Mark Harris - April 23, 2015

The chance encounter of a Norwegian research vessel with the largest waves ever recorded amid floating packs of Arctic ice shows how such rollers could more…

Focus of Earth Day Should be Action

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Focus of Earth Day Should be Action

Source: ThinkProgress/Joe Romm - April 22, 2015

In his weekly address on Saturday, President Obama said, “Wednesday is Earth Day, a day to appreciate and protect this precious planet we call home. And more…

Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated at Exclusive Chinese Restaurant in London

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Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated at Exclusive Chinese Restaurant in London

Source: The Independent/Oscar Quine - April 21, 2015

A stock of illegally imported shark fins has been confiscated from one of Britain’s most exclusive Chinese restaurants and destroyed by Trading Standards, following a more…

Remember The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Five Years Later

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Remember The Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Five Years Later

Source: The Virginian-Pilot/Candy Hatcher and Shawn Day - April 20, 2015

The story was simply awful, at first. An offshore oil rig - the Deepwater Horizon, leased by BP - exploded on April 20, 2010, in more…

Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

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Drones Roam the Ocean for Science

Source: Wired/Matt Simon - April 17, 2015

AT THE CREST of a swell, an orange wing sticks straight up out of the ocean, like the fin of a miserable orca waving to the more…

Why We Cannot Forget The Gulf Oil Spill

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Why We Cannot Forget The Gulf Oil Spill

Source: CNN/Philippe Cousteau, Jr. - April 16, 2015

(CNN) - The other day, I searched through hundreds of photos hoping to find a starting point to write this article. Looking through old photos is more…

Can Civilization Survive a Ruined Climate?

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Can Civilization Survive a Ruined Climate?

Source: CNN/David Ray Griffin - April 15, 2015

(CNN) - Although most of us worry about other things, climate scientists have become increasingly worried about the survival of civilization. For example, Lonnie Thompson, who received the more…

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Nassau Grouper

Dr. Kristine Stump putting a monitor back on its mooring. Photo credit: Craig Dahlgren

3D Activity Tracking Enhances Conservation of Nassau Grouper

Source: Marine Science Today/Evan Lubofsky - April 14, 2015

The high predictability of spawning times and locations of Nassau Grouper – one of the Caribbean’s most important marine resources – has led to overfishing and fish more…

Will California Court Ruling Uphold or Wash Away Water Conservation Incentives?

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Will California Court Ruling Uphold or Wash Away Water Conservation Incentives?

Source: The Los Angeles Times - April 13, 2015

The rich, it turns out, use more water than the rest of us. The Times reported last week that residents of wealthy cities such as Beverly more…

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