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NOAA’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Valuation

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NOAA’s Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean Valuation

Source: Grist/Samantha Lee - June 30, 2016

Finding money in the world’s oceans is a lot easier than finding Dory, at least according to NOAA.

A team of researchers from NOAA Fisheries has more…

Corals: What Will We Discover by 2017?

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Corals: What Will We Discover by 2017?

Source: The Daily Catch - June 29, 2016

The gorgeous research schooner Tara has arrived in Miami on the first leg of a 2 year, 100,000 km expedition around the Pacific.

Tara’s goal more…

Undercover Plastic Detective

The author, undercover and about to tour her local recycling facility.

Undercover Plastic Detective

Source: The Daily Catch/Anita Horan - June 28, 2016

I wrote my first story for The Daily Catch on March 25 this year. I’m an ocean lover, underwater photographer and amateur freediver. Back on dry land, more…

Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

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Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

Source: The Conversation/Noah M. Sachs, University of Richmond - June 27, 2016

In a major overhaul of U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals, Congress recently passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the more…

More Profit, Less Fish: Study Reveals Canada Is Failing at Ocean Stewardship

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More Profit, Less Fish: Study Reveals Canada Is Failing at Ocean Stewardship

Source: CBC News/Geoff Bartlett - June 24, 2016

A new study shows Canada's fishery is in dire straits, with the industry more focused on making money than building sustainable catches for future generations.

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How Rogue Waves Are Created in the Ocean

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How Rogue Waves Are Created in the Ocean

Source: Futurity/John Toon, Georgia Tech - June 23, 2016

Rogue ocean waves can develop seemingly out of nowhere to sink ships and overwhelm oil platforms with walls of water as much as 25 meters more…

Why Environmentalists Should Focus on the Ocean

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Why Environmentalists Should Focus on the Ocean

Source: Huffington Post/Llewellyn King - June 22, 2016

Memo to environmental activists: It’s the oceans, stupids.

This summer, hundreds of millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere will flock to beaches to swim, more…

China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

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China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

Source: The Telegraph/Neil Connor - June 21, 2016

Climate change campaigners have welcomed new guidelines which urge Chinese consumers to eat 50 per cent less meat, even though food experts say enticing the country’s growing more…

SOLSTICE 2016: A Global Celebration for the World, the Universe

SOLSTICE 2016: A Global Celebration for the World, the Universe

Source: SOLSTICE 2016 - June 20, 2016

On June 21st, 2016, SOLSTICE  2016 will connect science, art, design, and technology in a global celebration across all 24 timezones. The multi-stream 24-hour event more…

Carbon Dioxide Hits 400 ppm in Antarctica for the First Time Ever

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Carbon Dioxide Hits 400 ppm in Antarctica for the First Time Ever

Source: Climate Central/Brian Kahn - June 17, 2016

We’re officially living in a new world.

Carbon dioxide has been steadily rising since the start of the Industrial Revolution, setting a new high year more…

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