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Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

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Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

Source: Vice News/Harry Pearl - April 29, 2016

When New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key announced the establishment of one of the world's largest marine reserves at the United Nations last year, it more…

Fishackathon London a Resounding Success

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Fishackathon London a Resounding Success

Source: Virgin/Kristian Teleki - April 28, 2016

While the streets of London were being pounded with thousands of runners in the Virgin Money London Marathon, computer keys were being pounded and the midnight more…

Has Climate Change Really Improved U.S. Weather?

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Has Climate Change Really Improved U.S. Weather?

Source: The Conversation/Kevin Trenberth, National center for Atmospheric Research - April 27, 2016

According to a new report published in “Nature” on April 20, 2016 by Patrick Egan and Megan Mullin, weather conditions have “improved” for the vast more…

A Vibrant Reef Is Discovered in the Amazon

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A Vibrant Reef Is Discovered in the Amazon

Source: National Geographic/Craig Welch - April 26, 2016

After sampling muddy water from the mouth of the Amazon River, oceanographer Patricia Yager steamed in the research ship Atlantis toward the continental shelf, where more…

New Underwater Drone Will Follow and Film Your Scuba Diving Adventure

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New Underwater Drone Will Follow and Film Your Scuba Diving Adventure

Source: Gizmag/Ben Coxworth - April 25, 2016

Many aerial drones now feature a Follow Me mode – that's where they can be instructed to autonomously fly along above you and shoot video more…

Scientists Report 93% of the Great Barrier Reef Is Now Bleached

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Scientists Report 93% of the Great Barrier Reef Is Now Bleached

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - April 22, 2016

The conclusions are in from a series of scientific surveys of the Great Barrier Reef bleaching event — an environmental assault on the largest coral ecosystem on more…

The $400 Million Sea-Level Rise Action Plan in Miami Beach is Unprecedented, And Not Without Its Critics

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The $400 Million Sea-Level Rise Action Plan in Miami Beach is Unprecedented, And Not Without Its Critics

Source: Miami New Times/Jessica Weiss - April 21, 2016

The poster-sized map on Bruce Mowry's desk is scrawled with blotchy patches of red, showing elevations across Miami Beach. Everywhere 2.2 feet or lower is more…

Blue Economy: Ocean Business Catches a Wave

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Blue Economy: Ocean Business Catches a Wave

Source: Green Biz/Elsa Wenzel - April 20, 2016

The following is an excerpt from the GreenBiz State of Green Business Report 2016.

Seventy percent of the earth’s surface is made of oceans, yet only more…

Following Epic High Seas Pursuit, Sea Shepherd Urges China to Prosecute Illegal Fishing Fleet

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Following Epic High Seas Pursuit, Sea Shepherd Urges China to Prosecute Illegal Fishing Fleet

Source: Hong Kong Free Press/Ryan Kilpatrick - April 19, 2016

With mountains of plastic gill nets strewn across its aft deck, the M/Y Steve Irwin could be a long-distance trawler at first sight. But the catch for this camouflage-coated more…

The Arctic: A New Opportunity for Conservation or Exploitation

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The Arctic: A New Opportunity for Conservation or Exploitation

Source: National Geographic/Carl Safina and Erica Cirino - April 18, 2016

When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue more…

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