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Conference on Climate Change and Health Abruptly Cancelled by CDC

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Conference on Climate Change and Health Abruptly Cancelled by CDC

Source: The Washington Post/Brady Dennis - January 24, 2017

With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next more…

Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

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Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

Source: The Conversation/Mark Barteau, University of Michigan - January 23, 2017

In the closing days of President Obama’s second term, he and leaders in the Executive Branch worked feverishly to articulate their views of the administration’s more…

Study of Past Warming Indicates Major Sea Level Rise Ahead

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Study of Past Warming Indicates Major Sea Level Rise Ahead

Source: Phys.org/Kerry Sheridan - January 20, 2017

Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could more…

How Can We Predict the Hottest Year on Record When Weather Forecasts Are So Uncertain?

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How Can We Predict the Hottest Year on Record When Weather Forecasts Are So Uncertain?

Source: The Conversation/Michael A. Rawlins, University of Massachusetts Amherst - January 19, 2017

NASA and NOAA jointly reported that 2016 was the warmest year on record. That’s no surprise, as the first six months of the year were more…

New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together

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New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together

Source: The Conversation/Matt Burgess, University of California, Santa Barbara and Rob Williams, University of St Andrews - January 18, 2017

The United States is the world’s largest seafood importer, purchasing about US$20 billion worth every year. It is also a global leader in seafood sustainability, more…

Momentum Grows for Ocean Preserves, But How Well Do They Work?

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Momentum Grows for Ocean Preserves, But How Well Do They Work?

Source: The Conversation/Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Oregon State University and Jane Lubchenco, Oregon State University - January 17, 2017

What lies beneath the deep, dark expanse of the ocean is something that has fascinated sailors, fishermen, adventurers, poets and explorers for centuries. How could more…

Study Reveals Killer Whale Mother-Daughter Conflicts May Cause Menopause

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Study Reveals Killer Whale Mother-Daughter Conflicts May Cause Menopause

Source: UPI/Ryan Maass - January 16, 2017

EXETER, England (UPI) -- Conflicts between mother and daughter killer whales may explain why the females of the species experience menopause, researchers say.

In a study more…

Fukushima Fish Back Under Government Radiation Limits

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Fukushima Fish Back Under Government Radiation Limits

Source: The Mainichi - January 13, 2017

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Kyodo) -- Levels of radioactive cesium in all fish and seafood sampled in the coastal waters of Fukushima Prefecture last year did not more…

Seismic Airgun Blasting Banned in Atlantic Ocean by President Obama

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Seismic Airgun Blasting Banned in Atlantic Ocean by President Obama

Source: Seeker/Molly Fosco - January 12, 2017

President Obama has denied all pending permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Friday. The blasts are more…

Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

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Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer - January 11, 2017

BEIJING — Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in more…

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