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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

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How Microplastics Make Their Way up the Ocean Food Chain Into Fish

Source: The Conversation/Louise Tosetto, Macquarie University; Culum Brown, Macquarie University, and Jane Williamson, Macquarie Universi - December 2, 2016

Up to 236,000 tonnes of microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail – enter our oceans each year. This has more…

Fragile North Atlantic Coral Populations at Risk From Climate Change

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Fragile North Atlantic Coral Populations at Risk From Climate Change

Source: International Business Times/Avaneesh Pandey - November 30, 2016

We already know that climate change-induced rise in ocean temperature and acidity has killed at least a quarter of the corals in the northern and more…

Shifting the Ocean Conservation Paradigm in This Post-Election Era

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Shifting the Ocean Conservation Paradigm in This Post-Election Era

Source: National Geographic/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - November 29, 2016

Given the election, it seems wise to relinquish expectations of US federal leadership on ocean or climate policy. Our anti-science (among other deeply concerning antis) more…

How to Protect the Oceans and Coasts Over the Next Four Years

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How to Protect the Oceans and Coasts Over the Next Four Years

Source: Huffington Post/Dr. Chad Nelson - November 28, 2016

Among the radical shifts in the political landscape that took place on November 8th are the revival of some serious threats to our ocean, our more…

After Helping Uncover the Public Health Crisis in Flint, the Costs of Doing Good Science Became Clear

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After Helping Uncover the Public Health Crisis in Flint, the Costs of Doing Good Science Became Clear

Source: The Conversation/William Rhodes, Rebekah Martin, and Siddhartha Roy, Virginia Tech - November 25, 2016

Our team of more than two dozen students and research scientists at Virginia Tech has spent much of the past year analyzing and publicizing unsafe more…

Trump May Reverse US Climate Policy, But He’ll Have Trouble Dismantling the EPA

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Trump May Reverse US Climate Policy, But He’ll Have Trouble Dismantling the EPA

Source: The Conversation/Sarah Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara - November 23, 2016

During the Republican primary debates, President-elect Trump threatened to gut the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), saying, “We are going to get rid of it in more…

Trump’s Plan to End Climate Funding Thrusts Other Countries Into Leadership Positions on the Issue

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Trump’s Plan to End Climate Funding Thrusts Other Countries Into Leadership Positions on the Issue

Source: The Conversation/Stephen Macekura, Indiana University, Bloomington - November 22, 2016

Global climate change politics are at a critical juncture.

On the one hand, there is promising momentum around the climate change pact negotiated last December more…

President Obama Blocks New Gas and Oil Drilling in the Arctic

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President Obama Blocks New Gas and Oil Drilling in the Arctic

Source: ABC News/Matthew Daly, AP - November 21, 2016

The Obama administration is blocking new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic Ocean, handing a victory to environmentalists who say industrial activity in the more…

World Set for the Hottest Year on Record, Says World Meteorological Organization

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World Set for the Hottest Year on Record, Says World Meteorological Organization

Source: The Conversation/Blair Trewin, World Meteorological Organization - November 18, 2016

2016 is set to be the world’s hottest year on record. According to the World Meteorological Organization’s preliminary statement on the global climate for 2016, more…

Trump May Dismantle the EPA Clean Power Plan But Its Targets Look Resilient

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Trump May Dismantle the EPA Clean Power Plan But Its Targets Look Resilient

Source: The Conversation/Jeffrey C. Peters, Stanford University - November 17, 2016

In 2015, the Obama administration finalized the EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP), which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector in 2030 more…

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