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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

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China Claims the United States is ‘Militarizing’ the South China Sea

Source: Reuters/Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato - July 31, 2015

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Defence Ministry on Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills more…

The Pentagon Prepares for Climate Change Around the World

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The Pentagon Prepares for Climate Change Around the World

Source: The Washington Post/Dan Lamothe - July 30, 2015

The Pentagon made the case Wednesday that the locations in the world most prone to instability and bloodshed also are the ones where climate change more…

Hawaii Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Bags, Shopping Will Never be the Same

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Hawaii Becomes First State to Ban Plastic Bags, Shopping Will Never be the Same

Source: Business Insider/Shivam Saini - July 29, 2015

Grocery shopping will never be the same — in Hawaii at least.

On July 1, the state became the first in the US to ban plastic checkout bags, after Oahu more…

Vigilantes Hunted This Illegal Fishing Trawler for 10,000 Miles

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Vigilantes Hunted This Illegal Fishing Trawler for 10,000 Miles

Source: New York Times/Ian Urbina - July 28, 2015

ABOARD THE BOB BARKER, in the South Atlantic — As the Thunder, a trawler considered the world’s most notorious fish poacher, began sliding under the more…

Looking Back to When the Oceans Failed

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Looking Back to When the Oceans Failed

Source: The TerraMar Project/Ghislaine Maxwell - July 27, 2015

It’s December 2031, and my hand is tingling with an alert from Apple’s latest wearable technology. I’ve received a new e-mail: The Daily Catch has landed in my more…

Shell Cleared to Drill in Arctic Ocean

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Shell Cleared to Drill in Arctic Ocean

Source: New York Times/Coral Davenport - July 24, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration cleared the way on Wednesday for Shell to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean this summer, but the safety restrictions more…

As Seas Rise, Boston May Need ‘Managed Retreat’ From the Ocean

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As Seas Rise, Boston May Need ‘Managed Retreat’ From the Ocean

Source: Cape and Islands/Rupa Shenoy - July 23, 2015

Doug George hops away from an incoming wave, and points up.

"Dry sand, this is a good thing," he said.

I look up to where more…

Courts Reject Appeal by Pacific Islander to be First Climate Change Refugee

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Courts Reject Appeal by Pacific Islander to be First Climate Change Refugee

Source: The Telegraph/Jonathan Pearlman - July 22, 2015

A man from a tiny Pacific island who asked a court in New Zealand to recognise him as the world's first climate change refugee had more…

XPRIZE Awards $2 Million to Monitor Harmful Ocean Acidification

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XPRIZE Awards $2 Million to Monitor Harmful Ocean Acidification

Source: The Verge/Loren Grush - July 21, 2015

Team Sunburst Sensors won $1,500,000 last night from the XPRIZE Foundation for developing the most accurate and most affordable sensor technology for measuring ocean acidification. Sunburst more…

The Internet of Earth Things: Engineering Into the Okavango

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The Internet of Earth Things: Engineering Into the Okavango

Source: Medium/Shah Selbe - July 20, 2015

This is a post from the field on a National Geographic supported expedition to explore the Okavango River system from source to sand. 90 days, more…

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