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The Arctic Ocean Is Getting Spicier

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The Arctic Ocean Is Getting Spicier

Source: Alaska Public/Emily Russell - May 27, 2016

The Arctic Ocean is getting spicier. A new study published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography suggests that rising temperatures in the far north could more…

High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

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High Tech Tool to Aid in Pacific Northwest Toxin Detection

Source: NOAA - May 26, 2016

NOAA and partners are expanding the use of an underwater robot using a NOAA-developed sensor that enables remote, automated measurements of toxins produced by harmful algal blooms more…

Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

Source: The Conversation/John Rennie Short, University of Maryland - May 25, 2016

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the more…

Biodegradable Plastic Is Not the Solution to the Ocean’s Recycling Problem

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Biodegradable Plastic Is Not the Solution to the Ocean’s Recycling Problem

Source: The Guardian/Adam Vaughan - May 24, 2016

Biodegradable plastic water bottles and shopping bags are a false solution to the ubiquitous problem of litter in the oceans, the UN’s top environmental scientist more…

McDonald’s Gets Dragged Into New Zealand’s Fish Sustainability Conversation

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McDonald’s Gets Dragged Into New Zealand’s Fish Sustainability Conversation

Source: One News Now - May 23, 2016

A leaked memo about sustainability of the New Zealand fishing industry is now gaining international attention with global food giant McDonald's also being brought into more…

Protests, Fire, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown

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Protests, Fire, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown

Source: Hakai Magazine/Christine Ro - May 20, 2016

In an outpouring of frustration that began earlier this month, Chilean fishers have been using flaming barricades to block access to Chiloé Island, an island of about 160,000 people off more…

Turtles and Dolphins Are Suffering, Scientists Say We may be Next

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Turtles and Dolphins Are Suffering, Scientists Say We may be Next

Source: Sun Herald/Anita Lee - May 19, 2016

GULFPORT -- Dolphins and sea turtles are sounding the alarm, but Moby Solangi wonders if we are listening.

The executive director of the Institute for more…

Negotiators Work on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement

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Negotiators Work on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement

Source: Scientific American/Jean Chemnick, ClimateWire - May 18, 2016

Climate negotiators from around the world met yesterday for the first time since brokering the Paris climate deal to start filling in some of the more…

Exposed: Half of the Fish Caught in New Zealand Waters Go Unreported

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Exposed: Half of the Fish Caught in New Zealand Waters Go Unreported

Source: The New Zealand Herald/Nicholas Jones - May 17, 2016

Officials are sceptical of a study that claimed more than half of the fish caught in New Zealand waters do not show up in official more…

Mosquito Eating Fish Brought to Bear on Zika Virus in Latin America

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Mosquito Eating Fish Brought to Bear on Zika Virus in Latin America

Source: USA Today/Josh Hefner - May 16, 2016

With the Zika virus spreading toward the United States, threatening pregnant mothers and the 2016 Olympics, aid workers have placed hope in a familiar fish.

In the wake more…

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