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Who does the ocean floor belong to?

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Who does the ocean floor belong to?

Source: The Weather Channel/Michele Berger - August 20, 2014

That cell phone you carry. It’s made from copper, gold, lead, nickel, zinc and a plethora of less known, hard-to-pronounce metals, not to mention the mined materials more…

Ocean Acidification Erodes Marine Economy

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Ocean Acidification Erodes Marine Economy

Source: Climate News Network/Kieran Cooke - August 19, 2014

LONDON − The waters off the U.S. state of Alaska are some of the best fishing grounds anywhere, teeming with salmon and with shellfish such more…

Congress Prepares National Strategy for Ocean Acidification

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Congress Prepares National Strategy for Ocean Acidification

Source: The Bellingham Herald/The Olympian - August 18, 2014

U.S. senators Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Mark Begich, D-Alaska, are preparing legislation calling for a national strategy to combat ocean acidification.

And well they should: more…

Californians Want Fracking in Ocean to Stop

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Californians Want Fracking in Ocean to Stop

Source: Huffington Post/Miyoko Sakashita - August 15, 2014

Contaminated water, polluted air, increased earthquake risk: As fracking has expanded across America, this dangerous form of oil and gas production has caused massive harm more…

Barbuda Sets Bar for Ocean Conservation in Caribbean

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Barbuda Sets Bar for Ocean Conservation in Caribbean

Source: National Geographic/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson - August 14, 2014

On August 12th, Barbuda Council signed into law a sweeping set of new ocean management regulations that zone their coastal waters, strengthen fisheries management, and more…

Exxon Ignores Sanctions, Begins Drilling Russia’s Northernmost Well

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Exxon Ignores Sanctions, Begins Drilling Russia’s Northernmost Well

Source: Ecowatch/Andy Rowell - August 13, 2014

For the oil industry, business comes first. After years of preparation, on Saturday ExxonMobil began drilling a $700 million well in the Kara Sea in more…

Kerry Speaks on Ocean in Australia

Kerry Speaks on Ocean in Australia

Source: Business Spectator/AAP - August 12, 2014

The world needs to do more to protect its threatened oceans or risk life itself, says US Secretary of State John Kerry as he warned more…

Arran Community Celebrates New MPA

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Arran Community Celebrates New MPA

Author: David Freeman - August 11, 2014

Arran is an island about fifteen miles off the west coast of Scotland. It has been popular with tourists for over a hundred years and more…

It Pays to Go Slow: Speed Reduction Program to Save Whales off California Coast

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It Pays to Go Slow: Speed Reduction Program to Save Whales off California Coast

Source: LA Times/Tony Barboza - August 8, 2014

A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to more…

Campaigning for Climate Change Policy

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Campaigning for Climate Change Policy

Source: New York Time/Coral Davenport - August 7, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Billions of baby oysters in the Pacific inlets here are dying and Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington is busy spreading the bad more…