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Resettling America’s First Climate Refugees

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Resettling America’s First Climate Refugees

Source: New York Times/Coral Davenport and Campbell Robertson - May 4, 2016

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La. — Each morning at 3:30, when Joann Bourg leaves the mildewed and rusted house that her parents built on her more…

Vietnam’s Top Environmental Minister Apologizes for Handling of Fish Crisis

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Vietnam’s Top Environmental Minister Apologizes for Handling of Fish Crisis

Source: Radio Free Asia/Cat Linh, Viet Ha, Paul Eckert - May 3, 2016

Vietnam’s top environment official offered an apology on Friday for his government’s “confused” handling of a mass fish kill off that has killed tons of more…

Ed Milliband Says the EU Is Central to Global Climate Change Effort

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Ed Milliband Says the EU Is Central to Global Climate Change Effort

Source: The Guardian/Rajeev Syal - May 2, 2016

Ed Miliband has joined a cross-party attempt to persuade voters that leaving the EU would damage the environment.

The former Labour leader has signed a joint more…

Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

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Indigenous Population Files Legal Suit Against New Zealand’s Proposed Kermadec Marine Sanctuary

Source: Vice News/Harry Pearl - April 29, 2016

When New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key announced the establishment of one of the world's largest marine reserves at the United Nations last year, it more…

Without Action, It Soon May be Too Late to Save the Ocean

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Without Action, It Soon May be Too Late to Save the Ocean

Source: U.S. News & World Report/Jeff Nesbit - April 28, 2016

What happens if marine life in the oceans can't pull in enough oxygen from the oceans to live? We may be about to find out.

more…

Why We Need a New United Nations Oceans Treaty

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Why We Need a New United Nations Oceans Treaty

Source: The Washington Post/Jessica F. Green - April 27, 2016

The oceans are in bad shape. The high seas — like the moon, outer space and Antarctica — can’t be claimed by any nation. They are “areas more…

How Much Do We Care About Addressing Climate Change?

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How Much Do We Care About Addressing Climate Change?

Source: Phys.org/Greta Guest - April 26, 2016

It's been argued that how much we know about climate change is unrelated to how much we care about addressing it.

But focusing primarily on more…

AP Wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigation Into Slavery in Southeast Asia’s Fishing Industry

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AP Wins Pulitzer Prize for Investigation Into Slavery in Southeast Asia’s Fishing Industry

Source: Press Gazette/John Reynolds - April 25, 2016

Associated Press (AP) has won the Pulitzer Prize for public Ssrvice journalism for its international investigation into the fishing industry in Southeast Asia which was more…

Earth Has Upped the Stakes Since the Paris Climate Talks

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Earth Has Upped the Stakes Since the Paris Climate Talks

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis - April 22, 2016

The first three months of 2016 have been the hottest ever recorded, and by a large margin. Greenland’s massive ice sheet melted more this spring than more…

The $400 Million Sea-Level Rise Action Plan in Miami Beach is Unprecedented, And Not Without Its Critics

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The $400 Million Sea-Level Rise Action Plan in Miami Beach is Unprecedented, And Not Without Its Critics

Source: Miami New Times/Jessica Weiss - April 21, 2016

The poster-sized map on Bruce Mowry's desk is scrawled with blotchy patches of red, showing elevations across Miami Beach. Everywhere 2.2 feet or lower is more…

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