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Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

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Will President Obama’s Clean Energy Legacy Endure?

Source: The Conversation/Mark Barteau, University of Michigan - January 23, 2017

In the closing days of President Obama’s second term, he and leaders in the Executive Branch worked feverishly to articulate their views of the administration’s more…

Multinational Companies to Work Together on Ocean-Clogging Plastics

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Multinational Companies to Work Together on Ocean-Clogging Plastics

Source: Phys.org/AFP - January 20, 2017

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos agreed on Monday to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste more…

EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Goes Before Senate Committee, Breaks Rank With President-Elect on Climate Change

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EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt Goes Before Senate Committee, Breaks Rank With President-Elect on Climate Change

Source: CNN/Dan Merica and Rene Marsh - January 19, 2017

Washington (CNN) - Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, broke with the President-elect Wednesday and said he doesn't believe climate more…

New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together

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New US Seafood Rule Shows Global Trade and Conservation Can Work Together

Source: The Conversation/Matt Burgess, University of California, Santa Barbara and Rob Williams, University of St Andrews - January 18, 2017

The United States is the world’s largest seafood importer, purchasing about US$20 billion worth every year. It is also a global leader in seafood sustainability, more…

Jakarta Is Building a Wall to Keep the Ocean Out

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Jakarta Is Building a Wall to Keep the Ocean Out

Source: VOA News/Krithika Varagur - January 17, 2017

JAKARTA — Jakarta is one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world, and as 40 percent of the Indonesian capital dips below sea-level, the government has more…

The United Nations’ Diverse Agenda for 2017 Includes the Ocean, Tuberculosis, and Killer Robots

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The United Nations’ Diverse Agenda for 2017 Includes the Ocean, Tuberculosis, and Killer Robots

Source: Inter Press Service/Lyndal Rowlands - January 16, 2017

UNITED NATIONS (IPS) - UN member states hope to reach agreement on a diverse range of global issues in 2017, from managing the world’s oceans to more…

NOAA Announces Beluga Recovery Plan for Alaska

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NOAA Announces Beluga Recovery Plan for Alaska

Source: CBC News/AP - January 13, 2017

A U.S. federal plan for the recovery of an endangered Alaska beluga whale calls for a reduction in threats of high concern while scientists try more…

Seismic Airgun Blasting Banned in Atlantic Ocean by President Obama

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Seismic Airgun Blasting Banned in Atlantic Ocean by President Obama

Source: Seeker/Molly Fosco - January 12, 2017

President Obama has denied all pending permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced Friday. The blasts are more…

Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

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Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer - January 11, 2017

BEIJING — Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in more…

Catfish Regulation May Surprisingly Bring Republicans and Democrats Together

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Catfish Regulation May Surprisingly Bring Republicans and Democrats Together

Source: Atlas Obscura/ - January 10, 2017

In early December, the House Freedom Caucus—a group of conservative Republicans aiming to push their party rightward—released a detailed agenda for the first 100 days of the more…

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