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Russia Presents Revised Arctic Claim to United Nations

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Russia Presents Revised Arctic Claim to United Nations

Source: New York Times/Andrew E. Kramer - February 12, 2016

MOSCOW — A senior Russian government official on Tuesday formally presented to the United Nations his country’s claim to Arctic Ocean seabed, including an area under the more…

Q&A With Experts Behind the World Ocean Assessment

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Q&A With Experts Behind the World Ocean Assessment

Source: UCONN Today/David Bauman - February 11, 2016

Two UConn Avery Point faculty were among 600 marine experts from many countries who participated in the recent United Nation’s World Ocean Assessment, a global inventory more…

Investigation Finds a Third of Tested Lobster Dishes in Restaurants Contain Cheaper Seafood

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Investigation Finds a Third of Tested Lobster Dishes in Restaurants Contain Cheaper Seafood

Source: Inside Edition - February 10, 2016

Restaurants serve lobster in rolls, soup, ravioli and even on pizza – and diners are willing to pay a premium for the delicacy.

But an INSIDE more…

New Pentagon Directive Prioritizes Climate Change in Military Planning

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New Pentagon Directive Prioritizes Climate Change in Military Planning

Source: Climate Change News/Ed King - February 9, 2016

US military planners have been ordered to war game climate change scenarios, focusing on “geopolitical and socioeconomic instability” linked to extreme weather.

A new directive more…

Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

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Australia Contemplates Shrinking Ocean Sanctuaries to Increase Commercial Fishing

Source: The Guardian/Lenore Taylor - February 8, 2016

Australia’s leading marine scientists are appealing to the federal government to reject a review expected to recommend a significant reduction in the size of ocean more…

Russia to Present Expanded Arctic Claim to United Nations

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Russia to Present Expanded Arctic Claim to United Nations

Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty - February 5, 2016

Russia will present its case for expanding its claim to continental shelf territory in the Arctic Ocean before a United Nations Commission on February 9, more…

Hundreds of Marine and Climate Staff to Lose Their Jobs in Australia

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Hundreds of Marine and Climate Staff to Lose Their Jobs in Australia

Source: Mashable/Jenni Ryall - February 4, 2016

Australian science body is expected to slash hundreds of jobs, according to multiple reports.

The departments bearing the brunt of the cuts are the Oceans more…

Costa Rica’s President Named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’

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Costa Rica’s President Named ‘Shark Enemy of the Year’

Source: Tico Times/Lindsay Fendt - February 3, 2016

In a ceremony in Germany on Saturday, the conservation group Sharkproject International awarded Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís the “Shark Enemy of the Year Award.” The more…

Historic Ocean Liner SS United States to be Saved

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Historic Ocean Liner SS United States to be Saved

Source: Travel Pulse/Patrick Clarke - February 2, 2016

A once uncertain future for the historic SS United States is about to get a little more clear.

CBS Philly reported Thursday that a deal has been reached more…

Who Politicized Climate Change and the Environment?

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Who Politicized Climate Change and the Environment?

Source: The Conversation/Brian C. Black - February 1, 2016

An environmental activist friend of mine recently shook her head and marveled at the extraordinary accomplishments of the last several months. “Still lots of work more…

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