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8th Right Whale Found Dead in Gulf of St Lawrence This Summer: Snow Crab Fishery Shut Down

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8th Right Whale Found Dead in Gulf of St Lawrence This Summer: Snow Crab Fishery Shut Down

Source: CBC News/ Elizabeth Fraser - July 25, 2017

After the death of an eighth right whale on Thursday, Fisheries and Oceans has closed the snow crab fishery in part of the Gulf of St. Lawrence more…

Local Opposition Growing Against Oil Drilling in Great Australian Bight

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Local Opposition Growing Against Oil Drilling in Great Australian Bight

Source: The Guardian/Michael Slezak - July 24, 2017

Local opposition to plans by multinational oil companies to drill in the Great Australian Bight has ratcheted up a notch after Holdfast Bay council passed more…

Mexico Pioneers Scheme to Protect its Coral Reefs Using Insurance

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Mexico Pioneers Scheme to Protect its Coral Reefs Using Insurance

Source: The Guardian/Fiona Harvey - July 21, 2017

A stretch of coral reef off Mexico is the testing ground for a new idea that could protect fragile environments around the world: insurance.

The reef, off more…

United States National Ocean Policy Turns Seven

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United States National Ocean Policy Turns Seven

Source: NRDC/Alison Chase - July 20, 2017

Today the National Ocean Policy turns 7 and I’m increasingly amazed our country ever managed without it.

The National Ocean Policy, also known by its more…

Richard Branson Claims Trump Regrets ‘Bizarre Mistake’ of Paris Climate Withdrawal

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Richard Branson Claims Trump Regrets ‘Bizarre Mistake’ of Paris Climate Withdrawal

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - July 19, 2017

Donald Trump regrets the “bizarre mistake” of withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, Sir Richard Branson has said. The British billionaire also urged the president more…

Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

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Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

Source: The Hill/Timothy Cama - July 18, 2017

The Trump administration has approved an oil company’s new plan to drill for oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska.

The more…

Quieter Oceans in the Atlantic: The Fight Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

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Quieter Oceans in the Atlantic: The Fight Against Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration

Source: The Atlantic/Ed Yong - July 17, 2017

Last night, to celebrate the fourth of July, the air over the U.S. filled with fireworks. The noise they created was extremely loud and, mercifully, more…

First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring Controversial Waters

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First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor is Stirring Controversial Waters

Source: Smithsonian/Kyle Frischkorn - July 14, 2017

Earth has no shortage of stunning landforms: Mt. Everest rises majestically above the clouds; the Grand Canyon rents deep into desert rock layers; the mountains that make more…

Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

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Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - July 13, 2017

New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.
A report to a UN ocean conference in New York more…

Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

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Ever Wonder How Many Countries it Takes to Save a Fish? The Answer is All of Them Involved

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sasha Chapman - July 12, 2017

She swam to Northeast Point when her eggs were ripe. Ripe as the winter moon that shone into the sea, compelling her to leave the more…