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President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

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President Obama Designates Ocean Reserve in Hawaii Twice the Size of Texas

Source: National Geographic/Cynthia Barnett - August 26, 2016

Capping a week of 100th anniversary celebrations for the National Park Service, President Barack Obama on Friday turned to the ocean to create the largest protected more…

Obama Administration Urged to Ban Atlantic Ocean Seismic Testing

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Obama Administration Urged to Ban Atlantic Ocean Seismic Testing

Source: UPI/Daniel J. Graeber - August 25, 2016

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- An advocacy group called on the U.S. government to enact further restrictions on Atlantic Ocean energy work, citing seismic threats to marine animals.

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Japan Whalers Reach Deal with Sea Shepherd

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Japan Whalers Reach Deal with Sea Shepherd

Source: NBC News/Arata Yamamoto - August 24, 2016

TOKYO — Japanese "scientific whalers" said Tuesday that they have reached a deal with wildlife activists at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to end years more…

Cost of Climate Change Could be Trillions of Dollars in Lifetime Income for Millennials

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Cost of Climate Change Could be Trillions of Dollars in Lifetime Income for Millennials

Source: Mashable/Maria Gallucci - August 23, 2016

Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. more…

Canada’s Arctic Claim Dependent Upon Answer From This Research Ship

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Canada’s Arctic Claim Dependent Upon Answer From This Research Ship

Source: CBC News - August 22, 2016

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker ship Louis S. St-Laurent is mapping the seafloor near the North Pole this weekend, as Canada prepares to stake a more…

Recent Drownings Renew Debates Over Lifeguards at Iconic San Francisco Beach

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Recent Drownings Renew Debates Over Lifeguards at Iconic San Francisco Beach

Source: CBS San Francisco/Cate Cauguiran - August 19, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s Ocean Beach is one of the most treacherous stretches along the California coast. The riptides are brutal and more…

Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Due to Climate Change

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Alaskan Village Votes to Relocate Due to Climate Change

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Nicole Orttung - August 18, 2016

Residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, voted Wednesday to relocate its ancestral island home to safer ground, escaping eroding shores and rising seas brought on by climate more…

Village in Alaska Votes Whether to Relocate Due to Climate Change

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Village in Alaska Votes Whether to Relocate Due to Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/Nicky Woolf - August 17, 2016

The residents of an Alaskan coastal village have begun voting on whether to relocate because of rising sea levels.

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UNESCO’s Next World Heritage Sites Could be in the Deep Ocean

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UNESCO’s Next World Heritage Sites Could be in the Deep Ocean

Source: Co.Exist/Adele Peters - August 16, 2016

The White Shark Café—a remote patch of ocean halfway between the West Coast and Hawaii, where sharks come to feed and mate—is unlike any other more…

Climate Change Is More Polarizing Than Abortion in America

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Climate Change Is More Polarizing Than Abortion in America

Source: The Week - August 15, 2016

Scientists are overwhelmingly convinced that climate change is real, largely caused by human activity, and a deeply serious problem. The American electorate, on the other more…

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