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Giving the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal a Fighting Chance in the Face of Poverty, Corruption, and Greed

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Giving the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal a Fighting Chance in the Face of Poverty, Corruption, and Greed

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sarah Gilman - September 21, 2017

In April, Mexico’s Upper Gulf of California is a place of light. Nothing blocks the sun on its arc across the sky. It glares from more…

The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

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The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

Source: The Conversation/John Vogler/Marit Hammond - September 20, 2017

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice.

The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious more…

The Key to Solving Plastic Pollution Could Lie in People’s Love for the Sea

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The Key to Solving Plastic Pollution Could Lie in People’s Love for the Sea

Source: Phys.org/University of Plymouth - September 19, 2017

Tapping into the public's passion for the ocean environment could be the key to reducing the threats posed to it by plastic pollution, a new more…

Small-Scale Fisheries: BIG Impact on World Oceans, But Crucial Source of Protein

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Small-Scale Fisheries: BIG Impact on World Oceans, But Crucial Source of Protein

Source: Phys.org/University of British Columbia - September 18, 2017

A new UBC study has found that small-scale fisheries may have a much larger impact on ocean ecosystems than previously thought, due to a lack more…

How Kenya Can Protect It’s Marine Resources to Reap Major Benefits

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How Kenya Can Protect It’s Marine Resources to Reap Major Benefits

Source: News Deeply/David Obura - September 15, 2017

Kenya earns around $2.5 billion per year from its ocean – less than 4 percent of its GDP. This shows the potential for growth which could raise peoples’ incomes in more…

Brexit Complicates Life for French Fishermen, Leaving Many Worried About Their Future

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Brexit Complicates Life for French Fishermen, Leaving Many Worried About Their Future

Source: NPR/Joanna Kakissis - September 14, 2017

France's busiest port, Boulougne-sur-Mer, sits just across the English Channel from Britain, in the Calais region.

Seagulls glide above scores of brightly painted boats docking to unload the more…

One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

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One of World’s Largest Marine Protected Areas Created Off Easter Island

Source: The Guardian/Arthur Neslen - September 13, 2017

One of the world’s largest marine protection areas has been created off the coast of Easter Island.

The 740,000 sq km Rapa Nui marine park is roughly more…

Britain to Rethink Nuclear Plans as Offshore Wind Energy Costs Hit Record Low

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Britain to Rethink Nuclear Plans as Offshore Wind Energy Costs Hit Record Low

Source: The Guardian/Adam Vaughan - September 12, 2017

The government is under pressure to reconsider its commitment to a new generation of nuclear power stations after the cost of state support for offshore more…

New Legislation in California Aimed at Creating Reducing Whale Deaths by Ship Strike

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New Legislation in California Aimed at Creating Reducing Whale Deaths by Ship Strike

Source: Press-Telegram/Rachel Uranga - September 11, 2017

The 79-foot endangered blue whale that washed ashore in Northern California in May was no match for the ship that hit it. Nor was the 56-foot endangered more…

Bloom or Bust: Waterfront Housing Prices Affected by Water Quality

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Bloom or Bust: Waterfront Housing Prices Affected by Water Quality

Source: Hakai Magazine/Mara Johnson-Groh - September 8, 2017

In the real estate business, it’s all about location, location, location. Except when it’s about water quality. And as a new study shows, large algal outbreaks more…