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Large Swath of Coastline Designated as Critical Habitat For Sea Turtles

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Large Swath of Coastline Designated as Critical Habitat For Sea Turtles

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government set a record yesterday, as wildlife officials designated an additional 685 miles of nesting beach and some more…

US Military Takes Climate Change Seriously, So Should You

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US Military Takes Climate Change Seriously, So Should You

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/David Titely - July 10, 2014

Climate change is an accelerating threat to national security. That’s the finding of a recent report by the CNA Corporation’s Military Advisory Board, a panel more…

Act Now: Experts Say Climate Change May Not Be Inevitable

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Act Now: Experts Say Climate Change May Not Be Inevitable

Source: Aljazeera/Wilson Dizard - July 9, 2014

Significant climate change may not be inevitable if governments take swift and decisive action now to reduce greenhouse gases, according to a report released Tuesday more…

Australian Government Seeks to Protect Swimmers From Sharks, Aims Too Far Off Shore

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Australian Government Seeks to Protect Swimmers From Sharks, Aims Too Far Off Shore

Source: The Guardian/Brendan Foster & AU AP - July 8, 2014

South African shark experts say the Western Australian government’s drumlines are too far out to sea to successfully target sharks that are a danger to more…

Human Footprint on Ocean is Growing

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Human Footprint on Ocean is Growing

Source: CNN/Yoriko Kawaguchi - July 7, 2014

(CNN) -- The human footprint on the ocean, from the shoreline to the deepest abyss, is growing.

It is evident in over-exploited and collapsing fish stocks, more…

U.S. Considers Firecracker Use to Ward Marine Mammals From Oil Spills

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U.S. Considers Firecracker Use to Ward Marine Mammals From Oil Spills

Source: The Globe and Mail/Stanley Tromp - July 4, 2014

The proponents of two controversial pipelines to British Columbia’s coast say they would consider deploying underwater firecrackers, helicopters and clanging pipes, among other methods, to more…

Congressional Candidate Calls Climate Change “Greatest Deception in the History of Mankind”

Congressional Candidate Calls Climate Change “Greatest Deception in the History of Mankind”

Source: The Huffington Post/Shadee Ashtari - July 3, 2014

Louisiana state Rep. Lenar Whitney (R) is accusing liberals, such as former Vice President Al Gore, of advancing "the greatest deception in the history of more…

Feds OK Seismic Testing of N.J. Coast

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Feds OK Seismic Testing of N.J. Coast

Source: AP/Wayne Parry - July 2, 2014

SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — A federal agency gave its approval Tuesday to a plan to conduct seismic testing off the New Jersey coast, despite more…

Plastics Cause More Than $13B in Damage to Ocean Per Year

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Plastics Cause More Than $13B in Damage to Ocean Per Year

Source: TakePart/David Kirby - July 1, 2014

Researchers for the first time have put a price tag on the environmental damage done by the millions of tons of plastic floating around the world’s oceans: more…

Recap of Our Ocean Conference

Recap of Our Ocean Conference

Source: National Geographic/Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Jacob James - June 30, 2014

Ocean conservation is in need of action, not talk, but the Our Ocean Conference, hosted by Secretary John Kerry and the U.S. Department of State last more…