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Scientists Urge To Protect Endangered Shellfish Reefs In Australia

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Scientists Urge To Protect Endangered Shellfish Reefs In Australia

Source: The Guardian/Calla Wahlquist - February 16, 2018

Marine scientists are lobbying the federal government to ensure protection for Australia’s most endangered – but least known – ocean ecosystem.

Shellfish reefs, formed by more…

Clean Drinking Water Is A Necessity, But Fixing Cities’ Water Crises Could Hurt Climate Targets

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Clean Drinking Water Is A Necessity, But Fixing Cities’ Water Crises Could Hurt Climate Targets

Source: The Conversation/Peter Fisher - February 15, 2018

Two cities on opposing continents, Santiago and Cape Town, have been brought to their knees by events at opposing ends of the climate spectrum: flood and drought.

The more…

As The ‘Codfather’ Ships Off To Jail, The Famed Fishing Port Of New Bedford Grows Quiet

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As The ‘Codfather’ Ships Off To Jail, The Famed Fishing Port Of New Bedford Grows Quiet

Source: The New York Times/Jess Bidgood - February 14, 2018

Carlos Rafael, whose initials are emblazoned on boats all over this port city, boasted that his fishing empire was worth even more than official records more…

After David Attenborough Documentary, The Queen Of England Declares War On Plastic

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After David Attenborough Documentary, The Queen Of England Declares War On Plastic

Source: The Telegraph/Sarah Knapton - February 13, 2018

The Queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the Royal estates.

Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was more…

In The Sad Saga Of Ships Killing Whales, The Panama Canal Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

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In The Sad Saga Of Ships Killing Whales, The Panama Canal Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

Source: Hakai Magazine/Andrew Wight - February 12, 2018

In the balmy, rich waters of the Gulf of Panama, hundreds of humpback whales gather to feed and mate. But this sunny spot isn’t just more…

Trump Versus America: The Administration Is Pushing Offshore Oil, But States Are Choosing Wind Energy

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Trump Versus America: The Administration Is Pushing Offshore Oil, But States Are Choosing Wind Energy

Source: Scientific American/Brittany Patterson - February 9, 2018

Atlantic coast states might be protesting President Trump's plan to expand offshore oil drilling, but they're increasingly embracing a different kind of seaborne energy: wind.

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The Cost of Plastic Waste Should Be Payed For By The Polluters, Not Taxpayers

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The Cost of Plastic Waste Should Be Payed For By The Polluters, Not Taxpayers

Source: The Guardian/Geraint Davies - February 7, 2018

A six-year-old boy, Harrison Forsyth, provided us with a much needed wake-up call last week. He called on the boss of Aldi to protect our oceans:

“Dear more…

Science At The Speed Of Law: Six Years After Florida’s Oyster Collapse, Scientists Still Don’t Agree On What Happened

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Science At The Speed Of Law: Six Years After Florida’s Oyster Collapse, Scientists Still Don’t Agree On What Happened

Source: Hakai Magazine/Roberta Kwok - February 6, 2018

When Robert Livingston studied Florida’s Apalachicola Bay and River in the 1970s, he marveled at the ecosystem’s health. The bay produced a rich bounty of more…

Dutch Urge Gove to Spell Out Fishing Industry Plans Following Brexit

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Dutch Urge Gove to Spell Out Fishing Industry Plans Following Brexit

Source: The Guardian/Daniel Boffey - February 5, 2018

The Dutch government has called on Michael Gove to provide a clear vision for the European fishing industry for when the UK leaves the EU’s more…

Surfers Against Sewage Are Bringing The War On Plastic Waste To Parliament

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Surfers Against Sewage Are Bringing The War On Plastic Waste To Parliament

Source: The Guardian/Sandra Laville - February 2, 2018

Campaigners are demanding that the UK parliament cuts its use of throwaway plastics, as new figures show the Westminster estate purchased more than 2m plastic more…