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UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

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UK’s Michael Gove Vows to Tackle Ocean Plastic After Being ‘Haunted’ by Latest Episode of Blue Planet II

Source: The Telegraph/Helena Horton - November 22, 2017

Michael Gove has vowed to take action over plastic pollution in the oceans after being "haunted" by Sunday night's episode of Blue Planet.

In the episode, more…

UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

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UK Considers Tax on Single-Use Plastics to Fight Its Ocean Pollution Problem

Source: The Guardian/Peter Walker - November 21, 2017

The chancellor, Philip Hammond, will announce in next week’s budget a “call for evidence” on how taxes or other charges on single-use plastics such as more…

U.S. Senate One Step Closer to Opening Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

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U.S. Senate One Step Closer to Opening Fragile Arctic Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

Source: Huffington Post/Chris D’Angelo - November 20, 2017

Ignoring the pleas of scientists, environmentalists and a bipartisan group of former Interior Department officials, the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources advanced legislation on Wednesday that would open up more…

Norway Sued by Climate Activists for Arctic Oil Exploration Plans

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Norway Sued by Climate Activists for Arctic Oil Exploration Plans

Source: The Guardian/Tone Sutterud/Elisabeth Ulven - November 17, 2017

The Norwegian government is being sued by climate activists over a decision to open up areas of the Arctic Ocean for oil exploration, a move more…

The Next Wave of Renewable Energy Could Come From the Oceans

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The Next Wave of Renewable Energy Could Come From the Oceans

Source: NPR/Jeff Brady - November 16, 2017

Think renewable energy and the wind and sun come to mind. But some day it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list.

more…

Science is the Best Diplomatic Tool in Antarctica, As China Flexes It’s Muscles on the Frozen Continent

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Science is the Best Diplomatic Tool in Antarctica, As China Flexes It’s Muscles on the Frozen Continent

Source: The Conversation/Adrian McCallum - November 15, 2017

Science has always drawn people and nations to Antarctica. But territorial claims and political tensions are also part of the history of that continent.

China more…

Save the Menhaden, Save the Atlantic Fishery

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Save the Menhaden, Save the Atlantic Fishery

Source: New York Times/ John G. Gans - November 14, 2017

Earlier this year, a couple of New Jersey anglers were fishing the waters near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge when a humpback whale nearly landed in their more…

Mounting Global Pressures Spell Trouble for Illegal Shark Fin Trade

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Mounting Global Pressures Spell Trouble for Illegal Shark Fin Trade

Source: NPR/Alan Yu/Paige Pfleger - November 13, 2017

At many Chinese restaurants in the United States, there's a special dish called shark fin soup. It's expensive — a delicacy and status symbol in more…

Protecting the Last Frontier: Unless We Regain Our Historic Awe of the Deep Sea, It Will Be Plundered

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Protecting the Last Frontier: Unless We Regain Our Historic Awe of the Deep Sea, It Will Be Plundered

Source: The Conversation/Laurence Publicover/Katharine Hendry - November 10, 2017

In the memorable second instalment of Blue Planet II, we are offered glimpses of an unfamiliar world – the deep ocean. The episode places an unusual more…

New U.S. Energy Bill Would Make it Easier for Companies to Harm Marine Mammals

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New U.S. Energy Bill Would Make it Easier for Companies to Harm Marine Mammals

Source: Huffington Post/Chris D’Angelo - November 9, 2017

A bipartisan energy bill being considered this week seeks to strip presidents of their authority to protect marine ecosystems and make it far easier for oil and gas companies more…