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Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

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Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

Source: The Conversation/Noah M. Sachs, University of Richmond - June 27, 2016

In a major overhaul of U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals, Congress recently passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the largest piece of environmental legislation passed in the United States since 1990. President Obama signed the bill into law on June 22.

The bill amends the 1976 Toxic Substances Control more…

The Ocean Cleanup Deploys Prototype Trash Collecting Boom in North Sea

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The Ocean Cleanup Deploys Prototype Trash Collecting Boom in North Sea

Source: Gizmag/Nick Lavars - June 27, 2016

Its been a few years since Boyan Slat first revealed his bold concept to clean up the world's oceans, and now we're set to see how his more…

Slow Ocean Circulation Allowed It to Store Massive Amounts of Carbon During Last Ice Age

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Slow Ocean Circulation Allowed It to Store Massive Amounts of Carbon During Last Ice Age

Source: Phys.org/University of Cambridge - June 27, 2016

The way the ocean transported heat, nutrients and carbon dioxide at the peak of the last ice age, about 20,000 more…

Swimming in a Toilet: How Much of the Ocean is Whale Pee – or Worse?

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Swimming in a Toilet: How Much of the Ocean is Whale Pee – or Worse?

Source: LiveScience/Mindy Weisberger - June 27, 2016

If you enjoy swimming, snorkeling, surfing or scuba diving in the ocean, at some point you may have wondered how much of what you were more…

Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

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Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

Source: The Conversation/Noah M. Sachs, University of Richmond - June 27, 2016

In a major overhaul of U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals, Congress recently passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the more…

Sea Grapes

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Sea Grapes

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel Shapiro - June 27, 2016

Sea grapes may sound like something Poseidon would snack on, and not a killer algae. Yet Caulerpa racemosa var. cylindracea poses a serious threat to more…

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

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The TerraMar Project Interviews Ian Urbina

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 20, 2015

The TerraMar Project sat down with Ian Urbina (@ian_urbina), an investigative reporter for The New York Times, to discuss his series on lawlessness on more…

Ask Dr. Universe

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Ask Dr. Universe

Source: Washington State University - April 26, 2016

Why is the ocean salty? -Alysin, 10, Ruston, La.
Dear Alysin,

At first, I thought the answer to your question might take us deep into the more…

Smithsonian National Zoo Hosts Plastic Trash Exhibit to Raise Awareness for Ocean Pollution

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Smithsonian National Zoo Hosts Plastic Trash Exhibit to Raise Awareness for Ocean Pollution

Source: WJLA ABC7/Kendra Mann - June 15, 2016

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — From a distance, the bright multi-colored fish sculpture that stood at the entrance of the Smithsonian National Zoo was absolutely breathtaking, but a more…

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