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Scientists Warn That Pacific Reefs Could be Imperiled by Loss of Federal Protection

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Scientists Warn That Pacific Reefs Could be Imperiled by Loss of Federal Protection

Source: New York Times/Christopher Pala - November 2, 2017

 Terry Kerby has been piloting deep-sea submarines for four decades, but nothing prepared him for the devastation he observed recently on several underwater mountains called seamounts in the middle more…

Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

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Trump Administration Fails to List Walrus as Endangered, Dealing The Iconic Marine Mammal a ‘Death Sentence’

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - October 5, 2017

The Trump administration has declined to list the Pacific walrus as endangered after deciding that the huge tusked mammals may be able to adapt to the loss more…

Trump Administration Steps in on Summer Flounder Fishing Limits, Implications Could Ripple

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Trump Administration Steps in on Summer Flounder Fishing Limits, Implications Could Ripple

Source: The Boston Globe/David Abel - August 1, 2017

The Trump administration, in an unprecedented decision, has rejected the recommendation of a commission that has long overseen fishing issues along the East Coast, raising more…

Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

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Oil Company’s Arctic Drilling Plan Approved by Trump Administration

Source: The Hill/Timothy Cama - July 18, 2017

The Trump administration has approved an oil company’s new plan to drill for oil and natural gas in the Arctic Ocean north of Alaska.

The more…

Trump Administration Reviewing Marine Protected Areas in US, Will The Ocean Be Valued Accurately?

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Trump Administration Reviewing Marine Protected Areas in US, Will The Ocean Be Valued Accurately?

Source: EOS/Randy Showstack - July 7, 2017

A U.S. federal agency is taking a close look at 11 U.S. national marine sanctuaries and national marine monuments that were designated or expanded within more…

Trump Administration Cancels Proposed By-catch Limits on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

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Trump Administration Cancels Proposed By-catch Limits on Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles

Source: Los Angeles Times/Dan Weikel - June 15, 2017

The Trump administration announced Monday that it has canceled proposed limits on the number of endangered whales, dolphins and sea turtles that can be killed more…

America’s ‘Blue Economy’ Ignored by Trump Executive Orders

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America’s ‘Blue Economy’ Ignored by Trump Executive Orders

Source: The Huffington Post/D.A. Barber - May 9, 2017

The war on nature seems to be targeting the ocean - again.

President Donald Trump’s April 26 executive order to review national monuments created in more…

Trump’s Push for Offshore Oil Drilling: What You Should Know

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Trump’s Push for Offshore Oil Drilling: What You Should Know

Source: The Conversation/Martin LaMonica - May 1, 2017

When it comes to energy, perhaps the only thing President Trump loves more than coal is oil and gas. Just a day shy of 100 more…

Fishermen in Hot Water: Pruitt’s Lack of Climate Change Action to Hurt American Jobs

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Fishermen in Hot Water: Pruitt’s Lack of Climate Change Action to Hurt American Jobs

Source: Center for American Progress/ Avery Siciliano/Shiva Polefka/and Michael Conathan - April 28, 2017

President Donald Trump and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt have repeatedly promised to save American coal miners’ jobs as a fundamental part of more…

A New Strategy For Protecting Nature In the Era of Donald Trump: Part 2

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A New Strategy For Protecting Nature In the Era of Donald Trump: Part 2

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - April 13, 2017

In the face of an all-out attack by the Trump administration on environmental regulations and values, how do we create a new strategy for Nature? more…