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Posted on September 22, 2017 - 1:12pm, by abrown
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Via Seafood Source

"Authorities in southerly Fujian Province have closed down a quarrying and construction company which had been destroying large tracts of an important coastal system of mudflats traditionally home to aquaculture facilities and wild fisheries."

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Posted on September 22, 2017 - 11:39am, by abrown
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Via News Deeply

"Researcher Rebecca Selden talks about her new study, which looks at the impact of climate change on predator-prey relationships and how the migration of a keystone species can roil local economies."

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Posted on September 22, 2017 - 11:27am, by abrown

Via Science Magazine

"Marine scientists are warning that if the Trump administration rescinds fishing protections around eight Pacific islands, the United States will lose one of its best laboratories for measuring how a warming climate affects marine life."

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Posted on September 21, 2017 - 12:04pm, by abrown
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Via Scientific American

"Top lawyers for Oakland and San Francisco in California announced yesterday that they filed lawsuits against five of the world's biggest oil companies for damages related to climate change...In court papers, the cities argue that the defendants — BP PLC, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC — have put citizens and public property at risk."

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Posted on September 21, 2017 - 11:55am, by nwehner

Via Science

The International Association of Scientific, Technical, and Medical Publishers (STM) is likely to sue ResearchGate for mass copyright violations. Traditionally, authors transfer most of their intellectual property rights over to publishers, which explicitly forbid the author(s) from sharing their work on the internet.

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Posted on September 21, 2017 - 11:53am, by abrown

Via Nature

"Many sharks are living much longer than was thought, according to a major review1 of studies on these important and often endangered top predators. This means that many estimates of how threatened particular species are — and decisions about whether they can be fished safely — could be based on faulty data."

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Posted on September 21, 2017 - 11:30am, by abrown

Via NewsDeeply

"An MIT scientist’s research links past mass die-offs of marine life to the accumulation of carbon in the sea, finding that the current rapid absorption of CO2 could push the ocean to a tipping point by the end of the century."

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