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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 11:02am, by abrown

Via Mongabay

Brazil’s environmental regulator, Ibama, has rejected Total SA’s environmental impact study to drill for oil near the mouth of the Amazon river. Total SA has one more chance to satisfactorily address outstanding requests or the licensing process will be archived.

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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 10:37am, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

A new study shows that plankton are more resilient to increasing temperatures than previously thought. Even though sea surface temperature increased by 0.74 degrees C over 6 years a community of plankton stayed in the same area. 

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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 10:30am, by abrown
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Via The Seattle Times

The escaped farmed Atlantic salmon in Washington are making their way up to Canada and the First Nations are worried and alarmed. Wild salmon are returning home right now and intermixing could spell bad news for the ecosystem.

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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 10:04am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

A new study trying to gain information on why whales beach themselves tracked 88 whales and monitored them as well as MFAS emissions from all U.S. Navy ships and submarines in the area. They found that the whales dove deeper and stayed down longer when exposed to the sonar and these results suggest that whales could be beaching from decompression sickness that is caused from these deep dives where the whales are trying to escape MFAS noise.

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Posted on August 30, 2017 - 8:48am, by nwehner
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Via CBC News

The Lummi Nation, located in Washington state, is encouraging fishermen to capture escaped farmed salmon to prevent the fish from breeding with native populations. So far, they've captured approximately 20,000 fish. An estimated 305,000 Atlantic salmon escaped an aquaculture operation near Port Angeles, Washington.

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Posted on August 29, 2017 - 10:55am, by abrown

Via The Guardian

"A study finds that accelerated growing conditions on some fish farms are causing hearing impairments in salmon. It’s a reminder that aquaculture’s own accelerated rise needs to be closely managed."

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Posted on August 29, 2017 - 10:24am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

Patagonia is redoubling its efforts to protect public lands from boundary changes under the Trump administration. The outdoor retailer is joining Native American groups and environmental activists in this effort.

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