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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 11:47am, by abrown
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Via The Seattle Times

After the Cooke Aquaculture Atlantic Salmon spill, the company reportedly offered the Lummi Nation extra money for the fish they caught if the tribe agreed to keep silent about a ban on net pen Atlantic salmon farms in Washington.

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 11:41am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

Plastic Bio-Beads, which are used to filter chemical and organic contaminants from sewage, are spilling into the ocean from UK wastewater treatment plants according to a new study.

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 11:05am, by nwehner

Via The Washington Post

"New research published on Monday finds there is so much wind energy potential over oceans that it could theoretically be used to generate “civilization scale power” — assuming, that is, that we are willing to cover enormous stretches of the sea with turbines, and can come up with ways to install and maintain them in often extreme ocean environments."

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:58am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"AccuWeather has, in the past, supported measures to limit the extent to which the Weather Service can release information to the public, so that private companies could generate their own value-added products using this same information. In 2005, for example, Myers and his brother Joel gave money to then-Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who introduced legislation aimed at curtailing government competition with private weather services."

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:51am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"UNESCO was notified Thursday morning of the U.S. intention to withdraw at the end of 2018. The State Department said the United States would like to remain involved as a nonmember observer state."

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Posted on October 12, 2017 - 10:45am, by abrown

Via NewsDeeply

"The University of Alaska has produced a procedure for what scientists on research vessels should do to avoid disrupting Indigenous communities’ traditional hunts. The university’s Brenda Konar hopes that other vessels will adopt codes of conduct."

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Posted on October 11, 2017 - 9:25pm, by abrown

Via News Deeply

After a disease wiped out sea stars, the main predator of the sea urchin, urchin populations have increased and are consuming all the bull kelp between San Francisco and the Oregon border.

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Posted on October 11, 2017 - 8:53pm, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

The European Union will not implement a tax on single-use plastics and will instead focus on raising public awareness of the damage consumer plastics do to the oceans to hopefully change the way plastics are produced.

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