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Posted on August 14, 2017 - 10:02am, by nwehner

Via The Washington Post

A billionaire who paid $32.5 million for coastal property and then promptly cut off public beach access will need to allow the public access once again. However, as of Friday the road is still closed.

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Posted on August 13, 2017 - 11:39am, by abrown

Via CBCNews

"The Canadian government is implementing a temporary mandatory slowdown for vessels of 20 metres or more in length to try to prevent more deaths of North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence."

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Posted on August 11, 2017 - 12:56pm, by nwehner
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Via The Globe and Mail

"The federal government has reached an agreement with local Inuit that will lead to the protection and management of a massive swath of northern sea in one of the most ecologically sensitive regions of the Canadian Arctic."

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Posted on August 10, 2017 - 11:07am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

"The Trump administration has moved to dismantle climate adaptation programs including the Denali Commission, an Anchorage-based agency that is crafting a plan to safeguard or relocate dozens of towns at risk from rising sea levels, storms and the winnowing away of sea ice."

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Posted on August 10, 2017 - 10:58am, by abrown
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Via SeafoodSource

"The United Nations has advanced a step closer to an international treaty to protect marine life on the high seas, with an aim of setting up a mechanism for creating marine protected areas in areas beyond national jurisdictions."

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Posted on August 10, 2017 - 10:53am, by abrown

Via Global News

"Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has launched a new campaign looking for the public’s opinion on what can be done to save endangered whales in Canadian waters — even as reports detail the government’s options."

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Posted on August 9, 2017 - 12:48pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Sea level rise hot spots—bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years—happen along the U.S. East Coast thanks to a one-two punch from naturally occurring climate variations, a new University of Florida study shows."

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Posted on August 9, 2017 - 12:43pm, by abrown
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Via Nature

"Genetically engineered salmon has reached the dinner table. AquaBounty Technologies, the company in Maynard, Massachusetts, that developed the fish, announced on 4 August that it has sold some 4.5 tonnes of its hotly debated product to customers in Canada."

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