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Posted on March 29, 2018 - 3:00pm, by raye
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Via News Deeply 

"A recent opinion piece in the New York Times draws a needless distinction between large-scale and small-scale MPAs. It’s a false choice – the reality is that we need both. For too long, ocean conservation has been focused on drawing lines around the very smallest quanta of an ocean ecosystem: a single reef, a bay, a politically significant viewshed, but omitting critical surrounding areas that affect marine life within the MPA to be effective."

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Posted on March 29, 2018 - 1:15pm, by abrown
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Via The Washington Post

"The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this.

Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong action on climate change, the ocean could rise an additional eight inches by the year 2300 — a dramatic illustration of just how much decisions in the present will affect distant future generations."

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Posted on March 29, 2018 - 12:28pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"University of California, Irvine scientists expect the world's fisheries to be, on average, 20 percent less productive in the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent and those in much of the western Pacific experiencing declines of more than 50 percent."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 11:26am, by raye

Via National Geographic

"Like many places in the world, Cape Town and the surrounding region has likely reached 'peak water,' or the limit of how much water can be reasonably taken from the area, says water scientist Peter Gleick, president-emeritus of the Pacific Institute. Gleick, who has spent substantial time in South Africa, says the country generally has good water managers."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 10:14am, by raye

Via Canberra Times

"The government measure will strip back highest-level protections in a host of sensitive marine areas, including critical waters near the Great Barrier Reef, saying its approach will continue to protect the environment while supporting fishing and tourism."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 9:57am, by raye
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Via Phys.org

"More than half of the world's fish and seafood products come from aquaculture. The increasing demand and the simultaneous decline of the natural stocks due to overfishing have led to strong growth of the aquaculture industry for decades. To reduce costs and impact on wild fish stocks, carnivorous fish are increasingly fed plant-based diets in aquaculture. However, the rapid development in aquaculture fish production has not been matched by new methods that accurately can trace the food chain supply in aquaculture production."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 9:51am, by raye
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Via Hakai Magazine

"Faced with a warming world and few, if any, prospects for dramatic greenhouse gas reductions, some solutions for the climate change problem have focused on deliberately manipulating the Earth’s climate. But from cloud seeding to installing giant mirrors in space, almost all geoengineering schemes ignore perhaps the most dangerous problem the planet faces: ocean acidification."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 9:44am, by raye

Via The Times

"Researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, assisted by scientists from the department of civil engineering at the University of Illinois, studied 19 bath toys that had been used 'under real conditions' — namely, at bath-time — and carried out controlled experiments on six identical bath toys in the laboratory. Then they cut open the ducks and peered into their slimy interiors."

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Posted on March 28, 2018 - 9:38am, by raye
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Via Anthropocene

"News about coral reefs seems almost unrelentingly bleak. Everywhere they’re bleaching and collapsing, unable to withstand the ravages of fast-heating waters — except, that is, the northern Red Sea, where it appears that a vast region of exceptionally hardy reefs will survive temperatures far exceeding present-day norms."

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