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Posted on August 8, 2017 - 9:57am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Scientists now know why jellyfish-like salps swimming together move better than a single salp pulsing solo. That information, says UO marine biologist Kelly Sutherland, could guide the development of jet-propelled underwater vehicles."

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Posted on August 8, 2017 - 9:23am, by nwehner

Via The New York Times

"The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited."

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Posted on August 7, 2017 - 10:21am, by nwehner
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Via E&E News

"The White House science office has lost most of its energy and environment staff, including nearly all employees dedicated solely to climate change, according to records obtained by E&E News."

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Posted on August 7, 2017 - 10:12am, by nwehner
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Via Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

"Rural villagers living on the coast in the Eastern Cape have told Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs that some of the laws governing the use of the sea are too restrictive and deny them an opportunity to benefit commercially from the ocean and sea shore."

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Posted on August 7, 2017 - 10:02am, by nwehner
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Via Resource

"A bottle deposit return scheme is among five actions put forward by think tank Green Alliance that could help to reduce marine plastic pollution by up to two thirds, after new analysis from the think tank revealed that current government policy will only deal with two per cent of the problem."

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Posted on August 7, 2017 - 9:33am, by nwehner

Via USA Today

"The sought-after game fish has been at the center of a years-long debate between environmentalists who want to protect the iconic species while it continues to rebuild from overfishing and recreational anglers who contend years of economically crippling restrictions have paid off and it’s time to go fishing again."

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Posted on August 4, 2017 - 3:05pm, by nwehner

Via Sea Grant

"In recent years, one such conflict in and around the waters of southern Puget Sound is commercial geoduck clam aquaculture. Farming of the giant clam has steadily expanded in the region’s privately owned tidelands since the mid-1990s, despite the opposition of some shoreline homeowners and conservationists concerned by its environmental impacts."

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