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Posted on April 13, 2017 - 9:17am, by nwehner
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Via WWF UK

"Tuna is one of the UK’s most popular seafood dishes, but it’s often overshadowed by questions about its sustainability. Are more fish being taken out of the sea than can be replaced? Are the fishing methods used by big seafood companies threatening other species or damaging our oceans? WWF has worked on making seafood more sustainable for many years and this spring we’re at a potential turning point for tuna – specifically, the tuna sourced from the Indian Ocean."

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Posted on April 13, 2017 - 9:10am, by nwehner
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Via Conservation International

"A new paper in Conservation Letters offers a clearer picture of whether the ocean’s fisheries can continue to feed humanity into the future, providing a new method to help fisheries managers maintain healthy fish stocks and make the best use of the fisheries people depend on.

In this interview, Jack Kittinger, senior director of fisheries and aquaculture at Conservation International (CI) discusses the impact of the research with two of the paper’s lead authors, Andrew Rosenberg of the Union of Concerned Scientists and Elizabeth Selig of theNorwegian Institute for Water Research."

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Posted on April 13, 2017 - 8:30am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"“I think it’s prudent given the continuing activities by the left to foment hatred and the reported hostility within the agency from some unprofessional activists,” Ebell [of Trump's EPA transition team] said at the time."

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Posted on April 13, 2017 - 8:26am, by nwehner
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Via Politico

"Agency heads will receive a 14-page memorandum outlining changes. The memo, which replaces the federal hiring ban President Donald Trump enacted in January, outlines cuts based on Trump’s "skinny" budget, released last month. The budget proposal called for deep cuts to domestic programs and an increase in military spending."

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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 9:26pm, by abrown

Via The Guardian

"Scientists have raised concerns about another sting in the tail from Cyclone Debbie, with fresh runoff pollution from torrential rains sweeping into Great Barrier Reef waters where many corals lie smashed."

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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 9:17pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Florida's iconic manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, so long as wildlife managers continue to protect the marine mammals and their habitat, a new study by the US Geological Survey and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute has found."

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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 10:17am, by nwehner
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Via University of Amsterdam

"Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be patented invention enables the sustainable utilisation of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. If successful on a larger scale, this invention could provide a practical way to convert CO2 to useful chemicals."

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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 10:13am, by nwehner

Via EurekAlert!

"With the Global Coral Restoration Project, SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy seal their commitment to help rehabilitate coral reefs and preserve them for future generations. This project aims to study and apply coral restoration techniques and practices on a larger scale, integrating coordinated conservation, education and outreach efforts."

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Posted on April 12, 2017 - 9:33am, by nwehner
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Via Anthropocene

"An unlikely research duo might have a solution. Sailboat captain James E. Holm and polymer scientist Swaminathan Ramesh are developing a mobile reactor that could transform plastic into diesel fuel. The technology could reduce plastic waste on land and in the ocean, and generate a cleaner, potentially cheaper fuel."

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