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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 10:32am, by raye

Via Phys.org

"A team of economists led by Oregon State University developed a decision method that can be applied to the management of lionfish. Their method, they say, can be applied to other invasive populations, giving managers a tool for calculating the cost of not only eradication or mitigation, but also the monitoring that often needs to be done to keep management on track."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 10:17am, by raye

Via Miami New Times

"Nearly three months ago, Hurricane Irma destroyed thousands of boats in marinas as it spun through the Sunshine State. Workers have spent weeks towing the vessels to shore and clearing out the debris, but hundreds of boats remain smashed and sunken in coastal waterways. And now marine scientists warn that the decaying wreckage could harm delicate local ecosystems."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 9:55am, by raye

Via The Conversation

"In general, scientific investigations provide precise and measurable information, collected over short amounts of time. But this “local ecological knowledge” is made up of observations collected over very long time periods, which are often passed down through the generations. It can be simple things, like knowing the best places to fish, or can include rare or extreme events, such as floods or periods of bad weather."

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Posted on November 30, 2017 - 9:51am, by raye
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Via Xinhua Net

"The Marine Protected Area was agreed in October 2016 with the consensus of all 25 members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, which was established by an international convention in 1982 with the objective of conserving Antarctic marine life."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 10:54am, by raye
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Via The Nature Conservancy 

"We’ll likely see another 3 billion people on the planet by 2050, leading to a massive increase in demand for food, land and water. We have to find ways to feed the planet without increasing pressure on both terrestrial and marine habitats. Aquaculture, done well, offers a huge potential not just for producing food for a growing planet, but to provide livelihoods to coastal communities and, in the case of shellfish or seaweed culture, help recover lost ecosystem services."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 10:48am, by raye
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Via Inside Climate News

"White, a fellow of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation and former head of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, has written extensively against regulation of carbon dioxide, which she calls "the gas of life." She has also written in favor of increasing the use of fossil fuels and has criticized the Endangered Species Act."

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Posted on November 29, 2017 - 10:37am, by raye
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Via Global News

"'Sea pickles' stranded on land are relatively harmless, but massive concentrations of the organisms under water can have a greater impact."

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