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Posted on July 21, 2017 - 11:56am, by abrown
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Via Independant

"The (UK) Government is to go ahead with a ban on “rinse-off” plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products following a public consultation, it has announced."

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Posted on July 21, 2017 - 11:53am, by abrown

Via Benzinga

"The Advanced Imaging and Visualization Laboratory (AIVL) at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) working with Marine Imaging Technologies has developed a revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system capable of generating ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) video, 2-D mosaic imaging, and 3-D optical models of seafloor objects and environments. The new state-of-the-art technology is currently being field-tested on several submerged shipwreck sites in both the U.S. and Europe."

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Posted on July 21, 2017 - 10:29am, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"Australia plans to allow fishing across 80 percent of its protected maritime sanctuaries, the government said on Friday in a proposal that would vastly extend commercial activity in the world’s largest marine-reserves network."

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This week DSM Observer was launched as new resource to track activities related to deep sea mining.  DSM Observer is a free online resource for deep sea mining professionals, providing access to the latest news and information about the industry in a single place. The monthly e-newsletter features updates on technology, business news, deep sea science, environmental issues and policy.  A particular focus of the resource is the development of The Mining Code through the work of the International Seabed Authority (ISA).

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Posted on July 20, 2017 - 10:14am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into the cause-and-effect relationships between predator and prey in the animal kingdom."

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Posted on July 20, 2017 - 10:00am, by abrown
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Via E&E News

"The House Appropriations Committee late yesterday approved a $31.4 billion spending bill for U.S. EPA, the Interior Department and related agencies, giving them over $800 million less than fiscal 2017 but rejecting many of the administration's steeper cuts for programs popular with lawmakers and constituents."

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