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Posted on October 18, 2017 - 11:36am, by alewin
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Via NBC News

"Tucked into the budget bill the Senate is likely to pass this week is a provision that could quietly open the door to drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge — a controversial issue that has been the subject of fierce debate in the past."

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Posted on October 18, 2017 - 11:17am, by alewin
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Via Fiji Times

"A five-year tabu has been imposed on a section of the Yacata traditional fishing grounds. This was the outcome of an education awareness program which was conducted by the Vatuvara Foundation in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Ministry of Fisheries."

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Posted on October 18, 2017 - 11:04am, by alewin

Via New Zealand Herald

"University of Auckland scientists have observed a higher proportion of young snapper in fishing areas north of Auckland were related to adult snapper from the Goat Island marine reserve - tens of kilometres away. While it's been hotly debated whether marine reserves have benefits outside their bounds, the new evidence appeared to confirm these ocean havens can serve as local fish nurseries. The study was the first time scientists have found evidence outside the tropics of a direct parental link between adults in a marine protected area to juveniles outside."

MPA News

In Chile in September at the Fourth International MPA Congress, there was a side event on satellite-based surveillance of illegal fisheries. It was unique in that there were several Chilean naval officers in uniform in the audience. And the first speaker offered what was perhaps the most memorable line of the conference: “Are we at a point where we may finally put the ‘P’ in MPA?”

MPA News

New ideas on how the social sciences could change ocean conservation

The current issue of Marine Ecosystems and Management, the sister newsletter of MPA News, features an article titled “New ideas on how the social sciences could change the way we do ocean conservation and management – and already are”. The article highlights ideas from 17 social science and interdisciplinary researchers worldwide.

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Posted on October 17, 2017 - 5:11pm, by nwehner
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Via EcoWatch

"Last week, a pipe owned by offshore oil and gas operator LLOG Exploration Company, LLC spilled up to 393,000 gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, reminding many observers of the Deepwater Horizon explosion seven years ago that spewed approximately 210 million gallons of crude into familiar territory."

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Posted on October 17, 2017 - 1:14pm, by nwehner

On November 3rd, at 10:30 AM EST, Warren Pinnacle will present the results of a multi-year sea-level rise modeling project supported by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This project has produced a new decision-support tool designed to help decisionmakers understand the benefits of different adaptation strategies for wetland management under uncertain future conditions. The presentation will focus on background of the project and results from three New York county case studies, as well as presenting a tutorial for users interested in learning how to use the tool.

SLAMM Marsh-Management Tool

Friday, November 3, 2017

10:30 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  1 hr 30 mins

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