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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 2:48pm, by abrown

Via Eurasia Daily Monitor

"The Arctic icepack is retreating faster than anyone expected. But at the same time, Russia has failed to set up reliable guidance and communications networks along the Northern Sea Route (a maritime passage that mainly hugs Russia’s northern coast). These factors, combined with China’s desire to find a cheaper sea route from Asia to Europe, has led Beijing to start planning to exploit what it calls “the central seaway” in the Arctic, north of the Russian route and closer to the pole."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 1:59pm, by abrown
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Via News Deeply

"The 5 Gyres Institute’s pilot program takes high school students on ocean expeditions to show them how to collect and analyze plastic trash – with the goal of inspiring careers as scientists, policymakers and advocates."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 1:42pm, by nwehner
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Via The Associated Press

"While the presence of North Korean workers overseas has been documented, the AP investigation reveals for the first time that some products they make go to the United States, which is now a federal crime. AP also tracked the products made by North Korean workers to Canada, Germany and elsewhere in the European Union."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 11:55am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"An Interior Department executive turned whistleblower who claimed the Trump administration retaliated against him for publicly disclosing how climate change impacts Native Alaskan communities resigned Wednesday."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 10:20am, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"“Food is becoming more patchy and less reliable, so animals are moving around more,” said Scott Kraus, vice president and chief scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium. “The more you move around, the higher the chance of entanglements.”"

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Posted on October 3, 2017 - 5:25pm, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

According to an analysis by Greenpeace, Coca Cola "increased its production of throwaway plastic bottles last year by well over a billion" putting production at more than 110 billion bottles each year. 

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Posted on October 3, 2017 - 5:06pm, by nwehner

Via Cleveland.com

"We've had the ideal conditions: calm winds, lots of sun, hot temperatures and plenty of phosphorous - mostly spring fertilizer runoff from farm fields in Northwest Ohio."

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