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Posted on May 11, 2017 - 11:36am, by nwehner

Via Conservation International

"Human Nature sat down with Guilherme Dutra, marine program director for CI Brazil, to discuss the pioneering seafood traceability program, Pesca+Sustentável (in English, Fisheries+Sustainable). Winner of the 2014 Google Brazil Social Impact Challenge, this initiative brings innovative technology directly to fishing communities in Brazil to reshape the seafood chain from the water to the consumer’s plate."

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4th July 2017 at The Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton (UK)

Key Note Speaker: Professor Stuart Rogers (Chief Scientist) CEFAS

This one day conference will look to understand the external impacts on the marine environment and how an integrated management approach can deliver multiple benefits. To explore effective approaches to ecological impact assessment in the Marine environments and to discuss the required elements of a post-Brexit integrated marine management policy and legislative landscape.

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Posted on May 9, 2017 - 2:14pm, by nwehner
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Via Transatlantic MPA Network

"The first of three twinning projects being set up through the Transatlantic MPA network has started work, with a first meeting of participants in Monaco in early April.

The Transatlantic MPA Networks Twinning Project aims to improve cooperation between networks of marine protected areas in the Atlantic basin, with the objective of strengthening the effective management of MPAs and improving conservation results."

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Posted on May 9, 2017 - 11:37am, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"Australian climate science went through an upheaval last year, one that engaged the press and the public in defending the importance of basic research. In the end, Dr. Church did indeed lose his job, but scores of his colleagues who had been marked for layoffs did not. Some of them view him as having sacrificed his career to save theirs."

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Posted on May 8, 2017 - 1:11pm, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"The Environmental Protection Agency has dismissed at least five members of a major scientific review board, the latest signal of what critics call a campaign by the Trump administration to shrink the agency’s regulatory reach by reducing the role of academic research."

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Posted on May 8, 2017 - 11:09am, by nwehner
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Via Science

"It took more than 10 months, but today the scientists who blew the whistle on a paper in Science about the dangers of microplastics for fish have been vindicated. An expert group at Sweden’s Central Ethical Review Board (CEPN) has concluded that the paper’s authors, Oona Lönnstedt and Peter Eklöv of Uppsala University (UU), committed “scientific dishonesty” and says that Science should retract the paper, which appeared in June 2016."

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