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Posted on January 18, 2017 - 2:07pm, by nwehner

Via The Conversation

"In buying the cattle station the government is able to stem the sediment runoff away from the Great Barrier Reef and provide a healthier environment in which the coral can thrive. This is just one example of scientists using local knowledge successfully to inform ministers to make decisions on the local scale that alleviate the problems faced by marine ecosystems of climate change, over fishing and pollution."

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Posted on January 18, 2017 - 9:51am, by nwehner

Via ArsTechnica

"Republicans and some Democratic Congress members seem poised to weaken the Endangered Species Act under the new Administration, the Washington Post reports. Republican lawmakers especially have complained that the law has been used to improperly stymie drilling, mining, and land development."

In the News
Posted on January 17, 2017 - 11:54am, by nwehner

Within the Network MMMPA-WWF-NOAA, Anne Walton, Dr. Patricia Marti-Puig and Dr. David Cabana are pleased to announce a webinar series on "Engaging Stakeholders to Influence MPAs Policy".

The presentations will be held the 24th and 25th January (8:00 PM Rome (GMT+1). Each webinar day includes 2 panels, round of questions and final discussion. The foreseen duration for each day is 1 h 15 mins.

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Posted on January 17, 2017 - 10:00am, by nwehner

Via Hakai Magazine

"You won’t catch any three-eyed mutant fish off the coast of Japan these days, but in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami you also won’t have a problem finding flounder, the latest species to suddenly flourish in a nuclear disaster zone after humans have been pushed away."

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Posted on January 17, 2017 - 9:16am, by nwehner

Via High Country News

"A bill that’s in committee right now would undo the 111-year-old Antiquities Act, taking the power to create national monuments away from the president and keeping federal lands and waters open to oil and gas exploration."

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Posted on January 17, 2017 - 9:07am, by nwehner

Via The Dispatch

"Two weeks after the National Aquarium expressed a willingness to consider withdrawing an application to designate the Baltimore Canyon as a national marine sanctuary, a coalition of local marina owners and boat captains last week fired off a letter seeking to hold him to his word."

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Posted on January 13, 2017 - 12:17pm, by nwehner

Via PBS NewsHour

"The Nekton Mission is an alliance of 30 organizations conducting the longest seafloor survey in history. Think of it as a physical exam for the ocean. Future groups will be able to use the mission’s baseline findings to chart how oceans will respond to human-made threats like global warming. The project is sponsored by XL Catlin, a global insurance company from Ireland that has sponsored similar environmental surveys since 2009. None of the work is proprietary, and the data are open access so other researchers can use them."