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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:54pm, by abrown

Via NewsDeeply

"As an unprecedented string of storms hit the Caribbean, a volunteer organization began dispatching privately owned superyachts to bring desperately needed supplies and volunteers to hard-to-reach coastal towns."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:45pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"In a study published recently in Coral Reefs, scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego created and analyzed detailed photomosaics of the coral reef at Palmyra Atoll, and made surprising discoveries around coral spatial ecology. The scientists, led by graduate student Clinton Edwards, canvassed more than 17,000 square feet of reef, and 44,008 coral colonies, taking more than 39,000 images that were then stitched together to create 3D photomosaics that encompassed the reef."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:33pm, by abrown
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Via The New York Times

"The Trump administration made its debut at a United Nations conference on climate change on Monday by giving a full-throated defense of fossil fuels and nuclear energy as answers to driving down global greenhouse gas emissions...But even before the Trump team could make its case, the panel was disrupted for more than 10 minutes by scores of chanting and singing demonstrators."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 5:29pm, by abrown
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Via NewsDeeply

"The recent escape of 160,000 Atlantic salmon raised in Pacific Ocean pens and environmental concerns about the impact of fish farms on wild populations have prompted a new look at inland aquaculture"

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 2:51pm, by nwehner

Via IUCN

"Integration of socio-economic data into monitoring of coastal ecosystems, particularly coral reefs, is a relatively recent phenomenon under development in the Caribbean region. SocMon Caribbean collaboration with regional and international partners is paving the way for providing coastal resource managers with a picture of human and environmental trends at coastal sites."

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Posted on November 16, 2017 - 11:47am, by abrown
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Facing the rising tide: Sustainable ways to address climate change for resilient coastal communities and healthy marine ecosystems in Southeast Asia

The effects of climate change are increasingly felt, and threaten livelihoods and biodiversity in coastal and marine ecosystems, globally. Sea-level rise and increased storm intensity severely affect coastal communities, while rising water temperatures and ocean acidifcation change coastal and oceanic ecosystems dramatically. Healthy, well-functioning ecosystems enhance natural resilience to the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce the vulnerability of people. The Paris Agreement realizes this connection and charts a new course in the global climate effort. Still, the sum of local actions are essential in taking the Paris Agreement forward and successfully addressing climate change.

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Posted on November 15, 2017 - 10:27am, by nwehner
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Via The Stranger

"On Monday, the Wild Fish Conservancy announced the group is filing a lawsuit against Cooke Aquaculture Pacific, LLC, for violating the Clean Water Act. Cooke Aquaculture, the group argues, was responsible for the inadvertent release of hundreds of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon into public waters, which could potentially out-compete endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead for both food and spawning grounds, as well as spread disease and parasites to native populations."

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Posted on November 14, 2017 - 10:26pm, by abrown
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Via IUCN

"The number of natural World Heritage sites threatened by climate change has grown from 35 to 62 in just three years, with climate change being the fastest growing threat they face, according to a report released today by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, at the UN climate change conference in Bonn, Germany."

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Posted on November 14, 2017 - 2:39pm, by raye

Via PBS: News Hour

"Sometimes called bunker, pogy, or baitfish, fishermen like Friedrich know menhaden well. Although he doesn’t angle for menhaden, they are critical for the food web and support the largest East Coast commercial fishery. That is why the debate over their survival has reached a fever pitch."

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