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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 12:08pm, by abrown

Via Fox 59

Thirty-two conservationists have been nominated for the Indianapolis Prize, awarded biennially by the Indianapolis Zoo. Sylvia Earle, William McLellan, and more have the chance to win a large cash prize.  

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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 10:55am, by nwehner

Via The Washington Post

"Research demonstrates that “if you reduce coral reef health — if you go from that really rough coral reef with lots of live coral to a degraded coral reef with a relatively smooth surface — you have increased run-up in flooding,” said Curt Storlazzi, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey."

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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 10:52am, by nwehner
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Via New Republic

"A three-mile section of border fencing in California will be constructed without federal protections for clean water and air, endangered species, and historic sites, according to a notice posted Tuesday in the Federal Register."

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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 10:46am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses (Octopus tetricus) that have been been observed communicating—either directly as in den evictions or indirectly through posturing, chasing or color changes, according to findings reported in the journal Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology."

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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 10:44am, by abrown

Via npr

When brexit officially happens the UK will leave the Common Fisheries Policy and will be an independant coastal state that determines its own quotas and access. This means the French fishermen who commonly fish in UK waters are worried about their livelihoods and the French economy.

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Posted on September 13, 2017 - 10:21am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

The loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure was examined for the Australian Palm Island region in a new study "Extensive loss of branching corals and changes in coral community structure in Australia's Palm Islands region over the past century has been revealed in a new study. The study used high-resolution uranium-thorium dating, modern and palaeoecological techniques to learn about coral loss in the past. 

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