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Posted on March 17, 2017 - 4:59pm, by abrown

Via Science Daily

"A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population model."

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Posted on March 17, 2017 - 3:10pm, by nwehner
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Via Congress.gov

"To amend title 54, United States Code, to provide for congressional approval of national monuments and restrictions on the use of national monuments, to establish requirements for declaration of marine national monuments, and for other purposes."

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Posted on March 17, 2017 - 10:52am, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would slash funding for science, health and environmental programs at home and abroad, sparking an outcry Thursday among experts who say the cuts would endanger the planet."

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Posted on March 17, 2017 - 10:45am, by abrown
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Via SDG Knowledge Hub

"In advance of the UN Ocean Conference, the UN has issued guidelines for registering voluntary commitments in the Ocean Conference Registry of Commitments. The Registry, located on the Conference website, will be one of three outcomes from the ‘high-level UN Oceans Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development,’ convening in June 2017."

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Posted on March 17, 2017 - 10:33am, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Seeking to explore how short-term periods of elevated CO2 from upwelling impact the bacteria in the water, UC Santa Barbara researchers found that the additional CO2—and corresponding drop in pH—increased the respiration of these organisms. This means more resources are recycled rather than retained in the . The results appear in the journal PLOS ONE."

MPA News

For a marine protected area to be effective means it is successfully addressing threats to the features the MPA was designed to protect. So if an MPA is designed specifically to protect a certain benthic community — like a deep-sea coral reef — then it is effective if it minimizes or eliminates the threats to that community.

MPA News

Last November, MPA News speculated on whether the election of Donald Trump as US President would bring a rollback of MPAs — specifically the large marine national monuments that former President Barack Obama designated or expanded under the US Antiquities Act.

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