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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 4:17pm, by raye
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Via Treehugger

"The researchers found that just 10 rivers may be responsible for dumping almost four million metric tons of plastic into the ocean every year. And thus, targeting those rivers could have a dramatic impact on reducing marine pollution."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 3:30pm, by abrown
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Via Independent

"Syria has become a signatory of the Paris climate agreement, leaving the US as the only country in the world not to support the framework deal to combat greenhouse gas emissions."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 12:39pm, by raye
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Via Treehugger 

"For years, scientists thought that marine animals eat plastic by accident. There is so much of it in the water and it's hard to differentiate it from real food, so it ends up getting eaten. But now research is showing that marine animals actually like the taste of plastic, adding a worrisome element to the pollution problem."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 12:24pm, by raye
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Via Clean Technica

"Caroline Power is an underwater photographer who has lived on the island of Roatan in Honduras for the past 11 years. She says the amount of plastic trash floating in the ocean near her home has increased dramatically in the past several years."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 12:10pm, by raye
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Via The Chronicle Herald 

"Last month, Canada met its 2017 target. With new marine refuges off the coast of British Columbia and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Quebec announced in late October, 5.22 per cent of Canada’s marine and coastal areas now have some sort of protection."

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Posted on November 7, 2017 - 9:42am, by raye
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Via The Atlantic

"Climate change is real. It’s caused by greenhouse-gas pollution released by human industrial activity. Its consequences can already be felt across every region and coastline of the United States—and, unless we stop emitting greenhouse gases soon, those consequences will almost certainly get worse."

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Posted on November 6, 2017 - 12:46pm, by abrown

Via Phys.org

"Phytoplankton, unicellular photosynthetic microbes, play a fundamental role in the global carbon cycle and fuel marine food webs. Globally, phytoplankton productivity is regulated by the availability of essential nutrients such as nitrogen and iron. Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, have now been able to show that the growth of phytoplankton over large extents of the ocean is not limited by a single nutrient, but by multiple nutrients simultaneously. The study has been published today in the top scientific journal Nature."

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