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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 2:32pm, by raye
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Via The Conversation

"Competing national incentives among member states, and complex international relations extending far beyond the negotiations themselves, have stymied consensus as states negotiate power and fishing access in this icy commons at the bottom of the world."

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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 1:11pm, by abrown
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Via Greenwire

"House Natural Resources Democrats today accused the administration of conducting a secretive review of marine monuments and sanctuaries, and urged President Trump to release a Commerce Department report assessing offshore oil and drilling potential in those sites."

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Posted on November 3, 2017 - 12:55pm, by abrown

Via The New Zealand Herald

"The Department of Conservation will carefully review a study which has described a constant underwater racket created by seismic airguns. In a new blog post, US scientists Dr Leigh Torres, of Oregon State University, and Dr Holger Klinck, of Cornell University, have aired their concerns over the oil and gas industry's use of the instruments, which they say are having a harmful impact on marine life."

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Posted on November 2, 2017 - 11:25am, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, is poised to make wholesale changes to the agency’s key advisory group by jettisoning scientists who have received grants from the EPA and replacing them with industry experts and state government officials."

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Posted on November 2, 2017 - 12:48am, by abrown

Via Sierra Express Media

"Sierra Leone’s Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Hon. Elesabeth N. Mans, on Monday, 30th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vice Minister of Agriculture, People’s Republic of Chinese, Yu Kangzhen. The MoU is as a result of the need to regulate and administer fishing activities in a bid to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing activities through close cooperation."

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Posted on November 2, 2017 - 12:34am, by abrown
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Via Anthropocene

"Researchers have discovered that of the multitude of marine species that consume microplastics in the ocean, corals do so because they like the way that plastic tastes. This adds another surprising dimension to the puzzle of plastic pollution in the sea. But, it also highlights one possible route to reducing its impact on ocean wildlife."

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Posted on November 1, 2017 - 3:20pm, by abrown

Via RT Question More

"The US Treasury Department has announced a new set of sanctions against Moscow, banning American companies and individuals from taking part in Russian energy projects related to deepwater, Arctic offshore or shale oil exploration and production."

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