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Posted on October 19, 2017 - 10:41am, by alewin

Via The Seattle Times

"Surveys off Washington’s coast detected low numbers of juvenile salmon from the Columbia River, including spring chinook, a bad omen for orcas and other species that rely on the king of fish."

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Posted on October 16, 2017 - 2:08pm, by alewin
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Via Keys News

Dive teams are conducting surveys and collecting data to determine which areas may benefit from immediate actions, such as removing debris and repositioning coral. This rapid assessment will give the sanctuary and scientists a snapshot of the current status of the reef, and it will inform future management of the sanctuary resources, Sanctuary Superintendent Sarah Fangman said.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 - 9:58am, by nwehner
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Via Ars Technica

"Climeworks’ Swiss plant is an array of 18 blower units, together capable of capturing about 900 tons of CO2 per year, which is about what 55 average Americans emit. The company has installed one of these units (so capturing only about 50 tons per year) in Iceland as a test."

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Posted on October 4, 2017 - 10:20am, by nwehner
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Via The New York Times

"“Food is becoming more patchy and less reliable, so animals are moving around more,” said Scott Kraus, vice president and chief scientist at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium. “The more you move around, the higher the chance of entanglements.”"

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Posted on September 28, 2017 - 3:33pm, by nwehner
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Via The Washington Post

"The single glacier alone contains 1.7 feet of potential global sea level rise and is thought to be in a process of unstable, ongoing retreat."

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Posted on September 28, 2017 - 10:03am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

A group of 18 scientists and managers are arguing that "new and potentially riskier interventions must be implemented alongside conventional management efforts and strong action to curb global warming.”

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