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Struggling to stay up-to-date with the dizzying array of news coming out of the White House? Here's the news you need to know that pertains to ocean and coastal conservation.

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Posted on August 29, 2017 - 10:24am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

Patagonia is redoubling its efforts to protect public lands from boundary changes under the Trump administration. The outdoor retailer is joining Native American groups and environmental activists in this effort.

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Posted on August 14, 2017 - 12:39pm, by abrown
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Via Phys.org

"A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable and is turning to the Trump administration to sidestep endangered species laws."

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Posted on August 10, 2017 - 11:07am, by abrown
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Via The Guardian

"The Trump administration has moved to dismantle climate adaptation programs including the Denali Commission, an Anchorage-based agency that is crafting a plan to safeguard or relocate dozens of towns at risk from rising sea levels, storms and the winnowing away of sea ice."

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Posted on August 8, 2017 - 11:08am, by abrown
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Via The Mercury News

"Rejecting a petition from environmental groups, the Trump administration announced Monday that it will not list Pacific bluefin tuna — a torpedo-shaped fish that can grow to 1,000 pounds and which sells for $100,000 or more per fish in Japanese sushi markets — as endangered, despite that fact that the animal’s population has fallen 97 percent."

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Posted on August 8, 2017 - 9:23am, by nwehner

Via The New York Times

"The draft report by scientists from 13 federal agencies, which has not yet been made public, concludes that Americans are feeling the effects of climate change right now. It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited."

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