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Opinion

Trump’s sellout of American heritage.

Opinion | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER

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Water

Big decision looms over little oily fish that feeds so many others.

If you were to round up all of the menhaden swimming along the Atlantic coast and somehow put them on a scale, they’d weigh in at about 1.2 million metric tons.

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Climate

Whitehouse's floor soliloquies chug on. Is anyone listening?

For the 180th time, Sheldon Whitehouse took to the Senate floor this month to warn of the perils of climate change, blasting the fossil fuel industry, corporate greed and the failure of market capitalism to address global warming.

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Climate

How has climate change affected Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge - In 2016, the consequences of climate change in Vietnam were evident with 10 typhoons and seven tropical depressions in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea), more than the average of many years ago. Of these, four storms and two tropical depressions directly affected the mainland.

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Water

Chesapeake Bay dead zone this summer worst since 2014.

In June, federal scientists predicted a bigger-than-average oxygen-deprived dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this summer, and it turns out they were right.

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Water

Empty nets signal trouble for Columbia River salmon.

By Lynda V. Mapes

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Climate

Miami's mayor seeks climate change converts among Miami's Republican voters.

BY DAVID SMILEY

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Editorial

Fighting pollution is as crucial as growth.

The country’s leadership has realised that quality of life is just as important as the material benefits of GDP and job creation. But the task ahead calls for a much greater commitment

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Climate

Chesapeake acidification could compound issues already facing the bay, researchers find.

For ten days across recent summers, researchers aboard the University of Delaware research vessel Hugh R. Sharp collected water samples from the mouth of the Susquehanna River to Solomons Island in a first-of-its-kind investigation. They wanted to know when and where the waters of the Chesapeake Bay were turning most acidic.

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Toxics

Lake Okeechobee hits highest level since 2005, raising concerns its dike could fail.

Rainfall from Hurricane Irma has pushed the water level in Lake Okeechobee to its highest point since 2005. Now, with more wet weather in the forecast, nearby residents fear a collapse of the 80-year-old dike around the lake.

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Climate

Marin thinkers join effort to tackle sea-level rise.

Architects, urban planners, environmentalists and others gathered Thursday afternoon at Tiscornia Marsh in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood to look at the undulating waves in the bay and contemplate ways to keep those forces from overrunning land as sea-level rise takes hold.

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