These endangered whales are disturbingly thin—why that matters

North Atlantic right whales are in worse shape than their southern cousins, in part due to entanglement in fishing gear, a new study says.
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Belgium blames France after finding tonnes of dead fish in river

The Belgian region of Wallonia said on Thursday that tonnes of fish were killed in a river by pollution that flowed across the border from France and accused the French authorities of being too slow to issue a warning.

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Climate

Fish ponds and water harvesting: climate-smart farming comes to Kenya

Unable to rely on the catch from Lake Victoria, locals are finding success with new and sustainable agriculture methods.

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Biodiversity

Even with DNA detection, Asian carp continue to evade scientists

Traces of genetic material in the environment can help researchers track the invasive species. But a positive detection doesn't always mean live fish.
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Climate

Arctic exploitation would possibly hurt animals huge and small

As sea ice within the Arctic Ocean dwindles with each and every successive 12 months of emerging world temperatures, it has turn into more straightforward and extra commonplace for firms to challenge into the area for fishing, delivery, and oil and gasoline exploration.

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Arctic exploitation may harm animals large and small

As the region warms, ignorance about creatures ranging from plankton to whales leaves them vulnerable to human activities.

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Tourism in Antarctica: Edging toward the (risky) mainstream

Travel to one of the most remote parts of the planet is booming. What does that mean for the environment and visitor safety?
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Food

Monkeyface prickleback: What a vegetarian fish can teach us about sustainable eating

Unlike the vast majority of fish species, this North American bony fish is a vegetarian, which means it can be farmed more sustainably, say scientists. And it tastes good!

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Lead-free program for MN loons gets green light

A Senate committee has cleared the way for Minnesota to receive federal funding to help the state's loons.
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EPA to clean up Donna superfund site

Nearly 30 years after carcinogens were first detected, and 12 years after the Environmental Protection Agency officially declared it a superfund site, the Donna Reservoir will soon undergo a massive cleanup effort.

Justice

The Mekong Delta is in danger as waters dry up

This river has nourished civilizations for millennia. Now it’s drying up, under attack from dam building, overfishing, and sand mining.
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Water

EPA letter criticizes Maryland over Chesapeake lawsuit threat

In a letter to members of Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday maintained its support for Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts while criticizing Maryland, which has threatened to take the agency to court.

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Philippine study finds microplastics inside a commonly consumed fish

Microplastics for breakfast? It might be likely as a newly published study shows concentrates of small plastic particles, or microplastics, inside the digestive systems of rabbitfish, a popular catch in the Philippines.

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The freshwater giants are dying

Overharvesting and habitat loss endanger most of the world’s freshwater “megafauna.” But many species may yet be saved.
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Water

Conservationists call for three-mile coastal fishing limit in Scotland

Marine conservation campaigners have called for trawlers to be banned from fishing within three miles of Scotland's shoreline to help depleted fish stocks and seabeds to recover.

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