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What’s killing coral reefs in Florida is also killing them in Belize

A study finds new evidence that nitrogen enrichment from land-based sources like agriculture run-off and sewage, are significantly driving macroalgal blooms to increase on the Belize Barrier Reef and causing massive decline in hard coral cover.

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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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Climate

Heat wave killed marine wildlife en masse

An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
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Biodiversity

Events, fisheries proposal keep endangered orcas in the spotlight

While endangered Southern Resident orca whales found in the Salish Sea are rarely seen by the average person, the species continues to be in the spotlight.
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US partners with four other countries to advance marine areas as climate solution

The U.S. is partnering with the United Kingdom, Chile, Costa Rica and France to boost the use of protected ocean areas as a climate solution. 
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Biodiversity

The price they pay for your perfect vacation photo

Scientists are concerned about unregulated feeding of ocean wildlife by tour operators.
Climate

As the Arctic melts, scientists say a regime shift is taking place

The Arctic is changing faster than any environment on Earth. The old, established order is being swept away, leaving scientists to ask: What's coming in its place?
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Yellowstone science forecasts climate change crunch for amphibians

Mention Yellowstone National Park and amphibians aren't likely to leap to mind. Yet the frogs, toads and salamanders that live in the 3,500-square miles of protected landscape are indicators of the park's health, as well as environmental changes.

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Toxics

Shark whose head was 'slowly being sliced off' by plastic strap rescued by scientists

A shark whose head was being "slowly sliced off" by a plastic strap it had become entangled in when younger has been rescued by scientists.

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Toxics

Orca that carried dead calf for 17 days gives birth again

Researchers spotted the killer whale they call J35 alongside her “robust and lively” new calf on Saturday — a ray of hope for the endangered Southern Resident population off the Pacific Northwest.
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Toxics

We finally know why Florida’s coral reefs are dying, and it’s not just climate change

Chemicals dumped into the ocean are making it easier for the hotter weather to do its deadly work, a study says.
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Originals

Peter Dykstra: The potential of ocean protection

For a guy who's been fascinated with nature all my life, I've been to a paltry number of national parks. My suitcase has no stickers for Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon.

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Researchers, doctors call for regulators to reassess safety of taking acetaminophen during pregnancy

The painkiller, taken by half of pregnant women worldwide, could be contributing to rising rates of reproductive system problems and neurodevelopmental disorders like ADHD and autism.

LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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