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Regulators missing pollution’s effect on marine life, study finds

Increasing chemical and plastic pollution are "significant" contributors to the decline of fish and other aquatic organisms, yet their impact is being missed by regulators, according to a report by environmentalists.

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Scientists alarmed after four gray whales found dead in San Francisco Bay

Four dead gray whales have washed up on beaches in the San Francisco Bay area in the past nine days, in the latest spate of whale deaths in the region.

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Climate

Rowley Shoals: Thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

What would a tropical reef look like if it could escape the man-made perils of global heating and overfishing? A new study suggests it would look like Rowley Shoals, an isolated archipelago of reefs 260km off Australia's north-west coast.

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Biodiversity

Audubon at sea

Famous for his art and writing about birds—and infamous more recently for his racist views—John James Audubon traversed the Atlantic a dozen times, providing a snapshot into the state of the ocean two centuries ago.
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Climate

Trawl fishing ban off Sussex coast aims to restore seaweed forests

Damaging trawl fishing has been banned in more than 100 square miles of seabed off Sussex to help once vast kelp forests recover.

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Biodiversity

Revealed: Seafood fraud happening on a vast global scale

A Guardian Seascape analysis of 44 recent studies of more than 9,000 seafood samples from restaurants, fishmongers and supermarkets in more than 30 countries found that 36% were mislabelled, exposing seafood fraud on a vast global scale.

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Climate

‘There's no ice’: Warming seas chill Quebec’s seal tourism

For the fifth time since 2010, a lack of ice means no visitors and an unstable future for the ice-dependent harp seal.

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Toxics

Queensland passes laws banning 'killer' single-use plastics

Environmentalists hail 'fantastic news' for the state's turtles, whales and seabirds.

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Toxics

Joe Roman: America’s new whale is now at extinction's doorstep

It's tough to make a living and raise your young in the Gulf of Mexico, one of the most industrialized seas on Earth. Death comes in the form of ships, oil rigs and plastic.

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Climate

Arctic ice loss forces polar bears to use four times as much energy to survive - study

Polar bears and narwhals are using up to four times as much energy to survive because of major ice loss in the Arctic, according to scientists.

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Toxics

Very few of world’s rivers undamaged by humanity, study finds

Rivers are biodiversity hotspots but pollution, dams and invasive species have caused havoc.

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Biodiversity

Global salmon farming harming marine life and costing billions in damage

Salmon farming is wreaking ruin on marine ecosystems, through pollution, parasites and high fish mortality rates which are causing billions of pounds a year in damage, a new assessment of the global salmon farming industry has found.

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Climate

Climate crisis pushing great white sharks into new waters

The climate crisis is pushing great white sharks into new waters where they are causing populations of endangered wildlife to plunge, research has shown.

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Cacophony of human noise is hurting marine life, scientists warn

A natural ocean soundscape is fundamental to healthy marine life but is being drowned out by an increasingly loud cacophony of noise from human activities, according to the first comprehensive assessment of the issue.

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‘Big day for UK seas’ as bottom trawling ban in four protected areas proposed

Campaigners welcome fishing restrictions to help restore habitats including Dogger Bank, but say government must go further.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Can marine protected areas reduce marine disease?

EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

Food dyes linked to attention and activity problems in children

"Most consumers have no idea that something that is allowed in the food supply by the FDA could trigger adverse behaviors."

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Biden takes a run at America's glaring environmental problems. Can he succeed?

President Biden counts on a tenuous Congressional majority to dramatically alter environmental policy.

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