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Could seaweed be a salve to debate over salmon farming?

Researcher Thierry Chopin has been pitching the ecological, economic and social benefits of farming seaweed and salmon together since the late 1990s.

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Can a cold water bath save the Great Barrier Reef?

Lack of action on climate change is forcing scientists to devise ever more elaborate ways to stave off the damage.
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How computer vision can protect coral reefs

The Australian Institute of Marine Science teams up with Accenture to protect coral reefs in a computer vision project inspired by a Netflix documentary.

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Ocean acidification could wipe out shellfish industry: Report

A new statewide report is urging fast action to address ocean acidification to avoid catastrophic effects on the region’s shellfish industry.
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Ocean acidification endangers local aquaculture

The rise in ocean acidification is disproportionately affecting marine economies and ecosystems in Massachusetts — particularly those of mollusks, which have a higher mortality rate based on the acidity of the water.

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Ocean acidification affecting California mussels

A UC San Diego researcher says an increasingly acidic ocean is having an impact on shellfish that live in the nearshore environment.

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A hi-tech eye in the sky lays bare Hawaiʻi’s living coral reefs

A team of researchers used an airborne mapping technique to survey living coral distribution across the main Hawaiian archipelago.

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Salty seas make lightning brighter

Salt seems to be the reason why bolts are brighter over the ocean than over land.

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Atlantic discovery: 12 new species 'hiding in the deep'

A dozen ocean species new to science could already be threatened by climate change, scientists find.
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Coral versus climate

"It's like this huge sentence of death hanging over coral reefs all over the planet, and it's slowly creeping up. But it isn't here yet."

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Unique ‘climate refuge’ for coral discovered off coast of east Africa

'Jewel of biodiversity' in natural oceanic basin formed during deglaciation of Kilimanjaro and Usambara mountains,

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Losing ground: climate change is altering the rules of ecosystem hierarchy

Sea-level rise is letting a tiny crab drastically alter marsh landscapes.

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A race against time to rescue a reef from climate change

In an unusual experiment, a coral reef in Mexico is now insured against hurricanes. A team of locals known as “the Brigade” rushed to repair the devastated corals, piece by piece.
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Burning fossil fuels helped drive Earth's most massive extinction

Massive volcanic eruptions ignited oil and coal deposits in Siberia in the events that led to the Permian-Triassic “Great Dying” event.
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For sustainable business, ‘planetary boundaries’ define the new rules

How does a business grow and expand, but function in a way that doesn't overexploit the Earth? A new enterprise is offering an answer to this question.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

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.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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