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‘We’re at a tipping point with coal’: Q&A with Bloomberg’s Antha Williams

Williams discusses a just energy transition, the role of finance in driving change, and the importance of ocean protection.

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Climate

Collaboration key to protecting oceans, fisheries, researchers say

A co-ordinated global effort to preserve the oceans’ most important coastal habitats using marine protected areas (MPAs) could increase biodiversity, sequester carbon, and bolster food security, a new study has found.
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Climate

What’s good for the ocean may also be good for business

Companies are trying to prove that conservation, sustainable fishing and carbon sequestration are profitable.
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Climate

How eroded seabed rocks provide essential nutrient sources for marine organisms, study

Researchers discovered that eroded seabed rocks release iron -- an essential nutrient for marine microorganisms -- into the ocean, helping sustain life and affecting the overall food chain.
Toxics

Secretive ‘gold rush’ for deep-sea mining dominated by handful of firms

Greenpeace report warns against granting licences to 'deeply destructive' industry with opaque oversight, and calls for global ocean treaty.

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Biodiversity

Fisheries in a flask? Loose DNA in seawater offers a new measure of marine populations

New studies of environmental DNA approach a long-sought goal: measuring abundance of marine fish.

Justice

Video: Threats to fisheries are pushing fishermen to advocate

From Captains for Clean Water, Everyone in Between explores the value and wonder of Florida’s Everglades and Alaska’s Bristol Bay fisheries—as well as the threats to both—through the eyes and experience of Captain John Landry.
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Toxics

Are industrial chemicals killing rare whales and familiar dolphins?

Dozens of beached animals on the U.S. Atlantic Coast contained high levels of pollutants and heavy metals in their blubber and liver tissues, a new study shows.

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Climate

Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt: ‘Solutions are always local’

Coming from respective backgrounds of design and technology, Wendy Schmidt and her husband, Eric, are the driving force behind some of the charitable organizations and investment vehicles working to address the challenges of climate change, clean energy, ocean health, and more.

Justice

The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says

A decade ago, United Nations members crafted an agreement to curb the loss of biodiversity. We’ve failed miserably, but all hope is not lost.
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Climate

Will AI save us from ourselves?

Humans are wired to deal with immediate threats like that what's that moving in the bushes. However, for long-term threats like climate change, people suffer from cognitive biases that often make us discount the extent of the threat or turn us into bystanders as we wait for someone else to deal with the problem.

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Toxics

Enric Sala: To prevent the next deadly disease, we must stop harming nature

The coronavirus pandemic proves it: By damaging the planet, we have sapped nature’s power to protect humanity from diseases.
Toxics

Report: Sustainable ocean policies provide big economic benefits

Saving the ocean will have effects that go far beyond the shoreline.
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Toxics

‘More blue’: An artwork shows the sea changing during lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.
Biodiversity

Thirty-six thousand feet under the sea

The explorers who set one of the last meaningful records on earth.
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Climate change, chaos, and cannibalism

Forty eight years ago, a sci-fi thriller predicted a future with all three—in the year 2022.

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.

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"These toxics chemicals are affecting you—not just the polar bears, the insects, and the birds."

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.

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.

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