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Tests find low levels of “forever chemicals” in some Maryland oysters

A new round of testing for "forever chemicals" in St. Mary's County, MD, found "no levels of concern" in oysters or in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay tributaries where the shellfish were growing, according to state environmental officials.

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An unexpected outcome of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement: tasty sustainable scallops

Indigenous-owned Coastal Shellfish breathes new life into Prince Rupert's seafood economy, reviving former fish processing plant and offering jobs to locals.

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Toxics

Smoke and acid: where wildfires meet the ocean

As wildfires burn uncontrollably south of the U.S. border, the smokey skies over B.C. hint at the suffocating life in an ocean growing increasingly acidic.

Climate

Farmed shellfish is not immune to climate change

Touted as a sustainable source of protein, shellfish aquaculture may reach a tipping point by 2060.

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Water

Maryland's wild oyster harvest doubles from last year

A new study finds the state's population of bivalves is in much better shape now than it was two years ago, with abundance up and overfishing down.

Justice

South Africa’s abalone black market is being squeezed by COVID-19

The pandemic has temporarily collapsed the price of illegal abalone. But when the market returns, poaching is likely to get even worse.

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Toxics

Coronavirus hinders Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts, seafood industry

The novel coronavirus is rippling through the Chesapeake Bay region, with impacts felt from Pennsylvania farm fields to Eastern Shore oyster grounds.

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Who will eat all these oysters?

With the COVID-19 virus challenging the food supply chain, shellfish growers are finding a direct market for their products.

Climate

Ocean acidification an aquaculture issue, not a climate change issue

It's "not an effect of climate change". It's caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases ... like climate change.
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Toxics

Whakaari/White Island seafood being tested for toxic elements

MPI hopes to test seafood near volcano for toxic compounds such as arsenic and mercury.
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Toxics

Research looks to track spread of norovirus at sea — before it infects oysters

A Vancouver Island University professor is embarking on research to learn about norovirus in the marine environment, where it could batter the shellfish industry.

Toxics

Rising ocean acidity bad news for West Coast’s $200 million Dungeness crab fishery

The findings have unsettling implications for California's most valuable ocean crop.

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N.S. municipality looks to create 'business park on the sea' for oyster farming

A municipality in southwestern Nova Scotia that boasts ideal conditions for farming oysters wants producers to know it's open for business.
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Climate

Waters off California acidifying faster than rest of oceans, study shows

The ocean off California is acidifying faster than the rest of the ocean, a new study shows. 
Toxics

Changes to the ocean almost wiped out Oregon’s oyster industry

What will the Pacific Ocean be like in the decades ahead? Oregon scientists trying to better understand a rapidly changing ocean.
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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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