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The Ripple Effects of Shellfish Fisheries

"For eco-conscious eaters, choosing shellfish over some popular fin fish often feels like a way to have their seafood and eat it too. But according to a first-of-its-kind study, the exploitation of invertebrate fisheries has significant cascading effects in the ecosystem that affect other species of commercial and conservation interest."

http://conservationmagazine.org/2016/07/ripple-effects-shellfish-fisheries/
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A Gathering of Giants
A fascinating photographic essay of swimming among hundreds of #spermwhales. By Tony Wu (@tonywu)

https://psmag.com/the-future-of-biofuel-isnt-corn-it-s-algae-9f82bad84510#.u45hlovfp
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Seas are rising faster than international law can adapt. There is no international recognition of people displaced by climate change as refugees, leaving them without legal protection or rights.
#climatechange #climatechangerefugees #ocean #sealevelrise  
As warming seas climb their shores, Marshall Islanders face becoming climate refugees before the international community can decide what rights, if any, ...
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Aqua, the ‪Blue Marble‬ planet that connects us all. Peter Neill, author of the recently released "Once and Future Ocean" will speak at two venues this week: the Camden Public Library - Camden, Maine on Tuesday 7/12 (7pm) and at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor, Maine on Thursday 7/14 (7pm). Come hear about why the ocean matters and ways that we can work successfully toward a fresh ‪#‎water‬ future--a new "hydraulic society."
The sea connects all things... ‪

#‎onceandfutureocean‬ #water ‪#‎whytheoceanmatters‬ ‪#‎seaconnectsallthings‬ ‪#‎freshwater‬ ‪#‎hydraulicsociety‬
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The #Vaquita is the smallest #cetacean in the world and is exceedingly rare, incredibly shy, fast, and elusive. Some call it "Sea Unicorn." And there numbers are dwindling.
The tiny mammal is facing imminent extinction after only being discovered in 1987.
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Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016:
Winners and shortlisted images http://buff.ly/29tGAl3
Stunning photos raise awareness of issues like sustainable development, pollution, and human rights.
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From the IISD report entitled "The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review: Standards and the Blue Economy" which provides research, analysis, and suggested standards that might serve as policy and guidelines to address both the crisis and viability of ocean resources.

https://medium.com/@TheW2O/the-blue-economy-d670ab1d8a16#.hs7seehbk
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Florida Governor Rick Scott has taken his state from the cleanest to one of the most polluted in just a few short years. A lawsuit has recently been filed against Florida Power & Light Company’s Turkey Point Power Plant, a ‪#‎nuclear‬ power facility accused of poisoning the drinking ‪#‎water‬ supply and the federally protected waters of ‪#‎Biscayne‬ Bay.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article67532167.html
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It's Time to Label Water Consumption

What's missing from product labeling information? How much #water is used in the growing of tomatoes? How much water is used in the processing and the making? How is the water waste from production treated and disposed of? Where does the water come from and was its availability subsidized by the costs of public treatment and distribution? It's time for labeling to come clean about water consumption.

http://worldoceanobservatory.org/blog-entry/its-time-label-water-consumption

Truth in labeling. It’s time for us to know and publicly declare how the circles and cycles of water work on our consummate behalf and how we must protect and recycle that essential value as the key ingredient in our future sustenance.
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TAKE ACTION: STOP THE TAPAJÓS RIVER MEGA DAM
One of the largest rivers of the Amazon rainforest, the #Tapajós, is under threat. The Brazilian government is planning to build a mega-dam that would destroy this beautiful place and its unique biodiversity. Together we can stop this environmental disaster. Take action now to stop this dam.

Let's stop the Tapajós mega dam while it is still in the planning stages. Stand for the #Amazon. http://www.tapajos.org/global
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THE POLAR CODE AND THE FUTURE OF THE ARCTIC
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This week on WORLD OCEAN RADIO we discuss the Polar Code, a new document of the International Maritime Organization to begin to frame the safe use of the Polar region by the inevitable increased shipping traffic to the Arctic. In this 5-minute broadcast we outline the code, hail its thoroughness, and question the preparedness of increased maritime traffic and the risks involved to this highly vulnerable natural ecosystem.
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Look what's made the bestseller list at Blue Hill books!
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