• Project Seahorse presents: ‘Seahorse’ an art exhibit by Xavier Cortada

    SOURCE – Project Seahorse  March 24, 2017 Project Seahorse presents an exhibit by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada, as the launch event for its “Seahorses: Magical Creatures in Our Backyard” outreach initiative. What: “Seahorses” – an exhibit opening by Xavier Cortada – https://seahorses.eventbrite.ca When: Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 S […]

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  • Biologist Ruth Gates trying to engineer bleach resistant coral

    SOURCE:  West Hawaii Today/staff report  March 17, 2017 Her driving mission is to stop talking about death and destruction. Doom and gloom sells, she realizes, but it also creates pessimism, where it can be easy to throw up your hands and just wait for the forgone conclusion. Instead, Gates, the director of the Hawaiian Institute […]

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  • Microplastics found in supermarket fish, shellfish

    SOURCE:  CBCNEWS/Brandie Weikle January 28, 2017 Tiny pieces of plastic are making their way into fish and shellfish found at the supermarket, a new study has shown. The findings are part of a report prepared for the International Maritime Organization, the UN agency responsible for preventing marine pollution. It’s not yet been established what effect these […]

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  • Advances in Coral Restoration Hold Promise for Protecting Coasts—and Economies

    SOURCE:  Pew Charitable Trusts/Polita Glynn February 7, 2017 Coral reefs, mangroves, and coastal wetlands do more than furnish habitat for wildlife and protect communities from storms. These species-rich ecosystems also provide tangible economic value, attracting recreation and tourism that support local businesses. Research on quantifying—and, where possible, increasing—all of those values is advancing, and the […]

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  • Famed snake trackers from India latest weapon in Florida war on pythons

    SOURCE:  Miami Herald/Jenny Staletovich – January 23, 2017 What Judas snakes, snake-sniffing dogs and even hunters from around the globe have struggled to accomplish may finally be pulled off by a pair of singing snake catchers from India: solving the riddle for finding Burmese pythons in Florida’s Everglades. In just two weeks this month, the […]

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  • Les Kaufman Participates in Two Workshops on Climate Change and Coral Reefs

    SOURCE:  Boston University/Nov. 22, 2016 Les Kaufman, a Professor of Biology and a Faculty Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, participated in two related workshops in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area of southeastern Florida during the week of November 13. The first workshop was a one-day forum focused on […]

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  • Animals Eat Ocean Plastic Because it Smells Like Food

    SOURCE:  National Geographic/Laura Parker – November 9, 2016 A new study sheds light on why so many seabirds, fish, whales, and other critters are gobbling up so much marine plastic debris. And it’s not quite what scientists thought. As the oceans fill with plastic debris, hundreds of marine species eat astonishing amounts of it. Yet the […]

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  • National Geographic’s stunning climate-change documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio travels the world to highlight the impacts and solutions to climate change in his recently released documentary, “Before the Flood.” The film is streaming for free through November 6, 2016. Find it available online here: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/before-the-flood/videos/before-the-flood/.

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  • Stark County Broadband Study Results on Schedule

    Source: Canton Repository/Edd Pritchard – October 10, 2016 The Stark County Broadband Task Team will meet on Wednesday to explain details of the broadband feasibility study and discuss the next option. JACKSON TWP. Volunteers pushing for a high-speed broadband access plan hope to build support for the next phase in the project this week when they […]

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  • U.S. Giant Salamanders Slipping Away: Inside the Fight to Save the Hellbender

    SOURCE:  National Geographic/Jane J. Lee – December 22, 2013 Snot otters. Lasagna lizards. Allegheny alligators. With nicknames like these, you’d think the actual animal, a salamander more commonly known as a hellbender, would be a natural poster child for endangered wildlife.  Instead, hellbenders live quiet lives tucked away under large rocks in the mountain streams of […]

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