• Up to 1 in 5 Fish Sold Is Caught Illegally—and Other Surprising Illegal Fishing Facts

    SOURCE:  The Pew Charitable Trusts/Julie Janovsky    Nov 13, 2017 Our ocean is under assault from a battery of threats that are damaging ecosystems, depleting fish stocks, and changing the marine environment. One of those threats gets relatively little attention but is both serious and solvable: large-scale illegal fishing. Here are seven facts about this […]

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  • Taking A Page From Pharma’s Playbook To Fight The Opioid Crisis

    SOURCE:  California Healthline/Pauline Bartolone     Nov 8, 2017 Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice in Chicago, eager to catch a moment between patients so they could pitch her a new drug. Now living in Humboldt County, Calif., Meengs is taking […]

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  • One short letter’s huge impact on the opioid epidemic

    By Nadia Kounang, CNN Updated 11:16 PM ET, Thu June 1, 2017 (CNN) Every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. Drug overdoses overall — most of them from opioid painkillers and heroin — are the leading cause of accidental death in the US, killing more people than guns or car accidents. In fact, while […]

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  • Brain damage in fish affected by plastic nanoparticles

    SOURCE:  Phys.org    Sept 25, 2017 Calculations have shown that 10 per cent of all plastic produced around the world ultimately ends up in the oceans. As a result, a large majority of global marine debris is in fact plastic waste. Human production of plastics is a well-known environmental concern, but few studies have studied […]

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  • Nature photographer snaps jaw-dropping photo he wishes ‘didn’t exist’

    SOURCE:  USA Today/Mary Bowerman  Sept 14, 2017 A California-based nature photographer, nominated for wildlife photographer of year, wishes the photo he’s nominated for “didn’t exist.” Justin Hofman’s photo of a tiny seahorse clinging to a pink plastic cotton swab highlights how plastic pollution has left virtually no corner of our world untouched. “I wish we didn’t have to see […]

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  • Humans Can Ease Climate Change Impacts on Oceans, Experts Say

    SOURCE:  Pew Charitable Trusts/Polita Glynn  April 27, 2017 While many people view climate change as an intangible and overwhelming problem, they can address its impacts on the oceans, chiefly through continued investment in innovative strategies for managing the seas and the life within them. That is one conclusion of a new paper titled “Avoiding a […]

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  • Herbert W. Hoover Foundation Funds Science and Math Programs

    SOURCE:  Stark County ESC  April 28, 2017 Water quality and ecological awareness are a high priority for the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation. For two years they have responded with enthusiasm to proposals to provide area science students with hands-on learning experiences through Science and Math on the Move (SAMM). The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation endorsed the project […]

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  • 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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