• 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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  • We’ve been protecting Earth’s land for 100 years. We’re finally starting to protect its oceans

    By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin NOTE:  This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on September 14, 2016 A decade ago, only a tiny fraction of the world’s oceans had been protected from overfishing and other environmental threats. The United States had scores of national parks and other landmarks. Other countries had safeguarded cultural, historical and natural treasures. But […]

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  • Where Does Water Come From?

    Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill – August 30, 2016 in Radio Where does water come from? We know from science that water evaporates from the ocean reservoir, is captured in clouds, fog and rain, descends to seep into the underground aquifer or be distributed via lake and stream. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill […]

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  • Study Finds Shark Fins & Meat Contain High Levels of Neurotoxins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

    UM research team says restricting shark consumption protects human health and shark populations August 29, 2016 MIAMI—In a new study, University of Miami (UM) scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks can have […]

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  • We must recommit to national parks, America’s cathedrals

    By Jonathan B. Jarvis Jonathan B. Jarvis is Director of the National Park Service. [Editors Note:  This editorial originally appeared in the Washington Post on August 24, 2016] In 1914, Stephen Mather, a wealthy director of a borax mining company in California, observed the deteriorating conditions of some of America’s national parks and wrote a […]

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  • Editorial: Embrace group’s effort to bring high-speed broadband to Stark

    The Herbert W. Hoover Foundation was the initial funder of a study for broadband access and feasibility in Stark County.  This editorial originally appeared in the Canton Repository on August 21, 2016. By The Repository Editorial Board August 21. 2016 7:45AM Earlier this month, Fairlawn began constructing its FairlawnGig network in neighborhoods across the city. The […]

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  • Is That Real Tuna in Your Sushi? Now, a Way to Track That Fish

    [Editors Note:  This article originally appeared in the NY Times on August 13, 2016] AUGUST 13, 2016 By CLAIRE MARTIN “Most people don’t think data management is sexy,” says Jared Auerbach, owner of Red’s Best, a seafood distributor in Boston. Most don’t associate it with fishing, either. But Mr. Auerbach and a few other seafood entrepreneurs […]

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  • Margaret Goodro named to Lead Biscayne National Park

    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE News Release       Release Date: August 8, 2016 ATLANTA – The National Park Service has selected Margaret L. Goodro to lead Biscayne National Park as its next superintendent. Goodro replaces Brian Carlstrom, who left the position in November 2015 to serve in a Deputy Associate Director position in the Washington, […]

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  • Foundation Grantee is Runner-Up for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize

    [Editors Note:  Dr. Amanda Vincent was a runner-up in this competition.  Dr. Vincent is a recent recipient of a grant from the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, focusing on Seahorse Distribution and Marine Conservation in Biscayne National Park. By Matt Adams, Web Producer Note:  This article was originally published on cbs4indy.com INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carl Jones […]

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  • The biggest coral reef in the continental U.S. is dissolving into the ocean

    By Chelsea Harvey  May 4th, 2016 The long-suffering Florida coral reef tract — the largest reef in the continental U.S. and third-largest barrier reef ecosystem in the world — may have bigger problems than anyone thought, according to new research from the University of Miami and Florida International University. Scientists have discovered that part of the […]

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