• ‘Super Corals’ Could Survive Warming Oceans

    (This article originally appeared on news.discovery.com on November 30, 2015) By Lori Cuthbert If you go to a tropical paradise this winter, you’ll likely snorkel on the local coral reef. If you do, take a good look, because those corals might not be around for much longer as warmer ocean temperatures kill them off. Scientists […]

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  • When the Tea Party Met the Sea Party

    [Editors Note:  This article orginally appeared on the Huffington Post website on November 18, 2015] By David Helvarg So what do conservative Reps. Curt Clawson of Florida and Mark Sanford of South Carolina, liberal Rep. Sam Farr of California, climate activist Bill McKibben, a former petroleum engineer, an evangelical minister and a surfer all have […]

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  • How we are all contributing to the destruction of coral reefs: Sunscreen

    [Editors Note:  This article originally appeared in the Washington Post on October 20, 2015] By Darryl Fears The sunscreen that snorkelers, beachgoers and children romping in the waves lather on for protection is killing coral and reefs around the globe. And a new study finds that a single drop in a small area is all […]

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  • Hawaii to experience worst-ever coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures

    [Editor’s Note:  Dr. Ruth Gates is involved in a Herbert W. Hoover Foundation funded initiative to use evidence-based research to measure the coastal health of areas around the world.] HONOLULU (AP) — Warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures around Hawaii this year will likely lead to the worst coral bleaching the islands have ever seen, scientists said Friday. […]

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  • Policing Seafood with DNA

    [Editors Note:  This article highlights work that is being funded through the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation] By Ben Shouse and Scott Baker “Fishy”—meaning inspiring doubt or suspicion—is a fairly apt description of the way in which much of the world’s fish is bought and sold these days. Peer-reviewed research suggests that as much as a […]

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  • That wild caught shrimp you just ate? It might be from a skanky, destructive farm

    (Reprint from http://theseamonster.net/2015/08/shrimp_fraud/) Like lots of people, you probably love shrimp. Love to eat them that is. And hopefully you know, shrimp farming is highly destructive. To make a shrimp farm, you first clear out all the mangroves, destroying a critical coastal ecosystem.  Mangrove loss results in greater storm and tsunami impacts, greatly reduced fisheries […]

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  • Tiny Team Uses Satellites to Bust Illegal Fishing Worldwide

    (Editors Note: This article originally appeared on the National Geographic website http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150615-skytruth-pirate-fishing-illegal-big-data-ocean-conservation/) By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic JUNE 15, 2015 Working late into the night in land-locked West Virginia, Bjorn Bergman helped authorities stop a fishing boat from illegally harvesting tuna and sharks thousands of miles away, off the Pacific island nation of Palau. In late January, Bergman […]

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  • Bring Back the Gulf

    Bring Back the Gulf is a timely publication that analyzes the scientific, environmental, legal, social and political aspects of the U.S. Interior Department’s Rigs-to-Reefs program and is now available as a PDF file and as an E-book. Authors DeeVon Quirolo and Richard Charter conclude that the best course is to support compliance and enforcement of […]

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  • World Premier of The Silver Mirror

    The historic Palace Theatre in downtown Canton, Ohio, was selected to debut The Silver Mirror, a feature-length global documentary film that investigates the topic of aging and extending healthier lifespans – and their effects on our society, healthcare and environment in the 21st century. The film is narrated and hosted by two-time Emmy Award®-winning and […]

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  • Giant squid scientist talks deep-ocean discovery – CBSNews

    (CBS News) For the first time, scientists recently captured images of the mysterious giant squid in their natural habitat off the coast of Japan. Edith Widder, oceanographer and marine biologist, who was involved in the expedition, said on “CBS This Morning” the breakthrough could be the beginning of many discoveries of the ocean’s depths. She […]

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