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U.N. treaty would be first ever to protect ecosystems in international waters from exploitation

The United Nations is preparing to take a stand in defense of international waters to protect ecosystems from exploitation by crafting a treaty to regulate how nations exploit the resources found in parts of the ocean not under anyone’s jurisdiction. As climate change, pollution and over-fishing continue to negatively impact ocean ecosystems, the world is […]

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Scientist finds beloved lake from his childhood polluted, see what he did next

What if there were a totally safe, biodegradable nanomaterial that could transform polluted ponds and lakes into healthy, vibrant ecosystems again? It turns out, that such a technology already exists, created by a young man named Marino Morikawa.   A Peruvian-Japanese scientist with a degree in environmental science from a university in Japan, Marino Morikawa, […]

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Trump official admits climate change is real and calls for action to reduce carbon emissions

An energy official appointed by President Donald Trump is now on record admitting that climate change is real and that we need to do something about it immediately, thus joining the majority of the scientific community. Trump appointed Neil Chatterjee as the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2017, but while Trump is […]

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Jay Inslee takes climate change more seriously than other Democratic 2020 candidates

Washington Governor Jay Inslee isn’t just saying he supports fighting climate change, he has walked the walk, and was doing so long before many of his fellow Democratic 2020 presidential contenders. Let’s be honest, Inslee does not have the known profile or name recognition like Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) or Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), but […]

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Science and conservation help unite the worst of enemies in war torn Afghanistan

Even in wartorn countries like Afghanistan, there is a surprising bridge that could unite the worst of enemies, including the Taliban, Afghan opposition figures, refugees, and U.S. officials. This bridge transcends ethnicity, religion, language, culture, and politics: conserving natural resources.   If people are willing to go to war over land, it makes sense they […]

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Climate change deniers cherry-pick glacier study data to ‘cancel global warming’

A critical glacier in Greenland is growing again, after melting at an exponential rate for over 20 years. The Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier started growing again two years ago at about the same rate as it was retreating, according to a NASA study. And, wouldn’t you know it, climate change deniers are using this information to […]

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Trying to fix Louisiana’s land-loss crisis is creating unintended consequences

Louisiana, home to the iconic New Orleans, is hemorrhaging land every single day. A football field’s worth every hour, in fact. While scientists have known for decades that the land-loss crisis was getting worse, seeing the erosion from satellite photos and knowing why it is eroding is key to fixing it. Or is it? Although […]

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8 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Dying Coral Reefs

If you’ve ever seen a picture of a coral reef or an online video of these deep-sea rock formations, you’ll undoubtedly agree that they are breathtakingly beautiful. Coral reef facts are also intriguing pieces of information that can grant us some insight into the tranquil underwater world in which these vibrant and colorful ecosystems thrive. […]

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