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Diverse and abundant megafauna documented at new Atlantic US Marine National Monument

Wed, 16 May 2018 17:22:49 EDT ~ Airborne marine biologists were dazzled by the diversity and abundance of large, unusual and sometimes endangered marine wildlife on a recent trip to the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts National Marine Monument, about 150 miles southeast of Cape Cod. Find out more...

437 million tons of fish, $560 billion wasted due to destructive fishing operations

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:56:12 EDT ~ Industrial fisheries that rely on bottom trawling wasted 437 million tonnes of fish and missed out on $560 billion in revenue over the past 65 years, new research has found. Find out more...

Uncertainty in long-run economic growth likely points toward greater emissions, climate change costs

Tue, 15 May 2018 09:29:40 EDT ~ A challenge in estimating the extent and cost of damages from climate change over the next 100 years is developing forecasts of long-run economic growth. In a new study, researchers present a systematic method of integrating current models to develop forecasts of uncertainty in global and regional per capita economic growth rates through the year 2100. Find out more...

Big fish produce disproportionately more and bigger eggs

Thu, 10 May 2018 15:00:58 EDT ~ Contrary to prevailing dogma, plus-sized female fish invest disproportionately more in making eggs than smaller females. Therefore, taking a single big fish has a bigger impact on the fish population than taking multiple small ones. Find out more...

Farming fish saves land

Mon, 30 Apr 2018 16:04:34 EDT ~ New evidence shows seafood from aquatic farming -- aquaculture -- can help feed the future global population while substantially reducing one of the biggest environmental impacts of meat production -- land use -- without requiring people to entirely abandon meat as a food source. Find out more...

The role of health in climate lawsuits

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:00:31 EDT ~ Researchers are at the forefront of analyzing how climate lawsuits shape the nation's response to climate change. A new analysis investigates the role of health concerns in climate litigation since 1990 and finds that although health is cited in a minority of cases, it may have critical potential for protecting communities from the effects of climate change and coal fired power plants. Find out more...

Republicans more persuasive than scientists on climate change

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:13:44 EDT ~ Regardless of political affiliation, people are more likely to believe facts about climate change when they come from Republicans speaking against what has become a partisan interest in this country, according to a new study. Find out more...

Are the media all 'doom and gloom'? Not when it comes to coverage of our oceans

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:15:28 EDT ~ The news media are often accused by adopting a 'doom and gloom' tone, especially when it comes to coverage of the environment. However, a new study on how journalists report on the state of our oceans shows that view may be misguided. Find out more...

Green technologies environmentally and profit friendly

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:32:06 EDT ~ Companies looking to reduce their environmental impact without negatively affecting profits may want to consider increasing their investment in green technology and other sustainable IT solutions. Find out more...

Cost of 2017 salmon fisheries closure

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:50:35 EDT ~ Last year's closure of the commercial ocean salmon troll fishery off the West Coast is estimated to have cost $5.8 million to $8.9 million in lost income for fishermen, with the loss of 200 to 330 jobs, according to a new model that determines the cost of fisheries closures based on the choices fishermen make. Find out more...