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Unrestricted improvements in fishing technology threaten the future of seafood

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:34:29 EDT ~ Future improvement of fishing technology poses a threat for the global fishery that could be greater than climate change, new research suggests. The results suggest that we may have recently passed the peak of global catch, but could potentially maintain present levels through improved regulation of fisheries. Find out more...

Lack of staffing, funds prevent marine protected areas from realizing full potential

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:32:23 EDT ~ Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing MPAs from reaching their full potential. Only 9 percent of MPAs reported having adequate staff. Find out more...

Abortion restriction may have new momentum after 40 years of pervading policy

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:03:39 EDT ~ Originally a single-sentence prohibition on Medicaid funding for abortion, the Hyde Amendment has provided the blueprint for ever-expanding prohibitions on public expenditure for the procedure. Find out more...

From entanglement to invasions of alien species: the harm caused by marine litter

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:26:57 EDT ~ Marine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities. A new report sheds light on the many effects of litter in our oceans, and highlights the severity and scale of the issue. The report confirms that plastic items have the highest direct and indirect damaging impact. Find out more...

ESHG supports the principle of genetic privacy at work

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:29:05 EDT ~ The European Society of Human Genetics calls for the genetic privacy of individuals to be upheld in the light of the bill that would allow companies to require employees to undergo genetic testing and disclose the results to their employers, or risk having to make health insurance payments of thousands of dollars extra. Find out more...

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 11:12:54 EDT ~ Massive coastal flooding in northern Europe that now occurs once every century could happen every year if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, according to a new study. Find out more...

After Deepwater Horizon spill: Which animals weathered the disaster

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:08:21 EDT ~ A new study from a Coastal Waters Consortium team of researchers has found which birds, fish, insects and other animals affected by the Deepwater Horizon explosion should be given top priority for conservation, protection and research. Find out more...

Looming crisis of the much decreased fresh-water supply to Egypt's Nile delta

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:50:06 EDT ~ A multi-year study of Egypt's Nile Delta places the country's major breadbasket at serious risk. The soil-rich delta evolved as the result of natural conditions involving the Nile's fresh water flow and transport of sediment northward from Ethiopia, across the Sudan and Egypt to the Mediterranean. Find out more...

The new theory of economic 'agrowth' contributes to the viability of climate policies

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 09:19:44 EST ~ A new economic theory compatible with the fight against climate change has been proposed by a new study. The agrowth proposal comes up as an alternative to the opposing economic trends of green growth and degrowth Find out more...

Study finds knowledge gaps on protecting cultural sites from climate change

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:36:38 EST ~ Many cultural sites vulnerable to climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms, warn researchers. Find out more...