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Pacific Northwest
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OR - Northwest scientists study source of pervasive plastic pollution

Plastic doesn’t decompose but degrades into smaller pieces that will remain in the environment for thousands of years

International
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World - COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

The UN summit, taking place in Canada this December, aims to finalise a new global agreement to halt and reverse nature loss by mid-century.

Great Lakes
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USA - Culture, History, and a Unique Biome Await on the Great Lakes

From charming lake towns to expedition cruises, there are many good reasons to explore the Greats.

Pacific Northwest
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WA - Tribal Nations Launch Collaboration to Address Climate Crisis

New program aims to support Tribal leadership on carbon pollution cleanup

Pacific Northwest
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PNW - Unchecked pollution is contaminating the salmon that Pacific Northwest tribes eat

For decades, the U.S. government has failed to test for dangerous chemicals and metals in fish. So, we did. What we found was alarming for tribes.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - The Military Pledged to Remove Unexploded Bombs From This Island. Native Hawaiians Are Still Waiting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is leading the remediation effort, has been plagued by shoddy work and multiple regulatory disputes, according to an investigation by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and ProPublica.

Northeast
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ME - Maine Political Leaders Slam Blacklisting of Lobster Fishery

Lobster is a traditional holiday dish in the U.S., but this year, it will be slightly harder to find in the supermarket.

West Coast
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CA - Our Ocean Backyard | ‘Green’ tag not always good for the environment

Advertising is an incredibly powerful tool for convincing us to buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

International
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ISL - Israel rushes to protect marine life as Mediterranean warms -

ROSH HANIKRA MARINE RESERVE, Israel (AP) — Between the cliffs and crags of Israel’s submerged prehistoric coastline, a Mediterranean ecosystem is surging back to life.

West Coast
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CA - The befouling of Point Reyes National Seashore

It’s an October morning at Point Reyes National Seashore and I’m scooting under barbed wire fences, wary of sliding into cow pies.

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - Perfect paradise: How the CIA helped fight developers eyeing Sanibel Island

Developers have had their eyes on the island for almost 200 years. Sanibel tried to kill me twice, once with riptides, the other with alligators. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the island manages to occupy a place in my heart.

Southeast
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SC - Here's why South Carolina beaches received 'C' grade due to 'mediocre policies': Report

SOUTH CAROLINA (WPDE) — For generations, families have visited South Carolina to enjoy its southern charm and historical coastal cities. But according to a new "State of the Beach" report, which grades how each state is maintaining its coastlines, South Carolina has earned a "C" grade, meaning their is some room for improvement.

International
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S. Pacific - Tuvalu Island Turns to Metaverse as it Disappears

The first digital nation? During a digital address to COP27 leaders, Tuvalu’s foreign minister said, “As our land disappears, we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation.”

Coastwide
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USA - Going Coastal: On Some Recent Books About the Ecology and History of Beaches

AMERICANS MAKE APPROXIMATELY 400 million visits to the beach each year, according to the United States Lifesaving Association. This summer, they arrived in droves up and down the coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific, the Gulf shores and Great Lakes, along bays, rivers, and offshore islands.

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - Still cleaning up after one of the biggest ever Arctic spills

Norilsk Nickel has eliminated the consequences of the 2020 disaster. But Taimyr still has many environmental problems

International
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World - “We won't let deep sea mining risk ocean”: Greenpeace confronts mining ship

Manzanillo, Mexico, 16 November 2022 – Greenpeace activists from Mexico and Aotearoa (New Zealand) have peacefully confronted a deep sea mining ship off the coast of Manzanillo, México this afternoon as it returned to port from the Pacific. Activists protested in a kayak holding banners that read “Stop Deep Sea Mining”.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - See the ties that bind Antarctica and Louisiana through one photographer's lens

As frigid wind whipped across the ship's bow, I held the railing with one hand and steadied my camera with the other. In front of me stretched the Bellingshausen Sea, off the coast of Western Antarctica. I was there — my second journey to the region around the southernmost continent — early this year on a five-week voyage as a photographic expert aboard the National Geographic Endurance.

Caribbean
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USVI - Residents weigh in on proposed Round Bay user management plan

A handful of residents shared their suggestions — and frustrations — regarding the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Round Bay user management plan at a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting in Coral Bay.

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - 106000 Pounds Of Marine Debris Cleaned Up In Papahanaumokuakea

It was the second large-scale clean-up effort inside the national monument around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

Northeast
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MD - New tech 'incubator' aims to control algal blooms

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science is partnering with the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in Florida to create a center that will seek, fund and assist projects using technology to reduce harmful algal blooms.

International
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World - Why nature holds key to meeting climate goals

The natural world is the centre of life on Earth. Ecosystems – from forests, grasslands and peat bogs to oceans, rivers, savannahs and mountains – provide a vast range of services vital to the survival of humanity. They provide food and fresh water, protect us from disasters and disease, prop up the global economy, and crucially play a central role in tackling the climate crisis.

Coastwide
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USA - I was a lead author on the climate report that won Al Gore the Nobel Prize. Here’s what we know now that we didn’t know then

What if we have been looking at climate change totally wrong? What if our greatest existential fear could instead offer hope for a brighter future?

International
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World - 10 Science Insights for COP27

As nations convene in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, leading climate scientists share a new report to support more effective policy