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MN - Tribes’ spring fish harvest provides food, preserves culture

Bob Elm waited for the setting sun to dip below the horizon before heading out onto the chilly blue waters of Mille Lacs Lake.

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World - Indigenous peoples have shucked billions of oysters around the world sustainably

A new global study of Indigenous oyster fisheries co-led by Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History anthropologist Torben Rick and Temple University anthropologist and former Smithsonian postdoctoral fellow Leslie Reeder-Myers shows that oyster fisheries were hugely productive and sustainably managed on a massive scale over hundreds and even thousands of years of intensive harvest.

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USA - John Oliver Breaks Down Environmental Racism in the U.S. on 'Last Week Tonight'

On Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the eponymous host is known for taking intimidating, complicated, and hot-button topics, and synthesizing them into concise, easy-to-understand, and hilarious 20-minute television segments. On the newest episode, John Oliver breaks down environmental racism, educating millions of viewers on this issue plaguing the U.S., highlighting how we will never truly tackle the climate crisis without also fighting for climate justice.

Mid-Atlantic
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MD - Historically Black Beach In Annapolis Gets More Than $5.2 Million For Public Park Process

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Board of Public Works will spend more than $5.2 million on turning a historically Black beach on the Chesapeake Bay into a public city park. The money will go towards preserving the legacy of a beach used by the Black community during a time of segregation.

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CA - Historic Ruling Clears Way To Return Bruce's Beach To Descendants

In a historic ruling, Bruce's Beach will be returned to descendants of the Bruce family, a Black family forced off their beachside resort.

Mid-Atlantic
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VA - Racial Bean Counting for Dominion's Offshore Wind Project?

Dominion Energy expects to create 900 construction jobs and support 1,100 employees in ongoing operations for its proposed $9.8 billion offshore wind farm. Hundreds more jobs could be created if, as hoped, companies in the wind power industry begin manufacturing components and providing ancillary services in Hampton Roads.

Mid-Atlantic
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NY - The Many Secrets of Jamaica Bay in “Greywater”

A filmmaker sets out to investigate a poaching ring and discovers a tangle of environmental-justice issues in the New York City waterway.

Gulf of Mexico
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LA - 'Our community needs protection': Pointe-au-Chien Tribe struggles to rebuild after Ida

Donald Dardar still chokes up as he remembers seeing the remains of his small community in Pointe-aux-Chenes for the first time after Hurricane Ida struck.

Coastwide
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World - 'Marine conservation talks must include human rights': Q&A with biologist Vivienne Solís Rivera

An open letter signed by environmentalists, scientists and human rights advocates worldwide called for the clear inclusion of human rights in the emerging global biodiversity goal to conserve 30% of land and ocean by 2030 (30×30)

Gulf of Mexico
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FL - 3 years after Hurricane Michael, Black and low-income communities in Florida struggle to rebuild

The first Category 5 storm to hit the U.S. mainland since 1992 caused $18.4 billion in damages in Florida, but advocates say FEMA red tape has slowed recovery for some Panama City residents.

International
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IRL - Maude Delap: the pioneering marine biologist who broke bias in her field

On International Women's Day, Clodagh Finn celebrates two Kerry women linked by a fascination with marine biology