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FL - Editorial: Finally reclaiming the Florida Everglades is within reach

A historic moment has arrived for the Everglades. If we only recognize it and seize it.

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Atlantic - Oceanographers reveal links between migrating Gulf Stream and warming ocean waters

The Northwest Atlantic Shelf is one of the fastest-changing regions in the global ocean, and is currently experiencing marine heat waves, altered fisheries and a surge in sea level rise along the North American east coast. A new article reveals the causes, potential predictability and historical context for these types of rapid changes.

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UK - Pioneering trial plants acres of seagrass meadows to revitalise England’s seabed habitat

Seagrass meadows provide homes for young fish and protected creatures like seahorses and stalked jellyfish.

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USA - Stranded Sea Turtles’ Rehab Could Be Improved Through New Stress Hormone Study

DENVER/April 20, 2021 – Stranded sea turtles’ care could be improved through a new study of their stress hormone levels. Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the New England Aquarium (NEAq) are in the early stages of a project to determine how hormones relate to the physical health of rescued Kemp’s ridley and leatherback sea turtles, both endangered species.

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World - Super Typhoon Surigae Stirs Up the Pacific

The super typhoon reached extreme intensity earlier in the year than any storm in the satellite era.

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UK - Natural England: Biodiversity critical to reaching net-zero

Peatlands, woodlands and coastal marine habitats are all vital in helping the UK reach net-zero emissions by 2050, but efforts need to be made to improve biodiversity conservation and restoration.

Caribbean
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PR - Grad student navigating water flows and algae woes

Growing up in Gainesville and gliding through Florida’s rivers as a kayak guide, Kacy Rodriguez has always been drawn to water. Spending the summers exploring the lush rainforests of El Yunque National Forest in the mountains of Puerto Rico and swimming in Mosquito Bay, the brightest bioluminescent bay in the world, only strengthened that affinity.

Great Lakes
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WI - The bay of Green Bay, the world's largest freshwater estuary, could become a national reserve to protect its waters and habitats

For centuries, the bay of Green Bay has been vital to how northeast Wisconsin lives, works and plays. It's had its share of challenges, but it also has cultivated a group of strong supporters willing to put in work to preserve it.

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US - EVs Can Drive Down Offshore Oil

On the 11th anniversary of the tragic Deepwater Horizon explosion, SACE reexamines how we can move on past the threats of offshore drilling into a clean energy economy with electric vehicles.

Arctic & Antarctica
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Arctic - The Doomsday Glacier Lives up to its Billing

The 21st century serves as an inflection point of acceleration of climate instability caused by human-generated greenhouse gases, as CO2 emissions increase well beyond the rate of the prior century.

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World - Assessing the Impacts of Nodule Mining on the Deep-sea Environment

Scientists of the JPI Oceans project ‘MiningImpact’ are embarking on a six-week expedition to the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone in the Pacific. Their goal is to carry out independent scientific monitoring of the test of a pre-prototype nodule collector that will be conducted in parallel from a second vessel by the Belgian company Global Sea Mineral Resources.

International
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World - Are Restoration Projects Enough to Save our Coral Reefs?

To commemorate Earth Day 2021, AZoCleantech looks at coral reef damage and if restoration projects are enough to save our underwater ecosystems. Earth’s coral reefs are in danger, with climate change and environmental damage already responsible for the ongoing destruction of the world’s reefs. Restoration attempts are underway, but are they enough to halt the death of these important living ecosystems?

Hawaii & Alaska
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HI - Global warming’s extreme rains threaten Hawaii’s coral reefs

Extreme rain events predicted to become more common with human-caused global warming not only wreak havoc on land — the runoff from these increasingly severe storms also threatens Hawaii’s coral reefs.

Southeast
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Army Corps to resume Lake Okeechobee discharges for sediment study

Lake Okeechobee discharges will resume in short bursts over two days this week so government scientists can study the flow of sediment that pollutes coastal estuaries.

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World - Are We Managing Invasive Species Wrong?

New research suggests that sometimes trying to completely eliminate a problematic non-native species may cause more harm than good.

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VA - HII Announces Commercial Release of REMUS 300 Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced on April 19 the commercial release of its REMUS 300 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). This new, open architecture, small-class UUV can dive to depths of 305 meters (1,000 feet) and has endurance options up to 30 hours.

Gulf of Mexico
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Gulf of Mexico - Microorganisms on the Rio Grande Rise are a basis for life and a possible origin of metals

Researchers conducted the first large-scale survey of the microbiota present in the seamount's ferromanganese crusts, describing bacteria and archaea involved in the nutrient cycle and formation of metals

Gulf of Mexico
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More climate extremes ahead for Galveston County, experts agree

The science has long been clear that our changing climate will lead to more flooding and hotter summer temperatures. But might climate change also lead to other, less expected extreme weather, including sudden hard freezes in places like Texas, with increasing frequency?

Southeast
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FL - Port Mayaca algae bloom nearly three times more toxic than EPA deems 'safe'

Algae at the Port Mayaca Lock & Dam this week was nearly three times more toxic than the minimum level at which the federal government deems it unsafe.

International
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AUS - World-leading monitoring system protecting Gold Coast beaches

The most advanced beach monitoring system in the world has been implemented along 30km of Gold Coast coastline to help manage the famous beaches, which attract more than 47 million locals and tourists each year.

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World - 'Thermal corridor' clarifies loggerhead turtle migration mystery

A new study illuminates the secrets of the North Pacific loggerhead turtles’ epic migration between their birthplace on the beaches of Japan and reemergence years later in foraging grounds off the coast of Baja California.

Southeast
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FL - UNSEEN ENEMY

It’s invisible, but the mercury assault on the Everglades is beginning to have visible effects on wildlife and human beings.

Southeast
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FL - 600 manatee deaths in Florida raise concerns over sustainable habitat

Environmentalists are increasingly concerned about the sustainability of Florida’s waterways after the deaths of more than 600 manatees so far this year, three times the average rate.

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