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Newswise: 'Grand Challenge' review stresses global impact of microplastics
Released: 25-Feb-2020 12:35 PM EST
'Grand Challenge' review stresses global impact of microplastics
Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Professor Rob Hale of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science is lead author of a new "Grand Challenges" paper commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of the American Geophysical Union, the world's largest association of Earth and space scientists with more than 60,000 members in 137 countries.

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Released: 25-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
Scientists call on government to increase ambition to save our ocean
University of Plymouth

In the last decade there has been rapid expansion in the area of ocean designated as a Marine Protected Area (MPA).

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Released: 24-Feb-2020 3:40 PM EST
Solar storms could scramble whales' navigational sense
Duke University

When our sun belches out a hot stream of charged particles in Earth's general direction, it doesn't just mess up communications satellites.

Newswise: As Oceans Warm, Fish Flee
Released: 24-Feb-2020 11:45 AM EST
As Oceans Warm, Fish Flee
University of Delaware

New research shows that nations in the tropics are especially vulnerable to the loss of fish species due to climate change. But none of the 127 international fisheries agreements have language that prepares countries for the exits of stock, climate change or range shifts.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Veggie-loving fish could be the new white meat
University of California, Irvine

A secret to survival amid rising global temperatures could be dwelling in the tidepools of the U.S. West Coast. Findings by University of California, Irvine biologists studying the genome of an unusual fish residing in those waters offer new possibilities for humans to obtain dietary protein as climate change imperils traditional sources.

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
Stressed corals set up progeny for a better life
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Changes in DNA methylation patterns during a coral's lifetime can be passed down to their progeny.

Newswise: HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways
Released: 18-Feb-2020 10:10 AM EST
HARC Awarded $250,000 by Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation to Address Marine Debris Challenge in the Houston-Galveston Bay Region’s Waterways
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

The Garver Black Hilyard Family Foundation awarded a $250,000 grant to HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) to optimize marine debris removal efforts in local waterways.

Released: 18-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Oversight of Fishing Vessels Lacking, New Analysis Shows
New York University

Policies regulating fishing in international waters do not sufficiently protect officials who monitor illegal fishing, the prohibited dumping of equipment, or human trafficking or other human rights abuses, finds a new analysis by a team of environmental researchers.

Newswise: Road salt harmful to native amphibians, new research shows
Released: 17-Feb-2020 1:25 PM EST
Road salt harmful to native amphibians, new research shows
Binghamton University, State University of New York

The combined effects of chemical contamination by road salt and invasive species can harm native amphibians, according to researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Released: 13-Feb-2020 10:20 AM EST
Extinct giant turtle had horned shell of up to three meters
University of Zurich

The tropical region of South America is one of the world's hot spots when it comes to animal diversity.



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