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April 29, 2017

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April 29, 2017

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists used images from satellites and flyovers to count the number of small boats, or pangas, to find that fishing in Gulf of California, which separates Baja California and mainland Mexico, is ... read more

Banning Transshipment at-Sea Necessary to Curb Illegal Fishing, Researchers Conclude

Apr. 18, 2017 — Banning transshipment at-sea -- the transfer of fish and supplies from one vessel to another in open waters -- is necessary to diminish illegal fishing, a team of researchers has concluded after an ... read more

Unrestricted Improvements in Fishing Technology Threaten the Future of Seafood

Mar. 27, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Abortion Restriction May Have New Momentum After 40 Years of Pervading Policy

Mar. 20, 2017 — 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 ... read more

From Entanglement to Invasions of Alien Species: The Harm Caused by Marine Litter

Mar. 17, 2017 — 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 ... read more

ESHG Supports the Principle of Genetic Privacy at Work

Mar. 16, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — 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 ... read more

The New Theory of Economic 'Agrowth' Contributes to the Viability of Climate Policies

Mar. 10, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Mar. 7, 2017 — Many cultural sites vulnerable to climate-related changes such as rising sea levels, coastal erosion and flooding from stronger storms, warn ... read more

More Funding for Long-Term Studies Necessary for Best Science, Environmental Policy

Mar. 6, 2017 — Environmental scientists and policymakers value long-term research to an extent that far outstrips the amount of funding awarded for it, according to a study published ... read more

Iron Dissolved by Air Pollution May Increase Ocean Potential to Trap Carbon

Mar. 1, 2017 — Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by human-made air pollution and washed into the sea -- potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's ... read more

Risky Business: Calculating Climate Change Losses in Major European Coastal Cities

Mar. 1, 2017 — A new study that assesses potential future climate damage to major European coastal cities has found that, if, as currently, global carbon emissions continue to track the Intergovernmental Panel on ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — A new report released today presents the first global map of transshipment, a major pathway for illegally caught and unreported fish to enter the seafood market. Also associated with drug smuggling ... read more

Reduction of Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Promotion or Steering?

Feb. 22, 2017 — Policy interventions to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions have a variety of effects on the economy and on households. A study has provided the first detailed impact assessment of ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Global climate change is being felt in many coastal communities of the United States, not always in the form of big weather disasters but as a steady drip, drip, drip of nuisance flooding. These ... read more

Unsung Hero of Science: Assessment

Feb. 20, 2017 — Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers analyzed 15 policy decisions worldwide, with outcomes ranging from new coastal preservation laws to improved species protections, to produce the first quantitative analysis of how ... read more

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

Together We Are Unpredictable: Why Sailfish Hunt More Successfully as a Group

Feb. 13, 2017 — Sailfish are large oceanic predatory fish that attack their prey with their long, sharp bills. When hunting, individuals increase their success rate by specializing in one attacking side, as a team ... read more

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