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Mongabay

Leilani Chavez

31 July 2019

Samal, Philippines

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Ecotourism provides an economic alternative to fishing for coastal communities. On the Island Garden City of Samal, in the Philippines, residents have embraced a giant clam nursery and sanctuary, which attracts maricu...

Albuquerque Journal

Theresa Davis

28 July 2019

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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State agencies worked with nonprofit organizations and a private landowner to create a more sustainable habitat for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow. They excavated 46,000 cubic yards of dirt to create water ...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

27 July 2019

West Thumb, Wyoming, United States

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Yellowstone Park’s invasive fish management team has been working to save the native cutthroat salmon by fighting non-native lake trout for over a decade. To save the cutthroat salmon, which are crucial to the ecosyst...

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Monica Humphries

24 July 2019

Florida, United States

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Visiting Florida, one will find lionfish served as food, captured in derbies, and hunted as part of ecotourism efforts. The invasive species has become widespread and is having a disastrous effect on the coastal ecosy...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

9 July 2019

Buena Vista, Colorado, United States

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Researchers from the University of Colorado and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are hoping the experimental antifungal bacterial baths they gave toads in the Rocky Mountains are working. A fungus called Batrachochytrium d...

Hakai Magazine

Tyee Bridge

14 May 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Around the world, scientists are eco-engineering urban waterfront areas to encourage marine species diversity. Seattle’s Central Waterfront area was recently enhanced with a textured and angled concrete sea wall to en...

Mongabay

Aseanty Pahlevi

3 May 2019

Sungai Nibung, Indonesia

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Offering ecosystems a short break from extractive practices can stave off environmental degradation and overfishing. In Indonesia, regions of the Nibung River are closed for several months to allow populations of fish...

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Chad Reich

2 May 2019

Appalachia, Ohio, United States

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After the legacy of acid mine drainage from abandoned coal mines in Appalachian Ohio, there are several initiatives working to clean up the rivers and streams. Change-agents from universities, local organizations, and...

The Narwhal

Judith Lavoie

30 April 2019

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

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A group of scientists have discovered a way to help chinook salmon survive at the mouth of the Fraser River, in the Sturgeon Bank. They’ve devised a trap of special netting that catch and funnell these salmon, many of...

Changing Florida

Carolina Lopez

17 April 2019

Florida, United States

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Oceans Habitats, Inc. has built and installed over 1,600 mini-reefs in Florida to bring aquatic life back to the canals and to improve the water quality. Water filters through these artificial reefs made out of propyl...

The Taos News

Cody Hooks

4 April 2019

Cerro, New Mexico, United States

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On New Mexico's public lands, volunteer effort can go a long way for wildlife restoration. Each year, nearly 200 volunteers hike around 10,000 cutthroat trout to the edge of the Río Grande del Norte National Monument ...

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Sara Van Note

19 March 2019

Chaves County, New Mexico, United States

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Freshwater springs are an indicator of the health and quality of our groundwater (drinking water), but their conservation is often overlooked in government funding. This article offers a few examples of ongoing effort...

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Adele Peters

13 March 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

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The Guardian is a robot that uses electric shocks to catch the lionfish, an invasive species that has been detrimental across the Atlantic. The project has transformed into a non-profit called Robots in Service of the...

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Lindsay Fendt

7 February 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Fish conservation, in the rural streams of the Western United States, requires a remarkable amount of ongoing human intervention. Take the greenback cutthroat trout, Colorado's state fish. The greenback is bred in lab...

Hakai Magazine

Alastair Bland

4 February 2019

Hong Kong

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New DNA testing technology is showing promise as a faster, cheaper way to determine if a shark fin came from a protected species, an important task to curbing the illicit shark fin trade across the world. While expert...

Mongabay

Marianne Messina

21 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Squids play an important role in the ecosystem, so scientists are focusing efforts on better understanding how the species adapts to climate change. By creating a "FitBit for squid," scientists have successfully been ...

Yale Environment 360

Ret Talbot

10 January 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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As corals die-off globally, research groups around the world are working on a suite of remedies. From Australia to Florida, scientists are breeding resilient corals strains, transplanting healthy corals to new areas, ...

Ensia

Hannah Thomasy

8 January 2019

Rialto, California, United States

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It turns out that bacteria can do a lot more than contaminate water--some species break down toxic chemicals and remove heavy metals. Active sites already clean water in states like Kansas, Utah, Texas, and California...

Valley Journal

Rob Zolman

19 December 2018

Helena, Montana, United States

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In Montana last year, Fish Wildlife and Parks has worked with stakeholders across the state, running 35 watercraft stations that inspected over 100,000 boats. Meanwhile, the agency has coordinated with other organizat...

100 Days in Appalachia

Sara Schonhardt

19 November 2018

Corning, Ohio, United States

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In Ohio, artists and scientists are teaming up, turning hazardous mine run-off into paint pigment. High demand for such pigment, public funding, and enthusiasm for clean waterways could go a long way to mitigate water...

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Michelle Nijhuis

26 September 2018

Willemstad, Curaçao

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Because of drastic reef declines globally, coral reef restoration efforts have gained support in recent years. To understand how to do it, a hardy band of conservationists in the Caribbean are looking at how corals re...

National Geographic

Alejandra Borunda

15 August 2018

Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawaii, United States

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In Hawaii's Kāne'ohe Bay, an invasive algae introduced by a scientist in the 1970s was still wreaking havoc for coral reefs. After attempting human-driven solutions to rid the area of the species, scientists have inst...

Pacific Standard

Jimmy Tobias

22 December 2017

Isla Montecristo, El Salvador

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In a setting constantly threatened by natural disaster, El Salvador communities are showing that small grassroots movements can have a big impact on the health of the environment. On this particular occasion, as part ...

National Geographic

Natasha Daly

4 December 2017

Alabama, United States

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Responding to the rise in selfies taken with wild animals, Instagram now sends a user clicking on hashtags associated with these photos to information about animal welfare. Animal welfare joins suicide, self-harm, and...

News Deeply

Matthew O. Berger

20 November 2017

Miami, Florida, United States

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Each year millions of sharks are inadvertently slaughtered by long-line fishing gear, and the decimation of top predator populations has detrimental effects on the greater ocean ecosystem. New tracking technology that...

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