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Hanna Brooks Olsen
25 September 2017
Seattle, Washington, United States
The population of Orca's is declining and a large portion of pregnancies are ending in miscarriage due to a decline in their food source- Chinook salmon. Taking down Hells Canyon dams, which disrupt the migration patt...
12 September 2017
Scientists and conservationists have been pushing for more marine protected areas, regions that restrict human activity to protect marine life. But, they're quickly realizing it’s not about the quantity of mpa’s, but ...
Honolulu Civil Beat
11 September 2017
Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
Over 3000 Words
Climate change is destroying coral reefs at a startling rate - threatening the livelihoods of millions of people, increasing the damage caused by storm surges, and affecting the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Scient...
High Country News
4 September 2017
Washington, United States
Removing dams pays back dividends by restoring ecological diversity. In Washington State, the decommissioning of the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams began a decades-long process of restoring the Elwha River’s floodplain....
25 August 2017
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Traditionally, whales have been studied through research vessels, which are hard to maneuver, and costly to make. However, drones with the ability to capture a whale’s snot, are providing a much easier, and cheaper al...
26 July 2017
Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States
"Ghost gear" describes the nets, lines, and other debris lost off the back of commercial fishing boats in staggering amounts each year, and it spells death for hundreds of thousands of marine animals and birds who get...
17 July 2017
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Illegal fishing is a grave concern that not only threatens to destroy the ocean's ecosystem but the livelihoods of billions of people around the world who depend on stable fish populations for food. Now, software deve...
Deutsche Welle (DW)
25 June 2017
Under 800 Words
Adapting to climate change in coastal areas means adjusting local fishing and cultivation practices. Residents of Velondriake, a locally managed marine area in southern Madagascar, have introduced seaweed and algae fa...
25 May 2017
New York, New York, United States
New York City’s Harbor School is a public school that provides students with a comprehensive education in oceanic issues. Classes happen in a traditional classroom on Governor’s Island as well as on the harbor. Throug...
The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)
23 May 2017
Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
Increasing salinization of water sources and droughts as a result of climate change have threatened traditional agricultural practices in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. But The International Union for the Conservation o...
17 March 2017
As arctic sea ice continues to melt at alarming rates due to climate change, new concerns about increased exposure of these virgin waters to the ravages of commercial fishing arise. Taking lessons from the population ...
1 February 2017
Webster City, Iowa, United States
A family in Iowa, living 1,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean, are paving the way for the future of fish farms. By filling their unused barn with fish tanks, this third-generation...
20 December 2016
Dover, Delaware, United States
Dams make for complex and often controversial infrastructure. While hydropower generated from large dam projects is currently providing the bulk of the planet's renewable energy, dams can also cause major environmenta...
28 June 2016
New Hampshire, United States
Under 800 Words
Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.
23 May 2016
London, England, United Kingdom
Despite humanity's shared need for healthy oceans and marine biodiversity to support life as we know it, there is no central regulatory body able to protect the massive, critical swaths of ocean beyond any one country...
16 February 2016
Half Moon Bay, California, United States
Catch share programs—where fishermen are allotted a set quota of the catch—reduce the notoriously risky behavior fishermen are known for, like sailing in stormy weather, a new study finds.
22 December 2015
Chicago, Illinois, United States
By releasing fish into the Chicago River, the city of Chicago aims to help clean up its ecosystem, as the fish hopefully will eat the river's excess algae.
18 May 2015
Ajdovščina, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Slovenia
Broadcast TV News
"Ghost gear" are nylon nets and other waste left behind in our oceans by fishing boats - they cause massive environmental damage, releasing toxins in the water, ensnaring wildlife, and clogging up beaches. Now one org...
22 April 2015
Pacific Grove, California, United States
Marine biologists around the world are adopting personalization technologies into their work to help them better understand the movements and lives of the undersea creatures they’re monitoring. For example, the Shark ...
23 February 2015
California, United States
To avoid depleting the oceans, fish farms should consider feed that is ethically sourced—or even vegetarian. Feeding fish a completely vegetarian diet makes fish farms more sustainable and avoids relying on feeder-fis...
2 August 2014
Brewster, Washington, United States
New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that re...
29 March 2014
Roche Caiman, Victoria, Seychelles
Warming water has led to the collapse of coral reef systems in the western Indian Ocean, essential to fisheries, protecting shorelines, and reducing beach erosion and sea-level rise. Marine scientists from Nature Seyc...
24 June 2008
New York, United States
Invasive weeds are ruining the habitat of New York's wild bog turtles. In Hudson River Valley, domestic goats and cows are being used to save bog turtles by grazing on this foreign weed. So far, the plan seems to be w...
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