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Pacific nations desperate for climate action

New Zealand climate scientists have echoed desperate cries from small Pacific nations in the firing line of rising seas. Representatives from 17 Pacific states, including Kiribati President Anote Tong, have been meeting leaders and experts in Wellington this week as part of Victoria University's Pacific Climate Change Conference. The university's Professor James...

NOAA study finds ‘living shorelines’ can lessen climate change’s effects

Protected and stabilized shorelines can store carbon, promote coastal resilience, improve water quality, and fish habitats.

A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows “living shorelines”—protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials such as plants, sand, and rock—can help to keep carbon out of the...

Catch reconstructions reveal that global marine fisheries catches are higher than reported and declining


The following article was published by NATURE COMMUNICATIONS in January 2016 Abstract Fisheries data assembled by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) suggest that global marine fisheries catches increased to 86 million tonnes in 1996, then slightly declined. Here, using a decade-long multinational ‘catch reconstruction’ project covering the Exclusive Economic Zones...

Salt-Water Fish Extinction Seen By 2048

The apocalypse has a new date: 2048. That's when the world's oceans will be empty of fish, predicts an international team of ecologists and economists. The cause: the disappearance of species due to overfishing, pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. The study by Boris Worm, PhD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova...

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