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Day: December 15, 2015

727 People on Chesapeake Bay Island Could Become America’s First ‘Climate Refugees’

727 People on Chesapeake Bay Island Could Become America’s First ‘Climate Refugees’

Rising seas will likely render the last inhabited island in Virginia uninhabitable in 50 years, a new study finds.

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Innovators are turning once discarded seafood waste into profitable products

Innovators are turning once discarded seafood waste into profitable products

US fishermen throw out an estimated 2bn pounds in bycatch alone – an amount worth about $1bn. Seafood processors commonly dispose fish guts, heads, tails, fins, skin and crab shells in marine waters. Once there, the decomposing organic matter can suck up available oxygen for living species nearby, bury other organisms or introduce disease and non-native species to the local ecosystem.

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Sea Lions Exposed To Toxic Algae At Risk Of Brain Damage and Memory Loss

Sea Lions Exposed To Toxic Algae At Risk Of Brain Damage and Memory Loss

A toxin in algae may be erasing the memory of sea lions, which wash ashore by the hundreds each year off the coast of California, disoriented and suffering seizures, scientists said .

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Estimates of offshore drilling’s benefits exaggerated, report says

Estimates of offshore drilling’s benefits exaggerated, report says

A report released Tuesday and prepared for the Southern Environmental Law Center, contends that the potential economic benefits, as cited in a prior report released in 2013 by the American Petroleum Institute, have been exaggerated and don’t take into account the potential loss of jobs in tourism, commercial fishing and other business sectors.

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