The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late

Technologyreview.com, By Holly Jean Buck, April 23rd, 2019 Coral reefs smell of rotting flesh as they bleach. The riot of colors—yellow, violet, cerulean—fades to ghostly white as the corals’ flesh goes translucent and falls off, leaving their skeletons underneath fuzzy with cobweb-like algae. Corals live in symbiosis with a type of algae. During the day, […]

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Fishing Industry Businesses Endorse I-1631

FOR IMMEDIATE GENERAL RELEASE: October 23, 2018 To whom it may concern: We write today to announce our support for Washington’s Initiative 1631. As businesses who rely on healthy fisheries for a significant portion of our income, we believe this is a well-designed policy that offers us – and our customers – the best possible […]

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Mining power: EPA’s Pruitt aims to short-circuit Clean Water Act

By Jessica Hathaway  June 28, 2018, NationalFisherman.com Three days before the deadline for public comments on the proposed Pebble Mine project  in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt directed his staff to create a rule limiting the agency’s ability to regulate projects under Clean Water Act guidelines. These are the exact guidelines that commercial fishermen and […]

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Our Deadened, Carbon-Soaked Seas

Ocean and coastal waters around the world are beginning to tell a disturbing story. The seas, like a sponge, are absorbing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so much so that the chemical balance of our oceans and coastal waters is changing and a growing threat to marine ecosystems. Over the past 200 […]

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US experts to help protect NZ Aquaculture

This article refers to a workshop organized mainly by Todd Capson from our team, working with partners in NZ and with the Marine Conservation Institute: Aquaculture experts from the United States and New Zealand are meeting in Nelson to focus on protecting the $350 million industry in New Zealand from harmful ocean acidification. About 60 […]

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PMEL and Partners Deploy First Ocean Acidification Mooring in the Indian Ocean

Week of November 27, 2013 PMEL successfully deployed the first carbon dioxide flux and ocean acidification mooring in the Northern Indian Ocean on November 23.  The Bay of Bengal Ocean Acidification (BOBOA) mooring will help us understand the large intraseasonal, seasonal and interannual biogeochemical variations in the Bay of Bengal, and how the marine ecosystem […]

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Ocean Acidification Workshop in Nelson Focuses on Protecting Our Marine Resources

This past week my deputy Marie Damour traveled to Nelson for a workshop on ocean acidification which our Embassy co-sponsored with the New Zealand government, the NZ seafood industry and the Gordon & Betty Moore foundation. The workshop, titled “Future Proofing New Zealand’s Shellfish Aquaculture:  Monitoring and Adaptation to Ocean Acidification,” was intended to respond […]

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