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L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 6:44pm
Category: 
Waste

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.

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Richard Branson and James Cameron want to save the high seas

Published: 
Sun, 08/18/2013 - 11:10pm
Category: 
Water

We share a deep and abiding passion for and fascination with the ocean that has led us since childhood to wander the world under the waves. 

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Climate Change Impacts Ripple Through Fishing Industry While Ocean Science Lags Behind

Published: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Water

With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass. 

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How High Could the Tide Go?

Published: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 (All day)

BREDASDORP, South Africa — A scruffy crew of scientists barreled down a dirt road, their two-car caravan kicking up dust. After searching all day for ancient beaches miles inland from the modern shoreline, they were about to give up.

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Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish — and humans

Published: 
Sat, 10/06/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Water

Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead.

Slide after slide, the results were the same. The entire batch of 100 million larvae at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery had perished.