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Last Month Was The Hottest May In Recorded History

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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:01am
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This past May was a scorcher. According to a new report, it was the hottest May in recorded history.

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Obama will propose vast expansion of Pacific Ocean marine sanctuary

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Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:57am
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President Obama on Tuesday will announce his intent to make a broad swath of the central Pacific Ocean off-limits to fishing, energy exploration and other activities, according to senior White House officials.

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Plastic Pollution: Seabirds On B.C., Washington, Oregon Coast Eating Bellyfuls Of Plastic

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Thu, 07/05/2012 - 12:20pm

ANCOUVER - Seabirds eat everything from twine, candy wrappers and Styrofoam, and their stomach contents show there's been a dramatic increase in plastic pollution off the Pacific Northwest coast in the last four decades, a new study suggests.

University of British Columbia researcher Stephanie Avery-Gomm said the amount of plastic a northern fulmar gobbles up provides a snapshot of the garbage that ends up in a big part of the Pacific Ocean.