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ocean plastic waste

Industry’s Role in Stopping Ocean Plastic Waste

Industry has a role to play in reducing ocean plastic waste, says Dow Chemical, which has co-produced a report that sets a path to reduce ocean plastic waste by 45 percent by 2025. The Ocean Conservancy’s report, Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean, was produced in partnership … Read more »

Climate Change Affecting Food Supplies, Stability

Climate change affects every continent, threatens global food supplies and could lead to political instability, and will worsen unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control, according to a report from global scientists. The report warned that the problem was likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse gas emissions are … Read more »

Maine Shrimp Season Cancelled

The 2014 shrimp season in the Gulf of Maine has been cancelled — the first such shutdown since 1978, The New York Times reports. Regulators cited historic low stocks of shrimp due to overfishing and warming waters before voting to cancel the season. The newspaper says the northern shrimp (or … Read more »

Supersized Crabs Bulking Up on Carbon Pollution

Carbon pollution from power plants, factories and vehicles is settling in the ocean — and supersizing crabs, lobsters and shrimp, The Washington Post reports. But while these crustaceans bulk up as they absorb CO2, high levels of carbon cause oysters to grow slower. In the Chesapeake Bay, where crabs eat … Read more »

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