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In Other Terrible News…..

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On June 2, 2020
With all the outrages going on, it’s important to remember all the other horrible things Republicans are doing to the world that don’t get on the front pages. Such as privatizing the ocean to promote the big fishing industry. So when President Donald Trump ordered the Commerce Department to roll back regulations on commercial fishing […]

Straw Politics

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On September 5, 2019

So I’ve been growing increasingly frustrated with the anti-straw campaigns over the past year. And now Kamala Harris is on the train. Yesterday, Shakezula got on the Twitter machine about it: My

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Checking In On Old Friends

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On September 28, 2018
There’s so much evil in the Trump administration that sometimes, really awful people can be forgotten about when the next scandal hits. So what has our old friend Ryan Zinke been up to lately? The Trump administration could harm the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, a protected area of the Atlantic Ocean about […]

The Gulf Stream

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On April 17, 2018

Living in an age of unprecedented human-caused climate change sure is fun! This new study published in Nature shows that the Gulf Stream is at its slowest in at least 1,600 years, probably because of

The End of Fish

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On May 24, 2017

As the the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determines whether the bluefin tuna should be listed under the Endangered Species Act (spoiler: under Trump it won’t), it’s worth noting that even

Octopus!

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On May 26, 2016

It seems that the octopi may be allying with the cats, jellyfish, and apes to declare war on the human race. So, why are cephalopods kicking butt when pretty much everything else in the oceans is dyin

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Being a big fan of both scrimshaw and of the New Bedford Whaling Museum (even though I was visiting that museum when the Great House Robbery of 2014 led to the theft of years of research that made up the primary sources of Empire of Timber), I thought this was extremely cool: During the 19th […]

Rising Oceans

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On March 1, 2015

Welcome to the future: Sea levels across the Northeast coast of the United States rose nearly 3.9 inches between 2009 and 2010, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Arizona a

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