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What’s up with microbeads? An update on a tiny terror wreaking havoc in our waterways

In March, I wrote about a new study with a scary conclusion: Experts estimate there are more than 165 million plastic pieces in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary, a region where fresh river water meets seawater close to shore…. Read More
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Uncharted Arctic waters: A new opportunity for exploitation, or conservation?

  When thick sheets of sea ice began melting in the Arctic waters around Svalbard, Norway, a few years ago, a new expanse of sparkling blue sea opened up. As climate change continues to drive ice melt here… Read More
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They had us at hatch

By Hob Osterlund From first hatch to last fledge, the birds of Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s “TrossCam” were a huge hit. In fewer than six months, the live-streaming cam got 1.2 million hits by people from 185 countries… Read More
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