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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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The year of eating fishally

By Safina Center Writer in Residence Paul Greenberg On September 27th of this year, with PBS Frontline cameras rolling, I sat down at a Lower East Side Manhattan bistro and bit into a hamburger. What made this particular… Read More
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The vulnerable vaquita: Immediate action needed to save critically endangered porpoise

When most people think of cetaceans, they think of the most iconic species: dolphins and whales. The vaquita—a small gray porpoise with an elusive lifestyle that’s native to Mexico’s Gulf of California—isn’t well known to most people, despite… Read More
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