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Ships Spend Hundreds Of Thousands Of Hours A Year Trawling In Europe’s Marine-Protected Areas

When you picture a marine protected area, you might think of a diverse ecosystem where fish, sharks and corals thrive in a healthy, protected habitat. You probably don’t imagine industrial fishing operations scraping the depths of the ocean with large trawling nets

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Buffett not alone: US oil deals double in value in a year

(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Warren Buffett isn’t alone in … welcoming consolidation to improve efficiency and the drilling and fracking technology they use. ‘It’s become more expensive and …

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On Earth Day, Collier has its first sea turtle nest of the year

Just in time for Earth Day, Collier County has its first sea turtle nest of the season.The loggerhead sea turtle nest was found Monday morning toward the southern end of Naples beach, said Maura Kraus, principal environmental specialist for Collier County. “We’re early,” she said, adding that the find came about a week sooner than usual. Kraus said that this time last year and the year before, county officials hadn’t discovered any nests. She said she could not remember ever finding a nest this early.

The county’s Sea Turtle Protection Program monitors nests and helps rescue stranded sea turtles. The program also assists in removing dead sea turtles. Monitoring started in 1989 on Marco Island, Kraus said. Whether the early find bodes well for the rest of the season is unknown, Kraus said. She said she is just hoping for a “really good” season.  Sea turtles will be nesting until August, Kraus said. Hatching will start at the end of June and is usually over by late October, she said. According to the county’s 2018 annual report, Collier had 966 nests last year, up from 927 in 2017. In 2016, monitors recorded 1,144.

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Charlevoix fish wholesaler gets year in custody for illegal trout – Detroit Free Press

Charlevoix fish wholesaler gets year in custody for illegal trout  Detroit Free Press

CHARLEVOIX, Mich. (AP) — A fish wholesaler in northern Michigan has been sentenced to a year in custody after pleading guilty to acquiring trout that were …

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Extreme weather continues to batter USA this year: Is global warming to blame? – USA TODAY

Extreme weather continues to batter USA this year: Is global warming to blame?  USA TODAY

Tornadoes in the South, floods in the Midwest, crazy heat in Alaska. What’s going on with the extreme weather this year?

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Avian flu: advice for travellers over Chinese New Year – GOV.UK

Avian flu: advice for travellers over Chinese New Year  GOV.UK

The Chinese Lunar New Year or Spring Festival begins on Tuesday 5 February 2019, and marks the start of the Year of the Pig. The celebrations end with the …

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2019 CleanTechnica Car of the Year Finalists

It’s time for another CleanTechnica Car of the Year competition. The cool thing is that there is no Tesla competitor this year, which means we have a legitimate competition in which any of the finalists could win!

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€70 Billion A Year In EU Health Damage Caused By Vehicle Emissions, Finds Report

Recent air pollution research found that €70 billion in health damage is caused by traffic emissions every year in the European Union — about 75% of the harm is caused by diesel emissions. The report, titled “Health Impacts and Health Costs of Diesel Emissions in the EU,” was commissioned by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

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America’s year of extreme weather – in pictures | World news – The Guardian

America’s year of extreme weather – in pictures | World news  The Guardian

From an eruption of Kilauea volcano sending lava into residential areas to deadly wildfires in California, the US saw record-breaking natural disasters in 2018.

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How To Be Palm Oil-Conscious This New Year

It’s time to talk about palm oil. Whether you realize it or not, this vegetable oil is in about half of all consumer goods, including food, soaps, cosmetics and cleaning supplies. It’s the most produc…

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