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The Ecology and Economics of Lobster – Will The Maine Lobster Boom End in a Bust?

Maine has been experiencing a lobster boom. After catching an average of 20 million pounds of lobster per year for decades, Maine’s 5,500 lobster-men landed a record 125 million pounds of lobsters last year.  Will this boom, however, end in a … Continue reading

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Scientists Studying Climate Change Rescued from Melting Ice

A group of 16 Russian scientists, monitoring climate change in the Arctic, encountered more than they had planned on. They had to be rescued when the ice beneath their station began to crack due to unusually warm weather. The Russian nuclear … Continue reading

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Drones & the Queen’s Ex-Plane Monitor Impact of Seaweed & Climate Change

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are using drones on loan from NASA and a plane that once belonged to the Queen of England, now outfitted with electronics to study seaweed and climate change.  They are studying how climate change is impacting natural … Continue reading

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Beyond Reality TV Farce, Addressing the Real Threats to Endangered Whales

The New York Times, this morning, features in their “Room for Debate” section, a worthwhile discussion on the real threats to the survival of whale species, entitled, Did We Save the Whales?   In the discussion, Junichi Sato of Greenpeace Japan notes … Continue reading

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Warming in the Antarctic – Getting Hotter at the Bottom of the World

In December we posted about NOAA’s Arctic Report Card 2012, which showed record low ice and snowfall in the Arctic. Nevertheless, some have pointed to the recent growth of Antarctic ice to suggest that climate change may not be a dramatic … Continue reading

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Facing Up to Climate Change – A World Without Coral Reefs

Earlier this month, we posted how the North Carolina legislature is considering legislating limits to sea level projections, even though recent studies suggest that sea levels are rising faster on the US East Coast than they are in the rest of the world. That hasn’t … Continue reading

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Right Whales in Block Island Sound, Whale Poop & Global Warming

Recently almost one hundred endangered right whales were observed feeding in the waters of Block Island Sound. Given that only between 350 and 400 of the North Atlantic Right Whales are believed to currently exist, the gathering was quite unusual. … Continue reading

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Log Books, Global Warming and the Internet

Last October, we wrote about how researchers are using eighteenth century Royal Navy ship logs to study climate change.  (See Logbooks may yield climate bounty.)  Now, through the wonder of the internet, many of these log books are on-line.  The … Continue reading

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