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Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over for migrating sturgeon, striped bass

For the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially important striped bass, the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coastal shelf serves as an important spring and fall migratory route. Researchers suggest that the development of wind farms on the DelMarVa coastal shelf may alter the migratory behavior of these fish as new wind turbines in this otherwise featureless region could create habitat around which fish linger.

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Study evaluates stress level of rehabilitated sea turtles during transport

A new study has found that rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley and loggerhead sea turtles experience a substantial stress response when transported to release locations in the southern United States but that the turtles remained physically stable and ready for release.

American lobster, sea scallop habitat could shift off the northeast

(NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center) Researchers have projected significant changes in the habitat of commercially important American lobster and sea scallops on the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. They used a suite of models to estimate how species will react as waters warm. The researchers suggest that American lobster will move further offshore and sea scallops will shift to the north in the coming decades.

Bitter Arctic Blast Coming To East, Bringing Snowstorms

Absent for the entire winter, the polar vortex is blasting in with bitter Arctic cold across the eastern U.S. for Mother’s Day weekend, and setting the stage for a possible historic May snowstorm in the Northeast. The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Weather…

Official-looking ‘historical plaques’ in New England towns draw attention to global warming – Yale Climate Connections

(Photo credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University) If you time-travel 100 years into the future, what will your town look like? How will climate change have affected it? That’s what artist and Northeastern University professor Thomas Starr asked when creating his recent…

The Coronavirus Is a Preview of Our Climate-Change Future – New York Magazine

Prepare for more of the practically unimaginable. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images COVID-19 is not a climate-change pandemic — as far as we know, nothing about the emergence or spread of the coronavirus bears the recognizable imprint of global warming. But…

Politics

Bringing Understand Across Party Lines: Guns and Abortion

March 3, 2020, 6:11 pm Theresa Bonopartis writes at the Federalist, “If Abortion Providers Cared About Women, They Wouldn’t Fight Abortion Safety At The Supreme Court.”   The article is about what one would expect, an abortion opponent wondering why women…

Politics

Bringing Understand Across Party Lines: Guns and Abortion

March 3, 2020, 6:11 pm Theresa Bonopartis writes at the Federalist, “If Abortion Providers Cared About Women, They Wouldn’t Fight Abortion Safety At The Supreme Court.”   The article is about what one would expect, an abortion opponent wondering why women…