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Risky business: New data show how manatees use shipping channels

New research tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. A new publication in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science tracks West Indian manatee movements through nearshore and offshore ship channels in the north-central Gulf of Mexico.

High Temperatures over the Arctic

Melt extent over Greenland was well over 40% on June 12, 2019. The surface melt map that day (on the right) shows many coastal areas for which data are missing, as indicated by the grey color. As the June 13,…

Where do recycled plastic bottles go? Try looking under your car.

Ford Motor Company is using recycled plastic bottles for underbody shields on all cars and SUVs, and for wheel liners on F-Series trucks. Every minute, people around the world purchase 1 million plastic bottles, which adds up to roughly 526…

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UK river defences ‘prevent £1.1bn a year in flood damage’

Flood damage estimated at £1.1bn a year is being prevented by the UK’s network of river barriers and defences, according to research. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says it is the first time the financial contribution of river defences…

7 Endangered Places You Should See Before It’s Too Late – Outside Magazine

If you think strictly in terms of global warming, the list of must-see, critically endangered natural settings is relatively straightforward. It’s also very long. A number of places have been dubbed the “ground zero of climate change” by the media, including…

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Seven commandments of Leave-No-Trace Camping

Spending time outside can have invaluable benefits for your mental, physical and spiritual health, but unless you’re practicing responsible environmental stewardship, you might be reaping the benefits while harming nature itself. Around the world, outdoor enthusiasts follow these seven simple codes to make sure that nature is clean and healthy not only for the future generation, but for the person coming behind you on the trail. 1. Plan ahead and prepare This is arguable the most important…