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Nuclear plant operations under review after sea turtle deaths

Nuclear plant operations under review after sea turtle deaths

Thirteen sea turtles, including endangered species, were found dead in a canal linked to the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, prompting a federal review of the plant's impact on marine life.

Trista Talton reports for Coastal Review.

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Ocean upwells from climate change prove fatal for marine life

Ocean upwells from climate change prove fatal for marine life

A new study reveals that the escalation of cold ocean upwellings due to climate change is leading to mass fatalities among marine species, including sharks and rays.

Jonathan Watts reports for The Guardian.

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Protecting marine life also helps people nearby, study says

A study of marine-protected areas off the Central American coast found that people living close to these areas had better food security and greater household wealth.
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LISTEN: The man who discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is still trying to stop ocean pollution

In 1997, Captain Charles Moore first discovered the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” the largest accumulation of plastic waste in the ocean. Since then, scientists have documented how plastic has permanently damaged marine ecosystems and even altered evolution — and the problem has only grown larger.

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Life in ocean’s twilight zone ‘could disappear’ amid warming seas

Less food is falling to deep, dimly-lit waters, home to specially adapted marine life – but reducing emissions would stem destruction.

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Record ocean temperatures put Earth in ‘uncharted territory’, say scientists

Temperatures in the world’s oceans have broken fresh records, testing new highs for more than a month in an “unprecedented” run that has led to scientists stating the Earth has reached “uncharted territory” in the climate crisis.