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Native lands lack clean water protections, but more tribes are taking charge

Some tribes have passed ordinances to regulate polluters, others have sought authority under federal law to establish water quality standards
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For whales and crabbers, finding balance is getting harder

As climate change causes more marine heatwaves, finding space for both is getting even more difficult.
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Hurricane Harvey more than doubled the acidity of Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening oyster reefs

Climate change is making oceans more acidic globally. Now, scientists are finding that large storms can send pulses of acidic water into bays and estuaries, further stressing fish and shellfish.
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Oyster reefs along Tangier Island could help keep its land in place

Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay has long been engaged with a battle against erosion and rising water. Has its salvation been skulking just offshore this whole time?
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‘Like a train that can’t be stopped’: How the climate crisis threatens clammers

Soft shell clams are declining and those who depend on Maine’s second-most-valuable fishery are having to adapt.

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Tropical oysters’ time to shine

Temperate oysters have hogged the limelight, but heat-loving species have enormous potential to feed people, create economic opportunities, and rehab habitat in the tropics.
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