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Something really cool should be happening on June 12 in Southern California/Baja. The Grunion should spawn that night at high tide. No guarantees but it's predicted that will be the night when these fish throw themselves on the beach to spawn. You can go watch them with a flashlight, or if you have a fishing license you can grab a couple with your bare hands. Either way should be a good reason to visit the beach in the middle of the night!

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By JUSTIN GILLIS and NADJA POPOVICH The United States, with its love of big cars, big houses and blasting air-conditioners, has contributed more than any other country to the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is scorching the planet. “In cumulative terms, we certainly own this problem...
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Imagine the satisfaction of gliding past gas stations in near silence as other motorists frantically line up to avoid an overnight price spike. Instead, you slip into your garage, connect your fast charger and effortlessly fuel up your electric vehicle for the week. That’s the green dream for many p...
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Searing summers, rising seas, devastating storms and deadly floods. These are just some of the current and anticipated impacts of climate change. The recent "Paris Agreement," signed by 191 governments under a United Nations convention, calls for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to keep...
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Dear Politicians and Elected Officials, Our oceans are in peril. There is too much plastic in them. Plastic suffocates and strangles marine wildlife who consume it, thinking it is food. The oceans have far too many chemicals in them; recklessly dumped with abandon. We have r...
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I didn’t like writing that headline an ounce more than you liked reading it. But viewers need to get angry, because Discovery’s Shark Week is a travesty. On Monday, the channel began by airing a completely fake “documentary” called Megalodon: The Monster Shark That Lives. Drawing from the ...
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I saw this and the title alone was a shock to my senses. Why do we sit by while the coral reefs very possibly the "canary in the cola mine" for climate change a life on this planet die and its not big news. When will the truth be worth something again? Let's hope its not too late already. And ...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The Colorado Supreme Court has struck down attempts by two cities to ban or delay fracking. Monday's ruling is a victory for the oil and gas industry and for state officials who say only state government can regulate energy, not cities or counties.    The court may not have the final...
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With crude oil prices plunging government revenues have collapsed, and budget surpluses quickly turned into deficits. What's worse, investors are now starting to worry about their ability to pay back their debts. As a result, five oil producing countries were hit with downgrades from Standard and Po...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Despite the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French officials have vowed to move forward with a major climate conference set to begin on Nov. 30. COP21 will bring together 100 heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, and 40,000 other attendees. According to&n...
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Posted by on in Mining
The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for a massive wastewater spill that contaminated a Colorado river Wednesday, and warned locals to avoid the polluted waters. According to a statement by the agency, an EPA cleanup team accidentally caused the spill while excav...
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President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One Friday, June 19, 2015, at the Santa Monica, Calif, landing zone en route to tape a podcast interview with comedian Marc Maron in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  WASHINGTON - Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 5...
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Deep ocean fish are facing a host of health problems that may be due to man-made pollution, according to a new study. Even as far down as 2,000 feet to one mile beneath the surface, marine fish are suffering from liver pathologies, tumors and other conditions as harmful pollutants are being dumped ...
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Posted by on in Fishing
The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply networks of major supermarkets, restaur...
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A major new study of the world's oceans has reached a shocking conclusion: Thanks to humans, there are now over 5 trillion pieces of plastic, weighing more than 250,000 tons, floating in water around the world. With a global population of about 7.2 billion, that's nearly 700 pie...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Do you know how that tuna sashimi got to your dinner plate? Probably not—and chances are, the restaurant that served it to you doesn’t know, either. A new policy paper argues that illicit fishing practices are flying under the radar all around the world, and global society must combat them in order ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Pollution and climate change due to human influence is “clear,” and the observed effects are “unprecedented,” according to a report released Sunday by a United Nations panel. The 116-page report is the fifth since 1990 prepared by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN-backed expert panel says. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in a stark report that most of the world's electricity can - and must - be produced from low-carbon ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Some of the most extreme heat waves of 2013 were caused by climate change, according to a new report from the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Specific events last year that the studies in the report link to climate change include heat waves in Europe, Australia, China, Korea and Jap...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
There are ways to connect with your community beyond food. You’ve probably heard about community supported agriculture (or CSA) — a program where you pay up front and every week, a box of fresh, locally grown produce appears on your doorstop. Since its initial conception in western Massachusetts in...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Changes spare top birds of Britain and allows trapping and releasing protected species found on farmland Landowners wanting to be allowed to shoot robins, pied wagtails, starlings and other favourite birds seen eating their crops have been rebuffed by the government. But shooters will be able to le...
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