1. More Than 300,000 Farmed Atlantic Salmon Accidentally Released into Puget Sound
2. Ban on Single Use, Plastic Water Bottles in U. S. National Parks Removed
An Obama-era policy for national parks to voluntarily restrict plastic water bottle sales and encourage reusable water containers has been struck down by the Trump administration.
3. Microplastics Found in “Half of Deep Sea Creatures”
4. More than 80 Whales a Year Are Killed By Ship Collisions off West Coast of U.S.
5. Many Coasts Losing Their Kelp Forests Due to Warming Ocean
6. Endangered Whales Won’t Reach Pre-Hunting Numbers by 2100
A new Australian study has found that by 2100, the populations of Antarctic blue, fin and southern right whales will not have recovered to their pre-whaling numbers. The humpback whale will reach their pre-whaling numbers by 2050. Humpbacks are currently at 32 percent of their pre-whaling numbers because they breed more quickly than the other whales in this study. The researchers looked at 2 million catch data records from 1890 to 2012.
7. Delaware Governor Opposes Offshore Drilling
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