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Plan to save sea turtles from shrimp boats scaled way back

A plan to make more shrimpers include sea turtle escape hatches in their nets has been vastly scaled back , federal regulators announced, potentially contributing to the deaths of more than 1,000 of the animals each year. The National Oceanic ...

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Plan to save sea turtles from shrimp boats scaled way back

A plan to make more shrimpers include sea turtle escape hatches in their nets has been vastly scaled back , federal regulators announced, potentially contributing to the deaths of more than 1,000 of the animals each year. The National Oceanic ...

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US finally giving boot to official foot measurement

Change is afoot for the official measuring stick used to size up big places in America. The reason? There are actually two different definitions of the 12-inch measurement known as a foot. Some land surveyors use what’s known as the ...

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Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales

U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

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Feds propose major habitat protections for killer whales

U.S. protections for the waters that a group of endangered orcas call home could soon expand beyond the Seattle area to encompass much of the West Coast, from the Canadian border to central California. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

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Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast

Federal scientists say they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. The expanse of unusually warm water stretches from Alaska to ...

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Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast

Federal scientists say they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast, a development that could badly disrupt marine life including salmon, whales and sea lions. The expanse of unusually warm water stretches from Alaska to ...

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Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana’s coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and ...

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Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana’s coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and ...

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Hidden oil spill: New study contradicts owner’s claims

A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana’s coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and ...

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