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News spotlight: Ice sheet warming at highest rate in 1,000 years

By Mary Kate McCoy

January 30, 2023
In case you missed it: One of the coldest regions of the planet is experiencing its highest temperatures in at least a millennium. While grim, the findings are in line with what’s becoming clearer and clearer — Earth’s frozen regions are steadily warming.
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News spotlight: Could seaweed be our new big climate ally?

By Max Marcovitch

January 9, 2023
In case you missed it: A recent study reveals that underwater forests are much more prolific than previously thought — and may play a key role in stemming the climate crisis.
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2022 in review: To protect our seas, scientists turn to innovative new solutions

By Will McCarry

December 21, 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, Conservation News is revisiting some of our most significant stories of the year. As experts warned that the time to turn the tide on marine protections is dwindling, conservationists and governments came together to advocate for oceans.
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News spotlight: Can consumer choices protect a critically endangered whale?

By Will McCarry

December 5, 2022
In case you missed it: North Atlantic right whales are fast approaching extinction. Each year, this rare species migrates along the eastern coast of the United States. The path leads right whales into a gauntlet of treacherous fishing grounds around New England.
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Reef manta rays feeding in Dampier Strait, Raja Ampat
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New study shows where manta rays thrive

By Mary Kate McCoy

December 2, 2022
Targeted for their gill plates and trapped accidentally in fishing nets, reef manta rays are in trouble; their populations around the world are plummeting. But in one protected area off the coast of Indonesia, the rays are not only bucking worldwide trends – they’re thriving.
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