[AquaBounty salmon (rear) have an added growth hormone gene from the Chinook salmon to a normal Atlantic salmon (front) that results in a transeni salmon that grown to market size in about half the time as a normal salmon- 16 to 18 months rather than three years. (Photo courtesy AquaBounty/MCT)] *** [] ** HOY OUT, TCN OUT **

GMO Salmon Receives United States FDA Approval

November 23, 2015 – An update to a posting that appeared here on Christmas Day 2012 concerns the AquAdvantage Fish, a genetically modified Atlantic salmon that incorporates growth ... Continue Reading →
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Genomics May Save the Rhinoceros and the Coho Salmon

October 31, 2015 – Tonight is Halloween and for the last week people have been greeting me with “Happy Halloween.” Hate to be a grinch but when did Halloween turn ... Continue Reading →
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Did You Know that Forest Fires in Indonesia Influence Rainfall in the United States?

October 22, 2015 – In the last two decades as the United States and other countries have sent Earth-observation satellites into near-Earth space we have learned just how interconnected ... Continue Reading →
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Mangroves, Global Warming and Rising Sea Levels

August 10, 2015 – Developers of new beach resorts in tropical locations are very familiar with mangroves and they hate them because they take up valuable beachfront real estate. ... Continue Reading →
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North Atlantic Warming Changing Fish Populations

May 2, 2015 – A census of fish populations published in Global Change Biology confirms that marine ecosystems in the North Atlantic are being altered by rising ocean temperatures. ... Continue Reading →
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So the Oceans are Worth $24 Trillion U.S.

April 25, 2015 – It is good to know that we humans have done our audit and determined what the oceans are worth. The chief architect putting a price tag to 70% of the planet is ... Continue Reading →
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Emission Pledges for Upcoming Paris Climate Summit Will Bring Global Benefits

April 1, 2015 – For the naysayers who are convinced that we cannot end our addiction to fossil fuels without destroying the world economy – April Fools! New analysis of ... Continue Reading →
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Preliminary Climate Change Peru Meeting Fields Proposal – Fishing Vessels as Climate Change Sentinels

November 23, 2014 – LIMA COP20 will meet on December 9, 2014 in Peru. Its goal to begin shaping the global agreement by nations, industry, financial institutions and NGOs to reduce ... Continue Reading →
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Mercury Levels in the Upper Ocean Tripled by Us

August 14, 2014 – Since the Industrial Revolution humans have altered the chemistry of both air and ocean. New global measurements, not computer models, are painting a disturbing ... Continue Reading →
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Global Ocean Commission Tells Us What We Don’t Want to Hear

June 24, 2014 – A report based on the analysis of marine scientists from around the globe urges governments to take action to address overfishing, ocean acidification, pollution ... Continue Reading →