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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Oceans, Harming Lucrative Fisheries in Alaska

Carbon Dioxide Poisoning Oceans, Harming Lucrative Fisheries in Alaska
The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and subsistence fisheries and communities that rely heavily on them, according to the new research aimed at spurring discussion on how to address the changes.
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Becky Bohrer
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Let's Get Pacific: Obama Looks to Create World's Largest Marine Preserve

Let's Get Pacific: Obama Looks to Create World's Largest Marine Preserve
President Barack Obama is looking to create the largest marine preserve in the world by protecting a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean from drilling, fishing and other actions that could threaten wildlife, the White House said. Aiming to protect marine wildlife, Obama will also direct the government to create a program to deter illegal fishing. The executive steps come as Obama is searching for ways to leave his second-term mark on the environment despite opposition from many Republicans in Congress.
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Josh Lederman
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Despite Government and BP Assurances, Gulf Coast Shrimpers Struggle to Get Product Liability Insurance

Despite Government and BP Assurances, Gulf Coast Shrimpers Struggle to Get Product Liability Insurance
Following two weeks of testimony by the U.S. Department of Justice and BP, U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier will determine what quantity of oil was spilled into the Gulf. He will also decide whether BP was simply negligent or grossly negligent. It's a difference of $7.5 billion. Meanwhile, Gulf Coast residences are still dealing with the spill's aftermath, despite assurances from the government and BP that everything is perfectly back to normal.
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Ted Nugent Knocks Those Pesky 'Pure Michigan' Ads

Ted Nugent Knocks Those Pesky 'Pure Michigan' Ads
Ted Nugent, stochastic terrorist and scary musical clown from Detroit managed to get into the news again Friday by ripping the Pure Michigan ad campaign.
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