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New record: Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

Wed, 2018-05-16 23:00
The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast rockfish rebuilt to sustainable levels, according to the 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

April 2018 was 3rd warmest on record for the globe

Wed, 2018-05-16 23:00
While North America had its coldest April since 2013, the rest of the world was downright balmy.

Emissions of an ozone-destroying chemical are rising again

Tue, 2018-05-15 23:00
Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, were once considered a triumph of modern chemistry. Stable and versatile, these chemicals were used in hundreds of products, from military systems to the ubiquitous can of hairspray.