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Farming Sea Scallops in Maine Offers New Opportunities and Builds Community Resilience

2/2/2023

By fisheries.noaa.gov See how farming sea scallops in Maine is helping fishermen and coastal communities face new challenges and adapt. Fishermen lowers sea scallops into the water. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Aquaculture of sea scallops in Maine has been steadily developing for about 20 years. This type of seafood farming offers… SEE MORE

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Comet 2022 E3 ZTF closest to Earth February 1 and 2

2/1/2023

By earthsky.org The great comet hunter Don Machholz originally wrote this article for EarthSky in March 2022. Sadly, Don unexpectedly passed away in August 2022. A great loss to his family and the world! Read and comment on Don’s tribute page here. Recent updates on this article are by Eddie… SEE MORE

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How to Balance Weight on Your Boat

1/31/2023

By www.boatingmag.com Control of people and weight ensures safety and better handling. Photo: Gordon Leggett / 2021-09-02_Maine_Marine_Patrol_Boat_at_Ellsworth_ME_USA Wikimedia Commons Managing the load aboard your boat begins before you set out and continues throughout the day. Keep an eye on your boat’s load, and you’ll enjoy greater safety, increased efficiency and improved handling.… SEE MORE

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NASA Says 2022 Fifth Warmest Year on Record, Warming Trend Continues

1/30/2023

By www.nasa.gov Change in Average Temperature With Fahrenheit.svg_ via Wikimedia Commons Earth’s average surface temperature in 2022 tied with 2015 as the fifth warmest on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, global temperatures in 2022 were 1.6 degrees Fahrenheit (0.89 degrees Celsius) above… SEE MORE

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How Many Rod Holders Does a Boat Need?

1/29/2023

By www.saltwatersportsman.com More rod holders are better, but is there a point when enough is enough? woman_fishing_with_rod_holder via Wikimedia Commons Some modern fishing boats have fishing rod holders lining the gunwales from stem to stern, and others come with a mere two in the stern. Which begs the question: Just… SEE MORE

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Coastal marshes provide valuable protection for coastal communities from storm-induced wave, flood, and structural loss in a changing climate

1/28/2023

By www.nature.com Abstract Wetlands such as tidal marshes and mangroves are known to buffer coastal communities from wave, flood, and structural loss during storms. Coastal communities and resource managers seek to understand the ecosystem service value of coastal wetlands for reducing storm-induced flood loss in a changing climate. A recent… SEE MORE

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4 facts you might not know about ozone and the Montreal Protocol

1/27/2023

By www.noaa.gov January 10, 2023—The Montreal Protocol was adopted 35 years ago and remains a landmark environmental agreement, saving millions of people from cancer and contributing significantly to the protection of Earth’s climate system. Formally known as the “Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer,” this important U.N.… SEE MORE

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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/26/2023

By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. Investments in the environment are paying off for a California county where projects designed to… SEE MORE

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