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U.S. joins multinational bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve

US joins bid to create vast Pacific marine reserve (via AFP) The United States joined forces with other nations to declare a vast swath of the Pacific Ocean a marine sanctuary and take “historic” steps to combat illegal fishing. Taking the helm in a stepped up fight to save the…

Canada approves oil pipeline to Pacific Ocean — with set of 209 conditions

Canada approves pipeline to Pacific Ocean, with conditions (via AFP) Canada approved construction Tuesday of a pipeline to the Pacific Ocean, opening up one of the world’s largest oil fields as Washington dithers over another link southward from Alberta’s oil sands. The Northern Gateway project gained momentum after…   [Image…

Pacific Ocean responsible for recent global-warming hiatus: study

A new study published in the journal Nature incorporates temperature changes in the tropical Pacific Ocean into an advanced climate model, and finds that the model can reproduce observed global surface temperature…  …

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