The Gulf of California and Mexico Funders Is Now the Mexico Conservation Funders

2019-05-07T12:12:16-07:00May 7th, 2019|Mexico Conservation, News|

After 10 years of productive collaborations, the Gulf of California and Mexico Funders have revised their mission and goals in order to address the new opportunities and challenges of conservation work in Mexico.

The newly renamed Mexico Conservation Funders will continue working to foster a funding community committed to the conservation and resilience of ecosystems in Mexico, with a focus on coastal-marine biodiversity and natural systems, recognizing the critical linkages between land and sea and the potential synergies among national and local level initiatives.

The main goals of this group for the next few years are to:

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How microplastic particles are turning the oceans into plastic soup

2019-05-07T12:09:38-07:00May 7th, 2019|News|

The following excerpt is from Michiel Abbing’s book Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution (Island Press, April 2019) and is reprinted with permission from the publisher.

“The amount of microplastics and nanoplastics have risen exponentially in a rela­tively short time. It may mean that it is already better to speak of a plastic broth rather than a plastic soup.”

From GreenBiz

https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-microplastic-particles-are-turning-oceans-plastic-soup

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Driving a Wedge into Historic Gaps of Climate Science

2019-04-11T13:17:18-07:00April 11th, 2019|News|

Evidence of historic marine life present in Alaskan permafrost is helping scientists reconstruct ancient changes in the ice cover over the Arctic Ocean.

Source: Hokkaido University

From Environmental News Network

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Can We Address Climate Change Without Sacrificing Water Quality?

2019-02-27T09:24:50-07:00February 27th, 2019|Climate and Energy, Land and Freshwater, News|

Strategies for limiting climate change must take into account their potential impact on water quality through nutrient overload, according to a new study from Carnegie’s Eva Sinha and Anna Michalak published by Nature Communications.

Source: Carnegie Institution for Science

From Environmental News Network

https://www.enn.com/articles/56880-can-we-address-climate-change-without-sacrificing-water-quality

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New clues to predict tipping points for marsh survival

2019-02-14T09:43:56-07:00February 14th, 2019|Conservation Science, News|

Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a new study could help stem the losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk and why. The study assessed wetland distribution and resilience in hundreds of US estuaries at five different spatial scales. Its findings will help guide future efforts to preserve or restore threatened wetlands.

Source: Duke University

From Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190213124417.htm

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