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A chunk of sea ice the size of India has melted

Our rapidly warming planet has melted a chunk of sea ice the size of India, according to climate scientists. What’s more, the sea ice near Antarctica has started melting, too, after years of expanding despite global warming.

December 2016

67,000 Americans Want to Keep Loxahatchee Refuge

Broad Support for Keeping a National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County

December 2016

Atlantic States MFC Meets Tonight on Menhaden, Jonah Crab

DNREC's Division of Fish & Wildlife will host Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearings on proposed changes to the interstate fishery management plans (FMP) for Atlantic menhaden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in DNREC's Lewes Facility, 901 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958.

December 2016

REEF Releases New App for Invasive Lionfish Sightings for iPhone & Android

Divers and lionfish hunters can now view and report lionfish sightings and removals in real-time throughout the invaded region.

December 2016

Plaintiffs will combine forces in Amendment 1 lawsuit

Plaintiffs challenging the state’s environmental funding under a new constitutional amendment agreed to join forces Monday.

December 2016

Environmentalists relaunch effort to remove Rodman dam

On Monday, environmentalists Bruce Kaster and Joseph Little petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service to pass new rules leading to the destruction of the Kirkpatrick Dam.

December 2016

Building resilience to climate change one landscape at a time

A Resilient Lands and Waters Initiative report and companion website were released today highlighting the efforts of seven partnerships to build resilience of natural resources in the U.S. These partnerships demonstrate the benefits of using existing collaborative, landscape-scale conservation approaches to address climate change and other resource management challenges.

December 2016

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