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Red flags abound as a warming Arctic opens up to shipping
KUCHING, Malaysia, 18 July 2018 (Mongabay) - Conservationists have called on governments and the private sector to do more to mitigate the impact of global shipping activities on marine ecosystems and communities in the Arctic.

Green sea turtle digging its own watery grave
WAGENINGEN, The Netherlands, 18 July 2018 (Phys.org) - A seagrass species from the Red Sea is outcompeting the native seagrass species in the Caribbean, where the green sea turtle lives.

Plastic poses biggest threat to seabirds in New Zealand waters
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 18 July 2018 (The Conversation) - Plastic pollution has the potential to cause the worst damage to seabirds in the seas around Aotearoa New Zealand, where many of them come to feed and breed.

The quiet climate revolution taking place in the Balearic Islands
LONDON, UK, 18 July 2018 (Ecologist) - A Spanish province - the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera - operate as an autonomous community. Like other islands, they are especially vulnerable to climate change. But their government has devised a way to use the islands’ insularity to advantage.

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland
NEW YORK, US, 18 July 2018 (SPX) - A team of scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland, an event that points to one of the forces behind global sea-level rise.

Social media - the new testing ground for Sri Lanka's freedom
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, 18 July 2018 (IPS) - Journalists and media activists have cautioned against Sri Lanka’s newfound press freedom as the country heads to the polls in 2020.

Cocos Islands web addresses investigated over possible breach
SYDNEY, Australia, 18 July 2018 (ABC) - Australia's media watchdog says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using Australian web addresses.

5,000 percent increase in native trees on rat-free Palmyra Atoll
ROCKVILLE, US, 17 July 2018 (ScienceDaily) - New research demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii.