Why reefs matter no matter where you live
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Why reefs matter no matter where you live

Reefs keep you and the people/places you care about safe. They also provide you and many others globally with food and money. Reefs are vital for life on this planet. Losing them would be a serious blow to global health and economics. Protecting them on a global scale is hard, but you can do your part with small lifestyle changes (eat sustainable seafood, lower your carbon footprint, and ditch single use items for reusable alternatives. Continue reading

Megan Schutt: Our Renewable Energy
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Megan Schutt: Our Renewable Energy

Does your blog seem a little sluggish?  Wishing you could ditch the coal-burning furnace keeping the internet connection blinking?  Worried that your blog’s carbon footprint is embarrassingly large considering it doesn’t even have feet?  My fellow blogger, you need some renewable energy, which means it’s probably time to call on Megan Schutt. Megan has been … Continue reading

Fake Plastic Fish: how consumerism ruins the ocean
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Fake Plastic Fish: how consumerism ruins the ocean

By now you’ve probably seen one of the many articles we have posted about plastics, recycling, and the garbage problem that plagues the world’s oceans (if not, check them out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Ocean pollution is obviously an issue that we here are UNdertheC are concerned about. Luckily, we aren’t the … Continue reading

Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change
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Pope Francis’ Radical Guide to Climate Change

Pope Francis released an encyclical on the environment in June, and your first thought was probably, “Should I care?”  Your second may have been, to quote 1920s presidential candidate Al Smith, “What the hell is an encyclical?”  Quick answers: 1) yes, no matter who you are, and 2) read on. Let’s start with the basics, … Continue reading

Megan’s Field Work Musings
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Megan’s Field Work Musings

Oceanographic field work has to take place in – you guessed it – the ocean. Most of the time, I sit at my computer and play with Matlab scripts and gigantic stores of data, but every so often one of my fellow Seim lab graduate students (and researcher at the Coastal Studies Institute) Mike Muglia … Continue reading