Foghorn (A Call to Action!)
- Now might be a good time to talk about this with, well, everyone. Everything Is Fucked, Major New Extinction Report Finds.
Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now)
- I missed this the first time around, but it’s still worth a read: Thinking about Climate on a Dark, Dismal Morning.
Hope is the knowledge that we can prevent bad things—but also the realization that we might choose not to.Thinking about Climate on a Dark, Dismal Morning
- 100 people are responsible for more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet.
- ‘Biodegradable’ Bags Can Still Carry Groceries After Three Years in the Ground, Study Finds.
Jetsam (what we’re reading from around the web)
- Rules on exploiting minerals on sea bed possible by end-2020, says UN body.
- Cancel all deep-sea mining licenses.
- This doesn’t really seem good. Mustard gas leaking from vast underwater First World War weapons dump in North Sea.
- Will large protected areas save the oceans or politicise them? Probably both.
- Canada Has New Rules Governing Its Marine Protected Areas. Do They Go Far Enough?
- Upper Mississippi River Breaks 1993 Flood Record.
- Vice Media, I guess? Who’s Going to Tell the Royal Baby That Our Planet Is Unequivocally Dying?
- The Ocean’s Biggest Waves Seem to Be Getting Even Bigger.
- A new fossil shows how hagfish went back to basics.
- Trump Administration Sidelines Offshore Drilling Plan After Court Ruling.
- Cracking down on the swim bladder smugglers.
- How a 90-Year-Old Quest for Plankton Uncovered Early Plastic Pollution.
- Curbing deadly ship emissions: Should China protect its coastal communities with an international emission control programme?
- Enough with the ‘Actually, Electric Cars Pollute More’ Bullshit Already.
- The Dirt, a monthly compilation of recent publications, positions, opportunities, and calls for proposals in Discard Studies.
- In case you though things couldn’t get anymore surreal than the libertarian bitcoin seasteaders: Scientology Cruise Ship Slips Out of St. Lucia After Measles Quarantine.
Lagan (what we’re reading from the peer-reviewed literature)
- Bernot and Boxshall (2019) Two new species of parasitic copepods from the genera Nothobomolochus and Unicolax (Cyclopoida: Bomolochidae) from Australian waters. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6858.
- Schlüter and friends (2019) Coral reefs and the slow emergence of institutional structures for a glocal land- and sea-based collective dilemma. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2019.04.009.
- Washburn and friends (2019) Ecological risk assessment for deep-sea mining. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2019.04.014.
- Brett (2019) Secrets of the Deep: Defining Privacy Underwater. DOI: n/a
Shipping News (academic and ocean policy wonkery)
- This video about mathematicians’ favorite chalk is absolutely charming.
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