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Climate Change: Pacific Ocean Acidity Dissolving Shells of Key Species

"In a troubling new discovery, scientists studying ocean waters off California, Oregon and Washington have found the first evidence that increasing acidity in the ocean is dissolving the shells of a key species of tiny sea creature at the base of the food chain."

Source: San Jose Mercury News, 05/01/2014

"Russia Ships First Arctic Oil, Fortifies Oil Defenses"

"Riding on his pride in the first export of Russian Arctic oil earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows oil and gas corporations to establish private armed security forces to defend their infrastructure, upping the ante for protestors."

Source: ENS, 04/30/2014

Over 900 Environmental Advocates Slain In Decade; 10 Killers Convicted

"BANGKOK — As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him."

Source: AP, 04/15/2014

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