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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Contributes $4.4 Billion to State

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The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation released a study showing that economic activity generated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is responsible for contributing $4.4 billion and 43,000 jobs across the state of Florida.  Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is a major driver of tourism and recreation dollars, offering opportunities for world-class diving and fishing alongside abundant and varied wildlife.

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Updating Jobs Numbers for Ocean Energy Sector

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For decision makers, the assessment of the number of jobs related to the development of the ocean energy sector is of utmost importance. Various roadmaps have advanced figures for the 2025, 2030 and even 2050 horizons, but these numbers have become outdated as numerous ocean energy technologies are designed, tested and implemented in pilot farms. A new project will assess

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Developed Countries Reduce CO2 With Less Fossil Fuel, More Efficiency

Efforts to cut emissions of carbon dioxide and tackle climate change in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to research led by the Tyndall Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study suggests that policies supporting renewable energy and energy efficiency are helping to reduce emissions in 18 developed economies. The group of countries represents 28%

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The New Silk Road

China has announced it will institute a new policy called “One Belt and One Road” (OBOR). The Silk Road Economic Belt will comprise three routes connecting China to Europe (via Central Asia), the Persian Gulf, the Mediterranean (through West Asia), and the Indian Ocean (via South Asia), according to McKinsey. More than 60 countries, with a combined GDP of $21

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Ballast Water Exchange Is Problematic

A new invasive species study by the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) discovered one of the main tactics ships use for stopping invasive species—ballast water exchange—isn’t working nearly as well as managers hoped. Marine scientists looked at ballast water from ships entering Chesapeake Bay before and after ballast water exchange became mandatory in 2004 and found that, contrary to expectations,

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