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  1. News Stories

    Environmental Policy Alum & Journalist Nick Rahaim Writes Story with Many Wave of Impact

    | by Rachel Christopherson

    MIIS Environmental Policy/Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Alum & Journalist Nick Rahaim (IEP OCRM “22) was honored by the Society of Environmental Journalists for his 2022 piece in Hakai Magazine: “Clever Whales and the Violent Fight for Fish on the Line: As a commercial fisher, I’ve watched colleagues shoot at whales looting from their lines. Here’s why everyone loses when that happens.”  Now two years later, an Alaska fishing captain has been held accountable for a similar crime. 

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    The warming ocean is leaving coastal economies in hot water

    | by Charles Colgan

    Ocean temperatures have been heating up over the past century, and hitting record highs for much of the past year, driven primarily by the rise in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. Scientists estimate that more than 90% of the excess heat produced by human activities has been taken up by the ocean.  That warming, hidden for years in data of interest only to oceanographers, is now having profound consequences for coastal economies around the world.