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NOAA chief warns that oceans are undergoing rapid and unprecedented changes

Oceans: NOAA Chief Warns of “Unprecedented” Changes

Speaking at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on Wednesday, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) chief Jane Lubchenco warned that a combination of climate change, overfishing, pollution and other stresses are causing “unprecedented” changes to the world’s oceans. “For the oceans as well as the rest of the planet,” Lubchenco said, “the rates and scales and kinds of…

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