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Menhaden muddle, part 5.

[This is the fifth part of a five-part series on the issue of menhaden depletion by Charles Hutchinson; here are parts one, two, three and four.
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Hurricanes and sea level rise threaten us all.

Although the summer's first tropical storm to make U.S. landfall, Claudette, avoided doing significant damage, we're now in the midst of hurricane season.
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Sea Levels Rise and Scientists Wade In

If anyone doubts that the world's environment is in a state - if not of crisis then of grave concern - I suggest attending a major scientific conference. Among the sobering assessments offered at the 2009 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held this past weekend in Chicago, came from climate scientist Chris Field, director of the department of global ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science.