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    Deepwater Horizon oil left tuna, other species with heart defects likely to prove fatal
    March 31, 2014 -- The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill struck at the very heart of fish, a new study says. Exposed to millions of gallons of crude, young tuna and amberjack, some of the speediest predators in the ocean, developed heart defects that are likely to limit their ability to catch food.
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    Heart Defects in Gulf Tuna Seen Tied to 2010 BP Oil Spill
    March 25, 2014 -- Crude oil from BP Plc (BP/)’s 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill may have led to heart defects and premature death for tuna, researchers backed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report.
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    Environmental Defense Fund: Statement on Oil Spill in Galveston Bay, Texas
    March 24, 2014 -- Below is a release from Doug Rader, Ph.D., Chief Ocean Scientist for Environmental Defense Fund on the oil spill that took place in Galveston Bay, Texas on March 22, 2014:
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    Groups Sue EPA for Failing to Protect Endangered Species From Dangerous New Pesticide
    March 25, 2014 -- Conservation and food-safety groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today for failing to protect hundreds of endangered fish, butterflies and other species from a new, toxic pesticide called cyantraniliprole.
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    Oceana gets big help from DiCaprio foundation
    February 21, 2014 -- International advocacy group Oceana says it has received a $3 million grant from the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation for its work to protect threatened ocean habitat and keystone marine species such as sharks.
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BANGOR DAILY NEWS: How politicians can help keep Maine’s waterfronts working

April 10, 2014 -- In May 2012, Gov. Paul LePage squandered a chance to show Maine is committed to investments in research and development that offer researchers and entrepreneurs the tools needed to hone ideas and develop them into marketable products.