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    Feds accused of letting Stanford harm fish
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- March 11, 2014 -- Two environmental groups have sued the National Marine Fisheries Service over two water systems operated by Stanford University that they claim are harming threatened fish.
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    New targets needed to protect Lake Erie from massive 'dead zone'
    March 6, 2014 -- Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
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    House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Exempting Commercial Fishing Vessels from Onerous Vessel Discharge Permitting Requirements
    March 3, 2014 -- The following was released by the Garden State Seafood Association:
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    Seismic Air Guns for Oil Exploration: Impact on Marine Life
    March 2, 2014 -- On Thursday, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management released an Environmental Impact Survey, three years in preparation, assessing a proposed project to use seismic air guns for exploring the offshore oil and gas resources beneath the U.S. Atlantic outer continental shelf range, and proposing mitigation measures to diminish the impact on marine life.
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    WWF opens 2014 Smart Gear Competition
    March 3, 2014 -- WWF is launching the 2014 International Smart Gear Competition, which seeks and supports innovative solutions to address fisheries bycatch, the unintentional catch of fish and other marine species.
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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.