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West Coast Impact

From: Pat Maxwell
Series: April 2012 - Isla Earth Radio Series
Length: 01:30

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The U.S. West Coast took a stress test recently and things aren’t looking so good. Read the full description.

Isla_earth_inlay The U.S. West Coast took a stress test recently and things aren’t looking so good. In the two-year study marine ecologists at the University of California at Santa Barbara looked at trends of how humans impact ocean ecosystems...The results were surprising...

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The U.S. West Coast took a stress test recently and things aren’t looking so good. In the two-year study marine ecologists at the University of California at Santa Barbara looked at trends of how humans impact ocean ecosystems...The results were surprising...

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