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Life hack: Helping the environment using one easy tool - you

Have you heard about the pollution catastrophe known as marine debris? Marine debris is defined as any man-made material intentionally or unintentionally disposed of in our marine environment. Examples include trash, single-use plastic products,...

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By: Mandy Sartain / Published: Mar 21, 2019

There’s an app for that?

One of the jobs of Extension is to solve problems for the community that they serve. In my work with oyster aquaculture, sometimes those are big problems (e.g., water quality, permitting, etc.) but sometimes you notice the small things that add up.

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By: Bill Walton / Published: Mar 16, 2019

Who installs living shoreline projects?

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and collaborators are working to demystify living shorelines in an effort to build a robust contractor workforce that can respond to demand and promote these types of projects.

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By: Eric Sparks / Published: Mar 07, 2019

Environmental educators foster awareness in K-12 students

Back in the 1980s, Peanut was a small red-eared slider making her way around somewhere in the wilds of Missouri. At the same time, someone decided it was acceptable to toss a six-pack ring out of a car window. Peanut managed to find it and get...

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By: Tracy Jay / Published: Mar 01, 2019

What is ocean literacy?

One of the focus areas for Sea Grant at the national level is environmental literacy. We have discussed the definition of this term in these blogs before, but the mission of the National Sea Grant program is to enhance the practical use and...

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By: Tina Miller-Way / Published: Feb 14, 2019