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Nations gathering this week at a United Nations Environment Assembly meeting in Kenya pledged to eliminate the vast quantities of litter and microplastics entering the ocean over the long term. But the resolution isn’t binding and didn’t set specific timelines.

In its 2017 review of fisheries, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) emphasized a long-term trend that continued in the last year: the decline of wild-caught fisheries and increasing aquaculture output.

Two studies published this week show that seals and whales are stressed as a result of natural and human causes.

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