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This article, published in the Guardian, reports on the current state of the bluefin tuna commercial fishing industry in Japan.  The bluefin tuna population has been in rapid decline in recent years due to commercial overfishing and is now facing historic lows for the past 30 years.  In 2015, the Japanese government and other members of the Western & Central Pacific Fisheries Commission agreed to curtail catches of immature bluefin.  The main purpose of this news article is to draw media attention to the fact that Japanese fisheries have largely ignored the government’s attempts to curb

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This news article, published in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), concerning the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon discusses significance of improving soil management practises worldwide, and the role it plays in affecting climate change.  The main purpose of this news article is to shine some light on the critical role of managing terrestrial carbon sinks in controlling global warming.  As the average global temperature increases, it begins to thaw the permafrost layer which covers much of the northern hemisphere.  This thawing releases huge

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