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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted this week to hold off on a new management paradigm for the menhaden, a small fish that has attracted outsized attention for its crucial role in the marine food chain.

With global greenhouse gas emissions projected to rise rather than decline in 2017, scientists and even the U.S. Congress are looking more closely at controversial “geoengineering” proposals that could offer a Plan B to avert dangerous climate change.

As sea levels rise, small island nations are already bearing the brunt of climate change on land. Now a recent study shows just how badly warming global temperatures could damage their ocean resources as well.

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