England loses Women’s World Cup semifinal in most heartbreaking way possible

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One win away from reaching the Women’s World Cup final, England battled favored Japan relentlessly in the semifinals on Wednesday night, forcing stoppage time while tied at 1 goal apiece

Then, in the 92nd minute, just three minutes from going to extra time against defending champs Japan, the Lionesses lost. But they didn’t just lose — they lost in the most-heartbreaking way imaginable

Trying to clear a ball in stoppage time, England’s Laura Bassett instead booted it right into her own net. Game over. Dreams dashed. Here’s the heart-breaking blunder Read more…

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To prevent total ‘collapse,’ Feds enact New England cod fishing ban

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In an unprecedented move that signals growing concerns about the survival of once-bountiful cod populations off the coast of New England, federal regulators on Tuesday announced a six-month closure of commercial and recreational cod fishing in parts of the Gulf of Maine

The action comes as the cod population in the area hits an all-time low, which is the result of decades of overfishing combined with the effects of rapidly warming waters

Scientists have said that the Gulf of Maine is warming faster than 99% of the world’s oceans. The rapid warming is helping to push native fish populations out of the area, as they seek colder, more oxygen-rich waters Read more…

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