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Entries by Carl Safina from 01/2012

Enough Duck Shooting

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Green

Unlike deer hunting, which benefits people, the land, and the surviving deer, no justification for duck hunting rings true.

Bluefin Tuna: New Record Price for Carcass Further Devalues the Fish

| Posted 01.07.2012 | Green

Here's how I can tell if an environmental news story has permeated the public consciousness: my 86 year-old mother phones to tell me about it.

Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

A federal law, as amended in 2007, required all U.S. fisheries to have management plans, and catch limits that would end overfishing by 2012. And look what year it is!

Shark Attacked, Media Bites Rosie O'Donnell

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

A bit of a splash erupted on the Web yesterday in the form of photos showing a boat displaying two hammerheads. One was a shark. The other was the celebrity, Rosie O'Donnell.

National Geographic Channel, In Race for Bottom, Adds Killing Endangered Species to New Season Entertainment Lineup

| Posted 01.15.2012 | Green

Well, people, what an incredibly long drop it's been since the electrifying National Geographic TV specials of my youth, whose mere opening theme notes would raise the hair on my neck.

Oil and Herring Don't Mix

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, it unleashed a regional catastrophe whose effects continue to play out these two decades later. One such apparent effect was the subsequent collapse of the region's herring.

Seabirds: The Other Seafood Lovers

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Green

It's a world of 7 billion and counting, wherein many people couldn't care less about seabirds or other predators -- unless they're tasty.

Lingering Doubts About Obama's Keystone Pipeline Decision

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Green

We need to generate visible public excitement not just about what could be stopped, but about what we need to create, and what can positively be accomplished.

Will National Geographic TV's Wicked Tuna Be Better Than Advertised?

| Posted 01.29.2012 | Green

National Geographic is committed to the big picture. Conservation concerns will be part of the project. That's their promise so let's take them at their word.