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Liar's Poker in Africa: How Hidden Agendas Drive the Politics of Fish in Mauritania

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.24.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

According to a recent World Bank study, fisheries make up one quarter of Mauritania's natural wealth, but the waters off the country in north-western Africa are being overfished. Foreign operators pull out the lion's share of the catch - sometimes legally, sometimes not; suspicions of corruption abound.

Fisheries are in Crisis. Here's How It Affects Us All

Frankie Rendón | Posted 08.04.2016 | Green
Frankie Rendón

The popularity of fish protein, in addition to an ever-growing world population, has led to a fishery crisis that spans the globe - and will only worsen if something isn't done.

Greenpeace Calls for End of Private Fishing Deals in West Africa, Questions E.U. Food Security Claims

Till Bruckner | Posted 08.03.2016 | Green
Till Bruckner

Lawlessness at sea is a hot topic this summer, with the New York Times running an investigative series on the issue and the nascent Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) beginning to pick up steam. Two experts from Greenpeace connected the dots for me and explained why we should care.

Start of Sea Cucumber Fishing in Galápagos Postponed Ten Days

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 08.01.2016 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

Because the sea cucumbers are endangered and the catching of them by fishermen has stirred controversy, the original agreement between the authorities and fishermen had been reached quietly without the usual public announcements.

Transparency Advocate: Mauritania's Fishing Sector Still Opaque

Till Bruckner | Posted 07.30.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

I recently spoke with Ba Aliou Coulibaly to learn more about Mauritania's fishy politics, the links between national and international corruption, and transparency in the fisheries sector.

New 'Cucumber Conflict' in Galápagos

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 07.29.2016 | Green
Cecilia Alvear

The potential opening of sea cucumber fishing in Galápagos has scientists and conservationists surprised and concerned after news leaked of a July 10 agreement that would allow the collection of 500,000 of the creatures, considered vital to the marine environment.

The Case for Inclusive Green Growth

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 07.21.2016 | Green
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

JAKARTA -- Over the last 20 years, economic growth has helped to lift almost a billion people out of extreme poverty. But one billion people are still extremely poor. 1.1 billion live without electricity and 2.5 billion people without access to sanitation. For them, growth has not been inclusive enough.

New York's Marine Constituencies Make Nice

Jon Forrest Dohlin | Posted 07.06.2016 | New York
Jon Forrest Dohlin

Instead of talking past each other, representatives of the commercial and recreational fishing industry, scientists, researchers, and conservationists looked for collaboration and trust.

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

'Green News Report' - June 23, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Republicans in a bind after Pope's landmark encyclical on climate change;...

Sustainable Ocean Development Is Possible: Q&A With Maria Damanaki

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

That's the idea behind an emerging Nature Conservancy (TNC) strategy led by Maria Damanaki, TNC's new Global Managing Director for Oceans.

Could Salmon Sharks Be Factor in Declining Bering Sea King Salmon Numbers?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.08.2016 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Given their name, it's not surprising that salmon sharks eat salmon. But Alaska researchers are now asking whether the animals might have any impact on declining numbers of Bering Sea king salmon.

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Devastation and rescue in Nepal after massive earthquake; March 2015 the ...

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.

Matter of Scale: A Plan for Sustainable Fisheries

Peter Neill | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

By limiting scale, we increase the efficiency and value of the global fishing enterprise, a reverse investment that generates greater return through savings, pricing, removal of public subsidy, continuity of work for a large majority of fishers, guaranteed supply over time, and the health of the communities where both fishers and consumers live.

President Obama Declares Alaska's Bristol Bay Off Limits to Oil and Gas Leasing

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.16.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

President Obama on Tuesday declared Bristol Bay "a beautiful natural wonder" and designated its salmon-rich waters indefinitely off limits for oil and gas leasing.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Bars Oil And Gas Development In Alaska's Bristol Bay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced new protections on Tuesday for Alaska's Bristol Bay, barring oil and gas development in the region. ...

Alaska Must Lead in Addressing Ocean Acidification, and Fast

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.07.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Our planet is a place of ongoing evolution, with ecosystems under constant shift as we adapt in relationship to one another and to the global climate that sustains us.

10 Things You'd Miss If the Ocean Called It Quits

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

It is pretty obvious that we wouldn't do well without the benefits provided by a healthy ocean. In fact, we most likely would not survive. The good news is that many people are realizing what is at stake; even global and national leaders are catching on.

GOP Congressman Reportedly Exploded At Challenger Before Debate

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

A debate between contenders for Alaska's U.S. House seat got particularly heated on Wednesday night, and now one side is offering a clue as to why. ...

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Facts -- for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine. Last month added some new numbers to this list, and once again none of them was good news for the Pebble Limited Partnership (or its sole partner, Northern Dynasty Minerals).

'Green News Report' - September 30, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Good news: President Obama creates the world's largest marine sanctuary; ...

Despite Its Remoteness, Antarctica's Health Matters

Greg Stone | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

Whether or not you have ever eaten a piece of Antarctic fish or a krill oil dietary supplement, this spectacular place is meaningful to your life. The stark beauty of its land and sea matter to us, as do the lives of the iconic animals that call it home.

Drones Are Good, Bad, and Proving Vital to Protect Endangered Species

David Wilkie | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

Without the ability to use low-cost drones to see well beyond the horizon of earth-bound rangers, preventing wildlife crime will remain almost impossible and eco-guards will continue to wander into lethal fire fights with poachers.

VIDEO: Pebble Mine and the Death Star Mine at Mount Polley

Joel Reynolds | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

In the wake of the devastating Mt. Polley Mine disaster, and even as the latest tests confirmed elevated levels of toxic copper and lead in aquatic life, a predictable progression is already underway.