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App Community Shuns 5p Plastic Bags In England

Elbi | Posted 10.07.2015 | Green

Today on Elbi, people both sides of the Atlantic are swapping plastic bags for heartwarming photos of the future of our planet. Whether it's the might and beauty of Mother Nature or the next generation smiling, they're fighting plastic with positivity.

Fishermen First: Protecting the People Behind What We Eat

John B. Thomas | Posted 09.04.2015 | Green
John B. Thomas

Being conscious of the labors and difficulties that got that fish to your plate adds a new taste to the end of summer--one that right now is bitter and rotten, but that has the promise of a deeper, richer deliciousness--if we could only dive in and fix a system that is broken, for all of us.

Go Strawless

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Katherine Meadowcroft

Have we already heard enough about plastic pollution? No, on the contrary I believe we have become inured to the problem. Stop. Think. Do I need this straw, this bag, this little red stir stick, this little plastic green grass with my sushi, or that bottle of water?

Kate Sheppard

Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan May Have A Walrus Problem | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Shell's plan to drill in the Arctic this summer has met plenty of opposition from environmental advocates. But it might be the walrus th...

Kate Sheppard

Check Out Google's New Tool For Monitoring Global Fishing | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.05.2015 | Green

CASCAIS, Portugal -- Google offered an early look at its new Global Fishing Watch project, which allows users to track commercial fishing vessels and ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Approves Shell's Drilling Plan For The Arctic | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Monday granted conditional approval to Shell to begin exploratory drilling in the Arctic, which the Departme...

U.S. Sued Over Thousands Of Sea Turtles Deaths From Shrimping

Reuters | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green

By Barbara Liston April 15 (Reuters) - Environmentalists seeking to curb the deaths of an estimated 53,000 sea turtles each year from ...

Zach Carter

White House Says Enviros Love This Trade Pact, But Enviros Say Otherwise | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has angered a host of environmentalist organizations with an Internet campaign that suggests green groups broad...

Oceana Finds Seafood Fraud in Maryland Crab Cakes

Ted Danson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Green
Ted Danson

The Presidential Task Force on Combating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Seafood Fraud needs to put the words of the final plan into action. Oceana will continue to push for transparency in the supply chain, including traceability for all seafood sold in the United States.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Administration Outlines New Proposal For Offshore Oil And Gas Leasing | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration released a draft of a five-year plan for oil and gas lease sales on Tuesday that would open areas of the Atlant...

Presidential Task Force Releases Recommendations for Seafood Fraud and Illegal Fishing

Ted Danson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Green
Ted Danson

Without a comprehensive approach, consumers, seafood businesses, fishermen and the oceans will still be at risk from seafood fraud and illegal fishing.

A Luxury Resort Threatens Belize's Mesoamerican Reef

Ted Danson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green
Ted Danson

Opposition to Puerto Azul is widespread among Belizeans. While they support tourism -- the backbone of the country's economy -- they do not support building a resort that will irreversibly destroy the Mesoamerican reef, the very place that tourists come to experience.

Report Reveals Seafood Fraud In Shrimp

Sam Waterston | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Sam Waterston

We need to be able to track what fish we are eating, where and how our seafood is caught or farmed, and see this information follow seafood through the entire supply chain, from boat to plate.

Dino Grandoni

The Shrimp You Buy May Not Be What You Think It Is | Dino Grandoni | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green

The next time you sit down for some shrimp scampi, beware of a bait-and-switch. Much of the shrimp sold in grocery stores and restaurants across t...

How One South American Oil Spill Is Devastating Local Fisheries And Wildlife

Ted Danson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

This oil spill is not an isolated case -- it's just one example of persistent and pervasive environmental misconduct that endangers the environment and the people that depend upon it.

Drift Gillnets Still Threaten California Marine Life

Andrew Sharpless | Posted 09.19.2014 | Green
Andrew Sharpless

With cleaner, more selective fishing gear types available, and historic lows in fishery participation, there is no reason to continue using this unsustainable fishing gear.

Progress for Sharks

January Jones | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
January Jones

As we celebrate our collective love of sharks, we should also take a moment to reflect on the many threats that sharks face. Sharks are in trouble -- and while we've made a lot of progress protecting them, we still need your help.

A Lobster's Journey From Ocean To Plate

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.06.2014 | Taste

The last 3 days of a lobster's life, caught on camera

Wasted Cash in the US Fishing Industry

Ted Danson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

What if you heard that other fishermen were unintentionally catching large numbers of vulnerable marine animals like dolphins, whales, and sea turtles -- damaging gear and hurting their own bottom lines? Waste on this scale occurs every day in many U.S. fisheries, hurting both fishermen and marine life.

Dominique Mosbergen

Fishermen Are Throwing Fish Away, And They're Losing Millions Of Dollars Because Of It | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.26.2014 | Green

The by-catch problem in the U.S. isn't just hurting our oceans, but our pockets too, according to a new report by Oceana. The environmental group ...

California Fails To List Imperiled White Sharks

Ted Danson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

Great white sharks are magnificent apex predators and a vital component of California's ocean ecosystem. Not only is the population dangerously low, but the remaining sharks are at great risk of being caught and killed as bycatch in gillnet fisheries.

President Obama Announces Plan To Combat Seafood Fraud

Ted Danson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

I love seafood -- from succulent scallops to salty anchovies, seafood is an increasingly popular meal in my own home and across the United States. Yet consumers searching for sustainable seafood will find very little information about the seafood they eat.

The Good Company She Kept

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

If it's true that in life we are known by the company we keep, why not expand that company after death? Especially if you've kept remarkably good company.

The Spanish Mediterranean Is Threatened By Seismic Airguns

Ted Danson | Posted 04.25.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

The Spanish government's willingness to consider offshore oil drilling, despite the ongoing climate crisis, is an ill-advised investment in fossil-fuel energy. It's out of line with European Union goals to reduce emissions and with the wishes of many Spaniards.

More Spills, No Safeguards, And A Push To Drill: Four Years AFter The BP Gulf Spill

Ted Danson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

You might assume that, four years after the spill, the U.S. would have implemented the safeguards and policies needed to prevent similar disasters. But you'd be wrong. We've made little progress in preventing future spills, and the situation is getting worse.