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Why Is Managing Fish in the World's Oceans Like an Episode of I Love Lucy?

Lee Crockett | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Ecosystem-based fisheries management can help conserve our ocean resources while providing abundant fishing opportunities and seafood for generations to come.

UNESCO Recognizes Indigenous Rights, Cultures in World Heritage Rules

Steven Kallick | Posted 08.21.2015 | Green
Steven Kallick

By adopting new rules on the rights of Indigenous peoples within the World Heritage process--and by working to integrate the review of natural and cultural values in its evaluations--UNESCO has taken important steps in the right direction, which the people of Pimachiowin Aki hope will improve the ability of Indigenous peoples.

Going to the Mat for Fish and Fishermen

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.01.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

For more than four decades, the California-based fishing advocate has worked to find common ground between taking care of the environment and looking out for the needs of family fishermen. Armed with passion and determination, the law school graduate and former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant is a recognized leader in the shaping of fishing and environmental rules

Tracking Fish Oil Supplements to the Source

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Are fish oil supplements really improving our health but hurting our oceans? That's one question New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg is exploring for his next book, The Omega Principle: The Health of Our Hearts, the Strength of Our Minds, and the Survival of Our Oceans All in One Little Pill, due out next year.

Proof That Most Of Us Don't Understand Overdraft Fees

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business

How much do you really know about your bank's overdraft protection policy?

Fisherman Finds a Way to Help Sea Animals Avoid Needless Death On Hooks

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Palmer never grew out of his curiosity about how things work -- or how they could be improved. So one night off the Florida coast in 2001, as the commercial fisherman patiently waited for swordfish to bite, he started thinking.

The Small-Town Boy Who Charted a New Course for Our Oceans

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

"You could see the impact of the waste. I remember thinking that this couldn't last," recalled Bill Hogarth Hogarth, the head of ocean fisheries under President George W. Bush and now the director of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. I caught up with him recently when I went to Florida.

What's Happened to All the Striped Bass?

Lee Crockett | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Striped bass are declining. That's particularly bad news because this species was once considered the success story for how an acutely depleted fish population could recover from years of overfishing.

Giving Thanks for a Life-Changing Adventure--And More

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

This Thanksgiving I'm grateful for one simple act that set my life's course. Shortly after high school graduation, I picked up an issue of National G...

Giving Thanks for Turkey Raised Without Antibiotics

Laura Rogers | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

As we enjoy our Thanksgiving turkey this year, we can be grateful that consumers and food producers are recognizing the importance of antibiotics. Furthermore, we should resolve in 2015 to keep fighting against the overuse of these drugs -- and for all of us whose lives may depend on them.

Congress Needs to Think Big About Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Ecosystem-based fisheries management may sound complex, but there are concrete, cost-effective steps to make it a reality, including conserving habitat where fish spawn and protecting food sources for fish.

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management Part V -- 'Starting Smart'

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

We need a new national policy that guides federal managers to "start smart" by factoring in, up front, all available research on potential damage to marine ecosystems that would occur with new or expanded fishing activities.

Ex-Im Bank's Role in Supporting Clean Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

At a time when clean energy markets around the world are growing swiftly and offer opportunities for U.S. exports, the Ex-Im bank plays a critical role in project financing for renewable energy projects.

Building on Success

Lee Crockett | Posted 09.14.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Policymakers in Washington today may stand divided on party lines over a whole host of issues, but management of our oceans doesn't need to be one of them.

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management, Part IV

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Our oceans are one of our nation's most valuable natural resources. And congressional leaders should capitalize on this opportunity by adding stronger protections for essential habitat that fish populations need to spawn and grow in a healthy marine ecosystem.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Calls On Agencies To Crack Down On Illegal Seafood | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he plans to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument to create the ...

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management -- Part III

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

According to some estimates, as much as 40 percent of fish caught around the globe is discarded at sea, dead or dying. We can't afford to continue this wasteful practice.

The ABCs of Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management–Part II

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.22.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Forage Fish: The Oceans' Little Heroes Most Americans don't think about fisheries policy when eating fish. But in fact, the supply of popular species...

Clean Energy Investment: Lower, but Looking Up

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Despite the decline in total investment, prices for renewable technologies continue to drop, making them increasingly competitive with conventional power sources.

A Better Way to Protect Our Ocean Ecosystems

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

t's time that decision-makers and federal fisheries managers pursue broader policy solutions that will not only help restore individual species but also promote healthy and robust marine ecosystems -- an approach known within scientific circles as ecosystem-based fisheries management.

Senate Efficiency Bill: A Good First Step

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Phyllis Cuttino

Last week, U.S. senators introduced the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. The bill would spur the use of energy efficiency technologies in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors of the U.S. economy.

Industrial Farms Need a Prescription to Fight Superbugs

Laura Rogers | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Laura Rogers

It's hardly any wonder that nearly 30 million pounds of antibiotics are sold for U.S. livestock every year, while only 7.7 million pounds are used to treat sick people. And if superbugs can spread from India to America, they can also make the much shorter trip from industrial farms into our kitchens and hospitals.

Congress Should Renew Clean Energy Tax Incentives in 2014

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Phyllis Cuttino

In short, our country is cleaner, more prosperous, and more secure as a result of increased use of clean energy resources. But the recent progress is clouded by uncertainty surrounding long-term policy.

The Bottom Line: Protecting Real Estate for Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.26.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

For businesses dependent on high foot traffic, location is everything. It's much the same out on the water, where finding the right spot can make all the difference for commercial and recreational fishermen alike.

Cities Turn to Streetcars

Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...