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Canada-U.S. Summit Brings New Hope for Strengthened Partnership on Conservation

Steven Kallick | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Steven Kallick

Last year, under Prime Minister Trudeau's predecessor, Stephen Harper, Canada finalized the creation of the 2.6 million-acre Mealy Mountains National Park Reserve in Newfoundland and Labrador. Final boundaries were also set in 2015 for a national park and an adjoining territorial park in the Thaidene Nene region of the Northwest Territories, which will protect an additional 6.4 million acres.

Fisheries Management: Let's Not Quit While We're Ahead

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Lee Crockett

Quitting while you're ahead might protect your gains in gambling and investing. But in most other endeavors, that strategy can quickly backfire: Once ...

Rent Is Not The Only Cost That's Too Damn High For Families

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics

Stagnant pay for many Americans is already a defining issue of this year's populism-filled presidential election. But add in the rising cost of living...

Indigenous People Lead Effort to Keep 'Water Heart' Beating Strong in Northern Canada

Jennifer Lamson | Posted 03.28.2016 | Green
Jennifer Lamson

For generations, the Sahtúgot'ine Dene people in northern Canada have told a story about the "water heart," a power that connects all living things throughout their traditional territory. This heart beats deep within Great Bear Lake, a place as magnificent and untamed as its name suggests.

Reverse Robin Hood: Six Billion Dollar Businesses Preying on Poor People

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Business
Bill Quigley

These businesses target families with incomes below $35,000, and people of color are three times more likely to receive abusive loans than whites. People with blemished credit are often passed over when seeking jobs.

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 07.01.2016 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.