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Marine Ecosystems

The Future of Ocean Conservation: New Aspen Report from the Ocean Community Strategy Roundtable

David Monsma | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
David Monsma

By elevating conservation to nationally-prioritized agendas -- like economic development and food security -- conservation groups are engaging new stakeholders in demonstrating the positive long-term impact of environmental protection.

Who Has the Most to Fear Man or Shark?

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.07.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

We find ourselves presented with an opportunity -- given the annual media festival that is Shark Week -- to better inform ourselves and to appreciate that we as humans have very little (if nothing) to fear from sharks.

Keeping Fins Where They Belong: On Sharks in the Wild

Francesca Koe | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

Every year up to 73 million sharks are killed, tens of millions for their fins alone. Illinois is the fifth state in America to ban the sale, trade, possession and distribution of shark fins.

Are We Helping Jellyfish Take Over? What Study Says

Posted 02.03.2012 | Science

They've shut down power stations and terrorized beachgoers. But does a surge in stories about jellyfish wreaking havoc really point to a man-made surg...