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Navy: Training Could Kill Hundreds Of Dolphins, Whales

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 08.30.2013 | Green

HONOLULU -- Navy training and testing could inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years, mostly a...

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Should California Officials Reverse Their Take On Great White Sharks?

Ventura County Star | Cheri Carlson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Scientists still have a lot to learn about great white sharks, but federal officials say the sometimes-elusive ocean predator likely won't face extinc...

Feds To Fight Massive Fraud In Seafood Sizes

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 05.15.2012 | Home

BOSTON — Those plump and tempting scallops at the fish counter might be a lot smaller than they look – a sodium-based compound can bloat s...

Putting Fish Over Politics

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

There will always be competing needs and viewpoints on how to best manage our nation's fisheries. But the bottom line is that the system is now working.

Is Navy Sonar Training Hurting Whales?

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of conservationists and American Indian tribes are suing over the Navy's expanded use of sonar in training exercises off the ...

Overfishing 101: Dissecting Sectors

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green
Lee Crockett

Fishermen no longer throw thousands of pounds of fish overboard because of daily trip limits. And bycatch (the capture of non-target ocean wildlife, which has long been a serious problem in New England) is also on the decline.

Judge Rules Whale Correctly Listed As Endangered

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska's Cook Inlet beluga whales were correctly listed as endangered, a federal judge ruled Monday, rejecting a state lawsuit th...

Unknown Disease Weakening, Killing Scores Of Ringed Seals In Alaska

AP | By DAN JOLING | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An unknown disease is killing or weakening scores of ringed seals along Alaska's north coast, where the animals have been found w...

Little Fish, Big Help

Peter Hanlon | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

During the first week of August, fish that don't typically get the lavish attention enjoyed by more charismatic megafauna finally got some recognition that might keep them from disappearing.

Overfishing 101: Why Rebuilding Fish Populations Benefits Everyone

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

Healthy fish populations create jobs, support coastal economies, help repair damaged marine ecosystems and provide increased recreational opportunities for anglers like myself to bring home fish for my dinner table more often.

Overfishing 101: Why Ending Overfishing Is Good for Both Fish and Fishermen Alike

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

If we rebuild all of our fish populations to healthy levels, we have indeed achieved success, for they are the foundation upon which fishing businesses and fishermen can thrive.

Overfishing 101: How Ocean Fish Populations Are Managed in the U.S.

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.13.2011 | Green
Lee Crockett

According to the National Marine Fisheries Service, the economic value of ending overfishing and rebuilding all of our depleted U.S. fish populations could add up to $31 billion in sales and support 500,000 new jobs.

Alaska Sues Feds To Stop Endangered Sea Lion Protection

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The state of Alaska filed a lawsuit Tuesday in an effort to stop a federal agency's plan to protect endangered sea lions by ...

'False Killer Whale' Next On The Endangered List?

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HONOLULU — The federal government is recommending that a small population of dolphins living near Hawaii be placed on the endangered species lis...

Doing the Right Thing for Whales

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wayne Pacelle

North Atlantic right whales are struggling to survive and, thanks to action by The Humane Society of the United States, their chances just got a bit b...

Weekly Mulch: Politics, Power, and the Environment Beyond BP

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Washington has a blind spot when it comes to the environment. BP and the oil spill brought the government's ...

Whale of a Problem: Captive Marine Mammals

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Pacelle

Tomorrow morning my colleague Naomi Rose, Ph.D., and a number of other experts will testify before a House subcommittee about the ethical and legal is...

82 Endangered Sea Turtles Hatch At San Diego SeaWorld

AP/Huffington Post | SUE MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LOS ANGELES � The population of endangered green sea turtles at SeaWorld in San Diego grew by 82 in October when the eggs hatched on Shipwreck Beach...

Obama Restores Endangered Species Protections Weakened During Bush's Last Month in Office

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

This legislation promises good science now, and for the next 4-8 years; and hopefully restored guarantees of good science later, even under less humane executives than Obama.

Bush's Midnight Regulations Value Profits More Than People

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The legacy of George W. Bush's final days in office will be degradation of the environment, endangered species and the safety of working people.