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Congress Needs to Think Big About Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 09.24.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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.

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...

The Bottom Line: Five Myths About Fishing

Lee Crockett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Lee Crockett

Few myths about the management of our nation's ocean resources are as pernicious as the allegation that the environmental community wants to "end fishing as we know it." This claim is simply untrue.

Promise Breakers: How Pew Trusts Is Helping to Gut Public Employee Pensions

Frying Pan News | Gary Cohn | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The following story was reported by Frying Pan News as part of its California Exposé investigative series, and published here in collaboration ...

The Bottom Line: Rebuilding Plans Work for U.S. Fisheries

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

The combination of these shortsighted approaches is likely to result in depleted fish populations and degraded marine ecosystems that will eventually be unable to support the fish that coastal communities depend on.

Still Waiting After All These Years

Laura Rogers | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Rogers

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president. Elvis Presley was still in the building. And the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was rolling up its sleeves to start addressing the problem of antibiotic overuse on industrial farms. We cannot wait any longer.

The Bottom Line: Some Promising News for Bluefin Tuna

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

For western Atlantic bluefin, which use the Gulf of Mexico's waters as their only known spawning grounds, surface longlines are a serious problem.

The Bottom Line: Time to Protect Pacific Forage Fish

Lee Crockett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

Just as fishermen wouldn't leave the dock unprepared, the Pacific council can ensure that plenty of forage fish are left in the water to sustain thriving marine ecosystems.

A Bright Future for Renewable Energy

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

After several decades in laboratories and niche applications, clean energy technologies are primed for accelerated and widespread expansion in the global power sector.

Turning Heat Into Power in America's Heartland

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

As consumers, it's hard to imagine paying for 10 gallons of gas and being able to use only three. But that's exactly what our local businesses are experiencing as they pay their utility bills.

Why Tesla's Success Matters

Phyllis Cuttino | Posted 08.17.2013 | Green
Phyllis Cuttino

Tesla's repayment of a Department of Energy loan nine years ahead of schedule is welcome news and another indication that use of electric vehicles is growing -- both here and around the globe.

The Bottom Line: For New England's Fishing Fleet It's Déjà vu All Over Again

Lee Crockett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

The tools to rein in overfishing and rebuild healthy populations have been there all along -- in the form of science-based catch limits required by the nation's top fishing law, the Magnuson-Stevens Act.