Tag: fisheries

Keeping More Fish in the Ocean: Good for People, Good for Nature

Written by | March 23rd, 2011

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Nature Conservancy President and CEO Mark Tercek looks at innovative ways fishermen and environmentalists are working together to keep fish populations healthy.

Finding Nemo on Your Plate

Written by | March 21st, 2011

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Marine scientist Stephanie Wear says overfishing is having an impact on our diets and the coral reefs. But you can be part of the solution.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, November 30

Written by | November 30th, 2010

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The last day of the month: time to reflect on your green priorities?

  1. Surprising ways your Thanksgiving turkey was tied to Gulf of Mexico fisheries. (Alabama Press-Register)
  2. The economy vs. the environment–can we move beyond the “either/or” argument? (Green Biz)
  3. A new report says the European economy is at risk from high demand on natural resources. (BBC)
  4. How sustainable palm oil could determine the future of forests in Asia and Africa. (YaleE360)
  5. Q: What becomes of disposable coffee cups? A: TBD, following this Starbucks pilot project. (Green)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, September 15

Written by | September 15th, 2010

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From wild tigers to house crickets… our 5 cool green links will get you buzzing:

  1. Andy Revkin has an idea for how Apple can help save wild tigers. (Dot Earth)
  2. Insurance companies have a financial stake in climate change — and you and I are already paying for it. (ClimateBiz)
  3. Can high-rise urban farms feed the nation? (Conservation Journal Watch)
  4. One of the world’s poorest countries — the island of Kiribati (pronounced “Kir-ee-bas”) — has closed a huge stretch of ocean to fishing in an effort to protect marine resources. (Mongabay)
  5. First the bees, then the bats, now… house crickets? (The Christian Science Monitor)

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, May 19

Written by | May 19th, 2010

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Green, green, green, with a side of green and topped with a green maraschino cherry. Dig in!

  1. Good news: South Florida’s invasive Burmese pythons unlikely to spread past…south Florida. Bad news: So you live in south Florida… (Conservation Maven)
  2. Kudzu and ozone: No, it’s not the name of a new cosmopolitan. (Journal Watch Online)
  3. What’s it going to take to fix the world’s fisheries? Not that much money, says UNEP. (Blogfish)
  4. Now here’s a really bad oil spill — that’s been going on for 50 years. (The Vine)
  5. Living wall tiles — you know you’ve always wanted some. (Jetson Green)

Sustainable Seafood Cards: A Tool To Help Transform Fisheries

Written by | January 19th, 2010

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There’s no silver bullet for making fisheries sustainable — but wallet cards are a great tool for consumers who want to make a difference, says Lynne Zeitlin Hale.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, September 28

Written by | September 28th, 2009

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We’ve got some meaty topics for you today (um, literally). And yes, we know it is Monday morning, so if you need to take the easy way out, start with this report on the gorgeous fall foliage bursting across Maine. Then buck up and dig in to our top Cool Green News links below. Over at The New Republic, […]

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 8

Written by | June 8th, 2009

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Climate change, oceans and fish, water in the West… we’ve got all of today’s important topics gathered in one convenient place for you. Enjoy your Cool Green Morning news. Blogfish honors World Oceans Day with a round-up of the best in ocean blogging while over at Grist, Carl Safina offers some insight into why jellyfish are […]

Environmental Protection Is Not a Luxury

Written by | March 23rd, 2009

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This morning I posted an entry to the National Journal Energy & Environment Expert blog. The topic was whether the United States can afford to spend money on environmental protection during a time of economic crisis. My answer is below: It is, of course, entirely understandable that in the midst of the worst economic crisis […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll: Farewell…and What’s Next?

Written by | March 13th, 2009

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(Editor’s note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, has just finished two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Read all her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Our excellent adventure at Palmyra Atoll is now over, […]

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