Tag: fishing

A Cloud Hangs Over Our Hunting and Fishing Future

Written by | March 28th, 2011

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Keith Curley, director of government affairs for Trout Unlimited, reacts to a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives and its potential harm to our nation’s fish and wildlife populations.

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.

Man Up, Greens: The World Needs More Gary Nevilles

Written by | February 19th, 2010

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Gary Neville, an international soccer star and a guy’s guy, is an unabashed greenie. The enviro movement needs more like him, says Dave Connell.

Fish and People on the Edge: Why the Zambezi River Looks OK, But Isn’t

Written by | October 14th, 2009

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How do you convince people that a river they’ve known their whole lives is not the river it once was…or could be? That turned out to be my challenge last week, when I traveled to Zambia in support of The Nature Conservancy’s new project to restore the Zambezi River.  After several days of meetings with […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, September 1

Written by | September 1st, 2009

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If you could only recapture your car’s waste and use it for electricity…if you could only hoard all the Earth’s rare metals…if you could only keep Greenland from melting…then you wouldn’t need to read today’s Cool Green Morning. I bet you have to, though… From the Sounds Like a Perpetual Motion Machine Department: CleanTechnica reports […]

Hunters, Anglers and Climate Change

Written by | July 14th, 2009

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Can hunters and anglers make a difference for climate change? After all, sportsmen and sportswomen have a long history of solving conservation challenges. Hunters — and I am one — take justifiable pride in their role in purchasing national wildlife refuges, restoring wildlife populations and conserving wetlands and other habitat. And they have a history of getting […]

Rock Creek, Climate Change and Natural System Adaptation

Written by | June 1st, 2009

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A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a late-night, long distance phone conversation with my daughter, Becky, and her fear that climate change might so disrupt human communities around the world that it would threaten all of our security. Now, following weeks of working on climate and energy legislation in Washington, I was taking […]

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 29

Written by | April 29th, 2009

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Hurricanes — can’t live with them, and can barely run away from them. But hurricane season predictions? How about we just outlaw those right now? That and today’s other top green questions asked (and perhaps answered) below: I Predict 100 Bad Hurricane-Season Predictions This Year: Predictions about the upcoming hurricane season are notoriously bad, reports […]

People + Fish + Wonder = Conservation

Written by | March 26th, 2009

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I’ve been creating (and embellishing) fish stories ever since my grandfather took me to the North Carolina mountains to teach me the alchemy that transformed the grasshoppers we caught together into rainbows of flipping shining scales in a five-year-old boy’s hands. Subsequent initiations by father and great-grandfather led to a life of piscatorial pursuits, more […]

Expedition to Palmyra Atoll, Day 4: Fearless Groupers

Written by | March 1st, 2009

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(Editor’s Note: Alison Green, senior marine biologist at The Nature Conservancy, is spending the next two weeks diving and exploring Palmyra Atoll as part of the first marine assessment of the atoll. Follow her posts from Palmyra on Cool Green Science…and learn more about the expedition.) Large groupers (like the one above) are very susceptible […]

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