Tag: Mike Sweeney

Protecting What We’re Afraid Of

Written by | August 5th, 2013

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Despite our fear of sharks we’re beginning to respect these great predators and recognize how important they are to keeping oceans healthy.

Growing Healthy Food on Healthy Farms

Written by | May 8th, 2012

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The consequences of foodborne illness can be devastating, and we need to deal with the problem. A smart, science-based approach can help us make sure our response actually addresses the sources of risk.

Salmon Flourish When Great Trees Fall

Written by | November 4th, 2011

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The Coho salmon population in California has fallen 99% in 60 years. Traditional restoration methods are time-consuming and expensive, but a new idea is saving money and just may save the coho.

California Bans Shark Fins; DC Should Too

Written by | October 16th, 2011

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Mike Sweeney, the executive director of The Nature Conservancy in California, looks at a new law and finds what he thinks is an obvious next step.

Reality (of Shark Finning) Bites

Written by | May 5th, 2011

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73 million sharks are killed every year, largely to meet the rising demand for shark fin soup. Can California help reverse this catastrophic loss?

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