Tag: Ray Hilborn

How Should We Measure Fishing Impacts on Marine Food Webs?

Written by | March 14th, 2011

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The leading indicator of how fishing impacts marine ecosystem health might be misleading, says scientist Trevor Branch of the University of Washington. So how should we measure those impacts?

Focusing One’s Microscope: Daniel Pauly on the State of Global Fisheries

Written by | January 18th, 2011

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In this second in a series on the state of global fisheries, Daniel Pauly asks: Are those who don’t see that we are “fishing down” global marine food webs using the right lens?

Why Do We Keep Hearing Global Fisheries Are Collapsing?

Written by | November 29th, 2010

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Some marine scientists say many of the world’s fish stocks are nearing collapse…but the data suggest otherwise, says Peter Kareiva. So why does the media still report that we’re on the verge of a fisheries apocalypse?

The Real Meaning of Those Stolen Climate Emails

Written by | November 30th, 2009

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The pilfering of email correspondence among climate scientists from a major climate center in Britain two weeks ago has grown into a very public controversy unimaginatively dubbed “Climategate.” Some of the emails revealed those scientists scoffing at (but also fearful of) climate skeptics — to the point of wanting to block publication of some scientific […]

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