Kate Frazer



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Roads: Connecting and Dividing Us

July 13th, 2010
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Roads make it easy for people to get around, but what price do wildlife pay for our convenience? Conservancy staffer Kate Frazer visits a salamander tunnel and learns how a new computer model is helping address habitat fragmentation. More

Choosing Sustainable Fish: Whose Responsiblity Is It?

October 8th, 2009
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In a recent New York Times blog, Mark Bittman points to a U.K. survey that says 90 percent of diners want sustainable fish on restaurant menus and claim they’re willing to put their money where their mouths are — but most of those people don’t currently choose fish from sustainable sources. So it must be […] More

Sustainable Seafood: What Reef Restoration Means for People

September 21st, 2009
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One of the things I love about living in Boston is visiting Cape Cod after the high season has ended. Once the crowds have dispersed and the traffic has eased, I motor all the way up the Cape’s outstretched arm to Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to watch birds, eat shellfish and breathe the salty air. At this […] More

Eat a Fish, Save a Fish? The Move to Sustainable Seafood Menus

September 10th, 2009
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You’ve heard it before: Our oceans contain some of Earth’s most imperiled habitats. Shellfish beds, coral reefs and seagrass meadows once bustling with life have been depleted, and critical fish stocks have plummeted. Less than 1 percent of our oceans are currently protected. There’s even a giant garbage patch twice the size of Texas floating […] More

Gulf of Maine: A Future for Homegrown Fish?

July 23rd, 2009
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  It feels like the rain might never let up in New England this summer, and my garden is drowning. Depressing, sure. But luckily, the garden’s yield isn’t my sole source of food or income. If my garden fails, or I don’t feel like digging in the soggy soil, I can buy fresh food at […] More

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