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Overfishing, Slavery and Pirate Fishing Linked to Thailand

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Overfishing, Slavery and Pirate Fishing Linked to Thailand

Source: Undercurrent News/Neil Ramsden - February 27, 2015

International demand for cheap seafood is fueling trade in people, and the collapse of marine ecosystems, according to the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF).

As such, more…

California’s Suspends Plastic Bag Ban due to Ballot Referendum

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California’s Suspends Plastic Bag Ban due to Ballot Referendum

Source: San Jose Mercury News/Paul Rogers - February 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Setting up a grand environmental showdown, a referendum initiated by the plastic bag industry to overturn California's first-in-the-nation law that bans supermarkets and more…

Climate Change and Rising Seas Threaten Entire Pacific Cultures

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Climate Change and Rising Seas Threaten Entire Pacific Cultures

Source: RTCC/Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner - February 25, 2015

On my way home this past week, the roads were momentarily blocked as bulldozers chugged across the road towards the shoreline, where they unceremoniously dumped more…

Controversy Surrounding Climate Denier’s Work is Heating Up

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Controversy Surrounding Climate Denier’s Work is Heating Up

Source: Washington Post/Terrence McCoy - February 24, 2015

Wei-Hock Soon is always in hot demand. Among climate change skeptics, few commodities are rarer. Soon isn’t just a scientist. He’s a scientist who doubts climate change more…

Senator Markey Questions Links Between Oil Companies and Climate Studies

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Senator Markey Questions Links Between Oil Companies and Climate Studies

Source: Boston Globe/Sylvan Lane - February 23, 2015

WASHINGTON — Senator Edward J. Markey is calling on coal and oil companies to reveal whether they are funding scientific climate change studies after his more…

Make Money Fighting Climate Change

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Make Money Fighting Climate Change

Source: CNN/Richard Branson and Paul Polman - February 20, 2015

(CNN) - Though the public rarely notices, businesses succeed because of their planning. To see what is happening now, while positioning yourself to make the most more…

Should Fishing Be Banned on the High Seas?

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Should Fishing Be Banned on the High Seas?

Source: World Economic Forum/Reg Watson - February 19, 2015

The high seas – the area outside any country’s national waters – cover nearly two-thirds of the oceans and are largely ungoverned. Some fishers do more…

Another California City May Turn to the Ocean for Water

Source: Wall Street Journal/Jim Carlton - February 18, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—California’s four-year drought is putting a new spotlight on a plentiful but costly water alternative: ocean water, minus the salt.

This Southern California more…

Threatened Fish a Future Battle in California’s Water Wars

Source: The New York Times/Kate Galbraith - February 17, 2015

RIO VISTA, Calif. — On a boat in the heart of California’s biggest river delta, a researcher pored over a sample of murky, weed-infested water, more…

New Jersey Mulls Commercial Fishing Near Artificial Reefs

Source: Press of Atlantic City/Richard Degener - February 16, 2015

New Jersey plans to limit commercial fishing to small sections on the two existing artificial reefs in state waters and construct a third one off more…

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