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New Catch Limit for Menhaden Leaves Millions of Fish in the Sea

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Homepage on July 17th, 2014 No Comments

Previously posted on natgeo.com 6/12/2014: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2014/06/12/new-catch-limit-for-menhaden-leaves-millions-of-fish-in-the-sea/ By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown In December 2012, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission voted to establish the first ever coast-wide catch limit for the Atlantic Menhaden fishery, after urging from fishermen, conservationists, and many of you to protect Menhaden1. Menhaden are one of the sea’s most important […]

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Rising oceans will be unstoppable

Climate Change, Homepage on July 15th, 2014 No Comments

Previously posted on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/15/opinion/safina-antarctic-ice-melts/index.html?iref=allsearch   Have you heard the news? http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/13/science/earth/collapse-of-parts-of-west-antarctica-ice-sheet-has-begun-scientists-say.html  Because Antarctic ice sheets are melting, the sea level is likely to rise “unstoppably” by at least 10 feet  http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/05/140512-thwaites-glacier-melting-collapse-west-antarctica-ice-warming/  , dooming many coastal towns and displacing millions of people. And it’s all going to happen—within several centuries. Well. Who. Cares. This is news […]

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This planet comes with limits

About, FRACKING, Homepage, News on July 10th, 2014 1 Comment

Previously posted on cnn.com: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/08/opinion/safina-unlimited-growth When I was in my 20s, a girlfriend surprised me by saying that we didn’t have to worry about overpopulation because technology would make sure we always had what everyone needed. Of course, economists have been saying this for decades. And of course, billions of people today don’t have what they […]

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Eating seafood: Health boon or health threat?

Fish, Fishing & Fishermen, Homepage, Mercury in seafood on February 24th, 2014 No Comments

 Previously posted on Huffington Post 2/13/2014: huffingtonpost.com By Carl Safina and Elizabeth Brown Since 2001, the federal government has issued warnings about the risks associated with eating certain fish that contain high levels of mercury. For decades, human industrial activities have emitted large amounts of mercury in the air, which then settles in our waters […]

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