Ecologist: Hope remains for world’s oceans, but swift response is needed

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Outspoken marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson says humans have caused widespread and difficult-to-imagine damage to the world’s oceans and that the response needs to be of immense proportions. He says it boils down to two simple concepts: Become citizens instead of consumers, and elect real leaders, not facilitators of consumption. “I felt good
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Buoys help ships steer clear of right whalesChristian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USAOceanographic Institute installed 16 auto-detection buoys in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a 638-square-nautical mile area off the …See all stories on this topicScientists look to future of cloning endangered speciesDaily Vidette – Normal,IL,USAThe advance could eventually make it possible for scientists to
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Obama urged to end overfishing

ReutersBy Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama could protect ocean wildlife and save jobs in commercial fisheries by ending widespread overfishing, environmental and economic leaders and scientists reported on Thursday. About 70 percent of the world’s fisheries are over-exploited or have already crashed, the report said. If this long-term trend
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Supreme Court lifts ban on sonar testing, whales loseMongabay.com – USAThe Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) authorized the Navy to implement “alternative arrangements” to NEPA compliance in light of “emergency … Obama will act quickly on climate change: adviserReuters – 17 hours agoBy Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama will act
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Coast Guard removes tons of debris from Kure AtollHonolulu Advertiser – Honolulu,HI,USAAccording to Cynthia Vanderlip, manager of the State of Hawaii’s Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary, DLNR and NMFS officers rescued seven Hawaiian monk seals, … Whales get the right of wayBethany Beach Wave – Bethany Beach,DE,USA… within the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary — an
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