Coral Disease Outbreaks Linked To Winter Temperatures, Not Just Warm Summers

NOAASeptember 16, 2010 For the first time, scientists have linked mild water temperatures during the preceding winter period with outbreaks of coral diseases on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. By studying satellite measurements of unusual sea surface temperatures, the international team of scientists also examined the magnitude of stress upon corals from unusually warm temperatures, particularly
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World pays high price for overfishing, studies say

A fisher sells salmon from his boat in Steveston,British Columbia September 1, 2010.Photo Credit: Andy Clark/Reuters By: Allan DowdReuters, September 14, 2010 Decades of overfishing have deprived the food industry of billions of dollars in revenue and the world of fish that could have helped feed undernourished countries, according to a series of studies released
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FDA considers approving genetically modified salmon for human consumption

By Lyndsey LaytonThe Washington PostSeptember 6, 2010 The Food and Drug Administration is poised to approve the first genetically modified animal for human consumption, a highly anticipated decision that is stirring controversy and could mark a turning point in the way American food is produced. FDA scientists gave a boost last week to the Massachusetts
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