News clips for Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

National Ocean Policy

  • Oceans are in deep water– The Buffalo News- editorial by Les BlumenthalMcClatchy Newspapers- With marine life threatened, bureaucrats squabble over who should oversee policies. Good overview of widespread issues affecting the oceans and the recommendations made in the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force’s interim report.

Bluefin Tuna

Climate Change


  • Fate of reefs depends on Copenhagen summit– Natural History Museum: Coral reefs could be condemned to extinction at next month’s Copenhagen climate summit, at an economic cost of nearly £600,000 per hectare in some areas, and a loss of livelihood for 500 million people. That was the warning given by Pavan Sukhdev at the Natural History Museum’s Annual Science Lecture last night, in his talk, The Value of Nature.


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