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Bush’s Tropical Paradise

The president sets in motion the largest ocean preserve ever—but will industry kill it? By Sharon Guynup Posted 11.26.2008 at 12:57 pm Sea Change: Bush’s proposal would preserve up to 700,000 square miles of the central Pacific, including the Mariana Trench, and protect sea life, such as leatherback turtles and coral reefs. Georgette Douwma/Getty Images … Continue reading Bush’s Tropical Paradise

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

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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 … Continue reading Daily News Clips

An environmental legacy of distinction?

by Jane Lubchenco, Guest opinionFriday November 14, 2008 In the twilight of President George W. Bush’s final term, opportunities to strengthen his mark on history diminish by the hour. As attention shifts to executive actions that will not be undone by the next president, Bush has a golden opportunity to strengthen his environmental record and … Continue reading An environmental legacy of distinction?

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 … Continue reading Obama urged to end overfishing

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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 … Continue reading Daily News Clips

New Species Discovered by Marine Census

Check out photos of the new species discovered by the deep-sea marine census. The Census is a ten-year effort among marine biologists around the world to catalog and understand ocean life. Scientists from more than 80 countries have two more years to examine and document the 95 percent of Earth’s oceans that remain relatively unexplored. … Continue reading New Species Discovered by Marine Census