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
New ScientistNovember 22nd, 2007by: Phil McJenna ONE of the George W. Bush’s final acts as US president could be to create the largest marine conservation area in the world. White House officials say that Bush is considering a proposal to turn up to 2.3 million square kilometres of tropical waters, coral reefs and remote island … Continue reading Bush to go out with a green bang?
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
and we don’t seem to want to do anything about it http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-delay-on-ship-speed-limit-endangers-whales-810402.html
By MARK BITTMAN Published: November 15, 2008 I suppose you might call me a wild-fish snob. I don’t want to go into a fish market on Cape Cod and find farm-raised salmon from Chile and mussels from Prince Edward Island instead of cod, monkfish or haddock. I don’t want to go to a restaurant in … Continue reading A Seafood Snob Ponders the Future of Fish
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
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?
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
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
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