On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

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

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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 … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Gulf of Mexico marine sanctuary idea dead for nowThe Associated PressNEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Bush’s proposal to create a string of marine sanctuaries in the Gulf of Mexico, known as the “Islands in the Stream,” has died … Greenhouse emissions prepare ocean disasterGreen Left Weekly – Chippendale,NSW,AustraliaCorals and sea urchins were absent, while invasive … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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One year later, oil spill impacts of Cosco Busan unknownMarin Independent-Journal – San Rafael,CA,USA… in the case against Regal Stone Ltd. Allan Schreiber of Fairfax is a volunteer for the Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary’s Beach Walk program. … Mystery ‘Gunshot’ Sounds Are Whale ThreatsLiveScience.com – New York,NY,USA(AP Photo/Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary) North … Continue reading Daily News Clips

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Bush hits choppy water over ocean sanctuariesSan Francisco Chronicle – CA, USAThe original plan, which included four potential “marine monuments” and was well received by environmentalists, has already been scaled back. … Bush’s parting moves on the environmentChristian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USAThe proposals include changes to the Endangered Species Act, new management plans for 11 … Continue reading Daily News Clip