The president’s ambitious plan would conserve two large swaths of the Pacific.By Peter N. SpottsChristian Science Monitor In its waning weeks, the Bush administration is sorting through options that could lead to the largest marine conservation reserves in United States history. At issue: Proposals to protect at least one of two vast reaches of ocean … Continue reading Bush’s pushes for marine reserves
Dot EarthBy Andrew Revkin There was new evidence early this week that the world has not yet absorbed just how deeply humans have depleted our “exhausted oceans.” At the latest meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, created under a treaty 42 years ago to manage shared fisheries in that ocean, … Continue reading The (Tuna) Tragedy of the Commons
A New York Times EditorialNovember 26th, 2008 Environment ministers preparing for next week’s talks on global warming in Poznan, Poland, have been sounding decidedly downbeat. From Paris to Beijing, the refrain is the same: This is no time to pursue ambitious plans to stop global warming. We can’t deal with a financial crisis and reduce … Continue reading Save the Economy, and the Planet
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?