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Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds all around the world

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:47:26 EST ~ Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey sources. Seabirds are now the most threatened bird group. Find out more...

Turning climate change from a 'tragedy of the commons' to positive action

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 09:37:12 EST ~ Climate change must no longer be viewed as a 'tragedy of the commons', researchers say. Find out more...

New research questions fish stocking obligations

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 11:16:18 EST ~ Fish stocking as a fisheries compensation method in hydropower operations no longer meets latest legal and scientific requirements, according to a new study. The study focuses on ecological flows from the viewpoints of law and biology. Find out more...

Big study of fishing communities finds good neighbors are hard to come by

Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:54:29 EST ~ A study of 89 fishing communities in East Africa has found that good neighbors who agree with common proposals to improve shared fisheries management are uncommon, illustrating that the 'tragedy of the commons' dilemma is alive for many fisheries facing sustainable use challenges. Find out more...

New federal climate assessment for U.S. released

Sun, 25 Nov 2018 11:37:28 EST ~ A new federal report finds that climate change is affecting the natural environment, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, and human health and welfare across the U.S. and its territories. Find out more...

Natural solutions can reduce global warming

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:00:45 EST ~ A new study found that 21 percentof the United States' greenhouse gas pollution (1.2 Pg CO2e year) could be removed through enhanced management of forest, grassland, agricultural, and coastal areas. An offset at this level would be the equivalent to pollution from every single US car and truck on the road. Find out more...

Modern slavery promotes overfishing

Wed, 07 Nov 2018 09:38:07 EST ~ Labour abuses, including modern slavery, are 'hidden subsidies' that allow distant-water fishing fleets to remain profitable and promote overfishing. Find out more...

A changing climate necessitates rethinking tropical marine conservation, researchers say

Tue, 06 Nov 2018 10:42:18 EST ~ In a new article, researchers are calling for a rethink on tropical marine conservation efforts, as people who previously relied on coral reefs for food and income are increasingly looking to alternative habitats which is putting pressure on the animals that inhabit seagrass meadows. Find out more...

Despite government claims, orangutan populations have not increased

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 12:24:46 EST ~ Orangutan populations are still declining rapidly, despite claims by the Indonesian Government that things are looking better for the red apes. Scientists criticize the use of inappropriate methods for assessing management impacts on wildlife trends. The researchers call for scientifically sound measures to be employed in order to ensure that wildlife monitoring provides reliable numbers. Find out more...

Deep sea chemical dispersants ineffective in Deepwater Horizon oil spill, study finds

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:51:44 EDT ~ A new study of the response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico showed that massive quantities of chemically engineered dispersants injected at the wellhead -- roughly 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) beneath the surface -- were unrelated to the formation of the massive deepwater oil plume. Find out more...