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Climate Change Action in a Sea of Amendments

Boxer’s amendment would have required a full and balanced assessment of the impact of climate change legislation on agriculture, forestry and fishing, including both the cost of the adjustments provoked by the legislation, and the costs associated with rapid climate change itself that could be avoided through the implementation of climate change legislation. [...]

Killer Flying Squid? Who Is the Terror of the Deep?

There have been killings – huge numbers of them. Just as the Daily Mail reports, hundreds of 5 foot-long creatures have invaded the depths off the coast of California, hungry and hunting for prey. These predators pull their struggling victims away until they are lost forever, cut up into pieces, and eaten… [...]

Why Does Obama Need To Be Forced To Protect Whales?

The problem goes far beyond lax endangered species protections. Barack Obama’s arrogant contempt for the law that threatens false killer whales also threatens our freedoms. [...]

Searching for Billfish Conservation

When it comes to the the status of billfish, here are signs of big trouble with the big fish, but it’s been a struggle just to get adequate information. For many species, information about population health has yet to be assessed, much less acted upon. [...]

Dungeness In The Dumps

The Pacific salmon population is low. The dungeness crab population is low in the Pacific as well. [...]

Inopportune for Tuna

Punish the tuna merchants by withholding your money, and they’ll be less likely to hound the few remaining tuna into extinction. [...]

Behind the Tuna in the U.S. Senate

We need strong action, from both the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the U.S. Congress, but even S. Res. 709, the resolution to urge the ICCAT to work faster, wasn’t finished on time. [...]

Marine Ecology News for Late October

Ocean news from dolphins in American rivers to a new coral reef in the Seychelles. [...]

Green GOP Said Sarah Palin Defies Logic

now that Sarah Palin is the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party, Republicans for Environmental Protection has gone silent about the insane energy policy Palin has promoted as Governor of Alaska. Before, the group said that Sarah Palin’s approach to energy “defies logic”. Now, the group is closing its eyes, putting its hands over its big elephant ears, and just pretending that there isn’t any problem. [...]

Moko Gone Wild

Moko has just gone wild – as she always was. Bottlenosed dolphins are intelligent and sociable, but they’re not part of our human society, even when they interact with us. [...]

More On Sarah Palin and the Poisoning of Cook Inlet

The billions of gallons of toxic waste being dumped into Cook Inlet are unnecessary, and they’re harming the economic interests and the health of the Alaskans that Sarah Palin has sworn to serve. If Sarah Palin gets elected Vice President, and becomes President after the likely death of John McCain, all America may suffer her cruel indifference in the way that the people and animals of the Cook Inlet have suffered. [...]