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Gulf Of Mexico A Sea Of Sickness After BP Oil Spill

A few weeks ago, an acquaintance of mine told me of a conversation she had with an “expert” she met while traveling. He had been studying the environmental impact of the BP oil spill that took place after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, she said. He [...]

Tuna Salmonella?

The headlines today:

“Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak in 20 states”

“Tuna linked to salmonella outbreak”

“Sushi tuna linked to salmonella in 20 states”

Am I the only one who finds this fishy? How can tuna have salmonella? Shouldn’t they be calling it tunaella?

This cross-species fertilization smacks of salmon-on-tuna / man-on-dog action! It’s [...]

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. [...]

For Tuna’s Sake Take Action!

Barbara Block of the Tuna Research and Conservation Center in Monterey, California, has just presented her findings on the bluefin tuna crisis at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston. She warns, “Their population is on the brink of collapse, and it has happened on our watch, in my lifetime.” [...]