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Salmon fisheries shut down off California and Oregon coasts

The Pacific Fishery Management Council has shut down both commercial and sport chinook fisheries off the California and Oregon coastlines as a result of the unprecedented collapse of chinook and coho ...
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Polar bears out in the cold as sea ice crumbles

Canadian Wildlife Service's Ian Stirling reports that global warming is altering ice formation in the Beaufort Sea, resulting in the creation of secure hiding places for ringed seals. Without access ...
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Beach debris threatens marine wildlife

Plastic litter on Britain's beaches has increased by 126 percent since 1994, according to a Marine Conservation Society's survey of 354 beaches in September 2007. The society reports that scores of ...
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Sea Shepherd clears the decks on violence charge

Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society admits that his crew tossed rotten butter onto the decks of the high-tech Japanese whaler he describes as "the largest floating slaughterhouse ...
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Overfishing pushes sharks to extinction

Sharks are vanishing from the world's oceans as a result of unrestricted fishing and an increased demand for shark fins and meat, according to Julia Baum, a member of the IUCN's Shark Specialist Group, ...
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THE FRONT PAGE
Pesticide-ready beets — Is agri-business thinking of your health?

A press release issued on January 23, 2008, by a group of food safety advocates, American farmers and conservationists didn't make front-page headlines ...
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Sarnia's toxic legacy

Sarnia, Ontario, is a small, welcoming city on the south shore of Lake Huron's famously blue waters. Belying its waterfront parkland and a municipal ...
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Harry Potter takes action for the environment

The summer's most highly anticipated book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is now being touted as the greenest book in publishing history. ...
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