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Whaling season officially over

Whaling season officially over

Fate of the whales remains in question Antarctica — Today the whaling fleet crossed the 60 degree latitude, leaving the whaling grounds behind – at least for this season. Officials…

Conservation Groups Defend Imperiled Sierra Forest Mammal

Conservation Groups Defend Imperiled Sierra Forest Mammal

Timber industry lawsuit seeks to halt protection for the Pacific fisher Sacramento, CA — A coalition of conservation groups today intervened in defense of the Pacific fisher, a relative of…

Earthjustice Challenges New Interpretation of Law in Alaska Gold Mine Case

Earthjustice Challenges New Interpretation of Law in Alaska Gold Mine Case

Is toxic water allowed by Clean Water Act? San Francisco – In a move to prevent a multinational mining corporation from using the federal Clean Water Act to kill an…

Effective action on bottom trawling scuttled in the final hours of negotiations

Effective action on bottom trawling scuttled in the final hours of negotiations

23 November 2006 UN fisheries negotiations ran into early this morning as delegates worked to find a compromise. They were looking at text which would have offered immediate protection for…

Oil Spill Reaches Syrian Coastline

Oil Spill Reaches Syrian Coastline

First Satellite Imagery Shows that Oil Spill Reaches Syrian Coastline. Access is Needed for Immediate Clean-up

2 August 2006, Nairobi/Athens — The oil spill that has already polluted over 80 kilometres…

Interior Secretary Kempthorne Announces Proposal to List Polar Bears as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

Interior Secretary Kempthorne Announces Proposal to List Polar Bears as Threatened Under Endangered Species Act

(BOISE, Idaho) – Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today announced the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister agrees bottom trawling damages habitat and fish stocks

Canada’s Fisheries Minister agrees bottom trawling damages habitat and fish stocks

31 May 2006 Ottawa – In a meeting with Dr. Sylvia Earle, Canadian Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn agreed with the renowned ocean explorer’s views on deep sea bottom trawling. „It…