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Posted by on in Fishing
The outlook just got worse for the world’s most endangered tuna. A new assessment shows that the Pacific bluefin tuna population, estimated a few years ago to have declined by 96.4 percent from its historic, unfished size, has continued to drop. The latest stock assessment, released April 18 b...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Shell’s most recent ‘mishap’ a few days ago was not the first setback the oil giant has suffered in its plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. In fact, it’s the eighth in a growing list of reasons why Shell should not be trusted in the Arctic. 1. Shell has no idea how much an oil spill cle...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
In 2006, rising oil prices prompted molecular biologist Stephen Mayfield to shift his research from algae’s medical uses to turning the green goo into green crude. His work prompted a handful of biotech entrepreneurs to found Sapphire Energy in San Diego in 2007 in the hope of producing the sustaina...
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Posted by on in Solar
NEWTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigBelly Solar, the leader in intelligent waste and recycling collection, today has announced Jim Norrod as its new CEO and as a member of its Board of Directors. Norrod has more than a quarter century of CEO experience and been instrumental in a number of highly succ...
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Posted by on in Wind
I’m pleased to report that it didn’t take long to achieve one of my new year’s resolutions for Congress – extending the federal tax credits for wind power and other renewable energy sources. The deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff” that passed the Senate and the House yesterday, and is expecte...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  The world's population of mountain gorillas has increased to 880, up by at least 100 since 2006, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Clearly these great apes are still at risk, but the increase give conservationists a reason to celebrate. "The latest census of ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
  The population of Uganda's mountain gorillas has grown to 400, up from 302 in 2006, according to a census conducted last year, bringing the total number of mountain gorillas in Africa to 880 and giving hope to conservationists trying to save the critically endangered species. Uganda is no...
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Posted by on in Biofuels
  Once a promising source of green energy, high-tech biofuel is being eclipsed by skin cream and food products as manufacturers shift to more lucrative products. After Congress enacted a renewable fuel standard in 2005, more than a dozen Bay Area companies joined the race to desig...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
New Zealand's Southland schoolchildren have shown their film-making talents in a competition to raise awareness of environmental matters. The red carpet was rolled out for the second annual Green Screen Environmental Short Film Awards at Centrestage, Invercargill, on Thursday night. The film proje...
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