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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets

Published: 
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:14pm

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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Defending the environment has become a suicide mission in many parts of the world

Published: 
Mon, 02/05/2018 (All day)

Environmental activists around the globe are being killed as they struggle to protect fragile ecosystems. From Brazil to Congo, the Philippines to Tanzania, the toll is heaviest in countries beset by corruption and weak enforcement, where entrenched government and business elites break laws with impunity.

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Heartbreaking Video Shows Starving Polar Bear On Warming Canadian Island

Published: 
Fri, 12/08/2017 (All day)

A gut-wrenching video taken on Canada’s Baffin Island shows an adult polar bear that looks like little more than a bag of bones covered by slack fur. The bear is pulling his body across an iceless emptiness, desperately seeking food.

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Obama To Quadruple Hawaii Monument, Creating World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

Published: 
Wed, 08/31/2016 (All day)

President Barack Obama, who’s already protected more public acres than any U.S. president, will add to his legacy of conservation by quadrupling the marine monument surrounding the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the White House announced.