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Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing #EB4K #overfishing #endangeredanimals

A green turtle is being unloaded by fishers in Río Grande Bar community. A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Florida has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take.

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal…

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The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash #EB4K #waterpollution #pollution #marinedebris

A manta ray and a green sea turtle feed in the midst of plastic bags, milk jugs, and other debris floating off one of Oahu’s highest-rated beaches.

Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he’s come up with a few dozen of his own. None of them, he says, has seemed likely to work.

That…

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The road to civil disobedience

The road to civil disobedience #EB4K #civildisobedience #peacefulprotest

Haisla girls basketball team…as they flash mobbed the Kitimat mayor.

Thanks to the BC Civil Liberties Association for presenting protest rights workshops across BC’s northwest this week. The calm and cogent presentation outlined the laws around peaceful gatherings and what protesters can expect from police and what their rights are when the police question, detain or arrest participants.

Most…

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World’s oceans threatened by floating trash

World’s oceans threatened by floating trash #EB4K #waterpollution #pollution

No evidence of a crash, but lots of garbage. So far that’s what the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has uncovered, highlighting the rubbish problem in the world’s oceans. The Indian Ocean contains one of five major ocean gyres — rotating whirlpools of water — believed to trap huge collections of trash in its currents. The other four massive gyres are located in the North Pacific, South…

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Opposition grows to BC government’s plan to weaken farmland protection

Opposition grows to BC government’s plan to weaken farmland protection #EB4K #farmlandprotection

The chorus of opposition to the B.C. government’s planned rewrite of the agricultural land reserve is growing.A letter with more than 100 signatures, mostly from academics, biologists and naturalists, has been sent to Premier Christy Clark critical of Bill 24, which was introduced in the legislature on Mar. 27.

The chorus of opposition to the B.C. government’s planned rewrite of the agricultural…

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Warning Label Published by NY Times

Kraft Mac & Cheese Warning Label Published by NY Times #GMOS #fooddyes #Kraft

Warnings on a Kraft box.

What’s considered the most respected newspaper in the world today published the Kraft warning label that a Food Babe reader found in the UK on an imported US box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. I want to thank the NY Times for investigating and broadcasting this label to the world and millions of Americans in their newspaper and online for everyone to see. This is a huge…

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Alaskan Copper Mine Could Destroy the World’s Largest Wild Salmon Run

Alaskan Copper Mine Could Destroy the World’s Largest Wild Salmon Run #EB4K #salmonendangerment #endangeredanimals #BristolBay #PebbleMineproject

The Pebble Mine will destroy the largest wild sockeye salmon run in the world

A giant copper and gold mine proposed for Alaska’s Bristol Bay watershed could devastate thousands of acres of wetlands and the world’s largest wild salmon run, the Environmental Protection Agency says in a final assessment.

Bristol Bay is the large, wildlife-rich bay north of the Aleutian Islands archipelago.

The…

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Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery: Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle with Non-GMO Products

Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery: Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle with Non-GMO Products

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Although Silver Hills Sprouted Bakery is located in Abbotsford, BC, its real roots can be traced to the Silver Hills Guest House wellness resort in the Okanagan Valley of BC. The Silver Hills Guest House purports the benefits of a vegan-friendly diet as a means of achieving a healthy and holistic lifestyle. Not long after the wellness resort opened in 1989, the resort staff discovered that they…

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Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat

Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat #EB4K #deforestation #globalwarming #biodiversity

This heat map shows the areas of the United States where the soil microbial biomass is susceptible to changes in vegetation cover.

Deforestation may have far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, according to new research led by Yale University scientists — a finding that could provide critical insights into which ecosystems must be managed with extra care because…

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Canada’s second largest Douglas-fir discovered

Canada’s second largest Douglas-fir discovered #EB4K #forestconservation #clearcutting #conservancy

AFA Executive Director Ken Wu adds scale to “Big Lonely Doug”, Canada’s second largest Douglas-fir tree found recently near Port Renfrew, BC.

“This may very well be the most significant big tree discovery in Canada in decades. This is a tree with a trunk as wide as a living room and stands taller than downtown skyscrapers,” said TJ Watt, Ancient Forest Alliance(AFA)  photographer and campaigner,…

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