Topic: Pew Environment Group
Global conference agrees to regulate trade in three sharks prized for their fins. Nations decide oceanic whitetip, hammerhead, and porbeagle sharks are more valuable alive than dead.
In fish-crazed Japan, where eating seafood is a vital part of the nation's culture, conservation groups are working with companies to persuade more Japanese to eat certified, sustainably caught seafood. If they succeed, it could have a significant positive impact on the world's fisheries.
Mining companies say the decision could cost the regional economy billions of dollars. Environmentalists disagree and say mining near the Grand Canyon would mar a natural treasure.
10/26/2011 06:03 pm
The European Union acknowledged that existing policy has failed to stop declining European stocks, which have plummeted to about 10 percent of their post-WWII levels.
07/13/2011 03:04 pm
A 20-year ban on new uranium mining, covering 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon, is the likely outcome of a two-year-plus review process, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Monday.
06/21/2011 02:16 pm
Obama administration must decide by midsummer whether to extend a freeze on uranium mining claims near the Grand Canyon. A recent report cites 10 national 'treasures' at risk.
04/19/2011 03:25 pm
Members of a House committee on Wednesday began shaping a bill that targets the problems laid bare by the Gulf oil spill, from lax regulation to inadequate accident-response plans.
07/14/2010 06:35 pm
Offshore drilling: Judge Martin Feldman, who overturned the government's moratorium on offshore drilling for oil, has reported owning stock in Transocean Ltd, the company that owned the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig which exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico over two months ago.
06/23/2010 12:06 pm
The six-month moratorium on new deepwater offshore drilling announced by President Obama Thursday isn't likely to have a big impact on the oil industry – unless it's a sign of things to come.
05/27/2010 09:26 pm
The government of Britain named the Chagos Islands – home to the military base of Diego Garcia and some of the Indian Ocean's healthiest coral reefs – the world's largest marine preserve.
04/01/2010 08:21 pm