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Are we nearing the end of fish? This is how close we are

February 26th, 2014

This graphic from The Economist explains how the world’s fish are in danger — as is everyone who depends on them. If overfishing continues, experts warn, the world will lose a major source of healthy protein, not to mention that the ocean ecosystems could be irretrievable.


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The state of our oceans, in a clamshell

March 12th, 2012

Our oceans, long taken for granted, are being stressed by pollution, over-fishing and climate change. Plastic gyres, swirling pools of plastic refuse, occupy several spots in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The largest one, in the North Pacific, is estimated to exceed the size of Texas….These linked, but disparate problems — pollution, unsustainable fishing practices, jobs at risk — won’t be solved easily. That’s why several environmental and conservation groups working around the globe have formed the Global Partnership for Oceans. The groups hope that together they can work to save the marine environment before human pressures cause natural fisheries to collapse.


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Greenpeace zings Trader Joe’s for being last on seafood sustainability list

July 3rd, 2009

From Green Right Now Reports:

Greenpeace followed up the release this week of its latest Carting Away the Oceans scorecard with a friendly and fishy demonstration outside Trader Joe’s stores in San Francisco.

Greenpeace members, two of whom dressed as orange roughy and others who parodied Trader’s by wearing Hawaiian shirts mimicking the store’s trademark uniform, handed out information on why its important to select and buy seafood that can be replenished and also asked prospective customers to sign petition postcards to privately held grocery company.


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Stella Veterans Memorial

The village of Stella, Missouri, has constructed a veterans’ memorial of attractive design in the center of the village. Read more

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