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New York secures land in Adirondacks for jobs and recreation

January 10th, 2011

A few hours due north of NYC or northwest of Boston – depending on how you’re oriented – are some of the most pristine and beautiful woodlands imaginable.

Snowmobiling in the Aidirondacks (Photo: NY State Snowmobile Assoc. and the Pleasant Riders SNC).

The Adirondacks region – famous as a getaway for fall foliage sightseers, hikers, skiers, hunters and fisherman – encompasses hundreds of lakes, mountains and miles of rich woodland habitat. It’s territory that cradles wildlife, from trout to moose, and gives birth to the Hudson River.

At its center, the 6 million acres Adirondack Park, is the largest publicly protected park in the nation, bigger than the Yellowstone, Everglades and Grand Canyon national parks.

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Gulf oil spill ‘wiped out options’ for Louisiana fishing couple

December 1st, 2010

While the BP Gulf Oil Spill has been relegated to history in the minds of many Americans, the people who live and work on the Gulf remain deeply affected.

In this latest installment of Stories from the Gulf: Living with the BP Oil Disaster, a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council, StoryCorps and Bridge the Gulf, shrimpers Darla and Todd Rooks talk about how the spill has threatened their livelihood and tainted the sea life they depend upon.

Darla reveals that she has considered suicide, and what persuaded her to persevere. She and Todd detail how the couple now live on their shrimp boat, unable to afford lodging on land.

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Tips for keeping Great Lakes area fish healthy

March 30th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Just in time for spring, anglers and recreational boaters in the Midwest are hearing disturbing news about recreational waterways.

There is evidence that the voracious Asian carp has been detected in all of the Great Lakes and that the contagious fish disease VHS, or viral hemorrhagic septicemia, is now in waters as far north and west as Lake Superior. The disease can affect a number of recreational and sport fish species such as muskellunge, small mouth bass, and yellow perch as well as a number of baitfish and commercial fish.

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From ‘The Cove’ to the Red Carpet: Dolphin activist Ric O’Barry keeps making waves

March 4th, 2010

Marine mammal activist Ric O'Barry: 'We would like to see the Justice Department investigate SeaWorld.  This girl did not have to die.'
Marine mammal activist Ric O’Barry: ‘We would like to see the Justice Department investigate SeaWorld. This girl did not have to die.’

By Melissa Segrest
Green Right Now

This is an interesting time to be Ric O’Barry.

On one hand, the marine mammal activist is counting down the hours until Sunday, when he may win an Oscar for his role in the documentary The Cove – a compelling and gruesome expose about the secret slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

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The human impact on the size of fish

January 30th, 2009

By Eric Thomas
KGO – San Francisco

Most fishermen are disappointed if they don’t come back with the biggest fish possible. But research shows catching only the biggest and throwing the smaller ones back may be speeding up their evolution – and that could be a very bad thing.

When UC Santa Cruz researcher Chris Darimont tells a fish story — it’s not about the big one that got away — it’s about the smaller ones being left behind.

> Watch now

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No-Fishing Zones Work Better Than Expected

June 30th, 2008

By John DeFore It may sound like a no-brainer to say that threatened fish populations stand to benefit when governments establish havens where fishing is prohibited. But since taking such actions can harm human livelihoods, proving they will have significant ecological benefit is a political must. That’s just what Australian researchers have done in a [...]

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