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Who’s to Blame for the Lawbreaking and Habitat Destruction in U.S. Fisheries?

Who’s to Blame for the Lawbreaking and Habitat Destruction in U.S. Fisheries?

By Reynard Loki There is one main U.S. law that governs the management of marine fisheries in federal waters: The Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Originally intended to address the concern over foreign fisheries operating near U.S. waters, the MSA, which was passed in 1976, extended the nation’s exclusive fisheries zone from 12 […]

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    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    Earth Day 2021: Join the Global Youth Climate Summit

    By Alexandria Villaseñor This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. My journey to becoming an activist began in late 2018. During a trip to California to visit family, the Camp Fire broke out. At the time, it was the most devastating and destructive wildfire […]

    Now Is Our Last Best Chance to Confront the Climate Crisis

    Now Is Our Last Best Chance to Confront the Climate Crisis

    By Jeff Goodell The Earth’s climate has always been a work in progress. In the 4.5 billion years the planet has been spinning around the sun, ice ages have come and gone, interrupted by epochs of intense heat. The highest mountain range in Texas was once an underwater reef. Camels wandered in evergreen forests in […]

    A Monumental Matter at Bears Ears — Land of Sacred Power

    A Monumental Matter at Bears Ears — Land of Sacred Power

    By Sharon Buccino This week, Secretary Haaland chose a visit to Bears Ears National Monument as her first trip as Interior Secretary. She is spending three days in Bluff, Utah, a small town just outside the monument, listening to representatives of the five tribes who first proposed its designation to President Obama in 2015. This […]

    Chicago, a ‘Sweet Home’ for an Endangered Bee?

    Chicago, a ‘Sweet Home’ for an Endangered Bee?

    By Daniel Raichel While many know Chicago as the “Second City,” the old stomping grounds of Michael Jordan or Al Capone, or perhaps even still as “Hog Butcher to the World,” I doubt many think of it as a home for endangered wildlife. However, as a recent Chicago Tribune article shows, that’s exactly what it […]

    Reclaiming Abandoned Mines: Turning Coal Country’s Toxic Legacy Into Assets

    Reclaiming Abandoned Mines: Turning Coal Country’s Toxic Legacy Into Assets

    By Tara Lohan Mined lands reclaimed for biking trails, office parks — even a winery. Efforts like these are already underway in Appalachia to reclaim the region’s toxic history, restore blighted lands, and create economic opportunities in areas where decades-old mines haven’t been properly cleaned up. The projects are sorely needed. And so are many […]