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Australia’s Other Great (and Threatened) Coral Reefs

MELBOURNE, Australia — The United Nations issued a dire alert on Monday, warning that many of the world’s coral reefs could die as soon as 2040 as a result of climate change. Already, warming waters have bleached more than two-thirds Read more…


In China, Salmon is Salmon, Even if It’s Trout

In China, the salmon labeling controversy follows a litany of food labeling problems that have angered consumers and cast doubt on the country’s ability to enforce safety standards. Melamine, a chemical used to make plastics, was found in dairy products Read more…


Meet Iceland’s Whaling Magnate. He Makes No Apologies.

Mr. Loftsson likes to say that whale blood runs in his veins. He and his sister together are the largest shareholders in Hvalur, the whaling business once run by their father. (Hvalur, pronounced KVA-lur, is the Icelandic word for whale.) Read more…


This Coral Must Die – The New York Times

In a lab in Philadelphia, scientists are studying what it takes to kill “super coral” to understand the impact of human activities on the mysterious reefs of the deep ocean. June 25, 2018 In a cold room at Temple University, Read more…


In the Philippines, Dynamite Fishing Decimates Entire Ocean Food Chains

In the office of Roberto Rosales, the local coordinator for coastal resources management for the town of Bien Unido in Bohol, is a mural depicting an officer standing on the edge of a boat, a machine gun clasped menacingly in Read more…


Saturday Profile: A ‘Little Bit of a Nut Case’ Who’s Taking on China

Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesia’s fisheries minister, is seizing illegal fishing boats and sometime blowing them up, saving fish but aggravating her bosses. Source Link


Whale’s Death in Thailand Points to Global Scourge: Plastic in Oceans

A separate study that year in the journal Science found that the six countries producing the most “mismanaged plastic waste” in 2010 were in the Asia-Pacific region. China topped the list, followed by Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Read more…