Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance

January 3, 2014 by  
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Great White photo / Shutterstock Studying sharks’ movements and how they behave in their natural environment is an integral part of keeping them safe from overfishing. To aid these efforts, scientists have developed a special solar-powered tag that can be used to monitor a shark’s trajectory for up to two years. Compared with older tags that ran on batteries and occasionally died before being able to transmit their valuable information, the new solar-powered variety may give sharks a fighting chance. Read the rest of Solar-Powered Tags Give Threatened Shark Species a Fighting Chance Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Antonio Fins , battery-powered animal tags , Desert Star Systems , Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation , shark conservation , shark finning , shark migration studies , shark overfishing , solar powered tags save sharks , solar-powered shark tag        

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Shark Finning Finally Banned in the European Union

July 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock The European Union just declared a strict ban on all shark finning anywhere in European waters. Finning has technically been prohibited in the EU since 2003, but an exemption allowed member states to issue special permits for fishing vessels to remove shark fins on board. In particular, an exemption used by Spain and Portugal allowed some vessels to remove sharks’ fins at sea, which made it nearly impossible to detect and monitor the finning that was occurring. But with a complete ban now in effect, all sharks caught in European waters or by European vessels will have to be landed with their fins still attached. Read the rest of Shark Finning Finally Banned in the European Union Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Animal Brutality , animal cruelty , Ban Shark Fin Soup , european union , Oceana , Save Oceans , Shark Deaths , Shark Finning Ban        

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Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill

July 15, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock After an investigation into the rupture of the Exxon Mobil Pegasus pipeline that caused around 290,000 gallons of oil to leak into the small Arkansas town of Mayflower in March, the oil giant has issued a statement that cites a decades-old manufacturing defect as the cause of the environmental disaster. While this suggests that it was not corrosion from Tar Sands oil that caused the rupture, it does raise concerns as to the integrity of the pipeline, which runs from Illinois to Texas. Read the rest of Exxon Blames 60-Year-Old Manufacturing Defect for 290,000 Gallon Arkansas Spill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arkansas , arkansas oil , clean water act , environmental diaster , Exxon , exxon disaster , exxon mobil , exxon pipeline , mayflower , mayflower oil , oil , oil leak , oil pollution , oil spill , pegasus , pegasus pipeline , pipeline rupture , tar sands        

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Anti-Shark Finning Bill Passes Senate

December 21, 2010 by  
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Photo: sharktrust.org It’s a loophole that should have been closed long ago — but since it wasn’t, shark finning is still legal off the West Coast and in the Pacific. Shark finning , as you’re probably aware, is the practice of capturing a shark, slicing off its dorsal fin, and casting it back into the water, where it slowly bleeds to death

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Lawsuit Pressures Coal Plant to Stop Killing Millions of Fish in Lake Erie

December 21, 2010 by  
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Image: Bay Shore Power Plant Remember the story of Ohio’s Bay Shore coal-fired power plant, the one that (perfectly legally) kills at least 46 million fish a year? Well that’s still happening, but not without some legal challenges

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Wikileaks Reveals Hackers Attacked US Climate Negotiators

December 21, 2010 by  
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Image: Stenyian The latest round of diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks has revealed that climate negotiators in the US State Dept. were the target of a sophisticated hacker attack last year

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Buy a $100 Billboard with Yao Ming on It, Save Sharks from Finning (Video)

January 20, 2010 by  
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Image via Stop Shark Finning Here’s an interesting campaign tactic to help sharks: Anyone with a spare $100 can buy a billboard that features Yao Ming’s face and a plea to end shark finning .

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