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Is green the new red?

Posted May 30, 2008 by Kate Wing in The Media and the Environment

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Today, I found out I am a communist. I can't believe my parents never told me this, back when I was playing poker in the front yard and gleefully taking my friends' nickels. Apparently I was supposed to divvy up...continued

The ballad of the Delta smelt

Posted May 28, 2008 by Kate Wing in Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Let me tell you a storyof a fish whose glorymight have just escaped your eyewere it not for the damsand diversion plansthat stopped it swimming by For fate had dealta cruel hand to the smeltin the shape of levees and...continued

Best Week Ever (and Last Week Ever)

Posted May 27, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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On Switchboard, that is. After eight great years at NRDC, I will be heading out into the wild world of consulting as of Friday. There are so many things I've been meaning to blog about, from my trip to the...continued

The latest fad in fishing

Posted May 20, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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There are fads that come and go -- plastic jelly bracelets, shoulder pads, diatom arranging -- and then there are those that float around for years. Decades, even. In the case of FADs, or "fish aggregating devices," we're talking...continued

If you're in Brussels next week, come talk about MPAs

Posted May 6, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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If you happen to be in Europe next week, why not stop by Brussels on May 16th and participate in a conversation between folks in the EU and the US working on marine protected areas, aka MPAs. It's not that...continued

Salmon flunk

Posted May 2, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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The Secretary of Commerce has now officially declared the west coast salmon fishery a "disaster" and a "failure." These dire words have a legal meaning; their utterance opens the door for disaster relief money. Ever since fishery managers made the...continued

The last one standing

Posted April 23, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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It started raining in San Rafael around 5:30 pm last night, right around rush hour, and the 250 people who'd shown up to talk about marine protected areas were getting antsy. They'd been there since 9 am, wearing shirts and...continued

Fishing makes fish populations unstable

Posted April 21, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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I'm always excited to see new papers from George Sugihara's lab, because his group of researchers is applying new math to old problems. Since you can't count all the fish in the sea, regulators rely on estimates produced by stock...continued

SunChips, now with Real Sun

Posted April 18, 2008 by Kate Wing in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably

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I was intrigued by this piece in the NYT this week where pollsters use their knowledge of "microtrends" to associate certain products with the three Presidential candidates. Clinton = butter & fig newtons, Obama = olive oil & soft chocolate...continued

Can you hear me now?

Posted April 9, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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We at NRDC have a long history of worrying about the sound in the sea. When your life's aquatic, your ability to detect vibrations can mean life or death or lunch. You might even want to make some joyful noise...continued

Jump, tuna, jump!

Posted March 27, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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Casual games are all the rage these days, what with Freerice racking up billions of grains. They even have some that make you happy and more confident. But what if you just want to pretend to be a tuna?...continued

On their bellies, sea pigs crawling

Posted March 24, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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I usually count on the boys at Zooillogix to post the best news of new creatures first, but I'm disappointed they left out the sea pigs and eelpout in their post on the Tangaroa voyage. Giant starfish and jellyfish? Cool,...continued

Fewer eggs, fewer baskets

Posted March 24, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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The idea of a diverse portfolio is a common theme in financial discussions. If you happen to have any money these days, the experts would tell you to spread it around to maximize your returns and reduce your risk....continued

Can it, Sony

Posted March 12, 2008 by Kate Wing in Curbing Pollution

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Dear Sony credit card services,Thanks so much for sending me this great can with your latest unsolicited credit card offer! It's true, I was ignoring those blah envelopes you usually send but how could I just toss this in...continued

You can touch this

Posted March 4, 2008 by Kate Wing in Reviving the World's Oceans

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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing "Deep Sea 3D" in its full 3-D IMAX glory. The opening shot is a glowing school of moon jellies floating towards you, and we all reached up our hands to touch the softly,...continued

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