After oil spill, Israel’s fishermen net catch despite ban

After weathering a year of the coronavirus pandemic, the fishermen of an Arab village in central Israel have been dealt another blow by a mysterious oil spill in the Mediterranean.

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Noise pollution impacting marine mammals worse than previously thought

Human-generated noise disrupts the behavior, physiology, and reproduction of marine organisms so much that it can lead to an increased risk of mortality.


Global freshwater fish populations at risk of extinction, study finds

Freshwater fish are under threat, with as many as a third of global populations in danger of extinction, according to an assessment.


More problems are reported as the Gulf of St. Lawrence continues to warm

People who live on her banks and fishers who ply their trades in her waters are are facing more problems an environmental scientists try to come up with solutions to combat the ill-effects of warming waters in the already-troubled Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Global salmon farming harming marine life and costing billions in damage

Salmon farming is wreaking ruin on marine ecosystems, through pollution, parasites and high fish mortality rates which are causing billions of pounds a year in damage, a new assessment of the global salmon farming industry has found.


‘Big day for UK seas’ as bottom trawling ban in four protected areas proposed

Campaigners welcome fishing restrictions to help restore habitats including Dogger Bank, but say government must go further.


EU shellfish import ban permanent, UK fishing industry told

The EU has told British fishermen they are indefinitely banned from selling live mussels, oysters, clams, cockles and scallops to its member states.


Shark populations are crashing, with a ‘very small window’ to avert disaster

Oceanic sharks and rays have declined more than 70 percent since 1970, mainly because of overfishing, according to a new study.

Australian seafood consumers urged to stop buying flake to protect sharks

Australian consumers will be encouraged not to purchase flake when they shop for seafood and to instead try sustainable alternatives in a new campaign that aims to put a spotlight on laws that permit the harvest of endangered sharks.


Seabird patrols to self-healing buildings: the 15 conservation stories to watch in 2021

In their latest scan of emerging global biological conservation issues, experts assess the 15 most urgent risks society needs to address

Is climate change impacting fish along the NC coast?

Twenty scientists from 13 institutes around the world now report that 2020 brought the highest ocean temperatures since 1955.


Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park

Floodplains around Australia's largest national park are undergoing a visible transformation as rising sea levels push saltwater further from the coast into its freshwater river systems.


Seabird patrols to self-healing buildings: The 15 conservation stories to watch in 2021

In their latest scan of emerging global biological conservation issues, experts assess the 15 most urgent risks society needs to address.


Alaskan tribes, activists and businesses sue to save America's biggest national forest

Tongass national forest, which plays a key role in fighting climate crisis, poised for logging after US ruling.


Mussels sold in grocery stores around the world contain microplastic particles

One gram of mussel meat purchased from a grocery store contains between 0.13 and 2.45 microplastic particles, according to a new study, with organisms harvested in the North Atlantic and South Pacific the most contaminated.

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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