"It’s time to agitate the oysters at St. Stanislaus High School on Mississippi’s Gulf coast."
Fish & Fisheries
"The Interior Department is wasting money and man-hours sifting through paperwork on massive amounts of public lands acreage proposed for potential oil drilling that will never be sold at auction, a new Government Accountability Office report found."
"Phyllis Taylor’s company is responsible for the longest-running oil spill in U.S. history. That’s been a disaster for the Gulf of Mexico — but a tax bonanza for Taylor."
"On a moonless summer night in Hawaii, krill, fish and crabs swirl through a beam of light as two researchers peer into the water above a vibrant reef. Minutes later, like clockwork, they see eggs and sperm from spawning coral drifting past their boat. They scoop up the fishy-smelling blobs and put them in test tubes."
"A science denial campaign is being waged to keep lead in hunting and fishing. Who’s fighting back and how should they do it? "
"Groups including the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF), the National Rifle Association (NRA), and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) are waging science denial campaigns to keep lead products in hunting ammunition and fishing tackle.
As a result, wildlife is poisoned and human health is at risk.
The Mississippi River and its tributaries drain more than 40% of the continent, but most coverage of environmental stories within the Mississippi Basin is localized and siloed. The recently launched Mississippi River Basin Ag & Water Desk hopes to help news outlets provide region-wide reporting that contextualizes issues like climate change-driven flooding and the Gulf of Mexico dead zone.
"The nation’s highest bench today [Friday] rejected lobstering groups’ call to unwind fishing restrictions designed to protect endangered whales off the coast of Maine."
"Climate change is bringing potentially deadly dinoflagellate blooms to the Far North, posing a new risk to food security."
"America needs to rethink and reduce the way it generates plastics because so much of the material is littering the oceans and other waters, the National Academy of Sciences says in a new report."
"Shrimpers see obstacles that will make their jobs tougher, more dangerous; regulators vow to listen"