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One Solution to Global Overfishing Found

A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, and other groups on more than 40 coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans indicates that 'co-management' -- a collaborative arrangement between local communities, conservation groups, and governments -- provides a solution to a vexing global problem: overfishing.
"We found clear evidence of people's ability to overcome the 'tragedy of the commons' by making and enforcing their own rules for managing fisheries, This is particularly encouraging because of the perceived failure of many open-access and top-down government-controlled attempts to manage fisheries around the world. More importantly, we have identified the conditions that allow people to make co-management successful, providing vital guidance for conservation groups, donors, and governments as to what arrangements are most likely to work."
- team leader Dr Josh Cinner of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University, Australia

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Company to Make Bottles From Pacific Garbage Patch

Method, Wed September 21, 2011, [PRESS RELEASE]
San Francisco - Today, Method, the leading innovator in premium, eco-conscious household and personal care products, unveiled its latest innovation in sustainable packaging -- a bottle made out of plastic collected from the North Pacific Gyre, often referred to as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

PNN Online, Sat May 05, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.

EPA, NRDC Sign Pledge to Green Cities, Prevent Pollution

NRDC, Thu April 19, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Pittsburgh, PA - The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a statement of intent today to pursue “green infrastructure” approaches to reduce sewer overflows and stormwater pollution.

Oceana applauds Pioneer’s decision to eliminate mercury from Louisiana chlorine plant

Oceana, Wed March 21, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Louisiana - Jackie Savitz, Pollution Campaign Director for the international ocean conservation group Oceana, which has been running a campaign to get the United States' nine remaining mercury-based plants to shift to mercury-free technology, today released the following statement on Pioneer Industries' commitment to upgrade from mercury cell to membrane cell technology for the production of chlorine at its St. Gabriel, La., chemicals plant:

Time to ban toxic boat paint pollution

World Wildlife Fund, Mon October 16, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
WWF is calling on countries attending a meeting of the International Maritime Organization to ratify legislation to bring an end to the use of chemicals used in shipping industry paints.

Drug Discovery Team To Explore Newly Discovered Deep-sea Reefs

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Wed May 24, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Miami, FL - From May 22-30, Harbor Branch scientists, along with colleagues from the University of Miami, will use the Harbor Branch Johnson-Sea-Link II submersible to explore for the first time newly discovered deep-sea reefs between Florida and the Bahamas.

House Votes to Protect Coasts From Drilling Rigs

Defenders of Wildlife, Fri May 19, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, DC - Defenders of Wildlife hailed today's vote by House members to keep the 25-year bipartisan offshore drilling moratorium in place as a great victory for coastal communities and marine wildlife.

New marine protected areas for Australia

World Wildlife Fund, Fri May 05, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Melbourne, Australia - Australia has committed to creating 13 new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), totalling 226,000km2 in Australia's south-eastern waters. The area covers waters off the Australian states of Victoria, Tasmania, southern New South Wales and eastern South Australia, paving the way for the creation of a national network of MPAs throughout Australia's vast ocean territory.

African wetland managers armed with new technology

European Space Agency, Tue May 02, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Lake Naivasha, Kenya - Earth's wetlands are vital to the water cycle and havens for wildlife, but they are under threat. GlobWetland, an ESA-led initiative in collaboration with the Ramsar Convention Secretariat, has been addressing this issue by using satellite imagery to provide detailed wide-area views of individual wetlands to aid national and local conservation efforts.

Coral Reef Resilience: Better Feeders Survive Bleaching

Brown University, Mon May 01, 2006, [PRESS RELEASE]
Providence, RI - Coral bleaching, a stress response that turns rainbow-hued reefs into bone-white graveyards, is damaging reefs worldwide. But some corals survive.

The Nature Conservancy Applauds Congressional Support for Oregon’s Bandon Marsh Wildlife Refuge

Nature Conservancy, Fri August 26, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Portland, Oregon - The Nature Conservancy today applauded Congressional action to fund the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge project with $4.2 million from the Safe, Affordable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users. The House of Representatives and Senate gave final approval to the transportation bill on Friday.

Method Removes Gas Additive MTBE From Tainted Water

Purdue University, Mon August 22, 2005, [PRESS RELEASE]
Westville, Indiana - A Purdue University chemist has developed an experimental method that could be used to remove the gasoline additive MTBE from polluted ground water.

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