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The Fate of Trees: How Climate Change May Alter Forests Worldwide

In May 2011, a postdoctoral student at Los Alamos National Laboratory named Park Williams set out to predict the future of the dominant iconic …

Forests are supposed to help stop climate change. These forests didn’t

Forests play a critical role in the global carbon cycle, helping to mitigate climate change by storing carbon that would otherwise end up in the atmosphere. So maintaining sustainable forest management practices that maximize the trees’ ability to act as a carbon sink — for example, planting more …

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Fish-powered vegetables: Backyard aquaponics make a splash in suburban Canberra

In a suburban backyard in Canberra's north, Gurkan Yeniceri is growing a produce-rich garden with the help of freshwater fish.<p>He has joined forces …

Local Food Is Still A Niche. Can It Grow Beyond That?

Local food enthusiasts have been trying to make the case that buying food from farmers nearby supports local economies, boosts food security and is better for the environment.<p>But so far, "local" food still makes up a pretty small fraction of what Americans eat. And given that most agriculture in …

Scientists disagree whether local agriculture could support most Americans

Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. …

Mexico’s successful fishing cooperatives have important lessons for small-scale fisheries globally

Photo: Alexis Rife<p>Cozumel, Mexico might be better known for its diving and tourism, but it’s also home to some of the most successful fishing …

Sea Change: Digital Innovators Catch On to Sustainable Fishing

Plenty of fish in the sea? Maybe not for long.<p>Overfishing — the practice in which fish populations are caught faster than they can reproduce — has …

Don't fall for the deep-sea scaremongers – wild fishing is healthy and sustainable

Fishermen can’t win. The harder they work, the more successful they are, the more they are apparently despised. Take Scotland, for instance, where …

Sustainable fishing 'SafetyNet' catches big prize

Imagine yourself as a little fish swimming far below the surface of the sea, just trying to make it in a big blue world. Suddenly, a horizon-encompassing net grabs you and takes you away from everything you once knew. Things go from bad to worse as the commercial fishing net rises and the pressure …

Fishing

Sustainable tuna fishing in the Maldives - in pictures

Aaron Gray-Block is aboard the Greenpeace ship, Rainbow Warrior, which is on an expedition in the Indian Ocean to highlight issues around overfishing. In this series of images, taken by Paul Hilton, he joins a community in the Maldives that is using traditional pole and line methods to fish for …

What is a "Sustainable" Fish Anyway?

Veta La Palma is a fish farm that takes "sustainable" to a whole new level. Inspired by Dan Barber's TED talk on the subject, we made the trek out one windy afternoon to the flooded wetlands of Southern Spain to learn about this alternative approach to growing fish. Enjoy.<p><b>For more videos and</b> …

Will a failure to consider GM hold back sustainable fish farming?

When the agribusiness and chemical giant Dupont decided to get into aquaculture, Scott Nichols, the executive in charge, went to see experts at the World Wildlife Fund and the Environmental Defence Fund.<p>He needed their advice and wanted their support. DuPont planned to feed genetically-engineered …

Agriculture

Australian sustainable fish and seafood guide: what should you eat? – interactive | Life and style | theguardian.com

Just Say No to Illegal Pirate Fish: Support Sustainable Seafood

<i>How to support sustainable seafood and #eatbetterfish</i><p>It is a sad state of affairs that 91 percent of all seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, with more than half of that farmed, often in dubious conditions. A scathing report to be published in <i>Marine Policy</i> says that up to 33 percent of all …

13 West Coast fish species added to 'sustainable' list

West Coast trawler fishermen just got some new opportunities.<p>The Marine Stewardship Council on Tuesday listed 13 species of fish as "sustainable," opening up new markets for boats working out of ports in California, Oregon and Washington.<p>The designation, announced in Portland, Ore., comes after …

GrowUp's Aquaponic Urban Farm Produces Sustainable Fish and Vegetables in a Recycled Shipping Container

Last week London-based GrowUp unveiled their small urban farm, which produces sustainable vegetables and fish through vertical gardening and …

Sustainable fishing: a view down the line from head chefs

<b>Peter Weeden, head chef at Newman Street Tavern</b><p>There is a certain amount of security that some restaurants feel in ordering from non-sustainable sources. You know the amount of fish you ordered will turn up, without having to check with the fishermen.<p>The fish we buy for Newman Street Tavern live in …

'Unprecedented' Turnaround For Nearly Two Dozen Fish Species Now Deemed Sustainable

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nearly two dozen species of fish have been deemed sustainable seafood options once again after rampant overfishing left areas off the U.S. West Coast devastated, a marine watchdog group said on Tuesday.<p>The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program upgraded the status of …

Seafood Watch: 21 fish species now sustainable enough to eat

That snapper that looks so appealing on the menu, perhaps cooked with a bit of garlic and thyme, is no longer taboo.<p>The Monterey Bay Aquarium updated its popular Seafood Watch on Tuesday, and the news for diners was good: The program removed 21 West Coast fish from its "Avoid" list, saying that …

Catchbox on the south coast creates a direct link between fishermen and customers to cut waste and ensure fair wages

With five million sustainably-sourced fish meals served annually in universities, schools and hospitals across Cardiff, the Welsh capital is setting a new standard for food provision<p>Cardiff, Brighton and Hove, Plymouth and the London borough of Lambeth are the first cities to be recognised as …

Sustainability

Sustainable fishing could produce more profits and more fish: research

LISBON (Reuters) - Global sustainable fishery policies could raise profits in the sector by $51 billion a year, boost the numbers of fish in the oceans and provide more food for the world's people, research showed on Thursday.<p>The extensive research, based on data from fisheries representing 77 …

Holy mackerel: A delicious, cheap, sustainable fish for World Ocean's Day

On the grill or in a sauté with spring vegetables, fish is a versatile protein-for-all-seasons. And if there's one fish we really like when the weather's warm, it's mackerel.<p>For today, World Ocean’s Day, why not try a fish that’s actually sustainable? It’s delicious and so easy to prepare in a …

McDonald's 'Sustainable' Filet-O-Fish Threatens Alaska Fishermen's Livelihood

In January 2013, McDonald's made waves in the media by committing to use only wild Alaskan pollock, certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), to make its popular Filet-O-Fish sandwiches in the U.S.. With awareness of an overfishing problem on the rise, this move was hailed …

Eat up! Nearly two dozen fish species now deemed sustainable

Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the federal government just 14 …

The Old Bait and Switch: How to Use Local, Sustainable Fish Instead of Non-Local Ones

There are certain fish we all know the names of: salmon, bass, tuna, halibut. They're well known because they're delicious, which is as good a reason as any, and because, for years, they were plentiful. But as overfishing becomes more and more of a global issue, it's increasingly important to find …

Seafood

How to Use Local, Sustainable Fish Instead of Non-Local Ones

More: Sustainable seafood 101<p>There are certain fish we all know the names of: salmon, bass, tuna, halibut. They're well known because they're delicious, which is as good a reason as any, and because, for years, they were plentiful. But as overfishing becomes more and more of a global issue, it's …