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Fish Sold as 'Wild' May Have Come from the Farm
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Diane C. Lade, South Florida Sun Sentinel

Specialty foods with labels like "organic," "wild" and "free range" command top dollar. But here's a shocker: a lot of the fish sold as premium-priced "wild" salmon may have spent its entire life in a man-made pond down on the farm, a new report finds.

Overfishing Among Threats to Ecosystems
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Garry Mitchell, Associated Press

A study in a recent issue of the journal Science says damage to marine ecosystems has accelerated over the past 150-300 years with population growth, luxury resorts and homes and expanded industry.

Most Endangered Whale Gets Protection
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Mary Pemberton, Associated Press

Thousands of square miles off Alaska have been designated as critical habitat for North Pacific right whales, considered the most endangered whale in the world.

Environmental Movement in the Religious Mainstream
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - Brian Murphy, Associated Press

Eco-friendly attitudes have increasingly moved into the mainstream of many faiths -- from Muslim clerics urging water conservation in the fast-growing Gulf states to evangelical preachers in the United States calling attention to global warming.

ENN Weekly: July 3rd - 7th
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 3rd - 7th: Low-water lakes, rebounding eagles, the bushmeat trade, "green" burials, and much more.

July 3rd - 7th
July 7, 2006 12:00 AM - ENN

ENN rounds up the most important and compelling environmental news stories of the week. In the news July 3rd - 7th: Low-water lakes, rebounding eagles, the bushmeat trade, "green" burials, and much more.

Companies Agree to No-Fishing Zone in Indian Ocean
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Four fishing companies have agreed to halt bottom trawling in parts of the southern Indian Ocean, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) said on Thursday, but environmental group Greenpeace said the deal was a smokescreen.

Florida Coral Battered by Hurricanes and Disease
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Laura Myers, Reuters

In the azure waters of Florida's remote Dry Tortugas National Park, corals have been toppled by hurricanes and blighted by disease and a phenomenon known as bleaching.

Green Group Buys Out Fishermen to Protect Ocean Floor
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press

The Nature Conservancy, an international environmental group best known for buying development rights from farmers, is looking to strike similar deals with fishermen along the coast in a pilot program that it said could be repeated elsewhere.

Environmental Group Asks EU to Extend Anchovy Fishing Ban in Bay of Biscay
July 6, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

An ecological group urged the European Union Wednesday to extend its ban on anchovy fishing in the Bay of Biscay until stocks there have recovered enough to allow for sustainable fishing.

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