Sustainable food advocates are still watching with baited breath to see whether the FDA will really approve AquAdvantage, a transgenic (read: genetically engineered) salmon for human consumption. Although industry - and the FDA, apparently - would h
Paul Greenberg’s new book chronicles the past and future of four fish that dominate the modern seafood market: salmon, sea bass, cod and tuna.
Despite the potential environmental threat posed by genetically engineered fish, biotech corporation, AquaBounty has received more than $2.4 million in federal research grants since 2003 to support its GE salmon project.
It’s the year of two salmons: one genetically altered and under review by the FDA, and the other an inhabitant of one of the last great wild salmon runs (which is unfortunately situated atop a bunch of copper and gold deposits).
The ocean covers 71 percent of our planet and drives our climate and our economy. It’s also in trouble. Here’s an easy, and different, top ten list of ways to help the ocean out.
Helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina is an important national goal, but it should be achieved through new ways of thinking that will make the city healthier and more resilient. Two organizations-the Recirculating Farms Coalition and the
What issue could create such an unlikely fight - fish vs. people - for the public’s support? Surprisingly, the debate over cooling systems used at power plants.
For many, fish oil supplements have always been unfortunately paradoxical. The health advantages of fish oil and omega-3s are well documented, but so is the damage sustained by our ecosystem from the over fishing of some of our oceans most important
Marianne Cufone, Executive Director of the Recirculating Farms Coalition, talks about hurricanes, tilapia and how recirculating aquaculture systems can be produce seafood sustainably.
Want to make ocean-friendly choices when you visit a fish shack this summer? Here’s a guide to the many online sustainable seafood guides to help you along.
Look at a seafood guide and you’re bound to come across the ominous warning: "High in Mercury." But what does that mean, and how is mercury winding up in the fish on your plate?
Given the depletion of wild fish populations, the unsustainable practices commonly used by fish farms, and the contaminants now found in many fish, choosing seafood can be difficult. Find out which options are best.
Ted Danson spent the last 25 years actively working on the environmental challenges facing our oceans, most notably by founding Oceana and now he’s published a book by the same name.
You probably know Ted Danson from Cheers, but with the release of his new book, "Oceana," you get a chance to also know the actor as a 25-year ocean advocate.
It takes a significant amount of water to create energy. Water is used to cool steam electric power plants - fueled by coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power - and is required to generate hydropower. Water is also used in great quantities during f
While working as a contractor at a Long Island-based power plant, Rob Weltner witnessed firsthand the devastating impact that the facility’s outdated cooling water intake system can have on aquatic life.
Many New York power plants are withdrawing cooling water - and injuring or killing aquatic life - even when they are not generating any electricity.
Despite the dangers they pose to our health, there are no national limits on the amount of mercury and other toxins released from power plant smokestacks. But now the EPA is proposing to change that and wants to hear from you by August 4th.
Electricity generated from tides, waves, currents and free-flowing rivers is categorized as hydrokinetic energy: the harnessing of the energy of moving water.
Momentum is building behind tidal and wave power in the U.S. with a groundbreaking project in New York City - and dozens more in the works - and new reports that wind and waves could power up to 15% of the nation’s electricity needs.
Last month the EPA was willing to restrict the nasty air toxins that power plants emit, but it was less inclined to regulate what those plants are sucking in, namely fish.
Many older thermoelectric power plants require tremendous amounts of water for cooling. This animation takes you through the process and illustrates why there are such devastating consequences for fish and other aquatic life.
Many people know that power plants are a major source of air pollution and greenhouse gasses; however, few are aware that many of those same plants kill and injure fish and other aquatic life.
Bluefin tuna that swam from irradiated waters off Japan to California embody connections between food, water and energy systems.