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Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society and University of Florida. 313 more words

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The Town of Whitby Celebrates Earth Week 2014...

SGC Admin: Please view the following Whitby locations for participation in local Earth Week events. 

Pitch in Brooklin:

  • Date: Saturday April 26 2014:
  • Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am…
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Events: Present And Upcoming

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he’s come up with a few dozen of his own. 284 more words

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The road to civil disobedience

Thanks to the BC Civil Liberties Association for presenting protest rights workshops across BC’s northwest this week. The calm and cogent presentation outlined the laws around peaceful gatherings and what protesters can expect from police and what their rights are when… 146 more words

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World's oceans threatened by floating trash

No evidence of a crash, but lots of garbage. So far that’s what the search for Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has uncovered, highlighting the rubbish problem in the world’s oceans. 87 more words

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Local small business folk.... Natural Choice Network Is Opening In Durham Region and They Want YOU!

SGC Admin: From our Inbox to you… Check this out… this is fabulous news for so many people out in the Durham Region… A long time in coming, but hopefully it’s here to stay… check out the following from Katie Dempsey of… 388 more words

Events: Present And Upcoming

Opposition grows to BC government's plan to weaken farmland protection

The chorus of opposition to the B.C. government’s planned rewrite of the agricultural land reserve is growing.

A letter with more than 100 signatures, mostly from academics, biologists and naturalists, has been sent to Premier Christy Clark critical of Bill 24, which was introduced in the legislature on Mar. 239 more words

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