Business & Economics

Cannabis Chronnoisseurs Are Tapping the Budding Fish-Friendly Pot Business
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No longer forced to operate in the shadows, marijuana growers are learning to make their farming friendlier for fish. 

The Fisheries Scientist Who Saw the Future
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Why are we still struggling to implement recommendations for fisheries management made nearly 150 years ago?

The Little Shop of Wildlife Horrors
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The grim curios and taxidermic creations housed in the US wildlife repository provide clues about trends in wildlife smuggling. And in recent...

Luxury Living for Retired Whales
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The Whale Sanctuary Project wants to build an ocean home for captive killer whales.

In the Bahamas, Sharks Are Worth More Alive than Dead
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Shark tourism is big business—but the money doesn’t always go where you’d think.

Proposed Policies Could Make America Overfished Again
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A new “fish bill” could weaken regulations that have helped fisheries recover across the United States.

Arctic Shipping Traffic Has Been Rising for Decades
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The opening of the Arctic Ocean is not a new phenomenon.

Book Review: The Fish Market
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The complex story of sustainable seafood and the systems that make it possible.

How to Fund an Expedition
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Charles Francis Hall had the courage to explore the Arctic—and the savvy to get the wealthy to pay for it.

Political Suppression of Science: Lessons from Canada
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Canadian scientists are lending support to worried American peers. 

Radioactive Refuges
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A heavily-exploited Japanese fish found sanctuary after the 2011 Fukushima earthquake. 

Tapping the Freshwater Ocean Under the Sea
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Vast stores of fresh water exist deep beneath the seafloor—but who gets to decide how they’re used?

The Last Trial of the Codfather
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Since his release from prison in the 1980s, Carlos Rafael has ruthlessly run his Massachusetts seafood business with little regard for the law....

Reinforce and Build
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The vicious cycle driving development on Florida’s most fragile beaches.

Oft-Overlooked Jellyfisheries Are Too Big to Ignore
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Jellyfish fisheries are booming, but we still don’t know if they’re a good idea.

Battling the Dike Mafia
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A renegade biologist is challenging a millennium of German dike-building tradition.

Europe’s Race to Save Its Rice
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Biologists are trying to breed a salt- and snail-resistant line of European rice.

During Sandy, Wetlands Averted US $625-Million in Damages
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A new analysis confirms the protective role played by wetlands.

Commercial Ships Could Be Quieter, but They Aren’t
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Shipbuilding economics and lack of regulations are getting in the way of a quieter ocean.

New Research Assuages Some Worries About Mosquito Net Fishing
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Fishing with mosquito nets is widespread, but potentially less destructive than thought. 

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