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Interpol issues warning of new slice-and-dice sharkfinning method seen in CostaRica

Interpol issues warning of new slice-and-dice  sharkfinning method seen in CostaRica | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The Tico Times - Central America's leading English language news source.

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This is pathetic and ugly.

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:02 PM

Option topic: Marine Environments and management

Marian Locksley's curator insight, November 13, 2013 7:57 AM

12.11.13 ~ Uh Oh, People Are Still Shark Finning Legally in Costa Rica Despite the Ban

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/uh-oh-people-are-still-shark-finning-legally-in-costa-rica-despite-the-ban.html#ixzz2kWv7NrXW

Coastal Restoration
Coastal management and restoration of our planet's coastlines with a particular focus on California, Louisiana and the Pacific.  Emphasizing wetland restoration, aspects of agriculture in the coastal plain, fisheries, dealing with coastal hazards, and effective governance.
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Welcome to Coastal Restoration

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Welcome to my curation site for all things coastal management-related.

 

Here you will find an array of stories, media, factoids, and updates on current events spanning a range of coastal and marine issues.  While I am interested in a great many things, most of these entries center upon our work to restore coastal ecosystems and improve the management of these incredible, dynamic parts of our planet.

 

In particular, you will find postings here that reflect my deep, continuing interest in:

 

- coastal riparian restoration

- coastal wetland restoration

- subtidal reef restoration

- improved Coastal Zone Managment poilcies and proceedures 

- coastal agriculture/food systems

- sustainable fisheries management

- working ports and harbors

- vibrant ocean economies

- marine ecology

- natural history

- coastal energy production

- oil spills

- water quality and ecotoxicology in the coastal zone

- historic persepctives on our coast our our relationship to our world ocean

 

 

 

If you find my posts here of interest, you might also be interested in some of my other research, teaching, and updates elsewhere via my:

 

- iTunesU Coastal Management podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-462-coastal-marine-management/id415880772?mt=10

- iTunesU Restoration Ecology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-352-theory-practice-ecological/id415881064?mt=10

- iTunesU Conservation Biology podcasts (lectures and field videos): https://itunes.apple.com/us/itunes-u/esrm-313-conservation-biology/id415881094?mt=10

- Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user8078769

- lab's home page: http://faculty.csuci.edu/sean.anderson/Sean_Andersons_Home_Page/Welcome.html

- RestoringNOLA twiter feed (emphasizing Coastal Management in California and Louisiana): https://twitter.com/RestoringNOLA

 

 

Thanks for visiting.  Please enjoy and let me know if I can answer any questions or be of help.

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Cal State Chico fraternity charged with cutting down 32 trees in Lassen National Forest

The U.S. Forest Service has filed criminal charges against a Cal State Chico fraternity for cutting down 32 trees in a Northern California national forest during an initiation of new pledges.
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Not very scout-like behavior.
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Rep. Barragan seeks urgent testing for chromium 6 in Compton

Rep. Barragan seeks urgent testing for chromium 6 in Compton | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Air district staff detected total chromium near metal processing facilities in Compton, but say this doesn't indicate whether the cancer-causing compound is present.
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Attitudes to Hunting 2016

Attitudes to Hunting 2016 | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
A new national poll commissioned by the animal welfare charity the League Against Cruel Sports finds that majority of the British public are in favour of keeping a number of activities banned in the Hunting Act illegal.
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This U.S. is also veering towards a society that is by "default" non-hunting. And this is quite unfortunate. In my experience, true hunters tend to have a much tighter relationship to the natural world (than non-hunters). Just this weekend my friend was articulating how well aboriginal hunters knew the geology of their landscapes. That knowledge was central to their livelihood. While we in the U.S. aren't nearly as anti-hunting (e.g. more than 12% of Americans support the hunting of deer), the long-term trends are similar. Do not forget that hunters were our first conservationists. True hunters are strong environmentalists and key advocates for effective conservation. There are of course idiots in any social group who behave poorly and undermine our social contract, but most hunters are good folks and lovers of a healthy planet in my experience.
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Three grades of Drone Data - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Three grades of Drone Data - sUAS News - The Business of Drones | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Firstly, you will notice a somewhat familiar symbol or graph that resembles an upside down wedding cake. The tiers are not meant to represent volume but represent more of a value of data collected and respective difficulty to capture. You may discover subsets to these grades, but this is meant to serve as a rule …
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Good post, but I would substitute "academic" or "research" for the "regulatory" tag.
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California: The state where people don’t move

California: The state where people don’t move | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Federal tax data shows California is the second-best state in terms of keeping its taxpayers when the state’s huge population and its massive economy are taken into account.
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When Atlantic City floods, low-income neighborhoods are left underwater

When Atlantic City floods, low-income neighborhoods are left underwater | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
New Jersey's working class have been left behind, as federal funds for Hurricane Sandy recovery and flooding problems have gone to wealthier neighbors.
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The same old story: the least powerful bear the most burden.
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Partners Advance Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology

Partners Advance Arctic Oil Spill Response Technology | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Continually working to help improve oil spill response technologies, the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement…
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Hopelessly Entangled

A visual project to highlight the dangers of releasing balloons that end up in the ocean.
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Great wave images here!
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EIA Release Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA Release Short-Term Energy Outlook | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Short-Term Energy Outlook. • North Sea Brent crude oil spot prices…
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Conceptual Art

Conceptual Art | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Hannah Rothstein Art is exploding with witty viral art, hilarious photo
series, lively paintings and illustrations, and plenty of puns.

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Coastal Commission is on a shoestring budget, and Trump won't make it any better

Coastal Commission is on a shoestring budget, and Trump won't make it any better | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Years of inconsistent funding and deep budget cuts have hampered the California Coastal Commission, which faces a backlog of local coastal planning cases to review and approve.
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Coaled Feet

Coaled Feet | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
This via our friends at Tulane’s TUWaterWays:   A proposed coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish is coming into conflict with the Coastal Master Plan, leading to questions about the future of a…
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Digging Deep for Good News

Digging Deep for Good News | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Dredging firms look ahead to more business, here and across the big pond. Along the way, Mother Nature and good business planning will both help.
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We apparently like to dig up sediments.
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Car Manufacturer Nissan Selling 4x4s With Drone as Standard

Car Manufacturer Nissan Selling 4x4s With Drone as Standard | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
With that in mind, car manufacturer Nissan has started to offer a drone with its latest 4x4, the X-Trail X-Scape, as standard.
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38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island

38 million pieces of plastic waste found on uninhabited South Pacific island | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn group, is covered by 18 tonnes of plastic – the highest density of anthropogenic debris recorded anywhere in the world
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We've seen much of the same thing on our travels.
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Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A.

Climb inside the massive tunnel 60 feet below downtown L.A. | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Tunnels are turning the Earth into an ant farm with subterranean projects in London, New York and Los Angeles where every day miners board an earth-chewing beast that claws its way beneath the city.
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High Tech Transports: Future Ships

High Tech Transports: Future Ships | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most advanced, green, efficient, and enormous commercial future ships being built and--those envisioned to ply the seas in the future.
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Zinke Releases National Monument Hit List

Zinke Releases National Monument Hit List | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Americans everywhere should be outraged by this assault on our public lands. Once stripped of protections, there’s no telling what the oil and gas industry will do to them.

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, May 7, 3:11 PM
The anti-nature Trump administration guided by our corrupt congress, has launched yet another attempt to enrich the fossil-fuel industry. This attempt is aimed at the nation's national monuments. And for what? We do not need the fuels. Industry administrators are simply too lazy to switch their focus to renewable energy. So, now we have to cite both sloth and greed as the human forces behind the "death-to-nature" actions of the Trumpeters.
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Residents Might Be Stuck Paying for San Francisco's $750 Million Tilting Tower

Residents Might Be Stuck Paying for San Francisco's $750 Million Tilting Tower | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
The Millennium Tower is still sinking, and residents might be stuck paying for the fixes themselves.
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Hopelessly Entangled

A visual project to highlight the dangers of releasing balloons that end up in the ocean.
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Even your sea salt is almost certainly contaminated with plastic

Even your sea salt is almost certainly contaminated with plastic | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
What goes around, comes around, eventually. The latest karmic zinger is how likely you now are to find plastic particles, from packaging you might have once used, in your sea salt. Each year, humans dump 13 million metric tons of plastic into the ocean. Some of that plastic begins its life as tiny particles, such a
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Ohhhhh crud.  We may need to double check our methods for making hyper saline solutions to hunt for microplastics!
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Anthropogenic noise pollution is threatening wild spaces

Anthropogenic noise pollution is threatening wild spaces | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
Rachel Buxton, lead author of the study, said: "The noise levels we found can be harmful to visitor experiences in these areas, and can be harmful to human health, and to wildlife. However, we were also encouraged to see that many large wilderness areas have sound levels that are close to natural levels. Protecting these…

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Garry Rogers's curator insight, May 6, 1:55 PM
Earth's wildlife decline is caused by construction, invasive species, climate change, and many other human impacts. For instance, scientists have shown that the sounds coming from our industry, airplanes, cars, and even our voices are harmful. The story below reports the results of a new study of the effects of sound on wildlife.
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Hundreds of dead sharks washing up on Bay Area shores

Hundreds of dead sharks washing up on Bay Area shores | Coastal Restoration | Scoop.it
For seven weeks straight, hundreds of sharks have been washing up dead on the shores of the San Francisco Bay.
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Our colleague Chris Lowe from Long Beach State is on the case!
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