Experimental Green Energy Project Threatens Local Ecosystem

An experimental tidal power project could generate clean energy without leaving behind a major footprint for 120-plus years, yet residents are worried about what effect it will have on the local fishing industry that’s sustained the community for generations.

Tidal Power

PEMBROKE, Maine --- Halcyon Tidal Power has chosen the Pennamaquan Estuary in Maine as the site of a first-of-its-kind project to harness the power of ocean tides. The project could bring long-term job opportunities and green energy to towns in the immediate coastal area, but residents are concerned about how it could affect the local fishery


Inside Pakistan’s Untapped Fishing Industry

Pakistan has the potential to become a major producer of seafood, not only for local consumption but for the global market as well.

KARACHI, Nov 4 2014  - If you want to know what ‘sea traffic’ looks like, just go down to the Karachi Harbour. Built in 1959, the dockyard houses close to 2,000 big and small boats anchored in the grey sludge at the edge of Pakistan’s southern port city, which opens into the Arabian Sea. Life on the jetty, an all-male domain, is anything but


Report Doesn’t Resolve Debate Over Great Lakes

Environmental groups, federal government debate options in fight against invasive species.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The debate over how to protect the Great Lakes from voracious Asian carp appeared no closer to settlement Tuesday following release of a federal report with options that could cost billions and require extensive re-engineering of Chicago's busy waterway network. Wrapping up a study that began in 2009, the U.S. Army


Oil Companies Push For Atlantic Coast Drilling

Since it’s unknown how much gas and oil exist, drilling could be more environmentally and financially costly than oil companies project.

In this image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard the conical drilling unit Kulluk sits grounded near a beach 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard, Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Painter)

Encouraged by Southern lawmakers and lobbyists from the energy industry, the Obama administration is considering opening the Atlantic Coast to oil drilling. Obama is expected to announce his decision within the next three months. If the president decides to allow the drilling, the first step will include seismic testing of the ocean floor to


Human Assault Pushes Ocean To Limit Unseen In 300 Million Years

‘We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change,’ warns report. ‘The next mass extinction may have already begun.’

  The news, the evidence that supports it, and the warning that accompanies it could hardly be more dire. The latest audit by an international team of marine scientists at the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) found that the world's oceans and marine life are facing an unprecedented threat by combination of


Don’t Mess With The Fish: Minnesota Reaches Frac Sand Compromise To Protect Trout

Community members in the southern portion of the state paired with fishing enthusiasts to form a united front against mining near streams.

In the land of 10,000 lakes, recreational fishing is king. The industry represents $1.58 billion in annual revenue, according to the Department of Natural Resources. And in the face of an oil industry-induced silica sand mining frenzy, the habitats of the state’s beloved trout could be in danger. In a last ditch effort to regulate the ‘frac sand’