Chlorpyrifos is widely used by farmers to protect crops like strawberries, broccoli and citrus fruit from insect pests. In recent years, though, scientists have found evidence that exposure to chlorpyrifos residues can harm the developing brains of small children, even in the womb.
Retailers Shun Antibiotic-Heavy Chilean Farmed Salmon
Chile’s salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a virulent and pervasive bacteria, driving away some U.S. retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp, which is turning to antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon. The coastal waters of Chile, the world’s second-largest… Read More ›
Salmon Run At High Risk From California Drought
From San Francisco Gate The lack of rain this winter could eventually be disastrous for thirsty California, but the drought may have already ravaged some of the most storied salmon runs on the West Coast. The coho salmon of Central California,… Read More ›
Rising Sea Temps A “Fisheries Disaster”
Editor’s Note. Two pieces follow here: A story about how changing ocean temperatures results in traditional fishery depletion; a letter from Acting Secretary of Commerce to Alaskan Governor regarding failure of the Alaskan Chinook salmon industry in 2012. From Mother… Read More ›
Community Actions Make An Ocean of Difference
From the Editor: Sometimes it feels like all that we post the bad news about the oceans. But there is a purpose: to help Neptune 911’s readers understand the seriousness of how what we do has consequences that negatively affects… Read More ›
Seismic Testing Proposed for California’s Central Coast
Editor’s Note: Seismic Testing is known to harm marine mammals. Is it another trashing of the ocean’s or an essential tool to learn more about earthquake faulting and oil exploration? What is Seismic Testing? Following the news story by David… Read More ›
East Coast Salmon Return, Bluefin Tuna Suffers, Sunset Magazine’s Seafood Guide
Seafood Situations brings seafood enthusiasts the good news and the news we wish we did not have to hear.
Making Ghost Nets Sexy–Hauling Them From Their Underwater Closets
Part 1 of 2 Parts by Charmaine Coimbra While watching the gray whale migration north from her living room window. Nice. They are beautiful. Dining with a well-educated and eco-concerned and active friend recently, I brought up this ghost net business. … Read More ›