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The lack of a long-term, predictable federal policy is impeding the development of clean energy in the United States, according to business leaders, investors, researchers, and government officials who convened in Washington to discuss initiatives that could increase competitiveness. Learn more about Pew’s Clean Energy Business Network and watch videos about innovative renewable technology here.
Seven species of vulnerable sharks and manta rays have been submitted by 35 countries for consideration for protection next year under an international treaty that works to regulate the wildlife trade. Conservation measures not only would protect these species, but also keep the world’s oceans healthier. Learn more.
Thousands of people from around the country have written the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to express concern about the threat of water pollution stemming from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Learn why so many individuals have spoken out and why EPA should move forward with stronger regulations.
The story of Atlantic bluefin tuna is a cautionary tale of explosive growth in fishing, management neglect, ignored science, dwindling populations, and an uncertain future. An amazing fish that grows to the size of a small car, this species generates controversy among some of the world’s most powerful countries. Read more about the plight of this apex predator.
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Antarctica, often depicted as a stark, frozen world, bursts with colorful marine life. But the need to protect its ocean is now urgent. Pew and the Antarctic Ocean Alliance are advocating for a system of marine reserves in the Southern Ocean to ensure comprehensive protection of the region’s incredible diversity of life.
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Have you seen our animated video explaining the importance of sharks to the oceans? It’s this year’s Blue Ocean Film Festival winner for best animated film. Congrats to Jim Toomey for educating viewers about ocean life.
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