fish populations

California's Delta Smelt Could Merit Endangered Listing

California's Delta Smelt Could Merit Endangered Listing

SACRAMENTO, California, July 11, 2008 (ENS) – The delta smelt, a small silvery fish that has come to represent the condition of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, may be declared an endangered species under U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action announced Wednesday. The federal agency made a positive preliminary finding on a petition by three environmental…

Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

Florida Urged to Heed Global Warming Survival Guide

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, June 2, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups have issued a coastal, marine system global warming survival guide for Florida in an effort to prod state officials into taking action now while disaster is still manageable. Florida has heated up by about two degrees Fahrenheit since the 1960s and scientists project that average temperatures…

Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

Mercury Released from Products Down by 88 Percent

CHICAGO, Illinois, May 8, 2008 (ENS) – Mercury released from products such as thermometers and dental amalgam is much lower now than it was in 1990, but such releases continue to be a dangerous source of environmental contamination, according to new research conducted by an environmental scientist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA. Releases…

Fish Perish as Climate Change Disrupts Ocean Systems

Fish Perish as Climate Change Disrupts Ocean Systems

MONACO, February 22, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change is threatening the world’s fish populations, already stressed by pollution, alien infestations and over-exploitation, warns a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP. The worst impacts are concentrated in 10 to 15 percent of the oceans, a far greater area than previously believed. These locations…

Klamath Water Deal Still Missing Dam Removals

Klamath Water Deal Still Missing Dam Removals

KLAMATH, California, January 15, 2008 (ENS) – More than two years of negotiation among interest groups from farmers to fishermen to conservationists has produced a $400 million, 10 year restoration agreement for the Klamath River Basin that could put an end to at least a decade of wrangling over water and power management in the…