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What Does Bycatch Really Cost Our Fishermen… and Our Fisheries?

Bycatch not only depletes the health of ocean fisheries, but also costs U.S. commercial fishermen nearly $1 billion per year The post What Does Bycatch Really Cost Our Fishermen… and Our Fisheries? appeared first on Sustainablog.

Indiana University student among those in Malaysia Airlines crash

An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced.

New Jersey reshuffles Sandy relief dollars, admits to numerous mistakes

The announcement follows an investigation by a scrappy local news site that found that the state’s scorecards for distributing relief money were riddled with errors.

Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the government of President Bashar Assad, he joined other fighters in attacking military checkpoints, sometimes traveling to neighboring provinces.

Sierra Club chief weighs in on conservation heroes, green energy, and Thunder Road

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, visited the Grist office last week. We thanked him by making him play Versus, our new favorite game.

UK spying on Google, Facebook etc. perfectly legal

Charles Farr, director general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, says spying on American-based search and social media traffic was perfectly legal under British law. Read more about UK spying on Google, Facebook etc. perfectly legal

This crusty activist gave up on playing by the rules. What are they gonna do, arrest him?

Alec Johnson chained himself to an excavator to stop Keystone XL. A year later, he's still awaiting trial -- and hoping to set a helpful precedent for protesters.

First light for China’s antediluvian sea monster, Lyrarapax unguispinus

 Lyrarapax unguispinus (artist’s impression, from Nicholas Strausfeld) Paleontologists headed by the University of Arizona’s Center for Insect Science announced an amazing find yesterday in the journal Nature. Near Kunming, southwest...Show More Summary

Boehner not optimistic Congress will be able to resolve border crisis

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn't have "as much optimism as I'd like to have" that a bill to address the flood of Central American children crossing into the U.S. will get through the GOP-controlled chamber before the end of the month.

In 10 years, no one in Helsinki is going to own a car

Why would they? The Finnish capital will have a smartphone-enabled travel network that combines small buses, self-driving cars, bicycles, and even ferries.

Pit bull saves deaf boy: Ace licks his face, he escapes fire

A deaf teenager was saved from a burning house in Indianapolis on Wednesday by his pit bull, Ace.

Another reason kelp will win over hipsters’ hearts: Craft beer

Kelp's not only poised to become the next big thing to hit our plates. It's making its way into our brews, too.

Watching the royals at the British Open

HOYLAKE, England – From a little hill directly behind the 14th green at this year's British Open, we sit in the gorse and wait for the greats.

Apple-IBM deal hurts Blackberry in the enterprise

by Jamie Hinks CEO John Chen is trying to revive the brand and remains confident despite Apple muscling in on its turf. Read more about Apple-IBM deal hurts Blackberry in the enterprise

Wanna see what climate change looks like? Check out the vicious fires in northwest Canada

Hot, dry weather is triggering wildfires that are eating up forests in the Northwest Territories in Canada, and in the U.S. West too.

This rogue bicycle pony express delivered mail in 1894

The Pullman rail strike in Illinois cut off all rail service west of Detroit, leaving California train-less and mail-less.

Attorney General weighs in on Apple eBook price-fixing

Attorney General George Jepsen issued a statement today regarding Apple’s role in the eBook price-fixing case that could end up costing Apple $400 million dollars. Read more about Attorney General weighs in on Apple eBook price-fixi...

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