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2008-09-02 03:00:17

By Connors, Claire It was a friend's health scare that prompted Amber Valletta to become an environmental advocate. BY CLAIRE CONNORS The Santa Monica Seafood market is bustling with customers and fishmongers. The store cases are filled with everything from gorgeous fillets of wild salmon and Maine lobsters to fresh crabs and shrimp)-about 40 different varieties of fish and shellfish in all. Amber Valletta is in her element. "This is where I buy all my fish," she says, checking out the...

2008-08-28 09:00:20

Trolley tours of Oceana Naval Air Station and shuttles to the amphitheater and the half-marathon at the Oceanfront may change in 2009, thanks to a tightening of federal rules. The changes also will affect Hampton Roads Transit tours of the Norfolk Naval Station and the Olde Towne tour in Portsmouth. So says Travis Campbell , a Beach Planning Department official who handles transportation issues for the city. "Federal Transportation Administration rules govern the use of federally...

2008-08-24 12:00:22

By Mary Pemberton Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Large areas of the Bering Sea off Alaska's coast will soon be off-limits to bottom trawling, a practice involving fishing vessels that drag huge, weighted nets across the ocean floor. Come Monday, nearly 180,000 square miles of the Bering Sea will be closed to bottom trawling, bringing the total in the Pacific Ocean to 830,000 square miles -- an area more than five times the size of California. Other newly restricted areas are off...

2008-07-31 03:00:27

WASHINGTON _ California, New York City, three other states and a coalition of environmental groups plan to file notice Thursday that they'll sue the Environmental Protection Agency to push it to regulate pollution from ocean ships and aircraft that's causing global warming. Under the Clean Air Act, a U.S. district court can compel the EPA to take action to protect the public's welfare if the agency delays doing so for an unreasonably long time. The law requires that a notice of intent to...

2007-11-09 12:00:19

After launching its "Eat a Cookie, Save the Oceans" holiday gift program, international ocean conservation group, Oceana, is announcing its partnership with Warren Brown, star of the Food Network's popular baking show, "Sugar Rush," and owner of DC's acclaimed from-scratch bakery, CakeLove. Holiday shoppers can now virtually adopt a marine animal through Oceana's website and receive up to 16 ocean-themed cookie cutters, a baking mitt, an official adoption certificate, ocean facts and a sugar...

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2005-01-27 07:32:17

AP -- Nine chlorine plants in the nation pour at least eight tons of mercury into the environment each year - a situation that demands federal action to force companies to convert to cleaner technology, activists said Wednesday. Environmentalists think the amount of mercury emitted by the plants may be even greater; the industry acknowledges that tons of the toxic metal are unaccounted for each year, though it does not believe that mercury is dumped into the environment. Chlorine at the...