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Warmer Atlantic Widens Invader’s Hunting Ground

The exotic lionfish, already a long way from the reefs of its Indo-Pacific home, is heading further north up the U.S. coast as global warming causes big changes in ocean habitats.

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If We Stop Eating Deep-Sea Fish, They May Help Save Us From Global Warming

Thanks to deep-sea fish, the ocean absorbs about half of the carbon humans produce; Las Vegas’ main water supply is a lake that just hit record-low levels; meanwhile, Bowe Bergdahl would not be alone in the “honorable history of war deserters.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Plankton Loss Threatens Marine Food Web

A serious reduction of the vital nutrient plankton due to climate change could have a dramatically damaging effect on marine life in some ocean regions by the end of the century.

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Fish on Acid Lose Fear of Predators

Some fish species in increasingly acidic tropical seas are losing their sense of smell and becoming easier prey for predators.

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Climate Science Is ‘Beyond Argument’

Beset by pollution, overfishing and often uncontrolled exploitation, the world’s high seas are also under mounting pressure from climate change, a panel of international leaders says.

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Rural N.Y. Communities Use Fracking Waste to De-Ice Roads

Maybe this is why there’s a New York city named Fishkill. Road crews in some rural areas around the state are using toxic fracking waste liquid to de-ice roads, despite a moratorium on fracking in the state and a federal EPA warning against using the juice. Exactly what’s in the liquid? Only the frackheads know, and they’re keeping it a secret.

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U.K. Waters Grow Cooler and More Acidic

More fish accustomed to life in warm water are now being caught in British waters, while catches of some cold-water species have fallen by half.

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Warmer Seas May Increase Mercury in Fish

The marine food chain has another threat as warming waters lead to increased uptake of mercury pollution by some species of fish.

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The President of Senegal Thinks Local

The nation’s communities and fisheries have bounced back over the last year with local fishermen seeing their catches increase.

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Birth Control Is the New Poison

Laws proposed this year include a bill whose proponent is an Oklahoma cardiologist who sees venomous effects in hormonal contraception for women; the Obama administration has created a policy that will allow more public access to federally financed research; meanwhile, an Italian newspaper claims Pope Benedict resigned thanks to pressure from a secret gay lobby. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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What Environmental Reporting Leaves Out

Reports that scientists are “surprised” that their climate-related predictions are being surpassed suggest that chaos theory—which says the particulars of the breakdown of the earth’s ecosystems are unpredictable—is going unread, disbelieved or ignored.

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Israeli Segregation à la Rosa Parks

An Israeli woman is relegated to the back of the bus by a group of Orthodox Jews; New York celebs party with the Occupiers; and studying fish may be the key to understanding why uninformed voters are a necessary evil in our democracy. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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WWF Greater Mekong

Extinction: Another One Bites the Dust

A subspecies of rhino native to Southeast Asia has been wiped out. There are now just 50 members of its parent species, the Javan rhino, left in the world. It’s a reminder that the danger in endangered is real, and we can’t just sit back and hope conservationists can keep human beings from annihilating Earth’s biodiversity. (more)

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Scientists Investigate Fish Shrinkage

Seafood fans beware: You and your appetites may be toying with evolution. A team of scientists is investigating the fallout from overfishing, which causes fish to be smaller and reproduce earlier, and whether these changes are short-term reactions or the result of unnatural selection. (more)

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Millions of Dead Fish Puzzle Californians

Marine biologists are working to explain the millions of anchovies, sardines and mackerel that washed up dead in a Los Angeles area harbor Tuesday. Whether an algae bloom was a factor in the massive die-off is under investigation.

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AP / Bela Szandelszky

Toxic Spill Reaches the Danube

The red sludge that, in the words of one official, extinguished all life in Hungary’s Marcal River has now reached the blue Danube, the second longest river in Europe. The disaster began at a waste reservoir in western Hungary where 33 million cubic feet of toxic material began its long spill, reaching more than 6.5 feet high in places.

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Fishermen Test Troubled Gulf Waters

Americans get half of their shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico, but that was before it was contaminated by 190 million gallons of oil and 2 million gallons of chemical dispersant. Shrimp season officially started Monday, but it will be some time before we know whether the ravaged Gulf waters—and American appetites—are up to it.

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A World Without Tuna

They served whale at a Santa Monica sushi restaurant. But where are the shock, horror and hidden cameras when the sashimi comes out? Tuna are rapidly vanishing from the Earth’s oceans. An effort to ban the export of Atlantic bluefin tuna just failed at a U.N. meeting, because the countries that sell the animals as food are worried about their fishermen.

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Goofy Stimulus Projects Have Real Value

Don’t be fooled by stimulus critics who cite expenditures such as the “electric fish orchestra” (actually an educational demonstration of a larger project related to robotics and prosthetics) or trips to resorts (to train special-ed teachers). “Waste,” as ProPublica reports, “is in the eye of the beholder.” (continued)

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Kitten of the Sea

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently announced that they’ve gone insane. Of course, that isn’t exactly how they worded it. What they say on their Web site, www.peta.org, is that from now on we should all refer to fish as “sea kittens.”

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Richard Ellis on ‘Diagnosis: Mercury’

Thinking of whipping up another tuna casserole? You may change your mind after reading this convincing expose by Jane M. Hightower, a San Francisco doctor.

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Israel Puts Its Foot Down

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Questioning Sushi Safety

The FDA and EPA already warn against pregnant women and children eating canned tuna because of high mercury levels, but The New York Times has discovered even more mercury in a random selection of fresh sushi tuna. And it’s not just those swanky city folk who are at risk. According to one marine scientist: “Mercury levels in bluefin [tuna] are likely to be very high regardless of location [of purchase].”

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Self-Fulfilling Apocalypse

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Fish Out of Water

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Mr. Fish: Troop Surge Logic

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Mr. Fish: Playing Army

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Mr. Fish - McCain’s Campaign Promise

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Mr. Fish - Time Machine

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Mr. Fish - Common Ground

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That Must Be Some Tasty Fish

The South Korean military fired warning shots at North Korean soldiers who may or may not have been attempting to fish at a stream in the demilitarized zone.  The incident illustrates a rise in tensions between the two nations as North Korea prepares to conduct its first test of an atomic weapon.

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Mr. Fish - Lighter Side of Torture

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Mr. Fish - Agency Intelligence

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Mr. Fish - The Devil

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Mr. Fish - Yoyo

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Mr. Fish - Never Forget

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Mr. Fish - Israeli Generals

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Mr. Fish - Playing Fast and Loose With the Constitution

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Playing Fast and Loose With the Constitution

  • Above, Mr. Fish takes on the nation’s constitutional crisis from a historical perspective. (click here for the full-size image.)
  • In this article, satirist Andy Borowitz reports on the crisis from a current perspective: “Bush Declares Independence From Constitution.”
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    Mr. Fish - Biden’s Withdrawal Problems

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    Mr. Fish - WMDs

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    Mr. Fish's Guantanamo 2006
    Mr. Fish

    U.S. Disavows Guantanamo Suicide Comment

    The Bush administration distanced itself from a remark by a senior State Department official who called the suicide of three detainees at the Cuba detention center a public relations move.

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    Mr. Fish - Guantanamo 2006

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    Bush's new marriage amendment
    Top: Mike Luckovich / Middle: Dwayne Powell / Bottom: Mr. Fish

    Debate Begins on Gay Marriage Amendment

    President Bush renewed his call for a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Detractors called the move transparently political—in light of the fact that the proposed amendment stands virtually no chance of passing either house of Congress.

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    Mr. Fish - Bush’s Creation Union

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    Mr. Fish - Deadly Training

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    Mr. Fish - The Unicorn of Enron

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    Mr. Fish - Nuclear Ambitions

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    Mr. Fish - Support Our Quagmire

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