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E-bikes are an environmental dream — except out in nature

by Seattle Times | March 3, 2023
The National Park Service, as part of a directive by the Trump administration in 2019, allows e-bikes on all trails in its 423 national parks where traditional bikes are allowed. This is being challenged in a lawsuit by the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and a coalition ...

Federal survey delivers more bad news to Bering Sea crab fleet

by Seattle Times | September 9, 2022
Scientists also are scrutinizing the practice of catching undersized crabs and then throwing them back, which could cause death. There is also research and debate about the impact, both in decades past and currently, of trawl nets towed along the bottom by vessels pursuing cod and flatfish ...

Scientists urge Biden to go big on ocean protection

by Seattle Times | June 14, 2021
“President Joe Biden’s laudable Jan. 27 executive order, “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” calls for (among other things) conserving 30% of U.S. lands and waters by 2030. In response, U.S. scientists on Monday sent a letter to the president urging him to “go ...
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