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Marine Stewardship Council Responds To NPR Series On Sustainable Seafood

NPR "did not present a complete or balanced view" of its program, the MSC writes in a statement.
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Architecture For The Rest Of Us

Public interest design emphasizes a "triple bottom line" that incorporates ecological, economic and social issues in the planning process. We speak to professionals in the field who'd like to see the trend grow.

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This App Uses The Power Of You To Report The Weather

A new smartphone app allows users to document falling precipitation in their location. The mPING app aims to help weather officials program radar to determine exactly what's falling near you. For example, is it hail or mixed rain?
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Most Americans Eager To Buy Seafood That's 'Sustainable'

Consumers are increasingly being marketed seafood with labels that are supposed to certify that it's good for the environment. We asked about consumers' seafood eating habits and whether they prefer to buy "sustainably caught" fish.
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For A Florida Fishery, 'Sustainable' Success After Complex Process

Environmentalists, together with the Marine Stewardship Council, say that Day Boat's story reflects the good that the MSC system can do. But critics say the vigorous certification process is inconsistent.
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Why Russia Is Saying 'Nyet' To U.S. Meat Imports

Some U.S. meat producers add an obscure chemical called ractopamine to the feed that they give to their pigs, cattle or turkeys. But Russian safety officials haven't approved it, and they've stopped U.S. meat imports – worth a half-billion-dollars a year – until those imports are ractopamine-free.
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Conditions Allow For More Sustainable-Labeled Seafood

Most fisheries certified by the MSC system have conditions that spell out how they have to change their operations to comply with MSC standards. But they can still be labeled "certified sustainable seafood" even though they have years to comply.
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U.S. Army Corps Proposes Plan To Restore Bay Oysters

A new plan could soon be underway to restore the native oyster to the Chesapeake Bay.

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Pig Manure Reveals More Reason To Worry About Antibiotics

Manure from pig farms doesn't just contain residues of antibiotics used in livestock. It also carries high concentrations of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study of Chinese pig farms finds. And researchers say "it's a global problem."

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