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  • Going To the Mat for Fish and Fishermen

    On one side: fish. On the other side: fishermen. In the middle: Zeke Grader. For more than four decades, the California-based fishing advocate has worked to find common ground between taking care of the environment and looking out for the needs of family fishermen. Read More

  • Healthy Oceans Need Sharks

    Forty years ago this summer, American moviegoers met an animal that "lives to kill ... a mindless eating machine ... that will swallow you whole." Those words, from the trailer for the June 1975 release of "Jaws," helped establish the erroneous, and, sadly, enduring image of sharks as vicious, voracious man-eaters. Read More

  • Congress, Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

    Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic, with 16,000 people dying in the United States each year from overdoses of prescription pain relievers. In 2011, the most recent year for which reliable data exist, nearly a quarter of a million Medicare beneficiaries took potentially life-threatening doses of these drugs for extended periods.  Read More

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