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Should whale welfare be considered in sustainable fishing?

Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are killed each year as bycatch in commercial fishing. Yet unless their deaths pose a species-level threat, the welfare of bycaught cetaceans is rarely a factor in evaluating a fishery’s sustainability.
Should whale welfare be considered in sustainable fishing?

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Anthropocene magazine wins global award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Anthropocene won the 2018 bronze medal for specialty magazines alongside gold and silver winners, University of Toronto School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco Medical campus. More here.

The Circular Economy Made Real

In more and more pockets of the industrial landscape, the byproducts of one process are becoming the raw materials for another, trash is getting a useful second life, and waste is becoming a thing of the past.
The Circular Economy Made Real

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