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#01-19-2014 - ComFish News Roundup

The Millstone Around Northern Dynasty's Neck
by Rich Duprey, The Motley Fool Jan 18th 2014 3:07PM
Updated Jan 18th 2014 3:08PM
Copper and gold miner Taseko Mines was blindsided by an erroneous assessment report issued by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency charging that its New Prosperity mine in British Columbia would wreak catastrophic damage on the environment because it was based upon flawed data. Rather than use the mitigation plans Taseko submitted, the agency erroneously substituted one from the country's mineral and resource agency, a plan that would lead to a horrendous outcome. The blatant disregard of the miner's plan in an effort to subvert the application process has thrown the whole review into question, and Taseko is..... http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/01/18/the-millstone-around-northern-dynastys-neck/

Alaska scientist wonders if Antarctica's white-blooded icefish can be protected 
Ned Rozell
Alaska Dispatch
January 18, 2014
Back from the bottom of the world -- where she had just experienced her second winter solstice in six months -- Kristin O’Brien parked her shopping cart at the fish counter of a Fairbanks grocery. The biologist who studies “icefish” in the ocean surrounding Antarctica saw behind the glass a chunky filet of Chilean sea bass. She asked the man at the display if he realized why the store should not be selling it. No, he said, but customers had told him the cold-water, fatty fish tastes good. O’Brien then explained how the unique animal from the other side of the globe is at the heart of a fight for what many consider the last intact ecosystem on Earth. O’Brien is a professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks at 64.8 degrees north. Every other year, during Alaska’s early summer and.... http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20140118/alaska-scientist-wonders-if-antarcticas-white-blooded-icefish-can-be-protected

Begich Legislation Paves the Way for Road to King Cove
Publish Date: 2014-01-19
“After hearing first-hand about the tragic consequences of critically ill people being transported through 12-foot seas to get medical care, their decision to put wildlife ahead of public safety.... http://politicalnews.me/?id=26714

















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