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Ray Hunting: Shark fin soup may be out, but rays are in. An alarming rise in manta and mobula ray hunting for use in soups could threaten the species. [Related: Prized Shark Fins May Be Banned in California .]
Logging Restrictions Back: A ban is back in effect for logging old stands of hemlock, cedar and spruce trees in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska [Related: All Yours: 10 Least Visited National Parks .]
Bottom Trawling: A group of nations has agreed to a treaty that targets destructive bottom trawling in international waters of the North Pacific Ocean.
Previously on Our Daily Planet: Chilean Earthquake and Louisiana's Deadly Tornado