A Generational Challenge to Repower America

By: Al Gore(prepared text distributed by Mr. Gore’s office)D.A.R. Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. Ladies and gentlemen: There are times in the history of our nation when our very way of life depends upon dispelling illusions and awakening to the challenge of a present danger. In such moments, we are called upon to move quickly and … Continue reading A Generational Challenge to Repower America

Dead Zone the Size of NJ in Gulf of Mexico

NOAA and Louisiana Scientists Predict Largest Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone” on Record This SummerMississippi River Flooding is Major Contributor to Size of this Year’s Dead ZoneJuly 15, 2008 NOAA-supported scientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and Louisiana State University are forecasting that the “dead zone” off the coast of Louisiana and Texas in … Continue reading Dead Zone the Size of NJ in Gulf of Mexico

Corals, Already in Danger, Are Facing New Threat From Farmed Algae

By CHRISTOPHER PALA Published: July 8, 2008The New York Times BUTARITARI, Kiribati — Off the palm-fringed white beach of this remote Pacific atoll, the view underwater is downright scary. Corals are being covered and smothered to death by a bushy seaweed that is so tough even algae-grazing fish avoid it. It settles in the reef’s … Continue reading Corals, Already in Danger, Are Facing New Threat From Farmed Algae

Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal

SAN FRANCISCO, California, July 2, 2008 (ENS) – Three conservation groups filed a formal petition today asking the federal government to protect areas on the main Hawaiian islands as critical habitat for the endangered Hawaiian monk seal under the Endangered Species Act. As monk seal populations plummet on the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, the main islands … Continue reading Habitat Protection Sought for Endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal