Finding Sanctuary is a partnership project that aims to create a network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) around the coasts and seas of South West England. Through Finding Sanctuary’s Web-GIS you can see different information layers. Through this map you can input information that will be used by the Finding Sanctuary to plan Marine Conservation … Continue reading Finding Sanctuary – A Nifty New Website
The New York TimesBy ABBY GOODNOUGH This tiny island, 22 miles out at sea, is generally so quiet that it is hard to imagine the chaos that descended one midsummer day. Early that morning, one veteran lobsterman shot and seriously wounded another on the Matinicus wharf, the peak of a dispute over whether the gunman’s … Continue reading In Maine, Tensions Over Ailing Lobster Industry
A New York Times Editorial One would think that by now most people would have figured out that climate change represents a grave threat to the planet. One would also have expected from Congress a plausible strategy for reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that lie at the root of the problem. That has not happened. … Continue reading The Climate and National Security
Noreen Parks Environ. Sci. Technol., Article ASAP A new analysis on the status of the world’s beleaguered fisheries shows that, after many decades of overfishing, efforts to halt fisheries depletion and restore marine ecosystems are paying off in some parts of the ocean. Nonetheless, overexploitation still occurs for a majority of fish stocks assessed, and … Continue reading Landmark global fisheries assessment finds good and bad news
The New York TimesGreen Inc. ColumnBy KATE GALBRAITH Over the past weekend, President Barack Obama took a break from the heat — literal and political — to take his family on a whirlwind tour of two national parks in the western United States. Mr. Obama used his trip to Grand Canyon and Yellowstone to highlight … Continue reading A New Focus on Ocean Conservation
The Huffington Post Philippe CousteauCEO of EarthEcho International and MCBI Board Member The water was the kind of blue usually reserved for color saturated photographs that hang on the walls of natural history museums; so deep and perfect that one would swear it was fantasy. All around us we could sense the mighty creatures even … Continue reading A World Without Whales?
By Curtis LumHonolulu Advertiser A 78-year-old man accused of shooting to death an endangered Hawaiian monk seal on Kaua’i in May pleaded not guilty to the charge yesterday in U.S. District Court. Charles Vidinha of Kaua’i was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond after entering his plea before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie Kobayashi. Vidinha’s trial … Continue reading Trial set in death of monk seal- 78-year-old man pleads not guilty in the fatal shooting on Kauai beach
They are Gene Duvernoy, President, Cascade Land Conservancy (Seattle WA) and Tom Allen, President, The Association of American Publishers (Washington DC) and former Congressman (D-ME).
Sonoma NewsOpinionThu 7/30 6 PMOp-edA plan for ocean protectionBy Lance Morgan Here in Sonoma County, we live a little closer to nature than many of our Bay Area neighbors. We know what it means to rely on the land – and the sea – for food, jobs and our quality of life. And we also … Continue reading A plan for ocean protection