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
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The following is a letter from ocean champions Randy Repass and Sally-Christine Rodgers of West Marine and Oceana. I hope you will read their letter and consider contacting your representatives in Congress and ask them to do something about ocean acidification. Here’s the letter: We are both lifelong boaters. What we have learned from sailing … Continue reading A Letter on Ocean Acidification
The New York Times By CHARLES SIEBERT On the afternoon of Sept. 25, 2002, a group of marine biologists vacationing on Isla San José, in Baja California Sur, Mexico, came upon a couple of whales stranded along the beach. A quick assessment indicated that they had died quite recently. The scientists radioed a passing vessel … Continue reading Watching Whales Watching Us
Scientific research is only beginning to shed light on the rich diversity of life in the deep oceans, but a growing list of human activities threatens the very existence of these vulnerable ecosystems before they have become fully known to science. At the top of that list are the widespread impacts of bottom-tending fishing gears, … Continue reading Deep Sea Corals On the Map
Talking ’bout acidification, corals might recover from periodic bleaching, but more frequent bleaching added onto increasing acidity – even global warming skeptics can’t argue that one. Great Barrier Reef will be gone in 20 years, says Charlie Veron – Times Online Shared via AddThis