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Mysterious Atlantic Coast ocean oases host newfound marine life, and vibrant and diverse corals

Posted December 10, 2014 by Ali Chase in Reviving the World's Oceans

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A hidden world thrives more than a mile and a half beneath the waves, in the inky blackness roughly 80 miles offshore the Atlantic's coastline. There you can find corals in all colors of the rainbow and a menagerie of...continued

Sturgeon Rescue: Under Settlement, Federal Government Will Designate Critical Habitat For Imperiled Atlantic Sturgeon

Posted November 27, 2014 by Brad Sewell in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Just in time for Thanksgiving, Tuesday brought good news for Atlantic sturgeon. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has agreed to a settlement with NRDC that will result in critical habitat designation for Atlantic sturgeon, which is listed under the...continued

Japan Unveils New Plan to Hunt Whales in the Antarctic

Posted November 18, 2014 by Taryn Kiekow Heimer in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Despite the ban on commercial whaling and recent decision by the UN International Court of Justice  that Japan’s “scientific research” whaling program in the Antarctic was illegal, Japan just released a NEW plan for “research” whaling in the Antarctic. ...continued

AWEA's Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition Emphasizes Offshore Wind's Bright Future While Also Calling for Action

Posted October 21, 2014 by Kit Kennedy in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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Guest Blog by Andrea Leshak, NRDC Ford Legal Fellow I had the great pleasure of attending AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition earlier this month. The conference was appropriately held in Atlantic City, NJ, a city committed to supporting offshore wind...continued

NRDC, Fishermen and Watershed Protection Groups Launch Legal Action to Protect Disappearing Blueback Herring

Posted October 17, 2014 by Brad Sewell in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today, NRDC submitted a 60-day notice of intent to file suit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, challenging the federal government decision not to provide Endangered Species Act protection for the blueback herring,...continued

Bag Bans Will Keep Harmful Plastic Out of the Ocean

Posted October 7, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Reviving the World's Oceans

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Like anyone who spends time in the water, I’ve had more than a few unpleasant encounters with floating trash. Abandoned dinghies, nets, buoys, mylar balloons, dead birds and fish, and above all, plastic. Around the world, people dump about 20...continued

The Numbers Continue to Crunch the Pebble Mine

Posted October 3, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Facts – for example, numbers -- have never been a friend to the Pebble Mine.  By now, some of these are familiar to all of us: 10 billion – The number of tons of mining waste laced with toxics that the...continued

NRDC Goes to Austin: A Tasting Flight of Our SXSW ECO Panels

Posted September 30, 2014 by Dylan Gasperik in Health and the Environment, Reviving the World's Oceans, The Media and the Environment

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Next week will be my first time visiting Austin, Texas, the fabled home of hipsterdom that I have heard so much about. The occasion is SXSW Eco, the green spawn of the mother of all multimedia events, SXSW. While...continued

This Week in Whales: Obama Creates Largest Marine Reserve; IWC Votes Against Japan's Antarctic Hunt; Newborn Killer Whale Spotted in WA...

Posted September 25, 2014 by Zak Smith in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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This week marks more than just the return of This Week in Whales. We’re also cheering President Obama’s creation of the largest fully protected marine reserve in the world and the birth of the first killer whale in Washington waters...continued

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Protect Two-Thirds of the World's Oceans

Posted September 16, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Reviving the World's Oceans

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I started working to protect the oceans soon after I joined NRDC four decades ago. Over the years, I have witnessed devastating setbacks like the Exxon Valdez and BP oil spills. I have also welcomed promising developments, such as the...continued

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