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Even in Deepwater Canyons, America's Corals At Risk

Posted August 18, 2014 by Ali Chase in Reviving the World's Oceans

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At the beach this summer, gazing out over the waves from the shoreline, it's hard to imagine the underwater world that lies just below the blue expanse: Partly because it’s so other-worldy, and partly because we just don't know...continued

"No Blue, No Green" -- New Sylvia Earle Film Shows Power of Protecting Our Oceans

Posted August 15, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Reviving the World's Oceans, The Media and the Environment

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In a beautiful new film released this Friday on Netflix, oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle describes her underwater adventures. She also explains why she is driven to protect wild oceans the way we now protect wild lands. Her goal,...continued

Keep the Arctic Ocean and Other Special Waters off the Auction Block for Drilling

Posted August 14, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Moving Beyond Oil, Reviving the World's Oceans

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Friday marks the deadline for comment on which ocean waters should be considered for oil and gas leasing. The Obama Administration is creating the next five-year leasing program, but don’t let the name fool you. This is not a short-term matter....continued

Now Showing: Pebble Mine's Disastrous Future at BC's Mount Polley Mine

Posted August 7, 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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In the early morning of August 4, 2014, a major breach occurred in an earthen dam built to contain millions of tons of mining waste – called “tailings” -- at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine in central...continued

Time to Call for the Full Expansion of the National Monument in the Pacific Ocean

Posted August 5, 2014 by Frances Beinecke in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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In the heat of the summer, millions of Americans are heading to the ocean for cool relief. Playing in the waves, collecting seashells, and spotting dolphins will become the stuff of countless family memories. I still remember spending hours at...continued

We Need President Obama to Save Whales from Navy Exercises

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

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This week, the Natural Resources Defense Council launched a petition drive asking President Obama to protect whales from deadly sonar and explosives. It’s action the world’s marine mammals desperately need. At home, the Navy is engaged in exercises that...continued

Navy War Games May Be Disrupting More than Just Animals in Hawaii

Posted July 21, 2014 by Zak Smith in Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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The Navy’s day-to-day training activities wreak havoc on the marine life unfortunate enough to be nearby. This is doubly true for their war games. And now, whales and dolphins may not be the only mammals impacted, as the latest...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, 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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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

The National Ocean Policy Turns Four

Posted July 18, 2014 by Ali Chase in Reviving the World's Oceans

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This July 19, the National Ocean Policy turns four! It marks four years of improved ocean governance and greater collaboration between the more than 20 various federal entities tasked with overseeing more than 140 laws that manage ocean issues –...continued

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Posted July 1, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Living Sustainably, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today is the publication date for Joshua Horwitz’ War of the Whales, a true story brilliantly told about the U.S. Navy’s decades-long war on whales and other marine mammals by its reckless use of high intensity active sonar. The book...continued

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