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Coal mining and fracking in Australia

Coal mining and natural gas extraction (fracking) in Queensland, Australia are expanding rapidly. Apart from the enormous additional CO2 emissions, the expansion of huge ports and dumping of dredge spoil within the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) World Heritage Area have prompted UNESCO to consider including the GBR on their list of “World Heritage Areas in […]

July 8, 2014
Manatee’s Endangered Status Up For Review; May Affect Florida Habitat, Communities

July 3, 2014 By Matthew Stolpe, WFUS The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week it is reviewing the manatee’s status as an endangered species. According to ecologists and Florida residents, the decision may have consequences for more than just the mammal. Read more at

Why Choose an Earth-friendly Diet?

The Center for Biological Diversity's Take Extinction Off Your Plate Project In a world with more than 7 billion people — and growing — the toll on wildlife is impossible to ignore. Animals and plants are being driven to extinction at unprecedented rates by habitat loss, pollution and climate change. Most scientists believe we’re in […]

March 14, 2014
UPDATE: Majuro coral mining

Coral Ecologist  to be prosecuted for "criminal trespass" for a snorkel survey done in August 2012 Sad update to the Dr. Dean Jacobson’s fight to stop dredging of beautiful reefs in Majuro, Marshall Islands. This destructive coral mining is funded by the United States FAA for expansion of the airport. Near-shore lagoon coral reefs  being […]

Tell President Obama to Protect Atlantic Whales and Dolphins

Oceana Petition Loud seismic airgun testing for oil will hurt 138,500 marine mammals Seismic airgun testing for oil will injure 138,500 marine mammals, including dolphins and endangered right whales. These loud blasts can permanently deafen or even kill nearby wildlife. These deadly tests are the first step to offshore drilling in the Atlantic, which will […]

February 24, 2014
DEP to Hold Six Meetings Around the State for Input on Water Restoration Work Plans

On Feb. 25 in Live Oak, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will kick off a series of six meetings around Florida to take public input on the Department’s water quality assessment and restoration priorities over the next two years. These meetings are to present the 2014 Strategic Monitoring Plan. The Department will also present […]

Activists head to Tallahassee to rally against releases

Feb 18, 2014 10:26 AM EST By Steve Campionb. WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral LEE COUNTY, FL – Water activists across Southwest Florida are ready to send a strong message. They boarded buses in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota and other cities across the state to deliver a strong message to Tallahassee lawmakers: […]

February 18, 2014
Florida step up and take action!

Repeal the FL State law (Energy, Climate Change, and Economic Security Act of 2008 (House Bill 7135) Section 403.7033, Florida Statutes) that bans local governments from enacting local bans on plastic bags. We depend on our ocean just as much as Hawaii.

February 7, 2014
WATER ACTION ALERT: House Bill 703 filed by Rep. Jimmy Patronis

Reposted from January 2014 Just as we thought we might get some positive attention from the state, a bill was filed to keep local communities from protecting their environment. Click here to see an annotated version of House Bill 703 filed by Rep. Jimmy Patronis of Panama City. The bill is a Christmas tree […]

We Want Clean Water Rally! RALLY IN TALLY!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On the front steps of the Old Capitol 400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399 BUSES from points south – DETAILS COMING PARKING Republic Parking-Kleman Plaza 306 N Duval St. Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) 561-3066 Republic Parking 215 S Calhoun St. Tallahassee, FL 32301 (850) […]