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January 30, 2014
ACITON ALERT: Stop Killing More Sea Turtles in the Hawaiian Longline Swordfish Fishery petition Your help is needed now to reverse a decision by the U. S. government to increase the number of sea turtles that Hawaiian longline fishing can catch or kill in their pursuit of swordfish. Sea turtles in the Pacific are in danger of being driven to extinction from fisheries bycatch. The survival of […]

January 30, 2014
NRDC Action Alert: EPA Starts New Year with Climate Action: Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants Published for Public Comment

Posted January 7, 2014.David Doniger’s Blog. NRDC The Environmental Protection Agency is taking another step forward Wednesday to carry out President Obama’s ambitious Climate Action Plan announced last June.  EPA’s proposed standards to limit dangerous carbon pollution from new power plants will be published here in the government’s official newspaper, the Federal Register, kicking off […]

January 28, 2014

January 22, 2014 Today concerned Floridians from more than 100 different organizations in 16 communities at risk from water pollution, toxic algae fueled by fertilizer, sewage and animal manure, and the unrestrained over-consumption of water resources gathered to make a stand for clean water in Florida. Events were held in Boynton Beach, Bradenton, Ft. Myers, […]

January 28, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2014 CONTACT: Christopher Boykin 305.795.1222   DEP'S CORAL REEF CONSERVATION PROGRAM KICKS OFF COMMUNITY WORKING GROUPS   ~Working groups established to make coral reef management recommendations~     Representatives from the Department, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provided opening remarks.   MIAMI– The […]

January 22, 2014
Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign – JOIN US!

Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration Campaign – JOIN US! ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The Floridians’ Clean Water Declaration is a positive vision to inspire people to work together to create a new water ethic, find solutions to Florida’s water quality and quantity problems and send a clear message to our water managers that the people of Florida demand clean […]

‘The future is bleak for our iconic Reef’ – Prof. Callum Roberts

        Watch: The future is bleak for our iconic Reef Marine Biologist Prof. Callum Roberts explains the cost of dredging on the fragile marine environment of the Reef and the importance of looking after it for future generations.

October 28, 2013
Petition to List 81 Marine Species under the ESA

NOAA Fisheries Background On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians [pdf] to list 81 species as threatened or endangered and designate critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act. The 81 petitioned species includes corals hagfishes sharks skates rays bony fishes sea snakes marine mammals NMFS will respond to the petition with 90-day findings […]

October 4, 2013
Don’t Destroy Pagan Island

The U.S. Marine Corps has found a rich and beautiful island, falsely called it "desolate and uninhabitable" (despite the fact that many species live there, including homo sapiens), and proposed to make it a live-fire bombing range. Background: Helen Jaccard and David Swanson: Vieques 10 Years After The island of Vieques was nearly destroyed […]

September 30, 2013
FL DEP sale of conservation land public meetings

  STATE LANDS — PENSACOLA The Florida Department of Environmental Protection begins a series of meetings across the state on Monday to receive public comment on its list of possible state lands that could be sold. An initial list in August of 5,331 acres had been trimmed to 3,463 acres on Sept. 25, 2013. A […]

September 27, 2013
Coral habitats being crushed

Act now to protect Pacific habitats from bottom trawls Vibrant habitats full of ancient corals, living sponges, and sea anemones are being destroyed in the blink of an eye by bottom trawls. These heavy nets scrape across the sea floor, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. We’re working to have coral and sponge […]