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February 18, 2014
Hawaii Is First State to Ban Plastic Bags

By Tanya Lewis|   February 11, 2014. Plastic bags are the modern environmental scourge — piling up in landfills, polluting the oceans and choking wildlife. Now, Hawaii has taken a stand by becoming the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkout counters. Hawaii has always valued the land, or "Aina," so the step […]

February 6, 2014
Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr declares marine sanctuary, bans all commercial fishing

Australia News Network. Feb. 6, 2014 Palau's President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has declared the Pacific nation will become a marine sanctuary, where no commercial fishing will take place. Mr Remengesau has told a UN oceans conference Palau's 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone will be a "100 per cent marine sanctuary", and commercial operations will […]

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) […]

New Science Released On How Human-Made Sounds Impact Marine Mammals

By Lisa Phu, KTOO – Juneau | January 23, 2014 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking for public comment on guidelines updating the effects of human-made sounds on marine mammals. Marine mammals rely on their sense of sound for survival. “They use it for feeding, locating mates, and just generally understanding what’s going […]

The Beneath the Waves – Youth Making Ripples Film Competition

The Beneath the Waves – Youth Making Ripples Film Competition – is an opportunity  for K-12 students (< 18 years of age) to use their creative talents and serve as a voice for our oceans. We encourage elementary, middle and high school students to create their own marine related film on a topic of their […]

January 23, 2014
A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

by SCOTT RASMUSSEN,  Journal of the San Juans  Jan 22, 2014 The amount of critical habitat afforded to the Southern Resident killer whales will grow by leaps and bounds, if the Center for Biological Diversity has its way. The Center last week filed a formal petition with the National Marine Members of the endangered Southern resident […]

Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables: 650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Lass, office 415-875-6143, cell 202-468-6718, [email protected] *Broadcast quality video, slideshow, and infographics available* Cost of Putting Seafood on Dinner Tables:  650,000 Marine Mammals Killed or Hurt by Foreign Commercial Fishing Each Year Consumers Can Take Action & U.S. Can Protect Endangered Marine Mammals by Cracking Down on Foreign Fisheries Supplying Some […]

November 13, 2013
New Global Policy Effort to Tackle Crisis of Plastic Litter in Oceans Urged

ScienceDaily Oct. 29, 2013 — Plastic litter is one of the most significant problems facing the world's marine environments. Yet in the absence of a coordinated global strategy, an estimated 20 million tons of plastic litter enter the ocean each year. A new report by authors from UCLA School of Law's Emmett Center on Climate […]