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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 […]

April 17, 2013
Corals in Crisis in the Marshall Islands

From: Published April 12, 2013 10:28 AM With our planet’s coral reefs in danger of extinction by 2050, why is the U.S. Government mining healthy reefs to use as building filler? Petitioners are calling for the U.S. Government to halt excavation of the healthy coral reefs that surround the Marshall Islands. Coral mining is […]

March 19, 2013
Action Alert: Marshall Islands Coral Mining Update

  Ron Simpson at FAA contact info. can be emailed from: or call 808-541-1232 From Dr. Dean Jacobson, March 18, 2013 Coral mining on Majuro just expanded significantly eastward, getting closer to an especially colorful, lovely "blue and gold" reef that must be protected, by any sane person's estimation.  The silt curtain, required by […]

January 9, 2013
Coral mining funded by US FAA

Published on Jan 3, 2013   Video courtesy of Dr. Dean Jacobson Destructive coral mining in the Marshall Islands funded by US FAA, begun in Aug 2012. Let your voices be heard: please email ron.v.simpson at to protest this ongoing coral reef destruction, funded by your US tax dollars. Sign the petition at, […]

September 19, 2012
ACTION ALERT: Petition to stop US-funded coral mining in the Marshall Islands

Article by Shane Graber – Posted Sep 12, 2012 02:00 PM. Reprinted from Videos by  Dr. Jean Jacobson   The Marshall Islands rely heavily on services for its economic well-being and a United States FAA funded expansion to its airport is threatening to destroy nearby lagoon coral reefs. Bill Clinton with his 1998 Executive Order […]