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October 16, 2014
GAO: Feds should do more to stop ocean acidification

By Timothy Cama – 10/15/14 10:35 AM EDT The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is calling out federal agencies for not implementing part of a 2009 law meant to reduce ocean acidification. The GAO said a federal task force has outlined a plan to increase the government’s understanding of ocean acidification, a process caused by carbon […]

NEWS BRIEF: EPA Releases New Policy Statement on Climate Change Adaptation

  CONTACT: George Hull [email protected] 202-564-0790 Release date: June 30, 2014 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new policy statement on climate change adaptation to help the nation prepare for and respond to the impacts of a changing climate.  The policy commits the Agency to work with states, tribes, and local […]

White House Briefing on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

*White House Briefing on Climate Preparedness and Resilience* The White House will host a high-level forum on plans to make the United States more resilient to climate change. John Podesta will lead an event that includes Dr. John Holdren (Office of Science and Technology), Kathryn Sullivan (NOAA), Mike Boots (Council on Environmental Quality), Ellen Stofan […]

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 […]

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, […]