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Three U.S. retailers pledge to avoid fish from embattled Ross Sea (Safeway, Wegmans, and Harris Teeter)
(03/14/2012) The Ross Sea, a massive bay off Antarctica, has been dubbed the world’s last ocean due to its pristine state, long-untouched by industry and fisheries. However, over the last 15 years New Zealand commercial fisheries have entered the sea, seeking the slow-growing Antarctic toothfish which is usually sold as the high-end Chilean sea bass. Now as conservation groups plead for nations to grant the Ross Sea protected status, Greenpeace has begun a campaign to get good retailers to steer clear of stocking Antarctic toothfish. To date, Safeway, Wegmans, and Harris Teeter has all pledged not to source from the Ross Sea. Antarctica: Ross Island in the Ross Sea. Photo by: Bigstock.Little is known about the Antarctic toothfish, this one was captured and photographed underwater in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Photo by: Paul Cziko, supported by US-NSF through the DeVries-Cheng Lab at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Successful Campaign Pressured Big Banks To Drop Outrageous Fees

news.change.org, 10/30/11, “~ We are making an exception to our policy of only posting info that *directly* benefits the Earth, in order to bring you news of this validation of our activist use of the Internet: INTERNET ACTIVISM CAN WORK! BIG BANKS HAVE CAVED IN to the petition against $5 debit card fees by 22-year-old Molly Katchpole — now been signed by *303,346 people* … including you ? CLICK THIS LINK, read the story, view the videos, and SIGN THE PETITION TO KEEP PUSHING ON BANK OF AMERICA, who has not backed down completely and is still charging debit card fees to some customers, despite a recently reported $6 billion profit this year.” Martita Rivera, Luz Engelbrecht, Good Vibrations like this. Submitted by Robert Brothers

Shalahnia Riversong Yes, signed by me! October 31, 2011

Focusing on Low-Conflict Zones to Promote the West’s Economy, Protect Wildlands, and Build a Clean Energy Future

October 16, 2011, wilderness.org | “On July 14, 2011, Interior Secretary Salazar announced the Department of the Interior’s commitment to create a “framework for developing large utility-scale solar energy projects on public lands, based on landscape-level planning and the best available science, designed to promote the development in “solar energy zones” in six western states.””

“~ Major conservation group develops a program to lobby federal agencies in the USA for solar projects that do not damage important ecological resources

Solar energy is already playing an important and growing role in meeting our energy needs, kick-starting the economy and protecting our clean air and water with sustainable, American made energy. With rooftop solar programs across the country, large-scale projects capable of powering hundreds of tho…”
  • Pedro Di Girólamo, Sandrea Dominique Allexandre, Martita Rivera, and Jim Snyder likes this.

Palm Oil Plantations Embrace Biodiversity In Attempt To Change Environmentally Destructive Reputation

Nov 20, 2010, www.huffingtonpost.com | “Palm oil plantations carry a history of controversy. The cash crop is used for fuel and food, but at the same time, it destroys rainforests.  But one plantation’s manager is ready to take action. A nature reserve has been created on the plantation, populated by rare trees. The manager’s goal is to increase the plant diversity to 500 plant variations.”

Judith Green shared a link.
“It’s a start…”
Palm Oil Plantations Embrace Biodiversity In Attempt To Change Environmentally Destructive Reputatio
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