Navy Sonar Settlement Brings Historic Win for Whales

September 14, 2015, earthjustice.org | “The blue whale is one of the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth, but despite its heft, this magnificently oversized marine mammal can’t withstand the biological blows caused by Navy sonar training and testing.”

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The blue whale is one of the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth, but despite its heft, this magnificently oversized marine mammal can’t withstand the biological blows caused by Navy sonar training and testing. Today, the blue whale…
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World Oceans Day Quotes 2015: 11 Sayings That Celebrate The ‘Heart Of The Planet’

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June 8, 2015, www.ibtimes.com | “World Oceans Day is about putting a spotlight on one of Earth’s most vital resources, including the things that threaten its future. The United Nations has called the oceans the ‘heart of the planet,’ underscoring the vital role the oceans, which make up nearly two-thirds of earth’s surface, play in sustaining life.  ”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.“World Oceans Day, June 8, 2015: 11 Sayings That Celebrate The ‘Heart Of The Planet’

The U.N. has dubbed this year’s World Oceans Day theme “healthy oceans, healthy planet.”
ibtimes.com|By Philip Ross”

Ontario Bans Orca Captivity

May 29, 2015, www.care2.com | “In a major victory for animals, this week lawmakers in Ontario passed landmark legislation that bans keeping orcas in captivity and will bring improvements to living conditions for other captive marine mammals. Under the new law, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the acquisition and breeding of orcas is banned effective immediately, leaving violators facing potential fines of up to $60,000 and the possibility of two years in prison.”

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In a major victory for animals, this week lawmakers in Ontario passed landmark legislation that bans keeping orcas in captivity and will bring improvements to living conditions for other captive marine mammals.
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Seismic testing off Clyde River cancelled for 2015

May 27, 2015, www.cbc.ca | “An energy consortium of three companies has cancelled its plans to conduct seismic testing off of Baffin Island this summer.  The hamlet of Clyde River, Nunavut has been fighting to get a court injunction to stop the seismic testing. Clyde River’s mayor Jerry Natanine says he’s surprised by the companies’ decision to postpone the project.”

Robert Brothers shared a link to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline.
Clyde River, Nunavut, is declaring victory after an energy company cancelled this summer’s plans for offshore seismic testing.
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Japanese aquariums vote to stop buying Taiji dolphins

May 20, 2015, www.theguardian.com | “Aquariums in Japan have voted to stop buying live dolphins from the town of Taiji, where the annual slaughter of hundreds of cetaceans has drawn widespread condemnation, after being threatened with expulsion from the world’s leading zoo organisation.”

Aquariums promise to stop acquiring live cetaceans from controversy-hit town amid threat of ejection from leading zoo organisation
theguardian.com|By Justin McCurry

Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize

winnersApril 20, 2015, ens-newswire.com | “The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries.”

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Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 20, 2015 (ENS) – The activists honored with the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize at a ceremony Monday evening have protected the planet by shutting down a lead smelter, blocking dam construction, stopping a proposed gold and copper mine, and safeguarding fisheries. – Six Environmentalists Each Win $175,000 Goldman Prize | ENS

Meet the Scientist Who Is Standing Up to SeaWorld to Save Orcas From Captivity

 

April 7, 2015, www.takepart.com | “As activists turn up the heat against marine parks that keep killer whales in captivity, Ingrid Visser is helping fan the flames. The marine biologist has dedicated her life to studying, rescuing, filming, and even swimming with killer whales.”

Robert Brothers shared a post to GoodNews FortheEarth‘s Timeline. Meet the Scientist Who Is Standing Up to SeaWorld to Save Orcas From Captivity

Dr. Ingrid Visser has dedicated her life to improving the welfare of killer whales.
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Coming to Your Dinner Plate: Dolphin-and-Whale-Safe Seafood

Jan 7, 2015 www.takepart.com | “‘About 90 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported from countries that do not require fishing operators to avoid killing marine mammals trapped in their nets. An estimated 650,000 whales, dolphins, and other ocean animals perish each year as the bycatch of commercial fishing gear. Such equipment includes gill nets and long lines that stretch up to a mile, with hundreds of hooks baited with fish that marine mammals eat.”

After decades of delay, the U.S. is getting serious about sustainable seafood.
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Feds Agree to Implement Seafood Import Ban to Protect Whales and Dolphins

January 6, 2015, www.biologicaldiversity.org | “In a landmark settlement reached yesterday, the U.S. government agreed to adopt new rules that ensure seafood imported into the United States meets high standards for protecting whales and dolphins. The long-delayed regulations will require foreign fisheries to meet the same marine mammal protection standards required of U.S. fishermen or be denied import privileges, thus implementing a 40-year-old provision of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.”

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Feds to Release Water for Klamath and Trinity Salmon; Farm Districts Protest

(Dan Brekke/KQED)August 22, 2014, blogs.kqed.org | “The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that it will release water over the next several weeks to aid chinook salmon on the Klamath and Trinity rivers — a move that native tribes on the river have lobbied for to prevent a repeat of a catastrophic die-off that killed tens of thousands of fish headed upstream to spawn in 2002.”

BUREAUCRAT STANDS UP FOR SALMON
A big shout out to David Murillo, Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director, for his openness to new information about the risk of a disastrous fish kill in the Klamath River, and his courage to reverse his earlier decision to withhold water, knowing that he would now be immediately challenged in court.
Given the choice between a massive fish kill vs. a bit more irrigation water for the Central Valley, he made the right call. Bureaucrats who stand up to big money need our support, so let’s give it to him! Call his office at 916-978-5000 during business hours, Monday-Friday.
Photo: BUREAUCRAT STANDS UP FOR SALMON
A big shout out to David Murillo, Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director, for his openness to new information about the risk of a disastrous fish kill in the Klamath River, and his courage to reverse his earlier decision to withhold water, knowing that he would now be immediately challenged in court. 
Given the choice between a massive fish kill vs. a bit more irrigation water for the Central Valley, he made the right call. Bureaucrats who stand up to big money need our support, so let's give it to him!  Call his office at 916-978-5000 during business hours, Monday-Friday.
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