Water & Oceans

August 31, 2009

DEADLINE: SEJ Post-Conference Tour / IJNR Lake Country Institute

SEJ Members: Apply by August 31st for an all-expenses-paid fellowship for SEJ's Oct 11-14, 2009, post-conference tour: IJNR's Lake Country Institute!

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"At Sea and in Court, the Fight to Save Right Whales Intensifies"

"As numbers of North Atlantic right whales keep declining because of entanglements with fishing gear and fatal ship strikes, conservationists are using acoustic technology and waging an escalating legal battle to push for more aggressive action to protect the world’s rarest cetacean."

Source: YaleE360, 11/20/2020

"Scientists Say Florida Reefs Have Lost Nearly 98% Of Coral"

"The United States’ coral reefs are in fair condition, according to a recent reef condition status report, but vulnerable to decline. Scientists estimate that along the coast of Florida, where degradation is most severe, perhaps as little as 2% of original coral cover remains."

Source: Guardian, 11/20/2020

"U.S. Moves To Loosen Safety Rules For Arctic Ocean Oil Drilling"

"The Trump administration on Thursday proposed to loosen Obama-era safety regulations for the oil industry in the Arctic Ocean off Alaska to ease the way for petroleum extraction in the region, an effort that President-elect Joe Biden will likely throw out once in office."

Source: Reuters, 11/20/2020

"Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Advisers Quit Over Pipeline Permit"

"A citizen advisory group at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has collapsed following the regulator’s decision to issue a water-quality permit to Enbridge Energy for its Line 3 oil pipeline cutting through Minnesota."

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune, 11/19/2020

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