Oceans of Plastic…

Every minute, huge quantities of plastic gets dumped in our oceans. What practical steps can we take to avoid this?

via The Sunday Supplement: Ocean Plastic — Life Sentences

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SHIP’S OWNER FINED CAD $6000 for SPEEDING in the St. LAWRENCE RIVER

A ship exceeding speed limits in Canada’s St. Lawrence River was cited and fined CAD$6000. A new speed limited has been put in place in order to protect the estuaries’ North Atlantic Right Whale transient population.

It is believed ship/whale collisions in the St. Lawrence have been responsible for several Right Whale deaths in the region…

What Are You Doing???

Almost all of us bloggers here on wordpress love those beautiful landscape images. Images of unbroken canopies of forest green or verdant slopes of alpine mountains in spring, of unsullied crystal blue waters of a stream or even the sparkling sands of a desert. We love them all and can’t get enough of them either […]

via What are you doing for the environment? — Sukanya Ramanujan

North Atlantic Right Whales

The North Atlantic right whale, as some of you may already be aware, has been in the news recently as the Canadian Federal Fisheries officials investigate the death of yet another endangered right whale on the Canadian east coast. The department confirmed on Tuesday August 1, 2017 that a whale was found dead in […]

via #WhaleWednesday – North Atlantic Right Whale — Voice For The Blue

ONLY 525 RIGHT WHALES LEFT?

Recent estimates suggest that there are only about 525 Right Whales left in the world. Seven or eight have been found dead recently in Canada’s St. Lawrence.

Some of the deaths are a mystery, others are attributed to whales colliding with ships in the relatively narrow confines of the St. Lawrence.

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THIS IS VERY DISTURBING:WTF

Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Defenders of Wildlife News Release DONALD TRUMP’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION; CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES Following is a statement from the President and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, Jamie Rappaport Clark, on President-elect Donald Trump’s election and the conservation opportunities and challenges ahead. “Although we know we will not see eye-to-eye with President-elect Trump and his administration on […]

via Defenders Of Wildlife on Trump’s Election — Natural History Wanderings

Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz

With just two months before he leaves office, US president Barack Obama will reportedly attempt to block oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean for the next five years. It would be a largely symbolic move, considering the decision must be reviewed by Congress and could be reversed by the next administration. But the most important…

via Obama is reportedly trying to ban Arctic drilling for the next five years — Quartz