3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru.
Along just one stretch of coastline in Peru, more than 3,000 dead dolphins have washed ashore in just the last 3 months, and the disturbing trend may only be escalating. With the latest discovery of 481 lifeless dolphins there in recent days, residents have begun to demand an explanation for the mysterious mass deaths — and as far as enlisted experts can tell, offshore oil exploration in the region is the most likely culprit.
via 3,000 Dolphins Found Dead on the Coast of Peru : TreeHugger.
April 2, 2012
Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam
Article by guest columnist and activist Sandy McElhaney
File photoThe concept of scapegoating has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks. They used the term “pharmakos” to describe a person (often a beggar or criminal) who was cast out of the community following a natural disaster. In some accounts, the pharmakos was stoned or beaten. In others, he was executed and the ashes were spread to the ocean.
via Sea Shepherd :: Scapegoating + Bad Math = Devastation for Federally Protected Sea Lions at the Bonneville Dam.
WASHINGTON – Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently presented the prestigious Citizen’s Award for Bravery to a modest California police detective, David Bavencoff, for his actions to save the life of a hiker in Zion National Park who slipped off Angels Landing Trail. Continue reading Citizen Receives Bravery Award for Saving Life in Zion National Parks’ Angels Landing
SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City has joined more than a dozen other U.S. cities in urging national leaders to use the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and slow global warming. The city council, in passing a resolution Tuesday night, is the latest city to join the Center for Biological Diversity’s national Clean Air Cities campaign. Continue reading Salt Lake City Joins Urgent Call for National Action on Global Warming
BLM moves too fast on gas plan
First Published Mar 30 2012 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 30 2012 01:01 am
What had the promise of turning into a winning streak for both the environment and Utah’s extractive industries is threatened by a overly aggressive plan to drill some 1,300 new gas wells in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah.
via Deal breaker | The Salt Lake Tribune.
President Obama CAN protect Greater Canyonlands, but he needs to hear from you!
Aron Ralston has told President Obama to protect Greater Canyonlands. Will you?
The Greater Canyonlands area is one of the largest, wildest and most stunningly beautiful landscapes in the American West, containing spectacular geologic formations, 10,000-year-old archeological sites and world class hiking, climbing and rafting.
via Protect Greater Canyonlands | Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance.
Monday, March 26, 2012 11:53am PDT
Entangled gray whale freed after dramatic marathon rescue effort
By: Pete Thomas, GrindTV.com
A whale-watching adventure late Friday off Southern California developed into a dramatic and prolonged rescue effort after a young Pacific gray whale was spotted trailing about 50 feet of a commercial fisherman’s gill-net. A trained disentanglement team led by Dave Anderson was successful in freeing the 30-foot whale Saturday evening off Dana Point in what the team described as a miraculous event (see video below for some of the action).
via Entangled gray whale freed after dramatic marathon rescue effort.