Author: Jennifer Lance

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Key West Ocean's Day Rally Turns to BP Protest

June 8, 2010 was World Oceans Day.  Declared officially by the United Nations last year, this day celebrates how our oceans: Generates most of the oxygen we breathe Helps feed us Regulates our climate Cleans the water we drink Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines Provides limitless inspiration!

June 11th

UN: Dock 13 Million Fishing Boats to Save Global Stocks

Stark predictions lie ahead for the fishing industry if action is not taken immediately to preserve stock, according to the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).  Warning that “virtually all commercial fisheries will have collapsed by 2050 unless urgent action is taken”, scientists estimated 13 million boats need to stop fishing immediately to save global fish […]

May 24th

How Much Should BP Pay for the Gulf Oil Spill?

Money will not fix the problems facing the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the massive oil spill, but clean up is certainly expensive.  As the magnitude of the oil spill is still being discovered and British Petroleum (BP) is being accused of falsifying blowout preventer safety tests, Congress is examining the amount of damages […]

May 21st

Concord, MA Residents Ban Bottled Water Sales

If you live in Concord, Massachusetts or will be traveling there, be sure to bring your own reusable water bottle.  Starting January 1, 2011, the sale of bottled water will be banned within city limits.  Concord is the first city in America to completely outlaw bottled water, and the bottled water industry is not happy.

May 13th

Schwarzenegger Removes Support for Offshore Drilling in Wake of Gulf Spill

If you have followed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career, you will find he has flip flopped on the issue of offshore drilling several times.  In 2008, Schwarzenegger refused to join the Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s call to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling; however, the state soon faced an insurmountable budget crisis that caused […]

May 4th

El Zapotillo Dam Slotted to Flood Three Mexican Towns

As the world’s demand for water grows, dam projects are proposed that negatively affect human rights and the environment.  The El Zapotill0 Dam in Mexico is no exception, and protests have even resulted in death threats.  The towns of Temacapulín, Acasico, and Palmarejo will be flooded with a grave loss to central Mexican culture and […]

April 21st

Will There Be a 2010 Salmon Fishing Season on the West Coast?

West Coast families, tribes, and communities that rely on salmon fishing for their sustenance, once again are faced with bleak options for the 2010 salmon, although the outlook is improved over the 2009 season, especially for sport fisherman. Beleageured by previous poor runs on the Klamath and Sacramento Rivers, commercial salmon season could be closed […]

April 14th

The Birth Control Pill Threatens Fish Reproduction

An estimated 80 million women worldwide  take oral contraceptives (aka “the Pill“) to “inhibit ovulation and thus prevent pregnancy”.  First available to the public in the 1960s, the Pill has been pronounced as “the most significant medical advance of the 20th century”.  Although the Pill revolutionized women’s health, traces of the contraceptive are ending up […]

April 12th

Human Rights vs. World's Largest Marine Reserve

In the late 1960s, the United States and Great Britain expelled the native people of the Chagos Islands and slave descendants in order to create a nuclear air force base. If the area is turned into a marine reserve today, the Chagossians (Ilois) contest they could never return since fishing would be banned deeply impacting their livelihood.

March 30th