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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Since the first Earth Day in 1970, billions of people have come together to better the world we live in.

Creating a better living space doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of effort. In many ways, it’s the small things we do that can have a large impact.

April 22nd

Ilisu Dam – Sinking History

The Ilisu Dam is a dam under construction in Turkey at the headwaters of the Tigris River. It has generated controversy because 55,000-65,000 people will be forcibly relocated and a city with a 10,000-year history will be flooded.

February 22nd

Save River Herring

The National Marine Fisheries Service has decided the status of the river herring merits review. However, the tiny fish that is a basis of the Atlantic ecosystem is not out of danger yet.

December 22nd

Help Save the Frogs Win $250,000

Save the Frogs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to amphibian conservation, is competing for $250,000 in the Chase Community Giving Contest. Save the Frogs is involved in many projects to improve water quality around the world.

November 16th

Artists for Sea Shepherd

We talk a lot about water conservation and keeping our waterways healthy and clean around here, but I don’t think we focus as much on the why’s. Of course, we need clean drinking water to live and we want to protect our world’s ecosystems, but it’s always refreshing to hear from folks who are out there on the ground (or, in this case, in the oceans) talk about why this is so important.

In this inspiring talk, Arjen Weijers from Sea Shepherds talked about what they do and why it’s critical to our future.

November 9th

Private vs. Public Water: A Tale of Felton, CA

Do you know who owns your water?  Many communities have moved from public water works to privatization of this important utility.  Corporations raise rates, and citizens are left with no local control.  In many towns, grassroots movements have successfully fought corporate water acquisition.  Felton, California is a model of such citizen action.

July 27th

Japanese Whalers Making Big Money on Illegal Whale Meat

The BP oil spill may have killed a baby whale, but there are much bigger problems for endangered whales around the world. Japanese, Norwegian and Icelandic whalers have been whaling unsustainably and illegally for years despite an international moratorium on whaling. Rather than address this problem with stronger laws and enforcement, the International Whaling Commission […]

July 6th

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