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21 Facts About Bottled Water, The Environment, & Human Health

The plastic water bottle market in the United States is worth billions of dollars annually. Plastic water bottles can be purchased just about everywhere and they are quite convenient, but there are many problems associated with them. In fact, when you become aware of the problems and how many there are, you may never buy […]

March 6th

Loggerheads Finally Get Promised Protections, but that is only half of the story…

Sea turtles have been swimming the planet’s waters for millions of years, surviving everything from the mass dinosaur extinction to countless natural disasters and cunning predators. In recent years however, sea turtle populations have begun to plummet as they’ve encountered the one threat they have no defenses against—us. Recently, however, there has been reason for sea turtle lovers to rejoice, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally designated 740 miles of critical habitat for threatened loggerhead sea turtles along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico shorelines.

April 9th

Say Yes to Saving Turtles

The federal government will soon have an important decision to make that could affect the lives of thousands of sea turtles every year. One of the worst dangers sea turtles currently face is getting caught in fishing nets, often facing injury and death by suffocation as a result. Some of the worst culprits are the trawl nets that are slowly dragged behind boats, trapping many marine species in their wake.

July 17th

Oil Spill News: BP Burning Endangered Sea Turtles

Environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network along with local shrimp boat captains have filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against oil giant British Petroleum (BP) to stop the burning of endangered sea turtles.  Using the Endangered Species Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, […]

July 1st