The Great Barrier Reef needs no introduction. Containing some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, the reef stretches almost 1,500 miles along the coast of northeastern Australia. It’s one of the world’s richest and most complex ecosystems, home to thousands of species of plants and animals, including turtles, whales, dolphins and the iconic dugong.
Amanda Sharp is the Litigation Operations Manager at Headquarters in San Francisco, CA.
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council voted this week to create the largest protected area on the East Coast of the U.S.—a 38,000-square-mile expanse that runs along the coast from Virginia to New York. Here, the ocean floor is riddled with canyons that burrow thousands of feet into the Earth’s crust, providing shelter for fragile coral ecosystems.
Should children in Los Angeles be better protected from toxic air pollutants like arsenic and lead than kids in Fresno? Common sense says no, but recent actions at the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley air districts say just the opposite.
Menhaden are one of the most important fish you've probably never heard of. They are a keystone species, a vital link in the ocean's food chain.
Four years ago, they were in serious trouble. Overfishing and pollution in the Atlantic Ocean had caused the menhaden population to collapse to its lowest level in 40 years, an alarming fact that reverberated across the entire food chain.
Earthjustice’s Oceans Program is seeking a full-time Litigation Assistant to provide both substantive and administrative support to our legal staff. The position can be located in either Washington, DC or San Francisco, CA.