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September 22, 2015 | Feature

Ocean Optimism Lex

Yes, our oceans are in trouble, threatened by overfishing and pollution and climate change – but there are inspirational success stories from around the world that give us hope that local actions and dedicated individuals, supported by credible legal regimes, can turn the tide and bring our oceans back to health.

September 14, 2015 | Legal Document

Court Document: Navy Agrees to Limit Underwater Assaults on Whales and Dolphins

A federal court entered an order settling two cases challenging the U.S. Navy’s training and testing activities off the coasts of Southern California and Hawai‘i, securing long-sought protections for whales, dolphins, and other marine mammals by limiting Navy activities in vital habitat.

September 14, 2015 | Blog Post

A Monumental Opportunity for Ocean Protection

Members of the public are urging President Obama to protect New England’s Caches Ledge and “Grand Canyons” and seamounts by declaring them a National Marine Monument.

September 11, 2015 | Blog Post

In Memoriam of Zeke Grader

Zeke Grader, an environmental leader who served as executive director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association for nearly 40 years, passed away on Labor Day.

August 27, 2015 | Blog Post

Big Blue Live Is Reality TV Worth Watching

Big Blue Live is a groundbreaking live, three-night television event sponsored by Earthjustice, celebrating some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures converging in the Monterey Bay.

August 27, 2015 | Blog Post

Study Finds Climate Change Amps Up Drought

Even with an approaching El Niño, Californians shouldn’t lose sight of long-term water management goals, since climate change can intensify heat, evaporation and dry weather. (Spanish language version available.)

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