Nov 05, 2020

Vessel Collisions Jeopardize Survival of North Atlantic Right Whales

Scientists estimate that little more than 350 whales are left on the planet – a shockingly low number. It is our activities in the ocean – fishing, shipping, drilling, construction – that threaten the survival of this species. In the last three years, vessel strikes, in particular, have caused about half of the known or suspected deaths of right whales in the U.S. and Canada.

Injured north Atlantic right whale #4150 bears deep scars from propeller strike, last seen in 2019.
Jun 15, 2020

Giving Native River Herring a Second Chance

Thousands of dams, large and small, built over the last 250 years have cut fish off from freshwater spawning grounds, thwarting reproductive cycles that had been ongoing for eons. The impacts of these dams, on top of pollution, overfishing, and climate change, have led to a drastic decline in river herring populations – threatening their survival.

Royal River, Yarmouth, Maine
Apr 15, 2020

Update: How to Track Right Whales from the Comfort of Your Home

Thanks to technology, you can spot endangered North Atlantic right whales from your couch. Right now, the whales that traveled south for the winter are migrating back north to our waters. While we’re all at home, it’s a great time to add whale watching to your quarantine activity list.

Mar 31, 2020

UPDATE: Fighting for Successful Clean Car Standards

UPDATE: In the midst of a global pandemic, the Trump administration has taken the final steps to roll-back Obama-era rules that clean up our air and lower the carbon pollution from cars and trucks – often hailed as the federal government’s most important effort to tackle the climate crisis.

Clean car standards are good for our health, good for the environment, and good for our wallets.
Sep 13, 2019

New Englanders Hit the Road for Drive Electric Week

It’s that time of year again—National Drive Electric Week! Every year, people across the nation celebrate the benefits of electric vehicles and showcase their cars during events throughout the country. From not shelling out money at the gas pump to not spewing pollution, there’s a lot to celebrate. Pollution from transportation, including the cars and trucks we drive every day, is the leading cause of climate-damaging emissions in New England. If we want to tackle the climate crisis, we have to fight for cleaner cars and a cleaner transportation system overall.

Electric vehicles are a critical part of our climate solutions.