North Atlantic right whales are on the verge of extinction – and we humans remain the biggest threat to their survival. Scientists are clear: We can’t afford to lose even one whale a year due to human causes if this critically endangered species is to recover. Collisions with boats and ships are one of those… Continue reading Special Interests Aim to Sink Regulations Protecting Endangered Right Whales
Here are six fascinating facts to help you get to know one of New England’s ocean treasures.
New England’s ocean is full of fascinating and beautiful marine life. Each of these species depends on a healthy ocean to thrive, and all are impacted by the threat of warming waters caused by the climate crisis. Protected areas in our ocean, like the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, are known to help… Continue reading Discover Cool Creatures that Thrive in New England’s Ocean
From deep-sea canyons to underwater forests, New England’s ocean abounds with life.
“Is bottom trawling really compatible with the primary objective of resource protection? I would say probably not,” said Priscilla Brooks, director of ocean conservation at the Conservation Law Foundation. “Many sanctuaries are really sanctuaries in name only.”
Time is running out for us to take significant action in cutting climate-damaging emissions in New England and in the country as a whole. The good news is that we are making progress. But the reality is that we don’t have any more time to wait. Extreme weather is already taking lives and increasing pollution.… Continue reading Conservation Matters Spring 2023: Impact Report
Overfishing is not caused by the actions of an individual boat. It’s a systemic problem in which federal regulators may allow fish to be caught faster than they can replenish themselves.
“Expanding offshore wind is a necessity if New England is going to confront the climate crisis with everything we’ve got,” said CLF senior attorney Nick Krakoff. “The Gulf of Maine needs to be part of that strategy, yet it is critical to ensure that wind is developed responsibly. We must limit impacts on the critical species, habitats, and existing ocean users that make the area so special, and CLF will be at the table to make sure that happens.”
This Earth Day, the U.S. Congress has finally given us a climate milestone to celebrate. How can we ensure that these momentous investments do not get squandered?
Earth Day is almost here! It’s our moment to honor our planet by taking concrete action to preserve the environment and fight climate change. After all, as the saying goes, there’s no Planet B. So, this year, let’s celebrate Earth Day by pairing our small local efforts with BIG collective actions that can really… Continue reading 5 Things To Do On Earth Day