Even slow-moving boats likely to kill endangered right whales in a collision, study finds

Even slow-moving boats likely to kill endangered right whales in a collision, study finds

For North Atlantic right whales, collisions with large cargo vessels are one of the deadliest threats to an endangered population. But new research from Canada has found even under the government’s current maritime speed restrictions, strikes are likely to be fatal. In a new paper published in Marine Mammal Science, biologists found that collisions between […]

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North Atlantic right whales now officially ‘one step from extinction’

North Atlantic right whales now officially ‘one step from extinction’

With their population still struggling to recover from over three centuries of whaling, the North Atlantic right whale is now just “one step from extinction”, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN last week moved the whale’s status on their Red List from “endangered” to “critically endangered” – the […]

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Watchdog Accuses Trump’s NOAA of ‘Choosing Extinction’ for Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence

Watchdog Accuses Trump’s NOAA of ‘Choosing Extinction’ for Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence

As the North Atlantic right whale was placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s list of critically endangered species Thursday, environmental protection groups accusing the U.S. government of bowing to fishing and fossil fuel industry pressure to downplay the threat and failing to enact common-sense restrictions to protect the animals. Only 400 right […]

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Norway’s barbaric slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales casts a shadow over its proud, wealthy and enlightened outlook

Norway’s barbaric slaughter of hundreds of majestic minke whales casts a shadow over its proud, wealthy and enlightened outlook

On the quayside in the picturesque Norwegian village of Andenes, the crew have been preparing their ship for the start of the new season in three days’ time. The engines have been serviced, the wooden meat-cooling pallets have been lifted on to the deck and the deadly exploding harpoons have been loaded. This weekend the […]

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POLL: Should the Trump Administration authorize oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast?

POLL: Should the Trump Administration authorize oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic coast?

The Trump Administration announced today that it will issue five Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) for airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) stated: “In accordance with the regulations implementing the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) as amended, notification is hereby given that NOAA Fisheries has issued incidental harassment […]

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