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A Breakthrough Agreement on Sonar Safeguards for Whales and Our Oceans

Joel Reynolds | Posted 09.17.2015 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Since 1994, the NRDC has prosecuted a series of federal lawsuits to persuade the Navy to adopt -- and its federal regulator the National Marine Fisheries Service to require -- common sense safeguards for the protection of whales and other marine life from unnecessary harm.

Navy Agrees To Limit Pacific Trainings To Protect Marine Life

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

The U.S. Navy estimates it inadvertently kills 155 whales and dolphins off the coasts of Hawaii and Southern California in five years. Its t...

Could Sonars Have Missed Wreckage Of Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane?

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Amid rising frustrations over the expensive, so-far fruitless search for vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts a...

From Small Day to Sonar: Festival Season Is in Full Swing

Sean Bradford | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

Summer is officially here and that means more festivals than you can count and live music almost everywhere you turn. Growing up in Texas, Lollapalooza was the only festival I ever attended.

This Treadmill Is As Close As It Gets To Running Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living

We have all had those moments, on stormy or chilly days, when we hopped on a gym treadmill and thought, "Ugh, I just wish I could be running outside."...

Whales, Dolphins Get a Life-Saving Break From Navy's War Games

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.03.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

A federal judge this week invalidated a plan allowing the U.S. Navy to conduct dangerous and disruptive war games that the government admitted would cause about 9.6 million instances of harm to marine mammals over five years.

Wisconsin Nonprofit to Provide High-Tech Help in Search for Two People Missing Under River Ice in Remote Alaska

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.25.2015 | Technology
Alaska Dispatch News

A Wisconsin man who started a nonprofit to safely recover submerged bodies will be bringing high-resolution side-scanning sonar equipment to the search on Dec. 26.

Obama Opens East Coast To Oil Exploration For First Time In Decades

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green

ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, approving seismic s...

Blue Whales, Collateral Damage, and the U.S. Navy's Avoidable War on Whales

Joel Reynolds | Posted 08.31.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Among a wide range of potential harms, scientists have found that high-powered Navy sonar disrupts blue whale feeding, halting their deep-foraging dives, displacing them from krill patches, and silencing their calls.

Sónar Festival Offers More Than You Might Expect | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts

This year, Sónar highlighted a very modern reality: there are no clearly defined roles within the creative sector anymore. Multi and interdisciplinary practice has become the norm and lines have been blurred between creators, artists, technicians, performers, DJs and even audiences.

In the Darkened Sea, a Deaf Whale Is a Dead Whale

Pierce Brosnan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Pierce Brosnan

Must whales and dolphins be subjected to deafening noise that will cause more than 3.5 million instances of temporary and/or permanent hearing loss?

Ocean Fish and the Oil Industry - Conflict Brews as the Trinidad Tobago Fishing Community Stands Up to Big Oil

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Candace Calloway Whiting

Members of a small nation with the hearts of a lion are standing up to big oil in order to protect fish, and their fishing way of life.

Eating Raw Whale Meat While Dishing up Baloney -- How Industry is Imperiling the Oceans While We Aren't Looking

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

It is serious, deadly, and frightening -- both in what is going on under the ocean surface, and the lack of laws and controls to protect whales, dolphins, and other animals.

Whales, Dolphins Need a Break From Deadly Navy Blasts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions got a good break this week when a judge told a federal wildlife agency it's not doing enough to protect them from Navy war exercises along the West Coast.

Mass Whale Stranding Proven to Be Caused by Sonar

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 11.26.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

Whales fled the area prior to the seismic phase of the survey, which shows that even this type of sonar (also used by military and research vessels) is devastating to whale and dolphins.

100 Whales Killed By Controversial Oil Mapping Technique

Agence France Presse | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green

A noisy technology that blasts sounds below water to map the ocean for oil is being blamed for 100 melon headed whale deaths off Madagascar, experts s...

Offshore Oil Exploration Linked to 50 Percent Reduction in Cod Catch

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.24.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

In Newfoundland the fishery has collapsed, and the fishing villages and pristine environment are being replaced with oil refineries. Sure, the oil extraction and processing provides jobs -- but at what cost? People are losing a way of life that they cherish.

Hidden Similarity Found Between Bats And Dolphins

Posted 09.04.2013 | Green

By Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor: Bats and dolphins may live in radically different worlds, but the fact they both evolved a type of son...

Whales Should Not Have to Suffer and Die for Military Practice

Pierce Brosnan | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Pierce Brosnan

The U.S. Navy has new plans for testing and training exercises with sonar and explosives -- and those plans spell disaster for whales. Now is the time for concerned citizens to come to their defense.

2013's Craziest Music Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Tucked away on the eastern slope of Mount Takenoko at the Naeba Ski Resort, this event draws die-hard music fans willing to travel far and wide to get there.

3 Apps for Strengthening Your Online Relationships Offline

Brian Honigman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

These three mobile apps work to bring the power of your social networks to the real world, helping you come face to face and get a chance to experience what you've been seeing on your screen all along.

City Birds Bring the Noise

OnEarth | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

By Melissa Mahony, OnEarth Living near the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway isn't half bad. You learn to wipe the soot off houseplants, step over the dead ...

Amazing 'Math Trick' May Help Hungry Dolphins Find Food

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science

Dolphins are smart--but who knew they could do math? A research team from the University of Southampton has shown that the animals use something akin ...

Buon Compleanno, Sonar!

Chris Johnson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Five and a half decades later, it's a different world -- one that sees, say, a couple billion mobile app downloads per month, and NYC-based Sonar is looking to make its own mark on how people link up.

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.