Tag: navy

US Warfare Training Range moves ahead in Florida

As it appears that the US Navy will be proceeding with the US Warfare Training Range (USWTR) off of Florida, I dug into our participation in the process to trace how these decisions are made. The original 554 page Environmental…

Cornwall Mass Stranding Event

The mass stranding event (MSE) in Cornwall UK last year points to Navy sonar. But if you read through the very comprehensive report you can see why it is difficult to arrive at unimpeachable scientific conclusions. The report is here:…

Cornwall Stranding Report

The mass stranding event (MSE) in Cornwall UK last year points to Navy sonar. But if you read through the very comprehensive report you can see why it is difficult to arrive at unimpeachable scientific conclusions. The report is here:…

Navy “Sparkle” and Propaganda – Evironmental “lawfare” threatens National Security

A vaguely academic article published in  the “National Maritime Foundation: Advancing India’s Maritime Interests.” argues that environmental groups are actually agencies set up by adversarial governments to hobble the Navy’s readiness capabilities through environmental “lawfare.” see: http://www.maritimeindia.org/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=166 I’m sure that…

Phillipines Mass Stranding

Yesterday there was mass-stranding event in the Philippines, near the US Navy’s Subic Bay base. As of yet there has not been any definitive correlations with military operations, but the last time melon-headed whales were involved in a similar incident…

Marine Species Awareness Training

Part of the US Navy mitigation agreements to protect marine mammals and turtles involves having their crews informed through their Marine Species Awareness Training program. This involves watching a two part video. The first part is required of all Commanding…

Supreme Court rules in favor of the Navy

Sadly the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the US Navy in the recent gambit on the mitigation measures proposed by the California Coastal Commission. The vote was 6-3, with Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas and Kennedy joining an opinion written by…

Offshore oil drilling constrained by military toxics dumping grounds.

Outer Continental Shelf hero Richard Charter sent us a rather depressing article. (excerpted below) It seems that proposed oil operations off the New Jersey coast will be constrained by some very reckless chemical weapons dumping done by our military. This…

Supreme Court hears Endangered Species Act Case

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the Navy Sonar case that originated in California early this year when the Whitehouse attempted to overrule a district court judgment on the US Navy’s proposed sonar exercises off of the California cost. The actual…

March 2007 Strandings

I have been notified of two recent stranding events associated with noise pollution. The first is an account of three separate strandings of beaked whales in Japan this May. The article also relates that over 81 whales have stranded in…