Tag: pollution

NYT Report of whales “self-mitigating” for noise exposure a bit misleading.

A New York Times article is making the rounds about how a captive false killer whale has demonstrated a mechanism for attenuating potentially damaging noises. Paul Nachtigall, the principal investigator of the study has conditioned the subject to de-sensitize its…

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Moves to open the Atlantic coast to fossil fuel extraction

We have just submitted our comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the “Atlantic Geological and Geophysical Activities.” The proposals reviewed in the DEIS are for the exploration and mapping of the Mid-Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf for oil…

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An Earth Day we won’t forget

On Earth Day two years ago today a tragedy began as a consequence of a number of factors that led up to the loss of control of the Deepwater Horizon “semi-submersible,” dynamically-positioned oil drilling platform. As the disaster unfolded it…

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Mitigating offshore wind farm noise

One of the hot topics at the recent International Quiet Ocean Experiment in Paris was the noise impacts of offshore wind farms. It seems that while the American Oilmen are furiously trying to carve up the Arctic for fossil fuel,…

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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…

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