Home  »  Cause

Stop Funding Cuts to NOAA Ocean, Fish, and Weather Programs

Congress has been directed by the Administration to slash $1 billion out of NOAA’s ocean and weather programs. Join with us to speak out for oceans to maintain funding of our nation’s ocean programs that include exploration and fisheries research, weather and coping with shifting baselines. The Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce will prepare NOAA’s budget. …

Continue reading

Stop Florida from Closing the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Save the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) intends to close down the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County, to cancel their property’s operating lease, unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service increases federal expenditures to control invasive plants, notably Lygodium, or Old World Fern.…

Continue reading

Wildlife Socks to Save the Loxahatchee

We’ve got wildlife socks to warm your feet when you join with us to save the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge from being shut down.  Socks for individuals who give $5 or more a month. Click here to donate through Paypal ($10 minimum or more a month). From top to bottom the fish are mackerel, blue-back herring, cod,…

Continue reading

Climate Change After Paris . . .

The long-term goal is to limit global warming to well below 2C or if possible 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. Photo: AFP After Paris, Washington in your own voice When implementing the Paris Agreement, the biggest obstacle to success is the U.S. Congress.  The Ocean River Institute is uniquely capable of surmounting the obstinacy in DC…

Continue reading

Protect Wondrous Atlantic Ocean Place

High-tech metals highly concentrated in the crusts of seamounts include tellurium, cobalt, bismuth, zirconium, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, platinum, titanium, and thorium. Tellurium is combined with bismuth in an alloy that is being tested as a next-generation computer chip that is more efficient and immensely faster than existing chips. Tellurium is combined with cadmium into an…

Continue reading

A Marine Reserve for Biscayne Bay

Create a Coral Reef Marine Reserve in Biscayne National Park. This is the largest marine park in the National Park System. Biscayne National Park manages a portion of the only living coral reef in the continental U.S. This is the third largest barrier reef tract in the world. The coral reef is suffering from warming…

Continue reading