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Stop Florida from Axing the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

The state of Florida is attempting to close down the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Palm Beach County.  The Refuge was created to stop the sugar industry dumping dirty water. The U.S. Department of Justice has enforced water quality laws and ordered sugar industries to clean up their act. Loxahatchee comes from…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Save Atlantic Sea Herring

Save Atlantic Sea Herring Join with us in calling on the New England Fisheries Management Council to use an Ecosystem Based Management approach to effectively manage Atlantic sea herring. Please sign ORI’s petition. The Ocean River Institute was one of three plaintiffs in Flaherty v. Bryson, a case that found the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management…

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