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Make Waves, Vote the Ocean

Pledge to be a consistent voter, one who puts first ocean, climate change, and environmental issues. ORI’s Vote the Ocean and the Environmental Voter Project are working together to send you free election reminders before every election. Studies have shown that these simple reminders can dramatically increase your likelihood of voting. You can double, triple,…

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ORI Deep Sea Canyon Rangers and Seamount Guardians

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument was designated in September 2016 after many voyaged out with the Ocean River Institute and other organizations urging government action.   The real work has just begun. We must now guard pristine Atlantic Ocean habitats from oil, gas and mineral mining who are viewing the canyons and…

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Fight Climate Change with Non-fertilized Lawns

Fight Climate Change with non-fertilized lawns -Say no to quick-release nitrogen fertilizers -Without fertilizer, grass roots go deeper, more foliage, no need for herbicides and pesticides -Optional, apply no more than ½ pound per 1000 feet of slow-release fertilizer in spring or fall -Refuse the use of RoundUp -Capture more carbon with grass than does…

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Stop the Destruction of Our Waterways & Help Take Down Roundup

Please join with us to inform your town or city about the harms of fertilizer pollution on Massachusetts’s waterways. Throughout Massachusetts, our bodies of water are being polluted with nutrients causing the degradation of water quality and the destruction of wildlife. The goal of ORI’s Clean Water Project is to stop nitrogen and phosphorus pollution.…

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Oskar’s Quest, Deep Adaptation with Jem Bendell

As climate change wreaks havoc on our wildlife and agriculture, what do you tell a 13 year-old boy about his future? Oskar didn’t need to be told. Answering his mum why he was crying, the 13 year-old said he wouldn’t be able to live like her, because society would collapse from climate change. Dumbfounded, his…

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In Defense of New England’s Deep-Sea Coral Reefs

Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director New England Fisheries Management Council 50 Water Street, Mill 2 Newburyport, MA  01950 May 26, 2017 Dear Mr. Nies, I am writing to the Council’s Habitat Committee to comment on the Draft Omnibus Deep-Sea Coral Amendment alternatives. In 2014 I attended the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council’s presentation by Dr Nizinski…

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