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"Fears in Miami That Port Expansion Will Destroy Reefs"

"As Miami prepares to dredge its port to accommodate supersize freighters, environmentalists are making a last-ditch effort to protect threatened coral reefs and acres of sea grass that they say would be destroyed by the expansion."

Source: NY Times, 09/05/2011
November 12, 2011

Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, a Project of Stow It - Don't Throw It

The “Stow It-Don’t Throw It” Project invites youth (and adult volunteers) to join us for our first Youth Ocean Conservation Summit, which is designed to allow youth participants to learn from marine scientists and conservationists about the current threats facing marine ecosystems, both locally and globally. Participants will learn what other youth are already doing to help tackle some of these issues, and they will be given a chance to work with their peers to develop action plans for their own ocean conservation projects.

No Water No Life

Founded in 2006 by SEJ member Alison M. Jones, No Water No Life photography teams document historic, current and potential management issues of six case-study watersheds: North America’s Columbia, Mississippi and Raritan River Basins and northeastern Africa’s Nile, Omo and Mara River Basins.

"Paper Mill Admits Fault as Dead Fish Flow To Lake Pontchartrain"

"The paper mill lnked to a substantial fish kill in the Pearl River system cautiously admitted responsibility Wednesday, as the trail of dead fish reached Lake Pontchartrain and a reservoir near Jackson, Miss., was opened in an attempt to flush the pollutants out.

Officials from the Temple-Inland plant in Bogalusa acknowledged that a mixture of pulp from the paper-manufacturing process and unspecified chemicals poured into the Pearl River late last week at levels exceeding the plant's environmental permits and might have depleted oxygen levels in the Pearl and its tributaries.

Source: New Orelans Times-Picayune, 08/19/2011
September 15, 2011

DEADLINE: "The Greater Everglades Ecosystem" Photo Contest

For the Florida Oceanographic Society's 2nd Annual Photography Contest, photos must have been taken in the Greater Everglades Ecosystem, which includes the Kissimmee River watershed, Lake Okeechobee, the St. Lucie River and the Caloosahatchee River, the southern Indian River Lagoon, Big Cypress National Preserve, and from Lake Okeechobee south to Florida Bay. September 15th deadline.

FWS Proposes To Expand Hunting at 10 Wildlife Refuges

Hunting, under certain conditions, is already allowed at more than 300 of the 553 sites in the National Wildlife Refuge System. Contact local environmental, animal rights, and hunting groups for opinions for or against these proposals that would allow additional species to be killed at 10 refuges in 8 states.

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