Wildlife

"Mermaids Don't Exist: NOAA Confirms 'No Evidence Of Aquatic Humanoids"

"In an effort to clear up any potential confusion on the subject of mermaids, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released a statement confirming that 'no evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found.'"

Source: Huffington Post, 07/04/2012

"Growing Ship Traffic Threatens Blue Whales"

"MIRISSA, Sri Lanka — In early April, whale watchers off this country’s southern coast were greeted by a disturbing sight: the lifeless body of a 60-foot-long blue whale floating in the water about 12 miles offshore.

The body was swelling rapidly, and suckerfish swarmed across its skin. Even more unsettling was the condition of its tail, which had been nearly severed from the body.

Source: NY Times, 07/04/2012

Group Sues Interior for Failure to Disclose Correspondence with Wind Industry

The American Bird Conservancy has gone to court after the Interior Department stonewalled its Freedom-of-Information-Act requests for correspondence between feds and the wind industry on how potential wind projects in 10 states might affect birds and bats.

June 29, 2012

USFWS Wind Energy Guidelines Implementation Workshop

This interactive workshop in Washington DC, co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute, Hogan Lovells LLP, and Defenders of Wildlife, will provide an overview of the recently published final FWS Onshore Wind Guidelines. Open to the public but registration is required by June 22nd.

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