Protected mangroves off the coast of Miami razed for a boat show

June 30, 2015 by  
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Wetlands and mangroves along much of the Gulf Coast are vital coastal ecosystems that also defend against sea level rise and storm surges . For decades these wetlands have been under attack from coastal development and the oil and gas industry, which is why large swathes are now protected. All of this makes it all the more baffling that a private contractor has destroyed a 300-foot stretch of mangrove trees near Miami as part of preparations for the 2016 Miami International Boat Show , yet Mayor Tomas Regalado appears largely unconcerned. Read the rest of Protected mangroves off the coast of Miami razed for a boat show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bay biscayne , envrionmental destruction , florida keys , hurricane season , international boat show , miami marine stadium , protected mangroves , sea level rise , wetlands destruction , wetlands ecosystem , wetlands loss

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DIY: How to sew your own (adorable) upcycled picnic blanket

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Why is this Inhabited Louisiana Island Sinking into the Gulf?

October 29, 2014 by  
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Much has been written lately of the devastating coastal land loss that is dragging southern Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico.  Erosion of the wetlands—in large part a result of activities by oil and gas companies—is causing the state to lose a football field of land every hour . This makes the region the fastest-disappearing landmass on earth. Isle de Jean Charles, a narrow strip of land in Terrebone Parish that is home to 25 families, is one of the communities in this region that is sinking into the sea. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Why is this Inhabited Louisiana Island Sinking into the Gulf? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: coastal erosion , coastal land loss , gulf of mexico , isle de jean charles , louisiana , marsh , oil pipeline , swamp , wetlands , wetlands destruction

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Project EGG is the World’s Largest 3D-Printed Collaborative Community Art Project

October 29, 2014 by  
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Hundertwasser’s Iconic Living Building Overflows with Greenery to Compensate for Urban Development

October 29, 2014 by  
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Mercy for Animals’ Undercover Video Reveals Horrors of Factory Duck Farming

October 29, 2014 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Animals rights group Mercy For Animals (MFA) has just revealed the results of its undercover investigation at one of the largest duck factory farms in the U.S. Hidden camera footage taken at Reichardt Duck Farm in California exposed rampant abuse and neglect of the birds, including ducks suffering from illness and injuries without receiving proper veterinary care, birds trapped in or under the wire cage flooring left to suffer and slowly die, and many ducks that were still conscious as they had their throats slit. In response, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office investigated the farm, but say that everything appeared to be “in compliance with industry standards.” Read the rest of Mercy for Animals’ Undercover Video Reveals Horrors of Factory Duck Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: activism , animal cruelty , animal rights , animal welfare , California , ducks , factory farming , mercy for animals , Reichardt Duck Farm , undercover video

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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

October 29, 2014 by  
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Smallest Seahorse in the US Set to Be Listed as Endangered as its Coastal Habitat Disappears

May 4, 2012 by  
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Common Seahorse Image from Shutterstock The dwarf seahorse , native to shallow seagrass along the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys and areas of the Caribbean, looks set to placed on the endangered species list , in part due to the destruction of its natural habitat. The National Marine Fisheries Service has issued a report backing a petition filed two years ago by the Center for Biological Diversity , which claims that the diminutive seahorse, the smallest in US waters, could soon become extinct due to a range of threats, from illegal fishing to bycatch mortality and habitat loss, the latter of which has accelerated with frequent oil spills (including the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster ). Read the rest of Smallest Seahorse in the US Set to Be Listed as Endangered as its Coastal Habitat Disappears Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: center for biological diversity , coastal erosion , dwarf seahorse , endangered species , florida keys , gulf oil , habitat loss , national marine fisheries service , oil industry , oil leaks , pygmy seahorse , seagrass canopies , threatened species , water pollution , wetlands destruction , wetlands loss , wetlands restoration

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