Sea Shepherd picks up former US Coast Guard patrolman

The fleet of the Sea Shepherd Environmental Protection Organization has a new vessel. It is a former United States Coast Guard Reformed Unit, formerly Brainbridge Island, one of 49 patrol boats that the Lockport Bollinger Shipyard delivered to the US Coast Guard between 1986 and 1992. The latter only exploited 27 last year, the whole […]

200 countries against oceans plastic pollution

More than 200 countries signed a UN resolution Wednesday in Nairobi to eliminate pollution from plastics in the oceans. By this text, the signatory countries hope to pave the way for the conclusion of a legally binding treaty. According to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), which organized the event, there will be more plastics […]

Update:​ Trump Administration Moves to Open Arctic Refuge to Drilling Studies

A shame! An internal Interior Department memo has proposed lifting restrictions on exploratory seismic studies in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a possible first step toward opening the pristine wilderness area to oil and gas drilling. The document proposes ending a restriction that had limited exploratory drilling to the period from Oct. 1, 1984, to […]

Antarctica: Thousands of penguin chicks have died of starvation because of too extensive pack ice

According to CNRS (France) researchers, the unusual extent of the pack ice, due to the melting of glaciers, has forced adult penguins to go farther to fetch their food. Since 2010, CNRS researchers are studying a colony of 18,000 pairs of Adélie penguins in eastern Antarctica. They found that only two chicks survived after the […]

Clean Power Plan: Trump administration will repeal Obama’s flagship measure for climate

“On Tuesday in Washington, I will sign a bill to repeal the so-called clean power plan of the previous administration.” It is in these terms that was introduced the bill to repeal one of the emblematic Obama law. US Environment Minister Scott Pruitt announced this in a speech in the state of Kentucky on Monday […]

ICEBERG 4x BIGGER THAN MANHATTAN DETACHED FROM THE ANTARCTIC: B44

A new 250-square-kilometer iceberg detached from the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. It represents four times the surface of Manhattan and more than twice that of Paris. Yet only 5% of the previous iceberg of 5800 square kilometers separated from the Larsen C platform in July. Scientists note an acceleration in the frequency of calving […]