This whole article gives a brilliant portrait of life one hundred years ago, but the whale tale was particularly revealing as it spoke to the continued pressure right whales have suffered along our Gulf of Maine coast for hundred of years. Continue reading WHALES: The Gulf of Maine Oil Business – a Century Ago
THE ISSUE: Why are whales starving, wandering far afield and producing fewer young? It’s a complex of answers that includes impacts from new chemicals dumped by municipal and business sewage, acidification, temperature changes, forest and agricultural sprays, microplastics, mortalities of … Continue reading WHALES: Why are they starving, having fewer young and wandering for food?
Bitumen from Alberta is destined for export via tankers through the Gulf of Maine. Data shows that traffic from Saint John, NB will double. Along with proposed and existing offshore drilling for gas and oil, dumping of fracking and mine … Continue reading ISSUES: Canadian Bitumen from Alberta Threatens the Gulf of Maine
It should be obvious by now that actions like offshore drilling are no longer just local in scope and concern. George’s Banks has been recognized as a vital resources and has just had its protection extended in the US. In … Continue reading ISSUES: Americans respond to Canadian drilling plans adjacent to Georges Banks
There is nothing new in the ongoing saga of fossil fuels and the unique resources of the Bay of Fundy … an ecosystem that has been shown to have more marine species than any other along the coast of North … Continue reading ISSUES: Opposition to the Energy East Pipeline Plan Continues