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A new wave of legislation against offshore drilling

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Associate

Earlier this month, a group of legislators from both coasts signed onto a wave of eight bills in Congress aimed at blocking the Trump administration’s offshore drilling plan.

Stunningly Beautiful Underwater Explorations

By | Kelsey Lamp
Protect Our Oceans, Associate

As we stare down apocalyptic news about the state of our oceans and life on earth, it’s good to take a step back and remind ourselves just what we are fighting for. For me, that means taking a (virtual) dive through the unique and otherworldly beauty that is the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. For the uninitiated, the Canyons and Seamounts, located to the Southeast of Cape Cod, is a marine protected area--a blue park--that is designed to protect diverse and unique marine places from exploitation.

Last Friday, the Trump administration released the 2018 update to the National Climate Assessment. This year’s update focuses on the effects of a changing climate on human well-being, our society, and our environment.

In the lifespan of the black coral, which can live for 500 years or more, two years is nothing. Yet, for the black coral that live 150 miles to the Southeast of Cape Cod, these last two years have been monumental--that is, they have marked the first years in which the black coral have enjoyed full protections from then-President Obama’s designation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.

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