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Every Day I Remind Myself Why I’m in This Fight

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:00:50 +0000

I’m not going to lie to you. This has been a difficult year. Every day I remind myself why I’m in this fight: my son Paul and my daughter Eleanor. Since they were young, my wife Kim and I have taken them on summer backpacking trips to the Sierras, the Rockies, New Hampshire’s White Mountains, … Read more

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This Chinese “Environmental Grandma” Fights Rampant River Pollution

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 19:26:55 +0000

Last year, I accompanied Yun Jianli on a surprise visit to a wastewater treatment plant in her hometown Xiangyang in Hubei Province. We were investigating river pollution and asked the plant’s environmental manager to show us the equipment. It was noon, we were standing out in the burning sun, and I was feeling too hot … Read more

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#GivingTuesday: A Unique Chance to Protect Snow Leopards

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 22:04:58 +0000

Meet Khorgai—one of just 70 snow leopards left in Russia. A skilled hunter, he uses his long, broad tail to move with balance and stealth across rocky mountaintops. His dense gray and white fur keeps him warm and camouflaged. Khorgai roams the harsh Chikhacheva Ridge which straddles Russia’s Altai and Tuva Republics and the northwest corner of … Read more

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Surprisingly, a Lot to Be Thankful for in 2017

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 17:00:22 +0000

I’m sad about—and definitely resisting—the Trump administration’s attack on the environment, social justice, and the rule of law in the United States. But I also have a tremendous amount to be thankful for this year, and I want to share some of my thoughts with you. Because of the support of people like you, Pacific Environment … Read more

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Trump’s Secretive Attack on America’s Oceans

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 23:14:43 +0000

When you keep information secret, the question is: what do you have to hide and who are you hiding it from? In the case of our national marine monuments and sanctuaries, it looks like President Trump and his administration are hiding from people like you and me! Why? Because they know that their attacks on … Read more

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Communities Stand Up to Coal in Putin’s Russia

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 19:17:39 +0000

Mass demonstrations are popping up all over Russia. Why? Because people are fed up with breathing, eating, and drinking toxic coal dust. Along the way, these protesters are disrupting President Putin’s last-gasp attempt to profit from coal before it lands on the ash heap of global energy history. Last summer, activists and villagers used hundreds … Read more

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Trump Administration Is Gearing Up to Destroy Alaska Wild Salmon Rivers

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:13:10 +0000

It’s almost hard to fathom unless you’ve seen it in person. Black ribbons of salmon—wild, Alaska salmon—running up clear rivers through spectacular, unspoiled country as far as you can see. This is the natural wonder and unmatched economic powerhouse that is Bristol Bay. The watershed is home to largest wild sockeye salmon run in the world. … Read more

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Trump Is Getting Ready to Harm Ocean Life

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:24:10 +0000

Here is a quick update on our shared fight against Trump’s attempt to harm ocean life in the Pacific. After conducting a sham review of 27 of our nation’s monuments on land and in the sea, the Trump administration is now getting ready to gut protections for some of America’s greatest marine treasures. But we … Read more

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Big Decision on Toxic Oil to Keep Arctic Ocean Life Safe

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:20:25 +0000

Good news this afternoon in London: The International Maritime Organization’s (IMO’s) marine environment protection committee just approved our coalition’s proposal to deal with the issue of dangerous heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. This means there will now be international rulemaking to mitigate risks of heavy fuel oil and, hopefully, phase out this dangerous oil in the Arctic. … Read more

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The U.N. Maritime Chief Visited Alaska—And This Is What Happened

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:12:20 +0000

Do you ever wonder what advocacy at the highest international levels actually looks like? Well, I’ve been working in this field for over 30 years and I can tell you that it’s pretty much all about getting people into a room together so they can listen and learn from each other’s experiences and perspectives and … Read more

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