On April 24, the Kemp’s ridley nesting season officially began on the Texas coast, with the first nest found on South Padre Island. Turtle Island Restoration Network patrol teams have been walking along the Upper Texas Coast for weeks now, looking for sea turtles, crawl tracks, and disturbances in the dunes that would indicate a sea turtle had left the water to look for a suitable place to lay eggs.
The efforts of the an island group – “Bring the Bag
– to raise awareness of the risks of single-use plastic bags is deserving of attention and applause. The group, which is not seeking a ban on single-use plastic bags in Galveston, is working to encourage a healthier, greener and clearer environment and community. That is a goal we should all share.
In spite of the heavy rains and swollen creeks this December, biologists are not seeing a rise in the number of salmon spawning in Marin County creeks.
Lagunitas Creek is currently seeing three times more water when compared to this time last year, but not three times the number of fish. Gregory Andrew, a fishery program manager for the Marin Municipal Water District, has been counting the number of salmon nesting sites — or redds.
Starting on America Recycles Day in November 2014 and concluding on Earth Day on Wednesday, students across Galveston made a tremendous environmental impact. Schools from Galveston ISD, as well as private and charter schools, combined to collect and recycle more than 680,000 bags as part of A Bag’s Life program.
Every day, an airplane with contractors working for Taylor Energy Ltd. flies over a spot 12 miles south of the mouth of the Mississippi River looking for an oil sheen.
When Hurricane Ivan struck the Gulf of Mexico off of Louisiana in 2004, the force of the waves prompted a mudslide that toppled an offshore well platform owned by Taylor Energy. Since then, more than 10 years ago, oil from the undersea wells has been leaking into the Gulf unabated.
In honor of Earth Day, environmental volunteers and thousands of school kids are working to support one mission: reduce single-use plastic bags in Galveston.
Students in the Galveston Island Independent School District collected 683,100 bags in a five-month “A Bag’s Life” competition.
he annual ocean sojourn for endangered coho salmon and steelhead trout made an unexpected pit stop in West Marin County’s San Geronimo creek this week, courtesy of a strange looking trap. Fortunately for the fish — the trap was manned by researchers from the advocacy group Turtle Island Restoration Network — whose loyalty is solidly on the side of the fish.
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Five years after the devastating Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees have announced another milestone in Gulf of Mexico early restoration. The Trustees and BP have identified approximately $134 million in proposed early restoration projects for inclusion in a draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan.