Critically endangered North Atlantic right whales may soon see updated protections, after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) posted a draft of their proposed rule to protect the species from fishing gear entanglements online on Wednesday.
"It’s horrifying that the monarch’s population has fallen so low; it’s great to hear that the Fish and Wildlife Service, after conducting an ‘intensive, thorough review,’ agrees that the monarch deserves new protections. And it’s absurd that the agency is punting on any sort of plan to protect this important species."
The Trump administration’s environmental policies are putting Tampa’s waters at risk from potential sewage spills, paved-over wetlands and expanded drilling, according to Florida’s Waterways are at Risk, a new fact sheet by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center.
With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Florida beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 187 Florida beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on at least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Florida Research and Policy Center.
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