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- 23 August 2017 | Environment
One of the largest international ocean conservation organizations is suing the Trump administration for going against the will of its fishery advisors.
Oceana, established in 2011 by a group of foundations, states that Donald Trump's administration has withdrawn protections that would have saved sea turtles, whales and other marine life from horrifying deaths.
"These animals are drowning in drift gillnets meant to catch swordfish off the California coast," notes the nonprofit organization.
- 17 August 2017 | Environment
Kjell Inge Rokke, one of Norway's richest men, decided to develop a giant vessel capable of collecting and melting up to five tonnes of plastic every day.
The Research Expedition Vessel (REV) is a 595-feet-long boat (182 meters) designed by Espen Oeino which holds 60 researchers and 30 crew members.
The super boat will be managed by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Norway and equipped with energy management systems, a laboratory, aerial and aquatic drones, an auditorium, two helipads, multiple work boats, and several other scientific facilities.
- 11 August 2017 | Environment
Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla will be forced to restore public access to Martins Beach, near Half Moon Bay, California.
A State appeals court ordered the Indian-American businessman to unlock the gate of his $32.5 million property, and allow people to access the road that leads to the beach.
Martins Beach not only is a popular beach in Northern California but is also a well-known surf spot with spectacular wave riding characteristics. Khosla bought the 89-acre property in 2008 and shut down the public access to the beach a few months later.