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The Save the Earth Foundation functions as a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the expansion of environmental awareness in our society.
This web site highlights the goals and accomplishments of the Save the Earth Foundation.The primary mission of the Save the Earth Foundation centers on raising environmental consciousness and funding environmental research at colleges and universities.
Save The Earth has been supporting research [in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary] to assess damage from lost shipping containers. Thousands of these metal boxes, containing almost everything used by humanity, are lost at sea every year. They crush organisms, change habitats, and could help invasive species move around the planet (see a video on the topic below). Now the U.S. Coast Guard is considering a new rule to improve how cargo is secured. It's our chance to comment and support a rule that we have been pushing for the last 5 years!
To comment: Go to http://1.usa.gov/1n5a1Vm
As the demand for eating deep sea fish increases, managers are considering "precautionary approaches" to fishery management and "marine protected areas" where no fishing is allowed. Listen to Dr. Gregor Cailliet discuss some of these topics.
Dr. Cailliet worked on Davidson Seamount issues with Save The Earth, and the screen saver on his computer (behind him during the video) is about Davdison Seamount creatures!
OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, GLOBAL WARMING'S "EQUALLY EVIL TWIN"
Save The Earth has supported research at Davidson Seamount, an ancient volcano recently added to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary because of its spectacular biological communities. The deep waters off of central California are known for naturally greater acidity, so they may become ground zero for human caused changes to come. By supporting deep sea coral transplant experiments, Pacific Dry Goods will increase our understanding of biological responses to ocean acidification.
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Jane Lubchenco on restoring science to U.S. climate policy
Marine biologist Jane Lubchenco now heads one of the U.S. government's key agencies researching climate change - the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Lubchenco discusses the central role her agency is playing in understanding the twin threats of global warming and ocean acidification.
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, conducted by New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert, Lubchenco spoke about the science of climate change, the complexities of communicating it to policy makers, and what she referred to as global warming's "equally evil twin," ocean acidification.
e360: Several years ago, you and I spoke about the issue of ocean acidification, which has always been a sort of stepbrother of global warming, although by some accounts equally serious.
Lubchenco: Yeah, I call it the equally evil twin.
e360: You're a marine ecologist, this is really your world. Even if you don't want to believe in global warming, there's just no getting around the effects of CO2 on oceans. And yet we don't hear a lot about this. Why can't this penetrate?
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Davidson Seamount, Pacific Ocean
SAVE THE EARTH FOUNDATION'S FUNDING HELPS GET THE DAVIDSON SEAMOUNT PROTECTED
The Davidson Seamount has recently been added to the boundaries of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There will now be protection for ancient, spectacular corals as well as newly discovered rare species ( NOAA has identified 13 species new to science so far). The recent research that Save The Earth funded has identified a key regional role that the Davidson Seamount serves to the Central California ecosystem, and has provided for a strong site characterization that is the basis of a management plan NOAA is developing for Davidson Seamount. Save The Earth's sponsorship has helped generate sound science and national excitement to protect this area.
When President Bush announced that Davidson Seamount would be protected under the Sanctuaries Act, and again when the designation was final, the national media seized upon this topic that engenders excitement with the public. Save The Earth clearly recognizes the need for engaging national and international audiences in important environmental issues. There are more than 30,000 seamounts in the global oceans, a fraction of one percent have been explored, and some seamounts have already been obliterated of coral communities by destructive harvesting. As the only seamount in the National Marine Sanctuary program, Davidson will serve as a research and education focus on this unique habitat type. Only through exciting research that can be interpreted to the public can we effectively influence public policy and human behavior.
The oceans are in trouble, which means we all are
As someone with a marine biology degree, I've been asked to help spread the word about the threat to ocean ecosystems from falling pH levels -- what everyone who doesn't have a marine biology degree calls ocean acidification. It's a worthy cause. Read the following letter, review this report and then go to this site and do something about it:
Changing Climate: Changing Lives
It's never too little or too late.
We feel strongly that the funding granted by the Save the Earth Foundation will help identify critical information that will enable us to slow and ultimately reverse the deterioration of our planet.
Lil Peppi, The Young Kid With Big Dreams - Let's Make The World A Better Place www.lilpeppi.com
The Davidson Seamount is a spectacular geologic feature on which recent explorations have documented dramatic biological discoveries (some featured on the BBC production "Planet Earth").
The exploration of Seamounts is relatively novel, because we only recently have the technology to access these deep areas. This project would fund a postdoctoral researcher to compare the biology on Davidson Seamount to other seamounts as well as non-seamount surrounding areas in the Pacific Ocean. This work may help finalize decisions on whether to protect Davidson Seamount by including it as part of the National Marine Sanctuary.
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