The Endangered Species Act seems to be working, with more than 75 percent of marine mammals and sea turtles protected by the act recovering, according to a new peer-reviewed study by scientists at the Center for Biological Diversity published in the academic journal PLOS ONE. North Atlantic green sea turtle nests on Florida beaches have increased by more than 2,000 percent and Hawaiian humpback whales more than 1,100 percent between 1979 and 2005.
This article appears in the April 2019 issue of Natural Awakenings.
The Sierra Club is organizing a campaign to encourage corporations from participating in the Plastic Industry Association, which has been funding local campaigns that attempt to ban single-use plastic.
To avoid the hazardous chemicals of conventional dry cleaning, consumers can opt for “green” cleaners that use such processes as liquid silicone, “wet cleaning” with non-toxic agents and liquid carbon dioxide.