Marshes of Louisiana, USA, threatened


This video is called Sylvia Earle: How to protect the oceans.

From the Sylvia Earle Alliance blog in the USA:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Journey OnEarth: An American Beauty

Referred to as part of America’s hardest working wetlands, Louisiana’s marshes are breathtaking, but it’s a natural treasure that’s disappearing at an alarming rate.

In the second episode for Journey OnEarth, Sylvia Earle tells us why the once resilient marshes might be on the verge of extinction. To take a closer look at this unique ecosystem and examine what losing it means for us watch as Sylvia Earle and others share their knowledge about these precious resources in the short documentary below.

Joni Praded, Truthout: “Renegade activist and Texas shrimper Diane Wilson was arrested in London on April 14, 2011, while protesting outside BP’s annual meeting. Wilson, who successfully fought Formosa Plastics to keep them from dumping toxins in the bay near her home and chained herself to an oxide tower to protest Dow Chemical’s refusal to take responsibility for Bhopal, was attempting to enter the meeting and present BP directors with a Black Planet Award (begun in 2006 by a grassroots group in Germany to call attention to the world’s worst polluters) when she was taken into custody. Wilson recently spoke with Chelsea Green’s editorial director, Joni Praded, about her latest book”: here.

“A year after BP caps well, fishermen still fight for survival”: here.

2 thoughts on “Marshes of Louisiana, USA, threatened

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