Area of Work

Speed Kills

by | October 2, 2012
With manatee numbers temporarily growing, Florida developers are waging an all-out campaign to undo the very protections that are credited with producing a modest rebound in the manatee population. With fewer than 4,000 in Florida waters, the manatee remains one of the most endangered ...

Swim-With Harrassment

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Every year an estimated 100,000 tourists participate in manatee “swim-with” programs that promote direct encounters in manatee lagoons. Studies indicate that approximately half of these human-manatee interactions constitute harassment, with tourists routinely observed poking, chasing, ...

Manatees

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The endangered Florida manatee has made only tenuous progress toward recovery, principally due to lawsuits. And that progress has been reversed in the last few years due to toxic algae and removal of protections.  With a population hovering under 6000 animals, according to 2018  ...

Tower Tracking

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Help us track cell tower battles in national parks! Email info@peer.org with new information. LOCATION TYPE STATUS Big Bend, Texas Collocated microwave Big Cypress, Florida Tower Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Cell on water tower Capitol Reef Television repeater Catoctin, Maryland Towers ...

Coal Combustion Waste

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Coal ash and other coal combustion wastes are one of the largest waste streams in the United States. Re-use of coal ash has, with active support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turned into a multi-billion dollar business that provides a huge subsidy to coal-fired power-plants. ...