Portland, ME: “Straws Can Suck Mud”

Portland Becomes First City in Maine to Ban Plastic Straws Gonna toot my own horn just a wee bit on this Really Awesome Development. Last week, the city of Portland, ME, my current stomping grounds, banned single use plastic drinking straws (and stirrers and splash sticks - but that's less catchy to say). The city... Continue Reading →

New CITES Listing Will Mako Difference For Sharks

Photo by the author. Mako Sharks Get New Protections From Trade International leaders recently met in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss amendments to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (known as CITES). In this 18th meeting of the 183 CITES members, many species gained new international protections against trade, including... Continue Reading →

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