There's added firepower behind the campaign to remove humpback whales from the federal endangered species list, according to an article in today's Maui News. Since 1970, the U.S. government has recognized that the population of the whales was dwindling and precarious. But today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says that's changed. "Since then, NOAA … [Read more...] about NOAA calls for removing humpback whales from endangered species list
Let’s call 2013 the Year of Ends. Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, who is now in exile in Russia after fleeing Hawaii with millions of secret documents, ended any feeling we had that the Obama Administration cared more about civil liberties than his predecessors. South African President Nelson Mandela’s death brought an end to a time when people … [Read more...] about 2013 MauiTime Year In Review
By Anthony Pignataro It’s hard to imagine these days–especially if you’re standing on any south or west-face Maui beach in the winter for more than a minute–but even just 50 years ago there were fewer than 1,500 humpback whales in the North Pacific. Whaling, which devastated whale populations around the world, had largely been banned around the world, but as a species, … [Read more...] about Why Does A Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Member Want The Whales Removed From The Endangered Species List?