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Hollywood actor Ethan Hawke lends his voice to the fight to save North Atlantic right whales | The Star

A short documentary narrated by the four-time Academy Award nominee called The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale was unveiled Tuesday in Halifax. Environmentalists are using the documentary to pressure politicians to ban seismic blasting in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the whales spend the summer.

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Join Ethan Hawke- Help Save Right Whales & Save The Gulf of Saint Lawrence

We need your help. Please sign Sierra Club Canada’s letter and share this message to get our leaders to finally hear the deafening blasts that whales endure every single minute of every day when seismic blasting is happening.

Sierra Club Canada

A national and grassroots non-profit organization committed to protecting our environment, communities, and future

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Eliza Knockwood, Ethan Hawke, Gretchen Fitzgerald & Mary Gorman
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May 11th, 2019

For immediate release: May 9th, 2019

Ethan Hawke Lending His Voice to Film, New Campaign to Protect Whales and Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Halifax, NS – Starchild Production’s new film The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale featuring Ethan Hawke and Dr. Linda Weilgart will premiere on May 14th in Halifax, NS. The film will kick off a new campaign to protect endangered whales in Canadian waters from the impacts of seismic blasting.

WHO: Save Our Seas and Shores, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Starchild Productions, Sierra Club US, Clean Ocean Action Committee

WHAT: The Vanishing Call of the Right Whale Film Screening & Campaign Launch.

WHERE: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Windsor Foundation Theatre (Granville St. Entrance), Halifax NS

WHEN: 10:30 AM – 12:00 NOON, Tuesday May 14th, 2019

Please note Ethan Hawke will not be attending this event.

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For more information, please contact:

Mary Gorman, Save Our Seas and Shores Coalition, mjgorman@ns.sympatico.ca 902-759-5963

Gretchen Fitzgerald, Sierra Club Canada Foundation, gretchenf@sierraclub.ca 902-444-7096

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Feds banning oil and gas activities in marine protected areas – iPolitics

The Trudeau government is banning oil and gas work, mining, dumping and bottom trawling – an industrial fishing technique that indiscriminately scrapes the bottom of the ocean surface – in designated marine protected areas. Fisheries and Oceans Minister Jonathan Wilkinson announced the new protection standards on Thursday, while also naming a 12,000 square kilometre stretch …

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WATCH: Dem Rep Uses an Air Horn to Prove a Point About Environmental Impact of Offshore Oil Work

7.2k Views 2 Votes “Mr. Chair, I’d ask for unanimous consent to sound an air horn in committee.” That was the unusual request made by Freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.) during a House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife hearing on Thursday, all in the name of making a point about the impact of one controversial method of offshore oil work.

 

 

Bluefin tuna in P.E.I. are so hungry they no longer fear humans

Bobbing up and down on cold Atlantic waters, several fishermen toss scaly, silver mackerel overboard. It’s a delicious snack for a bluefin tuna – the largest species of tuna in the world, measuring more than six feet in length and weighing up to 1,600 pounds.

 

 

 

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