Saturday, 16 July 2016

Turn That Noise Down US Navy!

The US Navy has been ordered by the Ninth US Circuit Court in San Francisco on Friday to protect whales by lowering sonar levels which the Navy uses to detect enemy submarines.
The Navy argued that the Low Frequency Active Sonar was the only type that could fulfill it's needs but the judges ruled that at current levels the sound volume violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act which would result in an: 'adverse impact on marine mammals'.
In a case bought by the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), the Environmental Group argued that up to 10 million sea animals would suffer hearing loss or have their normal routines and behaviors disrupted and the judges agreed so the US Navy will have to tone it down.
All very good, we do share the planet with the other animals after all, but how about we now look at protecting humans from the adverse impact of the US military? 

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