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March 3, 2008

NAVFAC Far East Provides Integral Environmental Support

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Far East's environmental expertise was underscored recently, as three installations the command supports were selected as winners in the fiscal year (FY) 2007 Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Awards competition.

Feb. 12, 2008

Navy Holds Conference on the Science of Acoustic Research

The Navy's Scientific Operational Naval Acoustic Research Conference was held February 6-7 to provide an opportunity for the Navy's scientists, fleet operators, and environmental specialists to share information regarding recent advances in science, mission requirements, and communication needs.

Feb. 4, 2008

Navy's Environmental Readiness Director Discusses Sonar and New Website

The Environmental Director for the Chief of Naval Operations has spearheaded the creation of a new website to better educate and inform the public and Sailors on what the U.S. Navy is doing to protect the seas and its inhabitants during crucial training exercises.

Jan. 29, 2008

SECNAV Views ASW Exercise Aboard Lincoln

The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy, and several reporters visited the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) Jan. 26 to observe how the Navy conducts Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) training using mid-frequency, active sonar while protecting marine life.

Dec. 20, 2007

Navy Invests in Protecting Marine Mammals

No injuries to marine mammals have been attributed to sonar use since the Navy began taking additional steps to minimize harm to such animals, a Navy official said Dec. 19.

Nov. 14, 2007

Navy Buoyed by Appeals Court Ruling

Navy officials said they are optimistic that a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Nov. 13 ordered a lower court to rewrite restrictions on the Navy's use of sonar in certain Southern California exercises.

Sept. 20, 2007

Latest Pacific Fleet Podcast: Training, Environment Top Priority

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Adm. Robert F. Willard released his second edition of the "Rat-Pac Report" podcast Sept. 19 relaying to Sailors, civilians, Navy families and the public his messages on the importance of training in the Navy and our responsibilities to the environment.

Sept. 19, 2007

Navy Recognized for Doing Its Part for Ozone Protection

The Department of the Navy was awarded the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Best-of-the-Best" Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards for 2007 in a ceremony Sept. 19.

Aug. 6, 2007

Documents Add Perspective to 2004 Hanalei Whale Incident

Two documents shed new light on the aggregation of melon-headed whales that occurred on July 3, 2004, in Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai.

July 7, 2007

Temporary Restraining Order Lifted for Sonar Activities in RIMPAC

The temporary restraining order that prevented the U.S. Navy from using mid-frequency active sonar during the 2006 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise has been lifted following successful negotiations between Navy and the plaintiffs.