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MessagePosté le: Mer 22 Mar - 06:59 (2017)    Sujet du message: AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: TRUMP'S EPA SENDING $100 MILLION TO FIX FLINT, MI FAILING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE. Répondre en citant

AMERICA GREAT AGAIN: TRUMP'S EPA SENDING $100 MILLION TO FIX FLINT, MI FAILING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 28 Mar - 03:30 (2017)    Sujet du message: L'HUMANITE AU COEUR DES PREPARATIFS DE LA PREMIERE CONFERENCE SUR LES OCEANS Répondre en citant

L'HUMANITE AU COEUR DES PREPARATIFS DE LA PREMIERE CONFERENCE SUR LES OCEANS


Mereani, 29 ans, et ses enfants Uraia, 7 ans et Sevanaia, 10 ans sont assis sur un mur de brique de ce qui était avant leur maison. Leur maison est située à quelques mètres de la rive qui a subi de fortes tempêtes au plus fort du cyclone Winston. Photo: UNICEF / Sokhin

22 mars 2017 – Le 20 février 2016, le cyclone tropical Winston de catégorie 5 a frappé la côte nord de Viti Levu, l'île la plus grande et la plus peuplée de Fidji, tuant au moins 44 personnes et clouant au sol les vols au départ et à destination de la nation insulaire de l'océan Pacifique.

« Ce fut l'un des cyclones les plus forts qui ait frappé n'importe quel pays de l'hémisphère Sud », se souvient Semi Koroilavesau, Ministre fidjien des Pêches. « C'était catastrophique pour les Fidji et nous nous en remettons encore », ajoute-t-il sombrement.

M. Koroilavesau est récemment intervenu lors d'une table ronde en marge de la première réunion préparatoire - convoquée par le Président de l'Assemblée générale au siège de l'ONU à New York - pour la première Conférence des Nations Unies sur les océans, co-organisée par les gouvernements de Fidji et de la Suède, du 5 au 8 juin 2017.

« Notre océan se réchauffe et modifie le comportement de notre ressource principal, qui est le thon », a déclaré M. Koroilavesau soulignant l'importance de l'océan pour le peuple fidjien.

« Le régime migratoire a changé en raison des conditions de l'eau. La dégradation de l'eau épuise également nos ressources et crée beaucoup de ravages dans notre océan », a-t-il dit au groupe de haut niveau, qui comprenait le Président de l'Assemblée générale, Peter Thomson ; la Vice-première Ministre adjointe de la Suède, Isabella Lövin ; et le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires économiques et sociales (DESA), Wu Hongbo.



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Wu Hongbo, Secrétaire général adjoint de l’ONU aux affaires économiques et sociales sur la Conférence sur les océans en juin 2017. Crédit: Nations Unies

« Fidji dispose d'environ 320 îles. L'océan est un élément important pour nous tant dans notre vie quotidienne et ... aussi comme voie de transport entre les îles », a déclaré M. Koroilavesau.

Les préparatifs de la réunion de juin se concentreront sur plusieurs thèmes – à travers des discussions, réseaux et partenariats - qui, selon le Président de l'Assemblée générale, « jetteront les bases sur lesquelles reposera la Conférence sur les océans ».

« Nos efforts aujourd'hui et dans les années à venir détermineront si nos enfants et ceux qui les suivront connaîtront la joie et la subsistance des océans qui nous ont été transmis dans notre jeunesse. Ne leur refusons pas cette richesse », a déclaré M. Thomson dans un message qui a fortement résonné avec le thème du mois de février – 'les peuples et les océans', en mettant l'accent sur les moyens d'existence, le tourisme, la sécurité alimentaire, le transport maritime et Commerce.

« Que vous regardiez les stocks de poissons en déclin qui atteignent un point de basculement, ou le niveau d'acidification de l'océan ou si vous regardez la quantité de plastiques dans nos océans, je pense que toute personne raisonnable peut conclure que le temps presse et que nous avons besoin d'agir rapidement », a déclaré M. Thomson, lors de la réunion préparatoire.

Le Programme développement durable à l'horizon 2030 et son objectif 14
 
Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires économiques et sociales, Wu Hongbo, a souligné le lien existant entre les océans et les populations, en particulier dans le contexte de l'Objectif de développement durable (ODD) 14, relatif à la conservation et à l'exploitation durable des océans, des mers et des ressources marines aux fins du développement durable. « Lorsque nous parlons de l'ODD 14, nous pensons à la navigation maritime, nous pensons à la pêche maritime aux fins de l'alimentation, nous pensons à faire du tourisme, mais ce n'est pas tout. La santé de la mer et l'exploitation durable des ressources marines ont un impact direct dans la mise en œuvre des nombreux ODD », a fait remarquer M. Wu, appelant à des engagements volontaires pour la mise en œuvre de l'ODD 14.

Notant que l'ODD 14 est à l'avant-garde du Programme de développement durable à l'horizon 2030, M. Wu a fait aussi le lien entre les océans et l'objectif d'éliminer la faim. « Nous recevons beaucoup de nourriture de la mer, nous devons donc protéger la mer », a-t-il dit.


Un pêcheur à Grenade tire un filet avec du poisson dans les Caraïbes. Photo PNUE/Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

Outre l'alimentation et la nutrition, M. Wu a souligné la contribution importante des océans au bien-être général des populations et à l'atténuation des effets du changement climatique.

« L'océan et la mer sont le régulateur naturel de notre climat et ils sont bons pour l'assainissement », a noté le Secrétaire général adjoint. « On dit que les océans absorbent un tiers des émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Si nous perdons la mer et les océans, imaginez simplement quel genre de situation nous aurons », a-t-il averti, établissant également un lien entre les océans, l'emploi et la croissance économique.

« Je pense que l'utilisation optimale ou durable des ressources marines donnerait vraiment un coup d'accélérateur à la croissance économique et créerait beaucoup d'emplois », a déclaré M. Wu.

Engagements transformateurs
 
Selon le Président de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, Peter Thomson, les résultats de la Conférence sur les océans incluront un appel à l'action et un rapport de conférence qui constitueront le programme de travail pour la mise en œuvre de l'ODD 14.

« Nous devons garder une vision claire. Nous devons universaliser nos efforts. Nous devons maintenir la dynamique pour des engagements transformateurs qui seront annoncés à la Conférence sur les océans de juin », a souligné M. Thomson lors de la première réunion préparatoire.

M. Thomson attache une importance particulière aux résultats de la Conférence sur les océans qui, selon lui, constitueront un tournant dans l'histoire.

« C'est l'occasion pour tout être humain de participer au rétablissement des océans. Pour tout être humain qui se soucie de la santé des océans », a déclaré M. Thomson, lors de la réunion.

La Vice-première ministre suédoise, Isabella Lövin, considère la Conférence sur les océans comme une occasion de « partager des expériences, de partager les meilleures pratiques ». « Cette conférence sera le carrefour où nous pourrons partager ces connaissances, transférer des technologies et aider les pays en développement à avoir les capacités nécessaires parce que les océans nous connectent tous », a-t-elle dit.

Mme Lövin a également exprimé sa préoccupation au sujet de l'exploitation non durable des ressources océaniques et de la pollution. « Si ces tendances se poursuivent, avec la surpêche, avec de plus en plus de pollution plastique dans nos océans, nous aurons plus de plastiques que de poissons dans nos océans d'ici 2050 », a-t-elle prévenu.

Comme ses collègues, elle a lancé un appel urgent à l'action. « C'est vraiment, vraiment sérieux, c'est ce que nous devons faire maintenant pour nos enfants et petits-enfants » a-t-elle dit. « Nous devons agir maintenant et nous pouvons le faire. Nous n'avons aucune excuse pour ne pas le faire ».

L'ONU a appelé à des engagements volontaires pour mettre en œuvre l'ODD 14 et a établi un registre en ligne. Les engagements volontaires, selon le Secrétaire général adjoint Wu, « soulignent l'urgence d'agir et de trouver des solutions ».

Parmi les autres thèmes abordés chaque mois avant la Conférence sur les océans, on peut mentionner : pollution océanique (déchets marins, polluants atmosphériques terrestres, déchets maritimes, déversements d'hydrocarbures); biodiversité marine (surpêche, perte d'habitat marin, perte d'espèces); et les océans et le changement climatique (élévation du niveau de la mer, réchauffement de l'océan, acidification des océans, décoloration des coraux).



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#OcéansPropres : l'ONU lance une campagne pour mettre fin aux déchets plastiques

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MessagePosté le: Mer 29 Mar - 07:18 (2017)    Sujet du message: US, UK, FRANCE COMMIT TO INCREASE COOPERATION Répondre en citant

US, UK, FRANCE COMMIT TO INCREASE COOPERATION

Story Number: NNS170327-04Release Date: 3/27/2017 10:05:00 AM  

From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs



170327-N-ES994-001 LONDON (March 27, 2017) The 2017 Trilateral Maritime Talks document which Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, Marine Nationale's Chief of Navy, and Adm. Sir Philip Jones KCB ADC, The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff signed in the Ministry of Defense Main Building. (US Navy photo courtesy of Ministry of Defense/Released)

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson met in London with the First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, Adm. Sir Philip Jones, Royal Navy and Chief of Naval Staff, Adm. Christophe Prazuck, French Navy, March 27.

This is the first time the three chiefs have held such an event. The importance of such collaboration can't be overstated given the increase in maritime competition worldwide and recent geo-political events.

As a result of the half-day session, the three chiefs of Navy affirmed their commitment to increased interoperability in a signed agreement that stated, "We believe this increased trilateral cooperation will help secure a future that is not only in the interests of our three nations, but in the common interests of our allies, partners, and all likeminded nations who are committed to peace, prosperity, and maritime security."

The U.S., U.K. and French navies have regularly operated together around the world. During this trilateral event, the three chiefs agreed there is room for more joint operations and for enhanced cooperation in the undersea domain and power projection.

Each navy is committed to an open and free maritime system based on respect for international law. Continued trilateral engagement and cooperation is in the interest of each individual country, NATO and the overall maritime community.

Link to text of 2017 Trilateral Agreement.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Chief of Naval Operations, visit www.navy.mil/local/cno/.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 4 Avr - 05:05 (2017)    Sujet du message: USS ROSS BEGINS FIFTH PATROL Répondre en citant

USS ROSS BEGINS FIFTH PATROL

Story Number: NNS170403-24Release Date: 4/3/2017 10:56:00 AM

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Robert S. Price USS Ross (DDG 71) Public Affairs

NAVAL STATION ROTA, Spain (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain to begin its fifth scheduled forward-deployed patrol in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe April 3.

Ross's patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations serves to bolster relationships with allies and regional partners, and its participation in theater exercises will contribute toward improving our maritime forces and maintaining security and stability in the region.

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"I am very excited to go underway for patrol one last time with the officers and crew of the USS Ross. They do amazing work and I look forward to the days ahead and the many things they will accomplish,"
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This is Ross's fifth patrol since being forward-deployed to Rota, Spain.

Ross is currently working with allies and regional partners to help develop and improve our maritime forces, maintain regional security and work toward mutual goals in order to advance security and stability in Europe.

Ross, forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/naveur/.

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NESTLE OWNS ALL THE WATER EVEN RAIN



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MessagePosté le: Jeu 4 Mai - 11:45 (2017)    Sujet du message: RUSSIA CREATES "ARCTIC BRIGAGE", SUBMITS UN CLAIM FOR OVER 400,000 SQUARE MILES OF OCEAN FLOOR Répondre en citant

RUSSIA CREATES "ARCTIC BRIGAGE", SUBMITS UN CLAIM FOR OVER 400,000 SQUARE MILES OF OCEAN FLOOR



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A major military effort by Russia has been launched to build up its strength in the Arctic circle. Journalists were invited to the Alakurtti base, which is 250 miles from the northern port of Murmansk and on the country's border with Finland.

During the era of the Soviet Union, large numbers of forces were deployed to the Arctic Circle to enhance its strategic defences. The peninsula the base is located on was called the "unsinkable aircraft-carrier" due to a large number of airbases there

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THE OCEAN CONFERENCE : HALLDORA MOGENSEN ON RETHINKING OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY



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MessagePosté le: Mar 30 Mai - 08:32 (2017)    Sujet du message: NAVAL WAR COLLEGE EXAMINES FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION IN INDIAN, PACIFIC OCEANS Répondre en citant

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE EXAMINES FREEDOM OF NAVIGATION IN INDIAN, PACIFIC OCEANS

Story Number: NNS170526-04Release Date: 5/26/2017 9:40:00 AM

By Daniel L. Kuester, U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs


170517-N-RX668-017 NEWPORT, R.I. (May 17, 2017) Lewis Duncan, provost at U.S. Naval War College (NWC), gives opening remarks during a Freedom of Navigation and the Law of the Sea Workshop held at NWC. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a better understanding of international law concerning freedom of the seas, especially freedom of navigation and overflight for warships and military aircraft. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jess Lewis/Released)


NEWPORT, R.I. (NNS) -- Freedom of navigation in some of the world's most uneasy waters was the focus of a conference, May 24, hosted by the Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), and attended by legal experts from around the globe.

The two-day conference, "Workshop on Freedom of Navigation and the Law of the Sea: The Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean," sought to develop a better understanding of international law concerning freedom of the seas, especially freedom of navigation and overflight for warships and military aircraft.

The workshop also cultivated closer relationships and synergy among the Stockton Center, U.S. interagency stakeholders, and international scholars and government officials on this difficult area.

"It's a complex legal space," said Lt. Cmdr. Peter Barker, Royal Navy, associate director for the Law of Coalition Maritime Warfare and workshop organizer. "Because part of international law is formed by treaties and part is formed by custom. It is very complicated."

Nearly 30 experts from the United States, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, France and Canada attended the event, including Ambassador John Norton Moore, University of Virginia School of Law; and Vladimir Golitsyn, president of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

The workshop was also sponsored by the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville; Law of the Sea Institute, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law; and Office of the Judge Advocate General, U.S. Navy, Washington, D.C.

"We find that dialogues with representatives of government and academia, where we can talk freely about issues of mutual concern, are very helpful so we can understand different perspectives," said Andrew Murdoch, legal director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the United Kingdom. "It is useful to meet up with fellow experts on the law of the sea. It's a specialized area, so meeting people from all around the world is good for us all to make the contacts for future relations."

Workshop organizers concede that they may not agree on all the issues they discuss.

"This is to get all of those who have a stake in the freedom of navigation in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean areas to sit down and talk about the legal principles," said Barker. "Not necessarily that we are coming at this all from the same direction, but that everybody understands everyone else's approach to the issues."

"Freedom of navigation is important for all states on the oceans," added Murdoch. "Where there are constraints on it and legitimate differences of views and interpretations, we need to talk to each other about those differences to avoid disputes and confrontations so these things can be resolved in a peaceful way. These workshops are very useful."

For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Naval War College, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwc/.


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MessagePosté le: Mar 30 Mai - 08:51 (2017)    Sujet du message: FLEET WEEK NEW YORK CITY 2017 IS UNDERWAY! Répondre en citant

FLEET WEEK NEW YORK CITY 2017 IS UNDERWAY!
 
The city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services began May 24 when USNS Yuma (EPF 8), USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), USS Lassen (DDG 82), USS Monterey (CG 61), USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Zephyr (PC 8) arrived as part of Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships.

The theme for this year is “Celebrating the Sea Services and Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Seabees.” For 75 years, members of the Naval Construction Forces, known as the Seabees, have repeatedly demonstrated their skills as fighters and builders, and while doing so, they have built and fought for freedom both in peace and in war time. The Seabees continue to play a crucial role in supporting the fleet while carrying out the Navy’s maritime strategy.

In addition to public visitation of participating ships, there are numerous exhibits, military band concerts, and aviation demonstrations throughout the week showcasing the skilled expertise of dedicated sea service members.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 30 Mai - 09:12 (2017)    Sujet du message: US NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND, COALITION PARTNERS COMPLETE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME EXERCISE Répondre en citant

US NAVAL FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND, COALITION PARTNERS COMPLETE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME EXERCISE

Story Number: NNS170522-10Release Date: 5/22/2017 1:10:00 PM


170517-N-OH194-0058 MANAMA. Bahrain (May 17, 2017) Capt. Christopher Wells, commanding officer of Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15), discusses Ponce™s capabilities with participants of the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2017. IMX is a command post exercise and includes more than 20 partner nations to promote interoperability, increase readiness in all facets of defensive maritime warfare and demonstrate resolve in maintaining regional security and stability and protecting the free flow of commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Grant P. Ammon)

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Victoria Kinney, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office

MANAMA, Bahrain (NNS) -- The International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 2017, led by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was held May 2-18, on Naval Support Activity Bahrain.

IMX 2017, a command post exercise, included personnel from the U.S. and more than 20 partner nations, as well as representatives from the civilian shipping industry group Oil Companies International Marine Forum. This group of key players came together to promote interoperability, increase readiness in all facets of defensive maritime warfare, and demonstrate resolve in maintaining regional security and stability and protecting the free flow of commerce.

"This year's IMX presented an invaluable opportunity to build upon the successes of [the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise] and act as a stepping stone looking forward to IMX 2019," said Commodore William Warrender, deputy commander of combined maritime forces in U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, and international maritime exercise force commander. "This year was the largest exercise we've seen to date, and the 2019 iteration of the exercise is going to be an even greater opportunity to demonstrate coalition cohesiveness. It is only with continued support of our partners and allies that we can endure with our mission, delivering stability and reducing illicit activity within the region."

IMX 2017 consisted of four days of academic training from various presenters, which included the U.S. Naval War College. The topics of the presentations ranged from naval planning to mission analysis, as well as discussing the coordination of forces to increase international cooperation.

"Having a significant number of international partners working alongside the civilian shipping industry builds a critical understanding to enhance security and cooperation in the region," said Royal Canadian Navy Lt. Cmdr. Ralph Underhill, lead planner for IMX. "By training on as realistic of threat-scenarios that we could possibly make, we tried to ensure IMX trained against situations that are entirely possible in this region."

Following the presentations, participants took part in field exercises simulating realistic scenarios that have occurred in or threaten the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Situations included a simulated missile attack, mine threats, a mine strike on a naval vessel, and a fast attack craft threat.

The region encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean. Twenty countries comprise this expanse, which includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. The Strait of Hormuz sees nearly 20 percent of the world's oil supply transits, and exercises like IMX are designed to share knowledge and enhance proficiencies in a joint environment.

The next exercise is scheduled to occur in 2019, and will be built upon the successes of IMX 2017 with cooperative maritime engagements including mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and maritime infrastructure protection.

For further questions, please contact U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4562 or navcentpao@me.navy.mil

For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/cusnc/.

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MessagePosté le: Mar 30 Mai - 11:04 (2017)    Sujet du message: FRANCE : LA BAULE (44). RASSEMBLEMENT FESTIF CONTRE LE DECRET PLAGE Répondre en citant

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29/05/2017 – 09h45 La Baule (Breizh-Info.com) – Ils étaient des centaines réunis ce samedi sur la plage de La Baule, au pied de l’avenue de Gaulle. Commerçants, hôteliers, restaurateurs, Baulois ou touristes, ils étaient tous présents pour répondre à l’appel de l’association La plage coeur de La Baule.

L’objectif ? Montrer à l’Etat que les restaurateurs ne peuvent pas être ignorés dans l’application du controversé « décret plage ». Le slogan était clair : « Rien sans nous, rien contre nous ». Plusieurs candidats aux législatives étaient sur le pont. Côté people, le chroniqueur sportif Pierre Ménès était présent pour soutenir les restaurateurs.

Loïc Durand-Raucher

Un rassemblement festif pour maintenir la pression

C’est dans une ambiance bon enfant que s’est déroulé ce rassemblement. Tous les professionnels de la plage avaient mis la main à la pâte sous la houlette de l’énergique Loïc Durand-Raucher, président de l’association La plage coeur de La Baule. En plus de la pétition en ligne et des discussions avec les autorités, la dynamique association bauloise a voulu proposer un événement fédérateur pour réunir les défenseurs de la plage et adresser un message aux autorités.

Un SOS en sable, des activités pour les enfants, des stands de dégustation d’huîtres ou de gâteaux préparés par les restaurateurs, de la musique… Tout était réuni pour que l’ambiance soit la plus festive et positive possible.

Grand succès de l’après-midi, la chorégraphie endiablée reprise par toute la plage.

« C’était convivial et festif donc objectif atteint. » Le président de l’association La plage coeur de La Baule reste modeste mais ne cache pas satisfaction devant le succès du rassemblement. Et il en profite pour rappeler que l’Etat devra faire avec eux : « Les gens qui connaissent la plage, c’est nous. On va continuer à leur mettre la pression ça c’est sûr. Le rassemblement d’aujourd’hui était là pour ça. »

Un décret très contesté

C’était un décret datant de 2006 que le maire de La Baule, Yves Métaireau (LR), avait refusé d’appliquer pendant des années. Le fameux « décret plage » confierait la concession de la page de La Baule pendant 12 ans à la société Veolia. Parmi les conséquences néfastes pour les restaurateurs : la destruction des restaurants actuels et le remontage de bâtiments démontables ainsi que la hausse des charges pour les exploitants.

Les exploitants et acteurs de la plage de La Baule remercient les personnes présentes au rassemblement.

La contestation est donc très forte de la part des professionnels baulois. Leur mobilisation a été entendue par le maire de la ville qui a proposé la mise en place d’une société d’économie mixte (SEM) afin que la ville apporte un soutien financier aux exploitants.

Une solution qui satisfait les restaurateurs qui ont néanmoins décidé de maintenir le rassemblement afin de montrer leur détermination à ce que rien ne soit décidé sans eux.

Des candidats aux législatives discrets mais présents

Au rassemblement, plusieurs candidats étaient venus soutenir les exploitants. Franck Louvrier (LR) était présent en toute discrétion mais très remonté : « Il faut à tout prix combattre ce décret inique » déclare le candidat qui s’est engagé à renoncer à tous ses autres mandats s’il est élu député. « Ce décret n’est pas applicable sur l’ensemble du territoire français de manière uniforme. Je me suis engagé à porter le fer à l’Assemblée nationale contre ce décret plage avec tous les députés concernés, qu’ils soient de droite ou de gauche. Cette manifestation se passe dans un bon esprit. Nous sommes tous attachés à la beauté de la baie et je suis heureux de participer à cette mobilisation. »

Doris Noel (FN) était également présente : « Je suis venue avant tout en tant qu’amoureuse de La Baule et habitante de Pornichet. Cela fait partie de mon devoir de m’opposer à ce projet complètement aberrant. J’espère qu’il y aura une suite positive à cette mobilisation. »

Selon Loïc Durand-Raucher, président de l’association des exploitants, Sandrine Josso (LREM) et Anne Boyé (PS) étaient également présentes. Enfin, des militants de la France insoumise ont distribué des tracts aux abords du rassemblement.

Le président de l’association des exploitants n’a pas manqué de prendre la mobilisation des candidats aux législatives avec des pincettes : « C’est le principe du politique, se plastronner devant le public qui l’écoute ce jour là et de s’appliquer à ne rien faire derrière. La France est en train de changer, on peut espérer que ça amène un peu de sang neuf. Les anciens : confiance zéro. »
Pierre Ménès tacle Yves Métaireau

Invité surprise de ce rassemblement, Pierre Ménès ! Le célèbre chroniqueur sportif à la langue acérée est un fidèle de La Baule. En vacances dans la station balnéaire, il en a donc profité pour montrer sa solidarité avec les exploitants. « C’est une cause à laquelle je suis sensible. Ces gens qui ont pondu ce règlement ne se rendent pas compte du mal qu’ils vont faire à La Baule » lance le commentateur sportif.

« Il y a des plages en France où il y a des abus mais cela ne me semble pas le cas ici. Si le maire avait un minimum de courage, on en serait pas là. »

Et lorsqu’on lui parle du projet de SEM porté par le maire de La Baule, Pierre Ménès tacle immédiatement Yves Métaireau : « Il serait temps ! Quand t’es maire de cette ville et que tu ne t’occupes pas de ta plage, tu n’as rien à faire comme maire de La Baule. Je ne comprends pas. Il y a bien d’autres choses que je ne comprends pas depuis que cet homme est en place mais ça, c’est le pompon ! »

Le commentateur sportif a pointé du doigt les éventuelles dérives possibles d’une telle concession à une grande entreprise  : « Ce genre de décret est symptomatique d’une société qui ne pense qu’à faire du blé. Il y aurait eu des transats jusqu’à la mer. Même avec un droit de passage, la plage aurait été privatisée. Et attention, si Veolia a envie de mettre un Mac Do dans une affaire, ils mettent un Mac Do. Ça n’a pas de sens. »
Une solution de la mairie bien accueillie

Laurence Jégouzo

Si Pierre Ménès et de nombreux Baulois interrogés ce samedi critiquent l’attitude attentiste du maire, l’association La plage coeur de La Baule préfère se concentrer sur les aspects positifs de l’affaire. Laurence Jégouzo, avocat parisien ayant apporté une aide juridique aux exploitants, salue ainsi la décision de créer une SEM. « Je suis très heureuse de ce dénouement qu’on attendait plus. On espère que les exploitants seront plus écoutés sur certaines normes techniques. »

Et la spécialiste du droit du tourisme d’origine malouine de rappeler que ce combat est avant tout celui des amoureux de La Baule, d’où qu’ils viennent : « J’ai une maison à La Baule, je suis Parisienne. J’ai toujours passé mes vacances à Piriac puis à la Baule. Je me suis vraiment battue pour ce dossier et je suis heureuse de voir que le combat abouti avec des commerçants très combatifs. »

Loïc Durand-Raucher préfère lui aussi se focaliser sur la victoire qui se profile à l’horizon. Dans son discours aux personnes venues soutenir les exploitants, il remercie tous ceux qui les ont aidés.

« On se bagarre depuis des mois contre ce projet. Et on est peut-être, grâce à votre soutien et à celui des médias, en train d’y arriver car Monsieur le Maire a proposé une solution de sortie de crise. Cette solution c’est de reprendre la main sur la plage dans le cadre d’une SEM dans laquelle Veolia interviendrait au titre de ses services. On soutient ce projet du maire qui représente une bonne solution. Si on y arrive, ce sera grâce à vous qui avez été très nombreux et impliqués. Rien ne se fera sans nous et rien ne se fera contre nous. »

Le message est passé, dans la bonne humeur mais avec fermeté.

NF

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USS NIMITZ, USS SHOUP AND USS KIDD DEPART FOR DEPLOYMENT

Story Number: NNS170602-16 Release Date: 6/2/2017 11:08:00 AM
  
From USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Public Affairs


170601-N-BR087-067 BREMERTON, Washington (June 1, 2017) Sailors man the rails of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits Puget Sound to begin its scheduled deployment. The Nimitz will lead Carrier Strike Group 11, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Shoop (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100), USS Howard (DDG 83), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole C. Pielop/Released)

BREMERTON, Wash (NNS) -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Kidd (DDG 100) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) departed their homeports of Naval Base Kitsap and Naval Station Everett, respectively, June 1, for a regularly scheduled deployment.

This is a previously planned, routine deployment and is not in response to any specific incident or regional event. This deployment is an example of the U.S. Navy's routine presence in waters around the globe displaying our commitment to stability, regional cooperation and economic prosperity for all nations.

"This deployment is the culmination of months of intensive training and preparations," said Rear Adm. Bill Byrne Jr., commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11. "The Nimitz Strike Group stands ready to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, be that a humanitarian disaster or a regional incident. We're honored to be in this position to answer the nation's call to duty."

Nimitz, the flagship of the strike group, Kidd and Shoup will make a brief stop at Naval Air Station North Island to meet up with the other ships and units of the strike group.

Strike Group units have spent most of the past seven months underway preparing for deployment. Nimitz participated in a series of pre-deployment inspections and training evolutions, including Board of Inspection and Survey and a Composite Training Unit Exercise that certified them ready for deployment.

"[Nimitz and the entire] strike group have performed exceptionally well throughout this maintenance and training cycle," said Capt. Kevin Lenox, Nimitz' commanding officer. "I feel incredibly lucky and humbled to lead such a talented and hardworking team."

Units embarked aboard Nimitz for deployment will be CSG-11 staff, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 9.

Also embarked will be the squadrons of CVW-11: The Lemoore, California-based "Argonauts" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147, "Black Knights" of VFA 154, "Blue Diamonds" of VFA 146, the San Diego-based "Death Rattlers" of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, the Whidbey Island, Washington-based "Gray Wolves" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 142, the Norfolk, Virginia-based "Blue Tails" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121 and the San Diego-based "Eightballers" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8, "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 75 and "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30.

The ships of DESRON 9 include the Everett-based guided-missile destroyers USS Shoup (DDG 86) and USS Kidd (DDG 100), the San Diego-based Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Howard (DDG 83) and USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and the San Diego-based Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59).

The Nimitz Strike Group last deployed in 2013. Since then, Nimitz hosted the first aircraft carrier landings of the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft in 2014 and completed a 20-month extended planned incremental availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, which completed in October 2016.

"We are especially pleased to have the support of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard," said Lenox. "The shipyard provided an industrial capability that has enabled a 42-year-old warship to perform at the highest level of readiness."

Nimitz Strike Group is part of U.S. 3rd Fleet, which leads naval forces in the Pacific and provides the realistic, relevant training necessary for an effective global Navy. U.S. 3rd Fleet constantly coordinates with U.S. 7th Fleet to plan and execute missions based on their complementary strengths to promote ongoing peace, security and stability throughout the entire Pacific theater of operations.

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 CARDINAL TURKSON ARTICULATES 5 PRINCIPLES FOR CARING FOR ENVIRONMENT, ESPECIALLY OCEANS
 

Holy See’s Commitment to Ocean Sustainability

June 8, 2017 ZENIT Staff Pope and Holy See


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Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See to the United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: “Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development,” taking place at UN Headquarters in New York, participated as a panelist in the third Partnership Dialogue of the Conference, dedicated to minimizing and addressing ocean acidification, and gave an intervention, on June 6.

In his statement, Cardinal Turkson expressed Pope Francis’ gratitude for the Conference and appreciation for the work being done to conserve and sustainably use our oceans and combat ocean acidification and pollution.

The Cardinal articulated five fundamental, interconnected principles to guide care for the environment in general and oceans in particular: the moral imperative to care for our environment; the need for an integral ecology that encompasses environmental, economic, social, cultural and day-to-day ecology, the common good and intergenerational justice; an integrated approach to finding solutions that combine the ethical and the environmental; the importance of education; and the need for dialogue and collaboration at all levels. He called us to be responsible stewards for the present and the future of the vast blue realm that is God’s gift.

***

His statement follows.
His Eminence Peter Cardinal Turkson
Panelist and Head of the Delegation of the Holy See

United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development Partnership Dialogue 3: Minimizing and addressing ocean acidification

6 June 2017, 3-6 pm
Serene Highness Prince Albert II,
Excellency Minister Agostinho Mondlane,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

I bring you greetings from Pope Francis, and wish to convey to you his gratitude for this Conference, aimed at finding more effective measures and marshaling greater resources toward the conservation and sustainable use of our oceans, seas and marine resources. He extends his appreciation for the work being done by individuals, research centers and various international and national institutions to monitor and study the health of our oceans and seas, thereby contributing to better data collection and understanding of ocean acidification and to the search for the most effective measures to remedy it.

Growing carbon dioxide emissions increase the acidity of oceans, as oceans absorb at least a quarter of emitted carbon dioxide. If these present trends continue, this century may well witness an unprecedented destruction of ecosystems, with serious consequences for all of us.[1] Moreover, detergents and chemical pollutants continue to pour into our rivers and into seas and oceans. It is also therefore urgent to address the problem of ocean-bound polluted water.

We don’t need to be reminded how vital the oceans and seas are to life on the planet, our common home. They not only provide food and raw materials, but also various essential environmental benefits such as air purification, regulation of climate and the global carbon cycle, waste management, and the maintenance of food chains and habitats critical to life on earth. Assuring their health and sustainability is thus in everyone’s interest.

Pope Francis has regularly enunciated fundamental principles and actions that ought to guide our action to protect and care for the environment.For individual Catholics and for Catholic institutions throughout the world, these principles have become the roadmap inspiring and motivating them to action. I would like to focus my contribution to this discussion by illustrating these interconnected principles that frame the Holy See’s perspective and action, not only to minimize and address ocean acidification, but to protect and care for the environment in general. Without pretending to be exhaustive, I would like to mention five of these interconnected guiding principles.

First, it is a moral imperative to take care of our environment. The environment is a gift entrusted to our responsible stewardship. Among the many considerations that flow from this fundamental principle are intergenerational solidarity and a focus not merely on rights but also on responsibilities. Pope Francis has repeatedly affirmed that intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us.[2] Thus, while our care for our oceans and seas immediately benefits us, it is also a gift to future generations, sparing them from paying the extremely high price of the deterioration of our oceans, seas and marine resources.

Understanding the care of our oceans and seas as responsible stewardship helps us focus not just on our right to use the resources that oceans and seas provide us, but also on our obligation to conserve and use them in a sustainable manner. Much of the decline in the health of oceans is a result of emphasizing rights and autonomies to the detriment of personal and collective responsibilities. Effective regulatory frameworks to safeguard the health of our oceans are often blocked by those who are profiting the most from marine resources and who are intent on maintaining or increasing their advantages to the detriment of the poorer peoples and countries.

The second guiding principle is what Pope Francis calls integral ecology. The term articulates the fundamental multidimensionality of our relationships: with one another, with the environment as a whole, and with the Creator who has given us the gift of nature. In his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’, Pope Francis mentions that an integral ecology encompasses the environmental, economic and social ecology; cultural ecology; the ecology of daily life; the principle of the common good; and justice between the generations.[3] In this understanding, the environment is not regarded as something separate from us or as a mere setting in which we live. We are part of it, included in it and thus in constant symbiotic interaction with it. A crisis of the environment necessarily means a crisis for humanity. A crisis of our oceans and seas necessarily means a crisis for us.

The third principle is the need for an integrated approach to finding solutions to problems that are not merely environmental but also social. Ethical considerations must be integrated in our scientific approaches to environmental issues, because environmental deterioration and human and ethical degradation are closely linked. Science can quantify the acidification of oceans, predicting its negative consequences and proposing remedies, but it cannot provide the motivation for virtuous action. Technical solutions are never enough. “Leaving no one behind” is a call to solidarity and is an inspirational motivation that should spur all of us to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In brief, motivation to virtuous behavior is a valuable contribution that the integration of an ethical approach can and must bring to finding effective measures to minimize and address ocean acidification.

The fourth guiding principle is the fundamental role of education. Educating all from an early age about the marvels of nature leads to loving and caring for it.  Education is all the more necessary in places where public service in proper waste disposal is either scarce or absent. I have observed that in countries and places where there is not proper public waste disposal, when it rains, people throw every kind of garbage — from plastic to old clothing, from metals to glasses — into rivers and waterways, so that the floodwaters would carry them away. Naturally, the garbage pollutes land water sources before choking our seas and oceans.

The Holy See uses its international reach and presence to educate about the need to care for our common home. Integral ecology has become required material in many Catholic schools and faith community activities to stimulate and sustain the love and care for the environment. It encourages initiatives toward achieving carbon footprint reduction and maximizing the use of renewable energy. It challenges small-scale entrepreneurs to put up or support eco-friendly businesses at the local or grassroots level.  The Vatican City State is striving to give good example not just for Catholics but for all in striving to reduce its carbon footprint to a minimum and become totally carbon free.

The Catholic Church also relies on a vast interfaith network and collaboration with both non-governmental and governmental entities to educate children and adults on this responsibility. For example, the theme of the Holy See’s Message to the Muslims for this time of Ramadan is “Christians and Muslims: Caring for our Common Home.” Affirming that the common vocation to be guardians of God’s handiwork is neither optional nor tangential but essential to pay homage to God, the Message invites to a “global conversion” to address adequately the challenge of the ecological crisis.
An integral part of this educational outreach to love and care for our oceans, regardless of whether one is a believer, is the challenge to change lifestyles and patterns of consumption that cause the degradation of the quality of our oceans and seas.

The fifth guiding principle is the need to dialogue and collaborate at all levels that can lead to common international, national and local decision-making, policy and action. We must bring into the conversation about the health of our oceans and seas the specific contributions of individuals and societies, State institutions and civic organizations. In an increasingly globalized and complex world, different perspectives are ever more intertwined and complementary, and all must be brought together to find the most effective solutions and measures. State policies and academic research are important and necessary, but work on the ground is most the important of all and the task of all.

Initiatives and projects to promote the health of our oceans and seas must be practical and participative to stimulate the willingness of all to contribute to this common task for the common good. Specific and targeted initiatives to fight the greatest and common pollutants of our oceans and seas could be wholesome and promote social cohesion. For instance, schools and communities could collect plastic, metal, glass and other waste materials that otherwise would end up in our oceans and rivers. Grassroots organizations could work with farming and mining industries to prevent industrial waste from polluting the water systems. Non-governmental organizations and public authorities could fruitfully collaborate to help poor fishing villages fight the degradation of coastal ecosystems affecting their livelihood. If all of us really care for our environment, then there should be collaboration rather than opposition.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

What kind of oceans and seas do we want to leave to future generations? What quality of water do we want flowing into our and their beaches, into our cities, villages and fields, into our sinks and showers? We can and must reverse the degradation of our oceans and seas. We are capable of the best, of rising above personal egoism and narrow national interests. This vast blue realm is God’s gift for us. Let us be its responsible stewards.
I thank you.

1. Pope Francis, Laudato Si’, 24.
2. Laudato Si’, 159.
3. Ibid., 137-162.

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ONU: CRISE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT, MOMENT DE VERITE, PAR LE CARD. TURKSON
 

Pour des ressources marines durables (traduction intégrale)

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Dep « Une crise de l’environnement signifie nécessairement un moment de vérité pour nous tous », a déclaré le cardinal Peter Turkson, chef de la délégation du Saint-Siège à la conférence des Nations Unies pour appuyer la mise en œuvre de l’objectif de développement durable (ODD) 14 : Conserver et utiliser durablement les océans, les mers et les ressources marines pour un développement durable.

Le préfet du dicastère pour la promotion du développement humain intégral et en effet intervenu le 7 juin 2017 au cours d’une conférence qui se tient au siège des Nations Unies, à New York du 5 au 9 juin. « Atteindre l’ODD 14 est dans l’intérêt de tous, car la gravité des problèmes auxquels sont confrontés nos océans implique l’existence même de l’humanité », a-t-il souligné.

C’est pourquoi il est urgent d’ « intégrer des considérations éthiques dans nos approches scientifiques des problèmes environnementaux » et de se concentrer « non seulement sur les droits, mais aussi sur les obligations ». Or « l’absence de cadres juridiques et réglementaires adéquats » et « l’incapacité de mettre en œuvre les lois existantes », « exacerbent » l’accent mis jusqu’ici sur les droits au détriment des obligations.

Le cardinal Turkson a enfin mis en avant l’urgence d’un « accord » mondial ou de la création d’un « organe institutionnel » chargé de la protection des ressources marines.
Voici notre traduction de l’allocution du cardinal Peter Turkson, délivrée en anglais.

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Déclaration du cardinal Peter Turkson (traduction intégrale)

Distingués coprésidents,

Le mois dernier, le Saint-Siège a lancé une nouvelle initiative intitulée « Laudato si’ Challenge » (Défi Laudato Si), qui incluait le président de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies et des dirigeants d’entreprise et politiques importants du monde entier. L’objectif de ce projet est de souligner l’importance des préoccupations environnementales dans la prise de décisions commerciales, la planification de projets et l’influence sur le droit et la politique. Le Saint-Siège s’est engagé à poursuivre et à renforcer ces efforts.

Atteindre l’ODD 14 est dans l’intérêt de tous, car la gravité des problèmes auxquels sont confrontés nos océans implique l’existence même de l’humanité. En plus de fournir des aliments et des matières premières, les océans offrent divers avantages environnementaux essentiels tels que la purification de l’air, un rôle important dans le cycle mondial du carbone, la régulation du climat, la gestion des déchets ainsi que le maintien des chaînes alimentaires et des habitats essentiels à la vie sur terre.

Dans sa lettre encyclique Laudato si’, Sur la sauvegarde de la maison commune, le pape François a appelé tout le monde à changer la trajectoire de la dégradation de l’environnement en modifiant les modes de consommation et les modes de vie nuisibles à l’environnement. Un comportement négligent ou égoïste dans notre utilisation des ressources et dans notre interaction avec l’environnement doit être abordé à tous les niveaux, du comportement individuel aux politiques nationales et aux accords multilatéraux internationaux.

Pour inverser les impacts négatifs sur les ressources marines et pour renforcer la conservation à long terme et l’utilisation durable de nos océans, nous devons intégrer des considérations éthiques dans nos approches scientifiques des problèmes environnementaux, car la détérioration de l’environnement et la dégradation humaine et éthique sont étroitement liées. L’environnement ne peut être considéré comme quelque chose de séparé de nous-mêmes ou comme un simple cadre dans lequel nous vivons. Nous en faisons partie, nous sommes inclus dedans et en interaction constante avec celui-ci.

Par conséquent, une crise de l’environnement signifie nécessairement un moment de vérité pour nous tous. Comme l’a rappelé le pape François, « nous ne sommes pas confrontés à deux crises distinctes, l’une environnementale et l’autre sociale, mais plutôt à une crise complexe qui est à la fois sociale et environnementale » [1]. Cette réalité composée nécessite donc une une approche intégrée qui s’occupe simultanément de l’environnement, combat la pauvreté et l’exclusion, assure la jouissance collective par tous du bien commun et favorise la solidarité intergénérationnelle.

Une approche éthique signifie avant tout prendre au sérieux notre responsabilité de sauvegarder ces précieuses ressources naturelles et de protéger ces personnes, en particulier celles qui sont pauvres et vulnérables et qui en dépendent pour leur subsistance journalière. Sans une approche éclairée par des considérations éthiques, nous avons un système où « certains ne sont concernés que par le gain financier et d’autres par le maintien ou l’augmentation de leur pouvoir », ce qui entraîne des « conflits ou des accords parasites où la dernière chose dont les deux parties se préoccupent est le sauvegarde de l’environnement et la protection de ceux qui sont les plus vulnérables ». [2]

Une approche éthique doit se concentrer non seulement sur les droits, mais aussi sur les obligations. Une grande partie du déclin de la santé des océans résulte de l’accent mis sur les droits et les autonomies au détriment des responsabilités personnelles et nationales. L’absence de cadres juridiques et réglementaires adéquats et l’incapacité de mettre en œuvre les lois existantes, permettant à beaucoup de profiter des lacunes et des carences, exacerbent cette accentuation excessive des droits au détriment des obligations. Le soin de notre maison commune, cependant, est et sera toujours un impératif moral.

Les océans et tous ceux qui en dépendent bénéficieraient particulièrement de cette approche éthique. Pendant de nombreuses années, la santé des océans et des mers n’a pas été suffisamment prise en considération, car les océans étaient considérés comme si vastes qu’ils n’étaient pas affectés par les activités humaines. Nous avons pris pour acquis nos libertés de les utiliser,  profitant de la liberté de navigation, de la pêche, de la pose de câbles et de la recherche scientifique, mais nous n’avons pas suffisamment souligné nos responsabilités dans leur bon usage. Ceci est évident dans le fait que, au-delà des dispositions relatives aux soins généraux en matière d’environnement ou de pollution, il n’y a pas d’entente mondiale ou d’organe institutionnel qui traite spécifiquement de la sauvegarde et de la protection des ressources des océans. Un tel accord est particulièrement urgent car les ressources océaniques sont de plus en plus intensément récoltées. Les océans ont une valeur qui va au-delà de celle de la pêche et de la navigation: ils sont également une vaste source d’énergie renouvelable et de richesses biologiques et minérales, y compris celles utilisées par l’industrie pharmaceutique et cosmétique.

Une approche éthique inspire la solidarité avec les générations futures. Comme le rappelait le pape François, « la solidarité entre les générations n’est pas facultative, mais plutôt une question fondamentale de justice, puisque le monde que nous avons reçu appartient également à ceux qui nous suivront » [3]. Ainsi, alors que nos soins pour nos océans nous sont un profit immédiat, c’est aussi un cadeau pour les générations futures, leur évitant de payer le prix extrêmement élevé de la détérioration de l’environnement et leur permettant de profiter de sa beauté, de sa merveille et de ses multiples dons.

Distingués coprésidents,

Dans de nombreuses traditions religieuses et culturelles, l’eau est un symbole de purification, de renouveau et de renaissance. C’est en ce sens que le Saint-Siège se félicite de ce nouveau départ d’une coopération et d’une coordination renouvelées des efforts mondiaux visant à conserver et à utiliser durablement nos océans, nos mers et nos ressources marines.

Merci, distingués coprésidents.
  1. Pape François, lettre encyclique Laudato si’, 139.
  2. Ibid, 198.
  3. Ibid, 159.
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15:27 14.06.2017

A month after rejecting Canberra’s request for participating in the Malabar exercise, three Indian naval ships arrived at Australian port Fremantle for the week-long bilateral exercise AUSINDEX-17. This would be the second edition of the exercise after the first in 2015 at Visakhapatnam.


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India, Singapore Begin Advanced Marine Drill in South China Sea

New Delhi (Sputnik) – The three ships — INS Kamorta, INS Shivalik and INS Jyoti — will participate in the exercise aimed “to increase interoperability and forge strong bonds of friendship across the seas.” Kamorta is an anti-submarine stealth corvette, Shivalik is a stealth multi-role frigate and Jyoti is a replenishment oiler.

“In addition, as part of the Indian Government’s vision of SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region), the Indian Navy has also been involved in assisting countries in the Indian Ocean Region with exclusive economic zone surveillance, search and rescue, and other capacity-building and capability-enhancement activities,” the Indian Navy said in a statement.

The joint naval drill has special importance for the two countries as India rejected an Australian request to participate in the India-led Malabar naval exercise this year. The naval forces of India, the US and Japan hold the exercise in the Indian Ocean but it is anticipated that the countries declined the Australian request out of fear of antagonizing China.

“AUSINDEX is a terrific opportunity to increase our interoperability and enhance the professional interaction of two great navies. Australian and India share a commitment to a stable and prosperous Indian Ocean region,” Australian Fleet Commander, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, said.

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IRAN SENDS ITS WARSHIPS TO THE GULF OF ADEN, HERE'S WHY  Rolling Eyes


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10:31 14.06.2017(updated 10:50 14.06.2017)

On Sunday, Iran's 47th Navy flotilla, comprised of Alborz destroyer and Bushehr logistic warship, set sail on its voyage to Oman. It will further go to the north of the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden. Sputnik Persian talked to Iranian political analysts, who explained why Tehran is demonstrating its naval military might.


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Iran Dispatches Warships to Oman Amid ‘Controlled Insecurity’ in the Gulf

On June 11, the naval fleet left the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas for Oman after a ceremony attended by Iran's Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari. The move, which comes amid a crisis in the Persian Gulf after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar for allegedly supporting "extremism," has sparked heated reaction of the Gulf of Aden littoral states.

Iran's news agency Tasnim News reported that the Gulf of Aden littoral states were making deliberate attempts to disrupt the presence of Iranian naval flotillas in high seas.
"Today, the Gulf of Aden littoral states have joined hands to prevent our naval flotillas from docking in there with the purpose of indirectly blocking our presence in high seas and international waters,” it quoted Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari as saying in the ceremony marking the start of the 47th Navy flotilla’s mission.

Iran’s Navy, nevertheless, pays no attention to such hostile attempts and will keep a mighty presence in international waters, the commander added.

Sayyari also made it clear that Iranian flotillas pursue two main objectives in their overseas missions: ensuring security of shipping routes and foiling Iranophobia attempts.


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Iran's Plan for Nuclear Powered Navy is Response to 'US Violating the Deal'

The 47th flotilla is set to replace its counterpart, number 46, made up of a Sabalan destroyer and Lavan logistic warship, which returned to Iran on Sunday after completing a two-month mission to secure naval routes and protect merchant vessels and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden. The Gulf of Aden, which lies between the Horn of Africa and the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, is home to multiple security threats. The ongoing conflict in Yemen between the Saudi-backed government and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has led to a number of ships in the area coming under attack.

Meanwhile, pirates in Somalia have been taking advantage of the chaos to launch raids on merchant vessels passing through the area, one of the busiest shipping routes for oil in the world.

Hence, Iran’s Navy has increased its presence in international waters in recent years, conducting patrols in the Gulf of Aden since November 2008, safeguarding merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.

Sputnik Persian discussed the issue with Iranian political analysts, who noted that the Iranian warships pose no threat to its neighbors. They reiterated that the planned mission is aimed at repelling attacks of the pirates and guaranteeing the safety of merchant ships.

"Iran regards it as its duty to preserve safety of the regional countries, especially in the joint water basin, hence we should not interconnect these maneuvers with any external factors, and with the Qatari crisis in particular," Hossein Ruyvaran, Iranian political analyst, an expert on the Middle East and the Arab world who teaches at the University of Tehran and former director of Iran's regional state TV station in Beirut told Sputnik.


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Iran Sends 41st Naval Flotilla on Anti-Pirate Patrol Mission to Gulf of Aden

"This is a friendly visit of Iranian warships, which has been coordinated with Oman beforehand. It is aimed purely at safeguarding of the healthy climate of the merchant shipping in international waters, where sea pirates are especially active," he said. "Thus Iran, alongside other countries, is actively present in these waters and regards it as its international duty to defend this area and safeguard it for other countries, using its military might. The mission of the 47th naval flotilla is by no means interconnected with any external factors and developments in the region, including the Qatari crisis," the political analyst reiterated.

Another Iranian political analyst, member of the Scientific Research Center for International Relations in Tehran, Dr. Mani Mehrabi, noted that the maneuvers of the Iranian warships, which pose no threat to Iran's neighbors, mistakenly raise suspicions and concerns of the regional countries due to increased tensions in the region and recent terror attacks in Iran.

"Iran sends its missions to the high seas and the Gulf of Aden in particular, on a systematic and constant basis. By demonstrating such military might, Iran is sending a peaceful message to its neighbors, who could use this military mission for their own benefits," the political analyst told Sputnik.

The major aims pursued by his home country, the expert said, are to safeguard the merchant ships and oil tankers and to practice certain tactics during its training missions. Any confrontation with the vessels of the neighboring countries is not on the agenda of the 47th Navy flotilla. However the ongoing crisis in the region and increased tensions amid recent terrorist attacks in Iran have prompted the Arab countries to mistakenly regard any military maneuvers of Iran's Navy as a potential threat of an attack, the expert concluded.

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AT BALTOPS, IT’S BACK TO PREPPING FOR HIGH-END WARFARE 



June 14, 2017
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The annual NATO exercise in tight Baltic waters, grown a bit sleepy after the Cold War, has snapped back into serious intensity.

ABOARD THE ROALD AMUNDSEN – The small boat with the big twin outboard motors zipping across the nearly calm blue-green waters has the crew of the Royal Norwegian Navy’s frigate Roald Amundsen worried. Neither radio calls nor warning shots from a machine gun deter the fast-approaching boat, and so the frigate’s CO makes his decision. The deck crew, all wearing tactical gear and helmets, find some cover on the bridge wing and open up with their assault rifles. The steady thuds from the Amundsen’s .50-caliber machine gun soon join the fracas. The fast boat weaves and dodges as the frigate’s crew pours rifle and machine gun fire on it — all blanks, of course.

This is not part of a counter-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia, or a maritime counter-terrorism drill in the Arabian Gulf. This is BALTOPS, the largest annual naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, a region made tense by a Russia seemingly bent on reordering European security and challenging American leadership on the continent.

The BALTOPS exercise has been around for decades, but a sleepiness had descended upon it after the end of the Cold War. The focus of the exercise evolved towards softer maritime security tasks, such as counter-terrorism, maritime escort, and interdicting illicit shipments. Even Russia’s Baltic Sea Fleet became a regular participant back when the world was thought to have moved beyond geopolitical competition, and peace and stability at sea was primarily threatened by pirates, smugglers, and terrorist groups. This all changed in 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea and touched off conflict in eastern Ukraine. The Baltic Sea region became a primary friction zone between NATO and Russia, which has since poured billions into military modernization, held a string of snap exercises close to the Western alliance’s most exposed members, and stepped up naval and air activities in the region.

This has brought the BALTOPS exercise back to preparing Alliance navies for high-end maritime warfighting. And while fighting off small boats is still part of the exercise, the fifty ships, roughly fifty aircraft, and 4,000 personnel from twelve NATO nations, are really in the Baltic to sharpen their skills in anti-submarine warfare, air defense, amphibious landings, mine hunting, and the integration of air and maritime power.

The Baltic presents special challenges for naval forces. Its shallow, brackish waters play havoc with anti-submarine sensors designed for deeper seas. The radar picture is cluttered with commercial traffic and windfarms. This is especially true in the southern Baltic Sea, where BALTOPS 2017 is running from June 1-16, and where merchantmen funnel toward the Kiel Canal and the Danish Straits en route to the North Sea and to the broader North Atlantic. As I hop between warships on a U.S. Navy SH-60 helicopter, large merchant ships are nearly always in view from my perch. And in the Baltic Sea, one is never very far from land, which means that warships and aircraft are nearly always exposed to shore-based missile batteries. This is no theoretical threat: in its southeastern Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, Russia has assembled a veritable bastion of anti-ship, air defense, and ballistic missile systems.

These challenges are not lost on the BALTOPS navies. The exercise is led by Vice Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet in Europe, who in interviews repeatedly returns to how “brutal the fight at sea would be in the Baltic.” Grady took up his Sixth Fleet duties late last year, but this is not his first time working with European navies. In 2004, he commanded the USS Cole when it was part of NATO’s Standing Naval Force in the Mediterranean, back when the Alliance faced a very different maritime security environment. But out at BALTOPS, Grady, who makes it hard to miss that he is a rabid Notre Dame football fan, worries about more than just the pointy end of the spear. To win at high-end warfighting at sea, he also wants the U.S. and its European allies to get better at more mundane tasks, such as casualty care, logistics, and underway replenishment.

The transatlantic relationship is currently fraught, with President Trump hectoring NATO’s European members to spend more on defense, while at the same time refusing to clearly state America’s commitment to European security (although other members of the Trump administration have done exactly that).

European allies, meanwhile, have begun to think out loud about a path away from relying on the United States for protection, while also expressing dismay about other parts of the Trump administration’s agenda. But little of this political friction is visible out in the Baltic Sea. American sailors work shoulder to shoulder with European counterparts on various staffs. U.S. ships take on fuel from a German support ship in the maritime highwire act of underway replenishment. U.S. Marines on the beach call in airstrikes from Polish F-16s.

All these efforts are made easier by longstanding cooperation that has bred deep familiarity, trust, and interoperability among the allies under the NATO umbrella. Grady also emphasizes that in the Baltic Sea, it is not about the U.S. Navy doing anyone any favors; it is very much a valuable learning experience for all participants. In a way, operations here showcase a unique form of burden-sharing: the regional allies bring unrivaled expertise in operating in the cramped and shallow Baltic — it’s their backyard, after all — while contributing ships and units tailor-made for the tasks there. America, meanwhile, brings the heavy punch needed in a high-end fight with, among other things, extended air defense, amphibious forces, land attack cruise missiles, and the ability to command and control vast operations.

But for all the high interoperability and spirit of NATO’s naval forces on display during BALTOPS, the Alliance still faces a mountain of work here and elsewhere. As I talk to the officers and crews of Estonian, German, Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, and American ships, one thing becomes clear: until just a few years ago, their collective minds were focused elsewhere, such as the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean, or the Horn of Africa, where the bad guys were more likely armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades, rather than supersonic anti-ship missiles and submarines that nearly rival those of the West. To rebuild those warfighting skills will take time, and more days at sea in exercises such as BALTOPS.

It will also take more ships. Since the end of the Cold War, European navies have certainly become more sophisticated; many of the ships I visited were commissioned in the mid-2000s and feature the latest in sensors, automation, computer-assisted decision-making, and crew comfort, but also faced a steep drop in numbers. But while quality in warships and crews is essential, at some point quantity becomes a quality all its own. The U.S. Navy faces a similar challenge, as it must carefully balance combatant commanders’ demands for fleet presence in Europe, the Middle East, and a Pacific region where China’s naval power is growing fast. Several European navies are eyeing an increase in the number of ships and submarines in the coming years, but it will take some time before they arrive in the fleets.

I’m returned ashore by a SH-60 helicopter to the Danish naval base in Korsor. The gray Seahawk turns heads as it clatters in for a landing in this small coastal town which is getting ready for summer and quiet days of vacation, barely aware that just over the horizon, NATO is preparing for a brutal fight at sea.


Magnus Nordenman is deputy director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council, in Washington, DC. Full bio

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US NAVY COMBAT SHIP DEPLOYMENT IN SEA IS CRUCIAL

June 15, 2017 Living
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What does the US Navy do in this part of the world?

 
Since 2013, the United States Navy has been rotationally deploying a single Littoral Combat Ship to South-East Asia, operating out of Singapore and conducting a variety of activities, many of which are aimed at enhancing security and co-operation between nations in the region.

Littoral combat ships are designed to operate in both shallow and congested sea lanes, allowing them to operate in areas where ships requiring deep waters and space cannot go or are constrained by such, a situation common to the waters of South-East Asia given the archipelagic geography of the region.

The US Navy’s LCSs come in two different designs, the Freedom class with a conventional hull design and the Independence class with a trimaran hull design.

LCSs are designed to be configurable based on the ship’s mission, with the space to install or remove mission module packages which allows it to be configured for surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine counter-measures, thus providing flexibility compared to most ship designs which have single built-in configurations.

The current LCS deployed to the region is the Independence Class USS Coronado (LCS 4) with previous deployments being the Freedom Class ships USS Freedom (LCS 1) in 2013 and USS Fort Worth from 2014 to 2016.

The USS Coronado is configured with the Surface Warfare mission package, comprising two 11m rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB), two visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) boarding teams, two 30mm machine guns, two Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles and an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.

The Coronado’s trimaran design allows it to have a larger flight deck allowing it to carry out both Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and helicopter operations off the deck at the same time with the Seahawk helicopter and Fire Scout UAVs.

The US Navy plans to deploy multiple LCS operating out of Singapore in the coming years.

Overseeing the LCS deployments is the US Navy command headquarters called COMLOGWESTPAC/Task Force 73, which has a small staff in Singapore.

COMLOGWESTPAC/Task Force 73 conducts advance planning, organises resources and directly supports the execution of maritime exercises between the US Navy and its partners in its area of responsibility, which covers South Asia and South-East Asia.

Recently, we had the opportunity to speak to Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson, the commander of Task Force 73 on the LCS deployment to the region and its future.


Rear Admiral Don Gabrielson (left), Commander, Task Force 73, greeting an officer from the Royal Thai Navy during the opening ceremony of the South-East Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) 2016 exercise at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore.

Gabrielson in the past had served as the commanding officer of the LCS USS Freedom during its construction and commissioning and thus is well versed in the unique capabilities that the LCSs have over conventional design ships.

He pointed out a number of capabilities that the LCS has which makes it strongly suitable for the region, among them the adaptability of the LCS, due to the available configurable volume and modularity of the ship.

“There is 60% of the USS Coronado’s volume that is available to be configured. Modularity plays into that because of the standard physical and network interfaces that are all there which enables us to update the ship continuously throughout its life to keep it relevant to the changes that occur in the world,” revealed Gabrielson.

Gabrielson also said that being deployed in South-East Asia not only allows the LCS to respond faster to any situation in the region, but also its available configurable space allows it to carry additional or specialised equipment required for the situation it is responding to compared to conventional ships which have limited space and cannot be easily configured to meet a particular requirement.

He drew attention to the LCS’s suitability to the geography of South-East Asia.

From the Philippines to India, there are over 50,000 islands and if you look at the port facilities in terms of the deep draft required, a destroyer or larger ship needs a depth of 10m of water just to float, and more to move, so they can only go pierside in a dozen ports in the region.

“The LCS, with its shallower draft, allows it access to a thousand ports in the same area and because of that, you have access to thousands more inner land locations where the ship can get in and help people, help control the sea space, help protect your interest, operate with partners, and get the job done compared to larger ships with deeper drafts,” he said.

The LCSs also have a much higher speed than conventional ships in the region. The USS Coronado has a speed of over 40 knots (74km/h), making it faster than the average conventional navy ships’ speed of 25 knots (46.3km/h).

Gabrielson pointed out that the LCS’s higher speed allows it to respond faster to any situation.

“If you need help, you want that help quickly and every knot matters in a ship’s speed and the design of the LCSs allows them to maintain high speeds in waters that much larger ships would not be able to do.”


An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle preparing to land prior to the launch of an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter aboard littoral combat ship USS Coronado.

With South-East Asia being often struck by natural disasters, military forces in the region have been in turn mobilised to conduct Humani-tarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations in regard to such occurrences.

Gabrielson touched on the LCS’s suitability for such missions given its unique characteristics compared to other surface ships.

“If you go to any other warship such as frigates or destroyers, first of all, they have probably a 7m or greater draft compared to the 3m-4m of the LCS.

“That’s a big difference. The non-LCS ships may have a helicopter hangar that you can put some things in if you remove the helicopter, so it’s a very small amount of space by comparison to an LCS so you have limits to what you can do with the non-LCSs ship which are less flexible.”

In November 2013, the LCS USS Freedom delivered relief supplies to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

The USS Coronado’s air assets of two Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles and an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter allow it to cover a large area by air in contrast to most ships which only have a single embarked helicopter.

This makes the LCS ideal for maritime search and rescue operations which require vast bodies of waters to be surveyed rapidly.


The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (foreground) and the Royal Malaysian Navy frigate KD Jebat during an exercise in 2013.

In December 2014, during its deployment to the region, the LCS USS Fort Worth was dispatched from Singapore to the Java Sea to take part in the search for Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 that crashed on Dec 28. The manoeuvrability and shallow draft of the design allowed the ship to efficiently conduct its search tasking in the shallow and congested water environment there.

A significant portion of the LCS activities in South-East Asia revolves around cooperation activities with other navies in the region such as port visits, participation in regional exhibitions (the USS Coronado recently took part in this year’s Langkawi International Maritime and Aviation exhibition) and military exercises.

These activities all contribute towards strengthening the ties between the US Navy and South-East Asian navies.

“The demand for these ships in the region is well off the charts; I cannot get more of them here fast enough.

“The navies of the region recognise the value of the LCS; everywhere I go, the first question I hear from them is, ‘when is LCS coming to visit because we want to operate with it, and we want to understand what the US Navy is doing with it so that we can learn from it’,” said Gabrielson.

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FRANCE : RESTRICTIONS D'EAU : QUE PENSENT DONC LES AGRICULTEURS DU « STREET POOLING » ?

Restrictions d'eau, mais pour qui? Le problème du "street pooling en est-il vraiment la cause où y a-t-il autre chose derrière tout cela? Les agriculteurs comprennent-ils vraiment l'ampleur du problème, eux qui sont occupés du matin au soir au travail de la ferme?

Ma constatation personnelle sur le sujet :

Je me suis aperçue que plusieurs rivières sont presqu'à sec alors que l'eau est détournée vers des couloirs "sécuritaires" ou des "réservoirs d'eau" se trouvant à plusieurs endroits, en France. Endroits qui sont interdits au grand public. Qu'il y a aussi tout près de ces couloirs "sécuritaires" de grandes compagnies agricoles ou des point d'eau où les gens peuvent, après avoir payé un droit d'entrée ou gratuitement,  aller passer une journée en famille dans une base de loisirs. Bien que ces endroits soient des plus agréables et bien entretenus, il n'empêche que cela se fait au détriment de la richesse naturelle gratuite donnée à tous les humains et qu'à court terme, seul les gens qui auront la carte d'identité ou l'implant RFID pourront profiter de ces lieux, toujours pour des raisons de sécurité.

Exemples de base de loisirs que nous retrouvons près de la ville de Serre, en France. J'ai aussi été quelques fois à celle de Digne-les-Bains.





Base de loisirs Germanette 2017


A Digne-les-Bains 2016

Alors que la grande rivière de la Bléone, qui tout juste à côté ressemble maintenant à ceci, dû au détournement des eaux.






Dans ce petit vidéo que j'ai pris et qui n'est pas très clair, nous voyons un de ces réservoirs d'eau dans le coin de Sisteron, en France. Mais le problème s'étend de plus en plus dans toute la France.

VIDEO : http://www.sendspace.com/file/3y4izz

Sans compter le fait qu'il n'y ait plus de poissons dans toutes ces rivières, sauf dans des endroits bien précis où il faut payer à la journée et dont les poissons sont traçables via le RFID.  A qui donc profite cette usurpation de cette ressource naturelle?

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Ces incidents rappellent la réalité d’une ligne de fracture qui se creuse de plus en plus entre ceux qui respectent et ceux qui cassent…

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S’il est une catégorie socio-professionnelle sensible aux sujets environnementaux, ce sont bien les agriculteurs. De bon ou mauvais gré, ils se plient à une législation devenue très contraignante. Les économies d’eau tiennent, dans ce domaine, une place prépondérante qui n’est pas sans incidence sur leur travail quotidien : les variétés culturales doivent être choisies en fonction de leur consommation d’eau, les eaux de pluie doivent être récupérées, les conditions d’irrigation optimisées, le matériel vérifié régulièrement. À ces efforts s’ajoutent les décisions préfectorales saisonnières dues aux aléas climatiques.

En ce début d’été, une quarantaine de départements ont pris des arrêtés allant de la simple vigilance à l’interdiction totale de consommation d’eau : arrêt des prélèvements à des fins agricoles, interdiction de manœuvre de vanne, d’activité nautique, d’arrosage des jardins, espaces verts, golfs, de laver sa voiture… Seuls ceux permettant d’assurer l’exercice des usages prioritaires sont autorisés (santé, sécurité civile, eau potable, salubrité).

Pour veiller au respect de ces principes, la « police de l’eau » est là. Elle vérifie les installations, ouvrages, travaux ou activités ayant un impact sur la santé, la sécurité, la ressource en eau et les écosystèmes aquatiques. En la matière, dans nos campagnes, tolérance zéro !

On aurait aimé qu’il en soit de même dans les départements plus urbanisés de l’Est parisien où l’explosion des « incivilités anti-canicule » voit jaillir, à chaque poussée du mercure, de nouveaux geysers et s’étendre de nouvelles inondations.

Les observateurs ont baptisé cette forme de gaspillage le street pooling.

Apparu à Aubervilliers en 2015, ce vandalisme s’est, depuis, étendu à la Seine-Saint-Denis, au Val-de-Marne et aux banlieues de grandes métropoles comme Lille et Lyon. Avec l’avènement des réseaux sociaux et des smartphones, le phénomène chez les 12-25 ans s’est popularisé. Les jeunes gens se mettent en scène, prennent des photos, font des films. L’interdit est devenu ludique. Le 21 juin dernier, 1.000 bornes et poteaux incendie ont été ouverts. Ce triste record a généré des pertes en eau estimées à 500.000 mètres cubes coûtant 3 millions d’euros aux collectivités. 500.000 mètres cubes d’eau, ce sont les deux tiers de la production journalière du Syndicat des eaux d’Île-de-France.

Ces chiffres seront certainement pulvérisés au prochain épisode de chaleur.

Emblématique de l’état de déliquescence des services de l’État, ces incidents rappellent la réalité d’une ligne de fracture qui se creuse de plus en plus entre ceux qui respectent et ceux qui cassent, ceux qui sont assujettis à la loi et ceux qui transgressent tous les interdits, ceux qui connaissent le prix des choses et ceux qui n’en ont cure…

Jusqu’à quand ?

http://www.bvoltaire.fr/restrictions-deau-pensent-agriculteurs-street-pooli…


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MessagePosté le: Dim 30 Juil - 03:38 (2017)    Sujet du message: CNO TALKS WITH JAPANESE COUNTERPART Répondre en citant

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Story Number: NNS170728-01Release Date: 7/28/2017 7:46:00 AM   

From Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs

Washington (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson held a video teleconference (VTC), July 27 with Admiral Yutaka Murakawa, Chief of Staff, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force.

During the call, the two discussed new ways to expand and deepen bilateral and multilateral maritime operations, the situation in North Korea and the East China Sea, and the commitment of the U.S. to our allies in the region. Richardson specifically stressed the importance of the U.S.-Japan partnership in supporting maritime security in the region and across the globe.

The two admirals share a close friendship. They last spoke during Richardson's visit to Japan in June. Prior to that, Richardson spoke to Murakawa in May during the Republic of Singapore Navy's 50th anniversary celebration and via VTC in February.

For more news from the Chief of Naval Operations, visit http://www.navy.mil/cno/

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MessagePosté le: Jeu 17 Aoû - 02:20 (2017)    Sujet du message: FARMER FORCED INTO $1 MILLION SETTLEMENT AFTER FEDS TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER PLOWING HIS LAND Répondre en citant

FARMER FORCED INTO $1 MILLION SETTLEMENT AFTER FEDS TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER PLOWING HIS LAND



A worker uses a tractor to spray a field of crops during crop-eating armyworm invation at a farm in Settlers, northern province of Limpopo, South Africa, February 8,2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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9:56 PM 08/15/2017

California farmer John Duarte settled with the federal government Tuesday, ending a nearly five-year enforcement action started after he was fined for plowing over federally protected vernal pools on his land, according to a Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) press release.

Under the settlement, Duarte has agreed to pay a $330,000 civil penalty, buy $770,000 worth of “mitigation credits” to offset damage to the environment, and restore the land as much as possible. In return, Duarte “admits no liability.”

“This has been a difficult decision for me, my family, and the entire company, and we have come to it reluctantly,” Duarte said in a statement. “But given the risks posed by further trial on the government’s request for up to $45 million in penalties, and the catastrophic impact that any significant fraction of that would have on our business, our hundreds of employees, our customers and suppliers, and all the members of my family, this was the best action I could take to protect those for whom I am responsible.”

The vernal pools are seasonal puddles or shallow lakes that are protected as “Waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act. Some of the pools were located on property Duarte purchased in 2012.

Duarte had a contractor plow the land to farm, and the contractor hit some of the vernal pools. The Army Core of Engineers fined Duarte $2.8 million and mandated he purchase tens of millions of dollars’ worth of mitigation credits for polluting federally-protected waters.

Since then, Duarte has refused to pay the fine, claiming his actions were exempted under the Clean Water Act as “normal farming practices.” The Army Corps of Engineers, however, only recognized “ongoing” farming activity as a normal farming practice under the act. Because Duarte was plowing property for the first time, the federal government maintained he needed a permit for the first time he plowed. (RELATED: Obama Is Gone, But Not His Administration’s Crusade To Crush A Farmer)

“John would have preferred to see this case through to trial and appealed the court’s liability ruling, which holds that plowing a field requires federal permission — despite the clear text of the Clean Water Act and regulations to the contrary,” PLF attorney Tony Francois said in a statement. “John and his counsel remain concerned that legal liability for farming without federal permission undermines the clear protections that the Clean Water Act affords to farming and poses a significant ongoing threat to farmers across the nation.”

http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/15/farmer-forced-into-1-million-settlement-after-feds-took-him-to-court-over-plowing-his-land/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=im


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MessagePosté le: Jeu 17 Aoû - 02:31 (2017)    Sujet du message: NAVY ANNOUNCES 2017 ANSO SYMPOSIUM Story Number: NNS170816-10Release Date: 8/16/2017 1:53:00 PM From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) will host its annual symposium Sep Répondre en citant

NAVY ANNOUNCES 2017 ANSO SYMPOSIUM

Story Number: NNS170816-10Release Date: 8/16/2017 1:53:00 PM  

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Association of Naval Services Officers (ANSO) will host its annual symposium Sept. 12-13 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

The symposium is designed to bring officers, enlisted personnel, civilian executives and other leaders in the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and maritime industry through educational and professional development training sessions that focus on this year's theme. This year's theme is "Molding Tomorrow's Sea Services Officers & Their Futures."

ANSO's mission is to assist the sea service chief's efforts in Hispanic workforce recruitment and retention efforts by fostering the personal growth and professional development of officer, enlisted and civilian personnel. The mission also includes providing support with mentoring, networking, training and educational opportunities, and engaging with the Hispanic community through outreach initiatives.

Navy Personnel Command's (NPC) Talent Development Team will fund up to 50 registration fees. Funding requires pre-registration and participation in post-event survey. Travel for attendees outside the local area must be funded through individual commands. Command-funded registrations are not authorized. Any participation outside the 50 Navy-funded registrations will be at the service member's expense. Uniform for the event is service khaki for E-7 and above, and service uniform for E-6 and below.

ANSO is an organization which focuses on the mentorship and professional development of Hispanic service members. It was formally established in February, 1981 to address Hispanic recruiting and retention issues, and to serve as a link between the Hispanic community and the sea services.

To register for the symposium contact Lt. Christina Johns at (901) 874-4325 or via email at christina.johns@navy.mil.

For more information, visit http://www.ansomil.org.

For more information, visit http://www.navy.mil, http://www.facebook.com/usnavy, or http://www.twitter.com/usnavy.

For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit http://www.navy.mil/local/npc/.

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FLINT'S RIVER OF POISON : RESIDENTS WILL LOSE THEIR HOMES IF WATER BILLS ARE NOT PAID!



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MessagePosté le: Ven 27 Oct - 14:08 (2017)    Sujet du message: PEKIN PLUS ACTIF DANS L'OCEAN INDIEN, NEW DELHI RENFORCE LE CONTRÔLE DES VOIES MARITIMES Répondre en citant

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Face au terrorisme international et à la piraterie, mais aussi à l’intensification de l’activité chinoise dans l’océan Indien, la Marine indienne renforcera ses patrouilles dans l’océan Indien.

La Marine de guerre indienne envisage de renforcer les patrouilles le long des voies maritimes clés de l’océan Indien, relate le Times of India.

Les navires devront réagir tant aux menaces traditionnelles qu’à celles du terrorisme international et de la piraterie, mais aussi contrer les cataclysmes naturels. L’intensification de l’activité chinoise dans l’océan Indien est un des facteurs clés. La Chine a notamment inauguré un centre militaire logistique à Djibouti, dans la corne de l’Afrique, qui est sa première base militaire à l’étranger.

La Marine indienne dispose actuellement de 12 à 15 navires en état d’alerte permanente dans les eaux de l’océan Indien: destroyers, frégates, corvettes et patrouilleurs. Ils sont épaulés par des avions de patrouille anti-sous-marins Boeing P-8 Poseidon, qui effectuent des vols quotidiens.

Selon le nouveau plan, qui sera examiné par le commandement de la Marine, les navires et avions en état d’alerte patrouilleront les voies maritimes «critiques» et des «tronçons difficiles» entre les golfes Persique et d’Aden et les détroits de Malacca et de la Sonde.

La Marine de guerre indienne possède actuellement 138 navires et 235 avions et hélicoptères et espère en posséder 212 d’ici à 2027.

Source: Sputnik

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WATER CRISIS - HOAX



VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK_y4xuzIJs

Primary Water - What you didn't know about the manufactured drought.

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PRIMARY WATER EXPLAINED - WHY WE DO NOT HAVE A WATER SHORTAGE




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