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There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 46 Comments
There Will Be More Plastic Than Fish in the Ocean by 2050 (If We Don’t Change)

The ocean is expected to contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics than fish (by weight). This is because of plastic pollution.

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Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Farming, Wildlife with 6 Comments
Who is Poisoning Our Children, Even in the Womb?

Birth defects, premature births, endocrine disruption, cancer, Parkinson’s—why are we doing this to our kids? According to a new study published in the journal Endocrinology, oil and natural gas operations are contaminating surface and ground water with chemicals that wreak havoc on birth and growth hormones. Other recent reports show toxic levels of selenium contamination in the groundwater near fracking operations. This is leading to premature births.

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Endangered Orca Whale Birth – 7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment, Wildlife with 3 Comments
Endangered Orca Whale  Birth –  7th Baby Orca Calf of 2015

Orca whales also called “killer whales” have birthed a new calf, the 7th in 2015. They are the most endangered whale species and have been hunted almost to extinction. This is good news and is partially because of the large salmon run in 2015.

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Methane and Arctic Warming’s Global Impacts (Project Censored #6)

Methane and Arctic Warming’s Global Impacts (Project Censored #6)

When those who believe in global warming discuss this issue, the word “methane” does not always come up, but there are those who believe that this can have an even more substantial effect upon alleged global warming than man-made impacts, particularly in light of large stores of it places such as East Siberia.

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Where Are the Whales? Experts Stumped By “Missing” Whales in Hawaii & Florida

Posted by on January 6, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 19 Comments
Where Are the Whales? Experts Stumped By “Missing” Whales in Hawaii & Florida

Why haven’t the humpback whales showed up in Hawaii or Florida yet? Experts wonder and suggest a couple theories.

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Giant Squid Surfaces From the Deep in Japanese Harbor [video]

Posted by on December 30, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 5 Comments
Giant Squid Surfaces From the Deep in Japanese Harbor [video]

A giant squid was filmed with a submersible camera, and joined in the water by Akinobu Kimura, a diver and owner of Diving Shop Kaiyu.

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Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

A comprehensive pair of reports by dozens of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) offered “a damning critique of geoengineering,” according to Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. Highly controversial, geoengineering refers to technological efforts to counteract global warming by altering the atmosphere’s chemical composition.

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SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 7 Comments
SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Facing mounting protests and plummeting profits, SeaWorld intends to phase out its infamous Orca killer whale show at its San Diego park next year, but have no plans to release the whales

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Palau Creates One of the World’s Largest Marine Sanctuaries

Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Palau Creates One of the World’s Largest Marine Sanctuaries

A law has recently been established to create exclusive marine sanctuaries for 80% of zones around Palau. This will impact on food security and manage domestic fishing

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Bees Are In Danger: Harvard Study Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples

Posted by on October 22, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 8 Comments
Bees Are In Danger: Harvard Study Finds Pesticide in 70% of Honey Samples

he study shows that 70% of honey samples collected in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, the pesticide class that biotech companies say have nothing to do with the bee die offs we are seeing around the world.

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Engineers Have Created Amazing Micromotors That Remove CO2 Pollution from Oceans

Posted by on October 13, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Wildlife with 2 Comments
Engineers Have Created Amazing Micromotors That Remove CO2 Pollution from Oceans

The researchers report that in the lab, the micromotors managed to remove 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from a solution of deionized water within five minutes.

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World’s Oceans Face Worst Coral Die-Off in History, Scientists Warn

Posted by on October 9, 2015 in Climate Change, Environment, Wildlife with 12 Comments
World’s Oceans Face Worst Coral Die-Off in History, Scientists Warn

Coral reefs, often referred to as “rainforests of the sea” simply “haven’t been able to adapt to the higher base temperatures of the ocean,” say the scientists.

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25% of Fish Sold at Markets Contain Plastic or Man-Made Debris

Posted by on October 1, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 6 Comments
25% of Fish Sold at Markets Contain Plastic or Man-Made Debris

The scientists emphasize that the plastic and fibers are found in the fishes’ guts.

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Seal Spotted Surfing Humpback Whale In Australia

Posted by on September 21, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 5 Comments
Seal Spotted Surfing Humpback Whale In Australia

Animal experts say that witnessing such a partnership between seal and humpback whale is rare.

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Federal Court Deals Major Blow to Pesticide Industry in Attempt to Save the Bees

Posted by on September 18, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 2 Comments
Federal Court Deals Major Blow to Pesticide Industry in Attempt to Save the Bees

The “neonics” are a class of pesticides that have previously been linked to declines in bee populations. Judges ruling means that sulfoxaflor comes off the market while the EPA does the work it should have done a long time ago.

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