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'Exceptionally rare' #conjoined #Whales found in #Mexico

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Two exceptionally rare conjoined gray whale calves have been found in a Mexican lagoon. ('Exceptionally rare' conjoined gray whale calves found off Mexico... A legacy of #Fukushima pollution?
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Sighting>> http://www.ocregister.com/articles/whales-595841-gray-whale.html

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#Sharks are #entitled to their #domain

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How vain do we want to be as a culture? How disconnected with our natural environment?

Via Kathy Dowsett
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TAKE  ACTION  here>>  https://www.greenpeace.org.au/action/?cid=60&src=TW1&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=blog&utm_term=010814_1101&utm_campaign=Arctic&txtArea=twitter

 

& HERE pls>  https://secure.marineconservation.org.au/donate.php?campid=701900000006XVIAA2

 

Ban Drumlines & Shark Nets in South Africa:  https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/KwaZuluNatal_Sharks_Board_Ban_Drumlines_Shark_Nets_in_South_Africa/?wowBBbb

 

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Petition to STOP illegal killing of 'juvenile Sharks' into a jar! https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Make_putting_sharks_in_a_jar_illegal/?towBBbb

 

 

Outrage over EPA shark-cull decision: http://www.projectaware.org/update/outrage-over-epa-shark-cull-decision

 

Global shark crisis! - POWERFUL VIDEO: 3.22m http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSaxDGdet4g&feature=youtu.be

 

 SHARK deterrent Wetsuit:  http://www.ted.com/talks/hamish_jolly_a_shark_deterrent_wetsuit_and_it_s_not_what_you_think

 

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VICTORY for SHARKS   http://www.seashepherd.org/news-and-media/2014/09/11/victory-for-australias-sharks-1625#.VBJSPECsjSQ.twitter

 

23.5.14 ~ 

Comment: WA's shark cull didn't answer the big ocean safety questions:  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/05/23/comment-was-shark-cull-didnt-answer-big-ocean-safety-questions

 

8.5.14 ~  

Australia: More than 170 sharks caught under controversial cull program:  http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/08/world/asia/australia-shark-cull/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

 

 

 

29 April 2014, 9.30pm BST

WA shark cull season ends, and ocean users don’t want it to return:  http://theconversation.com/wa-shark-cull-season-ends-and-ocean-users-dont-want-it-to-return-26038

 

 

 

19.4.14 ~ 

Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661

 

 

14.4.14 ~ 

Australia Wants to Selectively Slaughter Sharks for Three More Years:  https://news.vice.com/articles/australia-wants-to-selectively-slaughter-sharks-for-three-more-years

 

13.4.14 ~  Leave the SHARKs aloan!  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/04/13/activists-sink-teeth-was-shark-baiting-programme

 

 10.4.14 ~ 

A shark cull divides a nation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26937924

 

 

24.3.14 ~ 

Shark cull policy in Western Australia faces fresh challenge from Greens: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/24/shark-cull-policy-in-western-australia-faces-fresh-challenge-from-greens

Party brings in private member's bill to tackle an environmental exemption it dismisses as a 'cynical PR exercise'

 

 

 14.3.14 ~ Why Saving Sharks is a Good Investment:  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/03/14/the-real-life-shark-tank-why-saving-sharks-is-a-good-investment/

 

 

13.3.14 ~ 

WA Shark Cull Update - EPA rules out assessment despite 23,000 public submissions:::  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/03/13/wa-shark-cull-update-epa-rules-out-assessment-despite-23000-public-submissions-1586

 

 

 

26.2.14 ~ Shark victim's mother takes court action against shark cull

Read more: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/shark-victims-mother-takes-court-action-against-shark-cull-20140226-33hfx.html#ixzz2uX1blsK6

 

 

26.2.14 ~ 

Sea Shepherd seeks injunction to stop WA shark cull:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/21709551/sea-shepherd-seeks-injunction-to-stop-wa-shark-cull/

 

23.2.14 ~ 

Western Australia's shark cull will hit breeding stock of great whitesListen to the scientific community and look at the evidence from Hawaii to South Africa. Killing sharks doesn't work>>   http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/23/western-australia-shark-cull-great-whites

 

 

22.2.14 >>

Morning of cruelty, inhumanity and slaughter in the South West as Barnett's war on nature rages on: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/22/morning-of-cruelty-inhumanity-and-slaughter-in-the-south-west-1577

 

18.2.14 ~ 

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/shark-cull-condemned-after-attacks-fall-five-year-low?CMP=twt_gu

 

16.2.14 ~  Are shark shields a solution for Western Australia? :  http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/02/16/shark-shields-better-drum-lines-alp   via @free_dive & @Seasaver 

 

 

13.2.14 ~ 

Jackie Chan interview: 'They served me shark fin soup and I said no way':  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10635496/Jackie-Chan-interview-They-served-me-shark-fin-soup-and-I-said-no-way.html

 

12.2.14 ~ All captured animals so far are reportedly tiger sharks, with white and bull sharks also targeted by the program. While the program was designed to reduce the risk of fatal shark attacks, it also poses a threat to shark populations.>>  http://theconversation.com/explainer-sharks-why-size-and-species-matter-22535

 

 

 

 

12.2.14   ~  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/shark-cull-government-in-clear-breach-of-international-obligations?CMP=twt_gu

 

 6.2.14 ~ http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/02/06/western-australias-indiscriminate-killing-of-precious-marine-life-rages-on-1567#.Uvfi08MJzvs.twitter

 

 

The Duke of Cambridge, David Beckham and Yao Ming joined forces to speak out, as fathers, against the illegal wildlife trade. They spoke about the much needed protection of elephants, rhinos and sharks for future generations::  http://www.virgin.com/unite/take-action/film-when-the-buying-stops-the-killing-can-too

 

Inside the Biggest SHARK Abattoir:

 

 http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1415351/inside-worlds-biggest-shark-abattoir-shocking-pictures-show-scale

 

11.1.14  ~  

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/11/shark-finning-in-decline-in-far-east

 

10.1.14  ~  SeaShepherd welcomes Ban on SharkFinning in NZ:  http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1401/S00016/sea-shepherd-welcomes-ban-of-shark-finning-in-nz-water.htm

 

10.1.14 ~ Diver who swims with Sharks http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537040/Diver-swims-sharks-reveals-fear-makes-encounters-unpredictable-detect-racing-heart-beat.html

 

9.1.14 ~ SeaShepherd: http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/09/sea-shepherd-shark-update-france-and-australia-1556

 

Everyone knows they enter blue water at their peril. We do so at the risk of numerous possible misadventures, of which shark attack is the most remote.

 

What happens when SHARKS disappear:  http://baronvonmerkens.tumblr.com/post/72961850156/thingsofthewild-laureola

 

Australians oppose Cull  http://www.seashepherd.org.au/news-and-media/2014/01/04/australians-oppose-cull-of-protected-great-white-sharks-by-barnett-government-1553

 

Shark Cull.....is NOT the answer 
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-01-04/jeff-hansen/5184688

 

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/27/sharks-to-be-shot-and-dumped?CMP=twt_gu

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/australia-sharks-twitter-warn-swimmers-053242664.html?vp=1#Q92yy9M

 

More>>  http://www.sail-world.com/UK/Sea-Shepherd,-others-opposed-to-culling-of-Great-White-Sharks/117827

 

Overfishing of Sharks harms Coral Reefs >>  http://yottafire.com/2013/12/overfishing-sharks-harming-coral-reefs/

 

Sharks to be baited, shot at sea for being more than 3metres long:  http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/latest/a/20471641/sharks-to-be-baited-shot-at-sea/

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NEED to add this link: Live tracking of tagged sharks still not on SharkSmart website<br>:: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/live-tracking-of-tagged-sharks-still-not-on-sharksmart-website/story-fnhocxo3-1226889964661
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#Entangled #Eaten #Contaminated #foodchain ~ #YourChoices really do matter to the future of our #Ocean + #PCB's below...

#Entangled #Eaten #Contaminated #foodchain ~ #YourChoices really do matter to the future of our #Ocean + #PCB's below... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
There is a vast sea of trash in our oceans. For the first time, we now have a comprehensive picture of the toll it is taking on seabirds, sea turtles and marine mammals.
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PCB's >>>  chemical threat to Europe's killer whales and dolphins!

 

A pollutant is present at "dangerously high levels" in Europe's killer whales and dolphins, scientists say.

PCBs were once used in electrical gear, paints and flame retardants, but were banned from the 1970s because of their toxic effect in humans and animals.

However the manmade chemicals have persisted in the environment, and are accumulating in top predators.

The study finds Europe's cetaceans have levels of PCBs that are among the highest found in on the oceans.

PCBs still persist at dangerously high levels in European cetaceansDr Paul Jepson, Zoological Society of London

Lead author Dr Paul Jepson, a wildlife veterinarian from the Zoological Society of London, said: "For striped dolphins, bottlenose dolphins and killer whales, we have mean PCB levels that are excessive - they are really high - probably the highest in the world right now, by some way.

 

"Europe is a big big hotspot."

The contamination is so high that some populations of killer whales are facing extinction, he added.

The research is published in the journal Scientific Reports

 

polychlorinated biphenyls, were manufactured from the 1920s, but were banned in the US in 1979, in the UK in 1981 and in the rest of the EU in 1987.

Europe produced about 300,000 tonnes of PCBs from 1954 to 1984Dr Paul Jepson, ZSL

They were found to have a wide-ranging impact on human and animal health, from links to cancer, to suppressing the immune system and causing reproductive problems.

However, these chemicals are extremely durable and despite the ban they are still found in the environment.

"Europe produced about 300,000 tonnes of PCBs from 1954 to 1984. That was about 15% of the world's total," said Dr Jepson.

"A lot of this PCB, we don't know how much, has not been disposed of and is slowly leaking into rivers and estuaries, from landfills, and eventually into the marine environment."

The chemicals then gradually work their way up the food chain and into the top marine predators, where they accumulate in the cetacean's blubber.

The researchers analysed samples taken from more than 1,000 killer whales and dolphins in Europe's waters.

"Our findings show that, despite the ban and initial decline in environmental contamination, PCBs still persist at dangerously high levels in European cetaceans," explained Dr Jepson.

The levels are higher than those found in cetaceans in the waters around America, and also in those in the Arctic, where much of the PCB pollution is thought to end up. 

Europe may have such high levels because it banned PCBs later than some other parts of the world.

Europe's PCB hotspots included the western Mediterranean Sea and south-western Iberian Peninsula. 

Dr Jepson said the contamination seemed to be having a marked effect on breeding success and was particularly problematic for newborn calves.

Our research underlines the critical need for global policymakers to act quickly and decisively to tackle the lingering toxic legacy of PCBsProf Robin Law, ZSL

"Because these are mammals, they have a very high-fat milk - so when an adult female is pregnant, and then she has her calf, then she can offload up to 90% of her body burden of PCBs through the milk, through a long lactation," he explained. 

"So at a time when the new calf is very vulnerable... this is the time when the PCBs from her blubber can be mobilised and go from the milk to the calf."

He said this appeared to be causing significant problems for striped dolphins and bottlenose dolphins. But Europe's coastal killer whales appeared to be among the hardest hit.

"There are only eight killer whales left around the west of Scotland and Ireland," said Dr Jepson.

"This is a population studied for many years, and there has not been a calf in all the years that this group has been studied, so that population will go extinct."

He added that two pods of 36 killer whales in southern Europe had only have five calves that survived between 1999 and 2011.

"This population is clearly at risk of extinction, and then that is it."

The researchers say more needs to be done to remove or seal off PCB-laden waste on land.

Co-author Prof Robin Law, also from ZSL, said: "Our research underlines the critical need for global policymakers to act quickly and decisively to tackle the lingering toxic legacy of PCBs, before it's too late for some of our most iconic and important marine predators."

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Researchers Detect Devastating #Virus in #FarmedSalmon & #WildSalmon!!!

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Scientists found the pathogen in both wild and pen-raised fish in British Columbia.
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Chinese Giant Salamander: millions farmed, nearly extinct in the wild

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The world’s largest amphibian sounds like a work of fiction: virtually unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs, and reportedly growing as long as a man, the
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#IMO: #RevisedGuidance on #RadioactiveWaste adopted #Ocean #FloraAndFauna

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In deciding whether candidate materials for dumping at sea could be regarded as ”non-radioactive” (ie de minimis) and therefore may be disposed of at sea, the guidelines recommend that authorities take steps to determine that the radiation risks to individuals caused by the exempted practice or source are sufficiently low that they do not pose any risk and that the exempted practices and sources are inherently safe.

A similar assessment should be carried out in relation to possible impacts on flora and fauna.

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Scientists Are Worried About #WhalePoop, And Here's why ~ Vital #Nutrients #Environment

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#BiodiversityDisaster! It's not just divers and nature lovers that should be concerned by record #CoralBleaching

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The third mass coral bleaching event in recorded history is underway, signalling a biodiversity disaster on an unprecedented scale
It may come as a surprise to learn that we are in the middle of the third great coral bleaching event in human history.

Via Mariaschnee
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#Australia to test #shark deterrents after wave of attacks. #TechnoStyle

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Australian shark experts will test cutting-edge technology — including electrical barriers powered by wave energy — following an "unprecedented
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Sharks have SEVEN senses!

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25 #Walruses Killed on Alaskan Beach, #Beheaded and #MissingTusks

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Authorities have launched a federal investigation into the deaths of 25 walruses on an Alaskan beach. An estimated 37 walruses were also found dead, likely from
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#HermitCrab forced to live in #toothpaste cap: Image shows the reality of #plasticPollution 'its diff. to get rid of!

#HermitCrab forced to live in #toothpaste cap: Image shows the reality of #plasticPollution 'its diff. to get rid of! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The image was uploaded by Reddit user Hscmidt after his girlfriend spotted the crab roaming a beach in Cuba. The creature had been using a toothpaste cap as its shell to protects itself from predators.
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And so where are the #Shells ???  #OceanAcidity!

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Why the #Arctic’s Big #MosquitoProblem Is Getting a Lot Worse » Focusing on #Wildlife #meltdown

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Cant keep off the stuff, we're #nowEATingIt #PlanktonEatingPlastic #Disturbing!

Plastic really is everywhere.
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#Marinelife 'halves in 45 years' due to #overfishing #ClimateChange & #Pollution #WorryingTimes!

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The new report found a 49 per cent drop in numbers among the 6,000 populations studied around the world, including leatherback turtles (pictured).
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#PCB's !!! UK’s last resident killer whales ‘doomed to #extinction’ #ReproductiveFailure ...

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The UK’s last pod of killer whales is doomed to extinction, with new research revealing western European waters as a global hotspot for the lingering legacy o
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#BreakingNews! #UKgov extended #bluebelt of protected #Marine... #Seagrass in perilous state...

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Get the latest BBC Science and Environment News: breaking news, analysis and debate on science and nature in the UK and around the world.
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Sea Shepherd Successfully Leads Hundreds of Dolphins and Pilot Whales Away From the Killing Beaches - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

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Over the past three months, the Sea Shepherd ships Brigitte Bardot, Sam Simon, and more recently the Bob Barker, in collaboration with the Sea Shepherd land crew, have successfully escorted hundreds of dolphins, including pilot whales, away from the killing beaches of the Faroe Islands.
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#Urgent coastal protection needed, says National Trust - BBC News

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The UK is "ignoring known risks of flood and erosion at the coast" and immediate action is needed to manage the threats, the National Trust warns.
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#Pew: Nations Miss Historic Opportunity to Protect #AntarcticWaters #CCAMLR 2016?

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For the fifth consecutive meeting, the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)—which consists of 24 member countries and the European Union—was unable to reach a consensus to create protected areas in the Ross Sea and the waters off East Antarctica.
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“While it is encouraging that China has endorsed a revision of the marine reserve in the Ross Sea, it is troubling that the Chinese derailed many other important measures by prioritizing fishing over advancing science-based conservation, which is the heart of the CCAMLR charter.”

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#Oceanic #WhitetipSharks In #Peril ~ #LongTermSurvial may... The Nomadic Tribes

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Long-term survival of Oceanic Whitetip sharks may depend upon organized recreational offshore sport diving or snorkeling offshore at places such as Cat Island, in the Bahamas.
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"We Are becoming #Plastic" What do we know? #FoodChain #AreUeatingIT ?

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As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags - long after many other countries - David Shukman catches up on the latest research into plastic in the oceans.
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I've got your back: #Fish really do look after their mates!

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When it comes to helping each other out, it turns out that some fish are better at it than one might imagine. New research has found that pairs of rabbitfishes will cooperate and support each other while feeding.

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Gaye Rosier's curator insight, September 28, 2015 12:42 PM

Reciprocal cooperation, which requires an investment in a partner, which is later reciprocated, is assumed to require complex cognitive and social skills. Skills that fishes have been deemed not to have.

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, September 29, 2015 11:51 AM

The more we learn about our non-human relatives, the better we will be inclined to treat them.

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#Antarctic Oceans Alliance ~ #Krill in #decline! Help if you can thxu...

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U.S. government issues #overfishing notice for 4 northwest #salmon stocks ~ #Environment

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#UK guarantees £2bn #Nuclear plant deal as #China investment! #OMG ... #SafeEnergy NOT this!!!

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China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.
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Swam in offshore waters from #BradwellNuclear & gave off #HotWaves as child #SpentWater #RunOff #Radiation #Cancer !!!

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Jenny Barnett's curator insight, November 16, 2015 8:34 AM

By using more resources in projects like this, it improves the economy by providing jobs in the economy and generally improving the welfare of the surrounding area. However, nuclear energy is dangerous and so has risks like death potentially. Putting resources into projects like this is good but I don't think anymore should be put in because too much nuclear power is bad. The goverment could input  temporary subsidies to attract suppliers to invest but then remove it once  it has been invested in so there is then not too much nuclear power which can sometimes be bad.

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#BeneathTheWaves: 30 Days to Show the #Debris You See #ProjectAWARE

"What will you do to the protect the ocean?" That was the call from the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, earlier in the year. It's a call for collaboration. A call on governments, business leaders and individuals to work together and tackle the many problems our ocean faces.  
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Every 10 seconds... deafening blasts, #Mapping4Oil ! #WildlifeATrisk ! #Greenpeace

Every 10 seconds... deafening blasts, #Mapping4Oil ! #WildlifeATrisk ! #Greenpeace | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
24 hours per day. 7 days per week. For weeks on end. The Arctic Ocean is being blasted by deafening 259 decibel explosions. Why? To map oil deposits under the ocean floor so that Shell and other big oil companies know where to set their greedy gaze for future oil exploration.Until now, all this was happening in near-secret
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