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#Gas finds in east #Mediterranean may change strategic balance - BBC News ~ #ProtectEnvironment pls!

#Gas finds in east #Mediterranean may change strategic balance - BBC News  ~ #ProtectEnvironment pls! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Gas finds in east Mediterranean may change strategic balance
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For decades, it seemed that most countries of the Levant, east of the Mediterranean Sea, had little or no share of the Middle East's abundant energy resources.
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Not only is another world possible, she's on her way. On a quiet day, I can ... - #Greenpeace International (blog) #Arctic

Not only is another world possible, she's on her way. On a quiet day, I can ... - #Greenpeace International (blog) #Arctic | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
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Not only is another world possible, she's on her way. On a quiet day, I can ...
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Across the Arctic, amid all this change, we are hearing stories of struggle and seeing signs of trouble — but also signs of emerging crusades for justice and resilience against the corporate powers that for too long have dictated our story.

Shell was forced to cancel its 2013 Arctic drilling plans after a series of failures and accidents plagued its 2012 drilling programme. Similarly, both Statoil and ConocoPhillips have both shelved plans to drill in the Arctic this year.

But beyond the oil companies, this has been a year of heroic stories for the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic. A battle has been brewing with our allies in Russia, where RAIPON, the largest Indigenous organisation representing more than 40 Indigenous groups in Russia and the East, was ordered in November by the Russian Ministry of Justice to close its doors following what they deemed, “irregularities in its organisational statuses.” This stirred exactly the sort of international outrage that it warranted.

As expressed by Aili Kesketalo, the leading Sami politician from Norway, this challenged “the very foundation for international cooperation between Indigenous Peoples.”

In the end, after much outrage and complex politicking, this unjust decision was overturned. This marked a change in the story the Russian government was trying to tell, affirming an important lesson: that the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic are powerful, and when united, represent an unparalleled threat to the current “business as usual” approach to Arctic management. In the words of RAIPON’s former First Vice President: Read more by clicking headline thxu

 

The irony is that Antarctica, which isn’t even home to human beings, is now protected. So how is it that the Arctic, home to millions of people, including some of the most precious and unique communities in the world, cannot secure the same protection where people need it most?

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#Dolphin protection, #tuna catch in conflict for U.S., Mexico

#Dolphin protection, #tuna catch in conflict for   U.S., Mexico | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Mexico strives for greater share of U.S. tuna market while seeking unform rules on dolphin protection.
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There is no sure way to catch tuna without harming other marine life. Dolphins, as well as sharks, turtles and other animals, are unintentionally killed as bycatch in the quest for tuna.

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#TheBlackFish - Campaigns

#TheBlackFish - Campaigns | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Black Fish is a European based conservation organisation on a mission to change attitudes towards our precious oceans and work to protect the unique life within them.
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Giant #LeatherbackTurtle -- Black Sea Turtle Facts And Photos ~ PlanetSave

Giant #LeatherbackTurtle -- Black Sea Turtle Facts And Photos ~ PlanetSave | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it

The giant leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, is the biggest  turtle species still in the world. They are a giant amongst most other modern  reptiles, the only ones bigger are three of the remaining species of  crocodilians.


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#SeaShepherd ~ Op Relentless Tee

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Off the back of Sea Shepherd's most successful campaign to date, Operation Zero Tolerance that saved 932 whales, Sea Shepherd launches Operation Relentless.
Like last seasons cam (RT @SeaShepherd: #OperationRelentless T shirts, available now!
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#SaveBlueWhale #Habitat From The #Oil And #Gas Industry - The Petition Site, pls sign....thxu

Whales that come to feed in Australian waters are under threat from oil and gas exploration. Help them! (15433 signatures on petition) (Save Blue Whale Habitat From The Oil And Gas Industry.
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Our #Emissions are not only continuing, but they're #accelerating; that's a scary thing.' #Gov's. Must #ActNow ! ~ Passing a 'point of no return'!

Our #Emissions are not only continuing, but they're #accelerating; that's a scary thing.'  #Gov's. Must #ActNow ! ~ Passing a 'point of no return'! | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The old saying that 'what goes up must come down' doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.
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The old saying that "what goes up must come down" doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.

 

The chief greenhouse gas was measured Thursday at 400 parts per million in Hawaii, a monitoring site that sets the world's benchmark.

It's a symbolic mark that scientists and environmentalists have been anticipating for years.

 

While this week's number has garnered all sorts of attention, it is just a daily reading in the month when the chief greenhouse gas peaks in the Northern Hemisphere.

 

It will be lower the rest of the year.

 

This year will probably average around 396 ppm. But not for long — the trend is going up and at faster and faster rates.

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When Worlds Collide #66: #IndianOcean: Wild West of the 21st Century?

When Worlds Collide #66: #IndianOcean: Wild West of  the 21st  Century? | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 12 May 2013 Tuna Wars are hotting up in the Indian Ocean. At stake are the jobs of tens of thousands of fisherm...
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#MigrationBirds - #Ducks Unlimited Canada #Wetlands

#MigrationBirds - #Ducks Unlimited Canada  #Wetlands | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @ducanada: It's International Migratory Bird Day! Check out our Migration Station & learn about migratory birds found in #Canada http://t.co/gsgiko78QN
Marian Locksley's insight:

As millions of our feathered friends fill the skies of North America during migration, many people are left wondering—what is migration all about? Who migrates? Why? And how?

Here are a few facts that you’ll find useful as you try to navigate your way through a season filled with skeins, sords and gaggles of migrating birds.

Who Migrates?

Not all of the birds found in Canada are migratory. In fact, many stay to keep us company throughout the year. So, which birds do migrate? Here’s a listing of some of the more common types of migratory birds found in Canada:

Waterfowl (such as ducks and geese)Raptors (such as hawks and eagles)Wading birds (such as cranes, herons, gulls, terns and shorebirds)Songbirds (such as sparrows, warblers, blackbirds and thrushes)
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Facts about #Marinelitter ~ gives you an insight on how long they linger! Risks #Wildlife #Sealife #environment

Facts about #Marinelitter ~ gives you an insight on how long they linger! Risks #Wildlife #Sealife #environment | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Marine Parks WA showcases Marine Parks, Animals, Ecosystems and Environmental Management on the Western Australian Coast (Facts about marine litter, our oceans are dying from this pollution and our wildlife http://t.co/pfA6ALRzI7)...

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#Wildlife exposed to Climate shifts birds' winter homes ~ The #WWT's Richard Hearn explains why...

#Wildlife exposed to Climate shifts birds' winter homes ~ The #WWT's Richard Hearn explains why... | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Three species of migratory ducks are shifting their wintering grounds northwards in response to warmer early winter temperatures, say scientists.
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#SeaShepherd Conservation Society presentation - Victoria University

#SeaShepherd Conservation Society presentation - Victoria University | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The Environment team at VU would like to invite you to a presentation by Haans Siver from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Haans will present on the great work that Sea Shepherd does around the world to help ...
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#CaliforniaSeaChange: A Network of #HopeSpots ~ video with @SylviaEarle an #OceanPioneer ~ More below to help future #Oceans #BlueHope

Hope Spots are special ocean places that are cause for hope in a time when the ocean faces many threats. In this video Sylvia Earle, marine biologist and oce...

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Publish a book filled with unique, beautiful images and inspiring quotes about the beauty -- and distress -- in our oceans.

 

Link:: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sylviaearle/blue-hope-an-ocean-book-for-the-world?utm_source=Mission+Blue+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c5ed6b25dd-Blue_Hope_Kickstarter_Blast_13_18_2013&utm_medium=email

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Arctic melting spurs US exploitation strategy - Windsor Star #meltdown

Arctic melting spurs US exploitation strategy - Windsor Star  #meltdown | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Windsor Star Arctic melting spurs US exploitation strategy Windsor Star Scientists say similar atmospheric CO2 content was last seen about three to five million years ago during the Pliocene era when temperatures were about six Celsius warmer and...
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Amid news that Earth’s atmosphere has reached a milestone in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations never before seen in the history of mankind, the United States has announced an aggressive policy that calls for the speedy exploitation of its Arctic oil and gas resources.


                We expect far too much from our Planet Earth!

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#SeaShepherd International :: World Renowned Scientist Dr. Louise Leakey Voices her Support for Sea Shepherd

#SeaShepherd International :: World Renowned Scientist Dr. Louise Leakey Voices her Support for Sea Shepherd | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - Protecting oceans around the world (RT @earthblog: World Renowned Scientist Dr.
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Leading Paleontologist Dr. Louise Leakey, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Board of Advisors member, is speaking out about her increasing concern for the dire state of the oceans and marine wildlife.


Along with Sea Shepherd’s founder Captain Paul Watson and other esteemed members of the science community, Dr. Leakey believes that species are deeply interconnected and rely on the existence of healthy whale populations, and once they are damaged, all human and animal kind will be in trouble.


“Humans are exploiting the oceans well beyond our means and we will see the end of species across the board purely as a result of human neglect.


Unless we can ensure the longtime survival of species within our oceans, we are going to find ourselves in a great deal of trouble,” Dr. Leakey said.

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This #Underwater Bubble Will Grow Climate-Saving Algae

This #Underwater Bubble Will Grow Climate-Saving Algae | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
How will architecture respond to a world of rising ocean tides, shrinking coast lines, changing climates, and extreme weather events?

Via Kathy Dowsett
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The creators write: "Bloom wishes to be a sustainable answer for rising waters by decreasing our carbon footprint while learning to live in accordance with our seas. Every factory would have its own bloom allowing it to absorb the CO2 that it created."

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FIS - Worldnews - #Pew, #NOAA push for #ecosystemBased fisheries management

FIS - Worldnews - #Pew, #NOAA push for #ecosystemBased fisheries management | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
RT @NOAAFishMedia: US fishing law requirements to end overfishing and rebuild fish populations are working: http://t.co/Qfhqup4aml
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#Carbondioxide pollution level in Earth's atmosphere passes dangerous milestone, experts say! What goes up must come down :(

#Carbondioxide pollution level in Earth's atmosphere passes dangerous milestone, experts say! What goes up must come down :( | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The old saying that "what goes up must come down" doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.
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More here:: http://ht.ly/kTeil

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Is there a better way to deal with Liberty Bay #pollution? - Kitsap Sun

Is there a better way to deal with Liberty Bay #pollution? - Kitsap Sun | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Is there a better way to deal with Liberty Bay pollution?
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If the goal is to protect public health and reopen shellfish beds, then the standards applied to Dyes Inlet are good enough, Whitford said, especially when one considers that three-fourths of Dyes Inlet has been reopened to shellfish harvesting in recent years after being closed for decades.

Read more: http://www.kitsapsun.com/news/2013/may/12/is-there-a-better-way-to-deal-with-liberty-bay/#ixzz2T9XLFBVh ;
Follow us: @KitsapSun on Twitter | KitsapNews on Facebook

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Baby #WeddellSeals Have the Most Adult-Like Brains in the Animal Kingdom #Wildlife

Baby #WeddellSeals Have the Most Adult-Like Brains in the Animal Kingdom #Wildlife | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
The newborn seal pups possess the most well-developed brains compared to other mammals, but that advantage comes with a cost

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My #Tern: #Protecting wild, endangered species a benefit to us all* #wildlife

My #Tern: #Protecting wild, endangered species a benefit to us all* #wildlife | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
As we observe the 40th anniversary of the federal endangered species act this month, it is affirming to look at (#wildlife: My Turn: Protecting wild, endangered species a benefit to us all - Concord Monitor http://t.co/q6sb5DKc8b)...
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A common tern broods a chick on Bird Island in Marion, Mass. Wednesday, June 30, 1999. Bird Island, a scant acre of sand and rock in Buzzards Bay, is one of the last toeholds in the North Atlantic for the endangered roseate tern. Currently about 2,000 pairs of common terns are brooding eggs or chicks on the island as well as 1,100 pairs of roseate terns--nearly half of all those that nest in this hemisphere--are doing likewise. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Killer #Whales of southern #Alaska • North Gulf Oceanic Society

Killer #Whales of southern #Alaska • North Gulf Oceanic Society | Rescue our Ocean's & it's species from Man's Pollution! | Scoop.it
Two types of killer whales inhabit the Gulf of Alaska: the resident killer whales and the transient killer whales. Although they partially share the same habitat, they never associate or interbreed.

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Twitter / 000Dayen000: Look :-) isn't he/she beautiful ...

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Look :-) isn't he/she beautiful rear creaturer:-) @SeaShepherdNL @SeaShepherd @iansomerhalder @IS_Foundation http://t.co/nMUy7188GN
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PHOTOS: Adopt Me! .......take a look #manatees

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Florida's unusually warm winter has created a deadly situation for the state's beloved manatee population.

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