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Sushi Appetite Could Bye Bye Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Sushi Appetite Could Bye Bye Atlantic Bluefin Tuna | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

November 20, 2012 - EcoWatch

Known as the “cocaine of the seas,” the species have been over fished to the point of endangerment. The Atlantic bluefin lived sustainably in the Mediterranean Sea for generations, but the boom of the luxury sushi and sashimi market in the 70s and 80s put the fish on the world’s most wanted list. With the development of tuna farms (essentially fattening pens), bluefins became available outside the luxury goods market in the 90s. Soaring demand has caused an 85 percent decline in the population... http://ecowatch.org/2012/eating-sushi-endangers-atlantic-bluefin/

 

Manta ray being driven to extinction by Chinese medicine demand – in pictures http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2290432765/manta-ray-being-driven-to-extinction-by-chinese-medicine-demand-in-pictures

 

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"Planet Ocean" A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand


                                                  WATCH

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

             http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                        In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted

                   4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.


This award-winning documentary, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, pivots around the relationship between the Earth's oceans and the entire planet's ecosystem...This incredible film shows How the Extinction of One Species Creates A Chain Reaction, Changing the Chemistry and biodiversity in the Seas creating Global Warming, Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. How Industrial Civilization Is Destroying The World Around It.  The Impacts and  Consequences. http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

   

WATCH:  "PLANET OCEAN" EXCERPTS https://www.youtube.com/user/PlanetOceanTheMovie



.The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


HGN October 16, 2013
- ▶ CLIMATE CHANGE TO UNDERMINE EVERY CORNER OF GLOBAL OCEANS BY 2100 http://www.hngn.com/articles/15007/20131016/climate-change-undermine-corner-global-oceans-2100.htm?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_102949


Summit Voice, November 14, 2014
- ▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS COOKING: OCEANS AT ALL-TIME RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES  Global ocean temperatures have soared to the highest level in recorded history this year, and the rate of warming has accelerated since April, according to scientists with the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/14/global-warming-oceans-at-all-time-record-high-temps/


                                           ANOTHER GREAT WATCH

                                  Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                                        "HOME"

                                        An Exquisite Story of Our World

 http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/


EarthBlog, Augut 04, 2014
- ▶ NEW SCIENCE SUGGESTS MORE LAND-BASED ECOSYSTEMS LOST THAN BIOSPHERE CAN BEAR http://www.ecointernet.org/2014/08/04/biosphere_collapse/


                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH



                                             DEEP END - NEWSWEEK

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9



▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


-▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd



                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                        http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/


                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides


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Very powerful story. It is a science story not a biblical one.

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NO Super Trawlers. Not Here. Not Anywhere VIDEO

NO Super Trawlers.  Not Here.  Not Anywhere VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                                        VIDEO

                                           EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


  -▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH.

Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


Vox, November 17, 2014
THESE ANIMATED MAPS TRACK EVERY LARGE FISHING BOAT IN THE WORLD  http://www.vox.com/2014/11/17/7234585/global-fishing-watch-maps


Dec. 24, 2012 The Center For Public Integrity
-▶ CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS HAVE DEVASTATED STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC, ONCE AMONG THE WORLD'S RICHEST WATERS http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


InterPressService, November 2012

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


Greenpeace International, November 15, 2014
EUROPE'S MONSTER BOATS PLUNDER PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/monster-boats/blog/51334/


France 24, October 30, 2012 -

OCEAN GRABBING BY CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS THREATENS WORLD FISHERIES. "Future generations will pay the price" for so-called ocean-grabbing, the process by which industrial global fishing fleets scoop up vast stocks of fish from protected waters to the detriment of local communities and small-scale fishing, said Olivier de Schutter, the United Nations special rapporteur on food. "Industrial fishing in far-flung waters may seem like the economic option, but only because fleets are able to pocket major subsidies while externalizing the costs of over-fishing and resource degradation," he said after the publication of a report that says fish account for 15% of world protein intake from animals....  http://www.france24.com/en/20121030-ocean-grabbing-threatens-worlds-fisheries-un



Huffington Post Green, November 17, 2014
NEAR COLLAPSE OF GULF OF MAIN COD LEADS TO FISHING BAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carl-safina/near-collapse-of-gulf-of-_b_6172258.html


TakePart, October 6, 2013
CAPABLE OF SUCKING UP 7,000 TONS OF FISH IN 1,800-FOOT LONG NETS, GIANT SHIPS KILL OFF OCEANS AND SMALL FISHERMAN http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers



                                                        VIDEO

                   PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS! 

                                           TO THE LAST FISH

       Pacific Bluefin Tuna On Brink of Extinction Thanks to Super Trawlers

                                                http://sco.lt/7AkdiD



Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
EXPOSING 20 EUROPEAN FISHING VESSELS RESPONSIBLE FOR RAPING OUR OCEANS “The operators of these vessels use tricks – like changing the identity and flag of their vessels or using front companies and tax havens – to increase their access to fishing opportunities or to circumvent rules and regulations. They create comparatively little employment, while putting in jeopardy the health of our seas. EU governments must stop turning a blind eye to overfishing, remove monster boats from industrial fishing fleets and encourage low-impact alternatives.”  http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/en/News/2014/Monster-boats-nov-2014/


Irish Examiner, March 07, 2014

MONSTER SUPER TRAWLER, BANNED FROM AUSTRALIA, CAN FISH (OUT) IRISH WATERS http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/fishing-authorities-say-super-trawler-banned-from-australia-can-fish-in-irish-waters-261117.html


                                      VIDEO INVESTIGATION

                                4 Corners ABC TV Australia
                                 INSIDE A SUPER TRAWLER
                             400,000 Tons of Fish At A Time
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azg8nX-uJnI




                                                      REPORT PDF
                                   Greenpeace, November 04, 2014
                    MONSTER BOATS: THE SCOURGE OF THE OCEANS:

The Destructive Concentration of Power and Quota in the EU Fishing Industry PDF Download http://www.greenpeace.org/eu-unit/Global/eu-unit/reports-briefings/2014/GP_monsterboats_report.pdf


gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049


TakePart, October 7, 2013
GLOBAL OUTCRY AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers?cmpid=tp-ptnr-scribol


October 30, 2012 OSLO (Reuters)

U.N. URGES FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS TO HALT OCEAN GRABBING

 - Ocean grabbing or aggressive industrial fishing by foreign fleets is a threat to food security in developing nations where governments should do more to promote local, small-scale fisheries,...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/30/us-fisheries-idUSBRE89T0PG20121030



-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


 

                                                  ANTARCTICA:

KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://sco.lt/68bs8X



10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS  http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


                                                DEADLY BYCATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED

                                               http://sco.lt/6DbCld



Center For Public Integrity, May 29, 2014
JACK MACKEREL, DOWN 90% --  LOOTING OUR SEAS: 'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN - Jack mackerel, down 90 percent in 20 years in once-rich southern seas, foretells wider global calamity; world’s largest trawlers compete for what is left http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/01/25/7900/free-all-decimates-fish-stocks-southern-pacific


  LEGAL QUERY RAISED OVER SUPER TRAWLER LARGEST EVER TO FISH AUSTRALIAN WATERS  http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/legal-query-raised-over-super-trawler-20120803-23jzu.html#ixzz22TAE0Ayv



  AUSTRALIA ACTS TO STOP SUPER TRAWLER http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Australia_acts_to_stop_super-trawler_999.html


 EMagazine, September 26, 2012

BANNED: A SUPER TRAWLER - Thank You Australia http://www.emagazine.com/daily-news/banning-a-super-trawler/


               SUPER TRAWLERS AND BYCATCH: THE TRUE STORY  http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/Super-trawlers-and-bycatch-the-true-story/


 Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE "ACCIDENTAL" CASUALTIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/



                                               NEW REPORT

FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH


                                            FULL REPORT

                        UN High Commission on Human Rights

     THE 47-PAGE REPORT ON "FISHERIES AND THE RIGHT TO FOOD"

15 percent of all animal protein consumed worldwide is from fish, will be presented to the U.N. General Assembly...http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx


                                              

                              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM

OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES -                                          http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


                                                           WATCH

             THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA

                  FOREIGN FISHING FLEETS PLUNDERING AFRICAN SEAS

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/video/2012/apr/02/industrial-fishing-west-africa-video

                         HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA?

                                    Al Jazeera, June 06, 2012

Seafood is the primary source of protein for more than one billion people - can they live without it?

We need to start thinking more about an environmentally driven market, as opposed to a commercially driven market.

Dr Maria Salta, a biological oceanographer at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, gave Al Jazeera a bleak prognosis about the state of the oceans. "It is clear that if we continue like this, in a few years time there is not going to be much left," she said of the rampant over-fishing going on across the globe, along with the overall treatment of oceans at the hands of humans. "We are losing species every day without ever knowing about them. Sometimes humans can be like a plague to the environment."

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html

 

                                                   THE REPORT
                                2013 IPSO STATE OF THE OCEAN

                                                October 3, 2012

The International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) was established to improve our understanding of the role of the ocean at an Earth System Level and its contribution to enabling life to exist on Earth.

Latest Review of Science Reveal Ocean In Critical State From Cumulative Impacts http://www.stateoftheocean.org/


 

  -▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF OCEANIC DESTRUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/6tulKj



         WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES

                                                     VIDEO:

                                 "TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER"

                              Can Aquaculture be Sustainable?

                                         WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                            http://sco.lt/6GaTbN




         SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/8AV5qz



UNESCO Office in Bangkok, February 22, 2012
-▶  MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/



  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT


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                THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3


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                                          VERY IMPORTANT WATCH....

Video

***THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES -  http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/

Video

*** THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k

Video

*** SUPER TRAWLING TUNA - THE FISH DON'T HAVE A CHANCE AGAINST HI-TECH - Video Footage captured by tuna industry whistleblower

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video

Video

*** OVERFISHING.  THE CONSEQUENCES 2:35

One billion people rely on fish as an important source of protein. - WWF An international group of ecologists and economists warned that the world will run out of seafood by 2048... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VxacxShp3LY



                                                       WATCH:

                                              CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7


 

                            LOTS OF VIDEOS AND MORE ON

"THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING" http://sco.lt/599jsH

 


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"When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide" VIDEO

"When The Mermaids Cry: The Great Plastic Tide" VIDEO | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                                      VIDEO

                  WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY: THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE

This is a heartbreaking subject when you realize the effects of wasteful, wanton irresponsibility and unconscious recklessness. The article below following the video is a must view, even if only to see the pictures. The shocking reality of what is happening to our planet is beyond comprehension. Thankfully the vibrant loving beauty of nature helps soothe our souls, but the challenge before us is daunting.... http://www.zengardner.com/when-the-mermaids-cry-the-great-plastic-tide/


Guardian Environment, December 17, 2014
MICROPLASTIC DEPOSITS FOUND DEEP IN WORLD'S OCEANS AND SEAS  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/dec/17/microplastic-deposits-found-deep-in-worlds-oceans-and-seas


                                              MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCT THREATEN OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7qX0Dp


                                                     INFOGRAPH
                                                   5 Gyres Institute
UNDERSTANDING PLASTIC POLLUTION THROUGH EXPLORATION, EDUCATION AND ACTION http://5gyres.org/


                                                       REPORT
                                PLOS ONE, December 10, 2014
                                    PLASTIC IN OUR FOOD CHAIN
PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THE WORLD'S OCEANS"  MORE THAN 5 TRILLION PLASTIC PIECES WEIGHING OVER 250,000 TONS AFLOAT AT SEA  http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0111913


| Common Dreams

 - ▶ PLASTIC IN 'GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH' HAS INCREASED 100-FOLD - Killing Ocean Life and Ecosystem https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/05/09-2


 - ▶ OUR PLASTICS WILL POLLUTE OCEANS FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS http://sco.lt/7tYlQ9

 

 Huffington Post Canada, September 19, 2013
 - ▶ LIKE SEAFOOD?  YOU'VE BEEN EATING YOUR OWN GARBAGE http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/alex-mifflin/plastic-pollution-ocean_b_3921059.html


Feb 3, 2013

 - ▶ WAITER, WHY DOES MY FISH TASTE LIKE PLASTIC? http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995893795/waiter-why-does-my-fish-taste-like-plastic

 

                                               INFOGRAPHIC

▶  THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET  - Is temporary convenience worth the 400 to 1000 years it takes plastic silverware to break down? http://holykaw.alltop.com/the-truth-about-plastic-and-its-impact-on-our-planet-infographic

 

   - ▶ NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' IN OCEAN SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING  http://sco.lt/7UEq0n


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                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

           IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                         http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

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                                                  -- WATCH --

                                DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE?

               A Moving Short Film About MIDWAY  by Chris Jordan - http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1061944409/midway-a-short-film-by-chris-jordan-do-we-have-the-courage

 
                                                     VIDEO

                       CHRIS JORDAN ON THE MIDWAY PROJECT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M9t2fm__K0&feature=player_embedded#!


                                                     WATCH
                      "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)

Here is an informative and educational film about the environmental problem of plastic pollution inside the Oceans raising to a dangerous level to human safety and its solution. After the Japan Tsunami and the Fukushima disaster, pollution and radiation is traveling through the Pacific Ocean to the US. Oceanographers and Scientists show us how the real situation looks like. The film reveal the horrific scale of this disaster coming that nobody can see and imagine.. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

 

August 6, 2013 EcoWatch
 - ▶ SILENT KILLERS: THE DANGER OF PLASTIC BAGS TO MARINE LIFE http://ecowatch.com/2013/the-danger-of-plastic-bags-to-marine-life/


                                         NEW DOCUMENTARY:
             THE FATAL SHORE, AN OCEAN AWASH IN PLASTIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2487927552/the-fatal-shore-an-ocean-awash-in-plastic-new-documentary

 

                                                WATCH Documentary
                                              - ▶ "PLASTICIZED:

An eye-opening story about the institute’s global mission to study the effects, reality, and scale of plastic pollution around the world. The overwhelming contaminant that is secretly infiltrating all levels of sea life like a cancer... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/plasticized/

 

 

 - ▶ THE WORLD'S LARGEST 'WASTE DUMP' IS FOUND IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

 BBC Science and Environment, October 7, 2013
 - ▶ PLASTIC WASTE THREATENS LAKES AS WELL AS OCEANS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24434378



- ▶ CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

 

  - ▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

 

 - ▶ NRDC: PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OUR OCEANS  http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

 

  - ▶ WHY ARE BRITISH FISH EATING PLASTIC?" SERIOUS FOR FISH, SERIOUS FOR YOU AND OUR FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/54HFsf

 


  - ▶ THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEANS - FUKUSHIMA --- MORE PLASTIC  http://sco.lt/5IxfUX

 

 

Discovery News, November 18, 2014
HAWAIIAN WORLD HERITAGE SITE MARINE REFUGE NOW FILLED WITH GARBAGE. The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in Hawaii, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, is an isolated assortment of tiny uninhabited islands and coral reefs that are home to an amazing array of marine animals and plants, including 14 million seabirds and endangered green sea turtles. http://news.discovery.com/animals/hawaiian-marine-refuge-now-filled-with-garbage-141118.htm


                                                GHOST FISHING

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP http://sco.lt/7jiLC5


 

 

- ▶ THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

 

 

 ALSO SEE:

 - ▶ PREVENTION AS CURE:  BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT  http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/3997264351/prevention-as-cure-breast-cancer-and-the-environment

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

Plastic will be with us for a long time.  We live in a plastic world.  Plastic is a by-product of petroleum, is non biodegradable and as you can see from the videos above, is wreaking havoc in our food chain and our human bodies.

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OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

OCEANS ACIDIFYING FAST: Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Since the industrial revolution began, we have released 2 trillion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, and about one-third of it went into the ocean. We initially thought that the ocean taking up CO2 was a good thing – because it took it out of the atmosphere. Unfortunately, we were wrong.  There has been a 30% increase in the acidity of the ocean since 1700, and we now expect that by 2100, it will have become a 100% increase. This constitutes a rate of change in ocean chemistry that is 10 times anything scientists can document over the last 50 million years.


Mongabay, December 03, 2014
-▶ ANIMALS DISSOLVING DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS. Marine snails, also known as sea butterflies, are dissolving in the Southern Seas due to anthropogenic carbon emissions, according to a new study in Nature GeoScience. Scientists have discovered that the snail's shells are being corroded away as pH levels in the ocean drop due to carbon emissions, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification. The snails in question, Limacina helicina antarctica, play a vital role in the food chain, as prey for plankton, fish, birds, and even whales. http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1203-hance-ocean-acidification-dissolving-snails.html



Guardian Environment, April 13, 2014
-▶ ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN AT RISK FROM RISING CO2 LEVELS IN WATER http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/apr/14/entire-marine-food-chain-at-risk-from-rising-co2-levels-in-water


New Scientist, November 25, 2014

 - ▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22531-animals-are-already-dissolving-in-southern-ocean-acid.html


 - ▶  RISE OF ACID OCEAN EATS AWAY BASE OF FOOD CHAIN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/rise-of-acid-ocean-eats-away-base-of-food-chain-8348892.html


Quartz, May 02, 2014

-▶ THE OCEAN IS SO ACIDIC IT'S EATING AWAY THE SHELLS OF SEA SNAILS http://qz.com/205180/the-ocean-is-so-acidic-its-eating-away-the-shells-of-sea-snails/


San Jose Mercury News, April 30, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE:  PACIFIC OCEAN ACIDITY DISSOLVING SHELLS OF KEY SPECIES http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_25664175/climate-change-pacific-ocean-acidity-dissolving-shells-key


BBC News, November 17, 2013
-▶ EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP'  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143


Phys.org, November 10, 2014
NEW GLOBAL MAPS DETAIL HUMAN-CAUSED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  A team of scientists has published the most comprehensive picture yet of how acidity levels vary across the world's oceans, providing a benchmark for years to come as enormous amounts of human-caused carbon emissions continue to wind up at sea.  http://phys.org/news/2014-11-global-human-caused-ocean-acidification.html#jCp



VIDEO
Ocean Conservancy, August 21, 2014
OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
 A Threat to Economies and Cultures Around the World
http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/08/21/video-ocean-acidification-a-threat-to-economies-and-cultures-around-the-world/

Smithsonian

http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification


May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment
-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341



Vox, September 10, 2014
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS.  HOW BAD COULD IT GET?

http://www.vox.com/2014/9/10/6131139/ocean-acidification-fastest-300-million-years


Blue and Green Tomorrow, October 09, 2014

-▶ WORSENING OCEAN ACIDIFICATION THREATENS HUMANS AND MARINE LIFE, UK SCIENTISTS WARN http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/10/09/worsening-ocean-acidification-threatens-humans-and-marine-life-uk-scientists-warn/


Guardian Environment, October 05, 2014
-▶ FISH FAILING TO ADAPT TO RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN OCEAN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/fish-failing-to-adapt-to-rising-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-ocean


Sydney Morning Herald, September 09, 2014
-▶ OCEAN LOSING ITS ABILITY TO ABSORB INCREASING CARBON DIOXIDE EMISSIONS http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/ocean-losing-its-ability-to-absorb-increasing-carbon-dioxide-emissions-says-report-20140909-10ejo1.html


Guardian Environment, October 2, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION DUE TO CARBON EMISSIONS UNPRECEDENTED IN EARTH'S KNOW HISTORY - THE NEXT MASS EXTINCTION MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/03/ocean-acidification-carbon-dioxide-emissions-levels


-▶ 'CANARY IN THE OCEAN': MASSIVE FISH FLIGHT SHOWS CLIMATE CHANGE IS HERE http://sco.lt/8UUe81


Summit Voice, January 21, 2012

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  IS CO2 DRIVING FISH CRAZY? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/21/global-warming-is-co2-driving-fish-crazy/

 

  - ▶  10 MARINE SPECIES ON THE BRINK OF MASS EXTINCTION DUE TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://sco.lt/6Bg7KT


Science AAAS, August 15, 2014

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS IMPAIR SHARK SENSES. Ocean waters are becoming increasingly acidic as they absorb the atmospheric CO2 released by human activities. Previous research has shown that CO2-rich, acidic waters may impair the ability of reef fish to smell predators. http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2014/08/acidifying-waters-impair-shark-senses


National Geographic, September 02, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM DOMESTIC TO INTERNATIONAL http://newswatch.


Mongabay, February 24, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING 10 TIMES FASTER THAN ANYTIME IN THE LAST 55 MILLION YEARS, PUTTING POLAR ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0224-salisbury-ocean-acidifying-ten-times-faster.html



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Climate Progress, February 26, 2014

-▶ ACIDIC WATERS KILL 10 MILLION SCALLOPS OFF VANCOUVER http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/02/26/3332141/ocean-acidification-kills-scallops/


  Grist, July 02, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION COULD BE CREATING FRIENDLESS FISH A THEY LOSE THEIR ABILITY TO RECOGNIZED EACH OTHER http://grist.org/climate-energy/ocean-acidification-could-be-creating-friendless-fish/

 

The Conservation, January 29, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAMPERING FISHES' EYESIGHT, LEAVING THEM VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS http://theconversation.com/ocean-acidification-leaving-fish-in-the-dark-study-22538

 

Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
-▶ STRESSED KRILL FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe


                                             DEEP SEA MINING

'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5



NOAA, August 06, 2014
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RISES, MARINE ECONOMY SINKS http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/


        OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


                                                WATCH

                     OCEAN ACIDIFICATION IN A NUTSHELL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d0kacyyLVB4


 New York Times, March 02, 2012

-▶ PACE OF OCEAN ACIDIFICATION HAS NO PARALLEL IN 300 MILLION YEARS http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/02/pace-of-ocean-acidification-has-no-parallel-in-300-million-years-paper-finds/


 Aeon, February 18, 2014
-▶ ACID TRAP: EARTH'S OCEANS ARE BEGINNING TO WARM AND TURN ACIDIC, ENDANGERING PLANKTON AND THE ENTIRE MARINE FOOD CHAIN http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/


 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
                              SEA CHANGE:  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
-▶ PART 1:

PACIFIC OCEAN PERILOUS TURN OVERVIEW

Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/pacific-ocean-perilous-turn-overview/

 

-▶ PART 2:

SCIENTISTS FEAR OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL DRIVE COLLAPSE OF ALASKA'S ICONIC CRAB FISHERY http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/sep/11/alaska-crab-industry/


 Salon, August 09, 2014

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION POSES IMMINENT THREAT TO ALASKAN FISHING COMMUNITIES. A new report reveals that keeping fisheries sustainable is going to be a serious challenge in the years to come http://www.salon.com/2014/08/09/ocean_acidification_is_an_imminent_threat_to_alaskan_fishing_communities_partner/



  Scientific American, August 06, 2014
-▶ WHICH OCEAN SPECIES WILL OUTLAST THE RISING ACIDITY OF SEAWATER? http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/which-ocean-species-will-outlast-the-rising-acidity-of-seawater/


 

 -▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES PUT IN PLACE http://sco.lt/8uDoNV


 -▶ GREENLAND' MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/819UHZ


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                                                      VIDEOS
                                     Vancouver Island University
                    OCEAN ACIDIFICATION:  WHY YOU SHOULD CARE? 

         http://www.viu.ca/deepbay/resources/OceanAcidifictaion.asp


 Phys Org, June 16, 2014
-▶ HOW MARINE LIFE IS RESPONDING TO OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://phys.org/news/2014-06-marine-life-ocean-acidification.html

 

Bloomberg, May 02, 2014

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE BEAT HISTORIC LEVEL EVERY DAY LAST MONTH. “We’re running out of time, but not solutions,” Ed Chen, a spokesman for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said... “The next big step is to limit, for the first time, carbon pollution being spewed by our power plants.” http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-02/carbon-dioxide-exceeds-historic-threshold-through-april.html

 

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION - AN INTRODUCTION - THE TWIN SISTER TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.awi.de/en/news/focus/2013/ocean_acidification/

 

 Outreach - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION MAY INCREASE BY 170 PERCENT THIS CENTURY http://www.stakeholderforum.org/sf/outreach/index.php/previous-editions/cop-19/199-cop19-day10-water-and-oceans/11637-ocean-acidification-may-increase-by-170-per-cent-this-century

 

Crosscut News, June 16, 2014

-▶ ACID SEAS THREATEN CREATURES THAT SUPPLY HALF OF THE WORLD'S OXYGEN http://crosscut.com/2014/06/16/environment/120507/aboard-rv-melville-ocean-acidfication-baskin/

 

The Vancouver Sun, October 25, 2013
-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS THREATENS TO CHANGE ENTIRE MARINE ECOSYSTEM http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Acidification+oceans+threatens+change+entire+marine+ecosystem/9085021/story.html

 

The Earth Institute - Columbia University, January 03, 2012
 - ▶  OCEAN ACIDIFICATION RATE MAY BE UNPRECEDENTED http://www.earth.columbia.edu/articles/view/2951

 

 - ▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE "BUSINESS AS USUAL" http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/03/oceans-will-not-survive-lsquobusiness-as-usualrsquo/

 

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                                    THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

              AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                        http://sco.lt/7y1XHt


 

PBS Newshour, December 05, 2012

 - ▶  CORAL REEFS AND SHELLFISH BATTLE ACIDIFYING OCEANS  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/climate-change/july-dec12/acidification_12-05.html

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
-▶ CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters/


Wildlife Extra News -

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr


                                                 VIDEO REPORT

                                          PBS NewsHour - 3 Part
-▶ CHANGING OCEAN CHEMISTRY THREATENS ALASKAN CRABS, SHELLED OCEAN CREATURES - OCEAN ACIDIFICATION INCREASING http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/changing-ocean-chemistry-threatens-alaskan-crabs-1.html

 


 Ocean Conservancy, May 23, 2014
-▶ HOW MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS ARE TAKING ACTION ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/05/23/how-members-of-congress-are-taking-action-on-ocean-acidification/

 

Climate Progress, March 2, 2014

-▶ THE PACIFIC OCEAN IS TURNING SOUR MUCH FASTER THAN EXPECTED, STUDY SHOWS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/28/3420290/ocean-acidifying-quickly/

 

BBC News - March 26, 2014
-▶ HOW CLIMATE CHANGE WILL ACIDIFY THE OCEANS Off the remote eastern tip of Papua New Guinea a natural phenomenon offers an alarming glimpse into the future of the oceans, as increasing concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere make sea water more acidic. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26746039

 

 Truthdig, November 7, 2013

 ▶ ACID OCEANS HARM MORE SPECIES http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/acid_oceans_harm_more_species_20131207

 

Summit County, November 14, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION WILL HAVE HUGE COSTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/11/14/61627/

 

 SciDev.Net, November 15, 2013
-▶ OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SET TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL http://www.scidev.net/global/climate-change/scidev-net-at-large/ocean-acidification-set-to-spiral-out-of-control.html

 


                                               SEA CHANGE

                                          The Seattle Times

             CAN SEA LIFE ADAPT TO SOURING, ACIDIFYING  OCEANS? http://apps.seattletimes.com/reports/sea-change/2013/nov/2/can-sea-life-adapt/?cmpid=newscred

 

 

Inter Press Service, October 15, 2013
-▶ NO SAFE HAVENS IN INCREASINGLY ACID OCEANS
Oil, gas and coal are contaminating the world’s oceans from top to bottom, threatening the lives of more than 800 million people, a new study warns http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/no-safe-havens-in-increasingly-acid-oceans/

 

September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 


 

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                       MELTING ARCTIC AT UNPRECEDENTED RATE

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 August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ NOAA REPORT SAYS ARCTIC SEA ICE IS DISAPPEARING AT UNPRECEDENTED PACE http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/06/noaa-report-arctic-ice-climate-change

 

                                                     NASA VIDEO

                                May 2, 2013 Guardian Environment

                             AN ICE FREE ARCTIC IN TWO YEARS: 

WHITE HOUSE WARNED ON IMMINENT ARCTIC ICE DEATH SPIRAL http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/02/white-house-arctic-ice-death-spiral

 


 

-▶ DEEP OCEANS WARMING AT ALARMING RATE Deep Oceans Warming at Alarming Rate http://ow.ly/mX6tv How Global Warming Will Change Your Life http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/deep-oceans-warming-at-alarming-rate-130711.htm

 

May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3

 

                                               WATCH
                                            NASA Video
             THIS IS WHAT AN ICE-FREE ANTARCTICA LOOKS LIKE

http://grist.org/climate-energy/this-is-what-an-ice-free-antarctica-looks-like/

 

 


-▶ WHAT HAVE WE DONE? POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/8I7Pwv

 

July 25, 2013 Christian Science Monitor
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING COULD SPELL MORE BAD NEWS FOR BABY SEALS http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0725/Global-warming-could-spell-more-bad-news-for-baby-seals

 

 -▶ 'WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL," PACIFIC ISLAND LEADER WARNS:  Atolls are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea levels rise, Marshall islands president will tell summit... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/01/pacific-islands-climate-change

 

 


April 26, 2013 Terra Daily

-▶ RISING SEAS WASHING AWAY PACIFIC LEADER'S HOME ISLAND Rising seas washing away Pacific leader's home island http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Rising_seas_washing_away_Pacific_leaders_home_island_999.html

 

June 24, 2013 Nation of Change
-▶ SCIENTIST: 'MIAMI, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY, IS DOOMED.  IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF IF, IT'S A QUESTION OF WHEN http://www.nationofchange.org/scientist-miami-we-know-it-today-doomed-it-s-not-question-if-it-s-question-when-1372079135

 

 

                                 April 24, 2013 Arctic News
                                                 ANIMATION:

                        ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME

http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html


 

 

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                         CLIMATE CHANGE, CARBON, C02

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            OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

August 25, 2013 Guardian Environment
-▶ RAPIDLY RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS IN THE ATMOSPHERE ARE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE IN OUR OCEANS AS THEY BECOME MORE ACIDIC, SCIENTISTS WARN
Experts claim current rate of change is likely to be more than 10 times faster than it has ever been in Earth's history  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/25/rising-acid-levels-seas-endanger-marine-poertner

 

COAL BURNING EXACTS A LETHAL PRICE http://sco.lt/8wLmKX


                          PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE

      FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


 

Quartz, February 04, 2014

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SLOWLY BUT STEADILY COOKING THE WORLD'S OCEAN http://qz.com/173647/climate-change-is-slowly-but-steadily-cooking-the-worlds-oceans/

 

Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/

 

 IPCC REPORT Food 2 Fork, September 27, 2013
-▶ FOOD SECURITY 'UNDER THREAT' AS OCEANS SUFFER UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.fish2fork.com/en-GB/news-index/2013/Food-security-under-threat-as-oceans-suffer-under-climate-change.aspx

 

-▶ ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS, OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE  http://sco.lt/6SoeAL

 

-▶ HIGH MERCURY LEVELS IN ANTARCTIC WATERS SEA 4x MORE THAN...http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/961166086/high-mercury-levels-in-antarctic-waters-sea-4x-more-than

 

                                                        WATCH 

                                      "MERCURY RISING" Short Film

                                      Poisoned Planet, Poisoned Food

                                              http://sco.lt/6nrixF

 

June 24, 2013 Earth Sky Science
-▶ CO2 COULD COMPLETELY CHANGE OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS: MIGRATING SEA ANIMALS ADD NEW DEPTH TO HOW THE OCEAN BREATHES http://earthsky.org/science-wire/migrating-animals-add-new-depth-to-how-the-ocean-breathes

 

Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx

 

 April 8, 2013
-▶ CARBON-DIOXIDE LEVELS ARE AT THEIR HIGHEST POINT IN AT LEAST 800, 000 YEARS http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/08/carbon-dioxide-levels-are-at-their-highest-point-in-at-least-800000-years/

 

April 3, 2013 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-▶ WHAT DOES 400 ppm LOOK LIKE?  THE KEELING CURVE  http://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/what-does-this-number-mean/


 

                      PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd




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                               MORE ON OCEAN ACIDIFICATION

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 Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 3 MILLION YEARS http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1243700/-The-Oceans-are-Dying-Oxygen-is-Depleting-Acidity-Rising-at-Fastest-Rate-in-300-000-000-Years

 

May 7, 2013 The Independent
-▶ THE ACID OCEAN: ARCTIC' SOARING CO2 LEAVES FISH AND HUNTERS GASPING FOR LIFE http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/the-acid-ocean-arctics-soaring-co2-leaves-fish-and-hunters-gasping-for-life-8606805.html

 

 September 13, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice

-▶ RESEARCHERS REPORT STARTLING RATE OF ACIDIFICATION IN PARTS OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/13/climate-researchers-report-startling-rate-of-acidification-in-parts-of-the-arctic-ocean/

 

Summit County News, September 17, 2013
-▶ OCEANS: CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRIVING BIG SHIFTS IN DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE SPECIES . ‘Study after study show that climate change is affecting global fisheries … ‘ ... http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/09/17/oceans-climate-change-is-driving-big-shifts-in-distribution-of-marine-species/

 

 September 9, 2013 HuffingtonPost Green

-▶ XPRIZE SPURS INNOVATORS TO TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE'S EVIL TWIN: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION | Frances Beinecke http://www.huffingtonpost.com/frances-beinecke/xprize-spurs-innovators-t_b_3894114.html

 

 August 31, 2013 Washington Post
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 55 MILLION YEARS.  HOW WORRIED SHOULD WE BE? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/31/the-oceans-are-acidifying-at-the-fastest-rate-in-300-million-years-how-worried-should-we-be/

 

July 2, 2013 Montreal Gazette

-▶ UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN ACIDIFICATION FROM GREENHOUSE GASES PUTTING CANADIAN WATERS AT RISK: REPORT http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/environment/Unprecedented%20ocean%20acidification%20from/8607447/story.html

 

 May 7, 2013 Mother Jones

-▶ 10 KEY FINDINGS FROM A RAPIDLY ACIDIFYING ARCTIC OCEAN http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/05/arctic-ocean-rapidly-getting-more-acidic

 

 June 29, 2013 Climate Central
-▶ ACID OCEANS THREATEN BILLION-DOLLAR OYSTER BUSINESS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/acid-oceans-threaten-billion-dollar-oyster-business-16168

 

May 23, 2013 New York Times

-▶ OYSTER SHELLS ARE AN ANTACID TO THE OCEANS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/science/oyster-shells-are-an-antacid-to-the-oceans.html?_r=0

 

June 17, 2013 Grist
-▶ OYSTER HATCHERIES PUT HEARTBURN MEDS IN THE WATER TO FIGHT OCEAN ACIDIFICATION http://grist.org/list/oyster-hatcheries-put-heartburn-meds-in-the-water-to-fight-ocean-acidification/

 

 

May 6, 2013
-▶ SCIENTIST SOUND ALARM AT ARCTIC OCEAN'S RAPID ACIDIFICATION  - NOW AT HIGHEST LEVELS IN AT LEAST 55 MILLION YEARS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_sound_alarm_at_Arctic_Oceans_rapid_acidification_999.html

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601

 

May 2, 2013 Yale Environment 360
-▶ A KEY EXPERIMENT TO PROBE THE FUTURE OF OUR ACIDIFYING OCEANS http://e360.yale.edu/feature/a_key_experiment_to_probe_the_future_of_our_acidifying_oceans/2644/



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-▶  DEEP END : THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX



 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEAN: IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz



 -▶ WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE FOR 75 YEARS http://grist.org/news/we-have-known-about-climate-change-for-75-years/

 

                                                      VIDEO

                                                 SEA CHANGE:

               THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                         http://sco.lt/51LeCn


 

                                        VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

                                              "PLANET OCEAN"

                      An Amazing Film, Great Cinemaphotography

                                           by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                              http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

-▶ -▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT": UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - NEW IPCC REPORT  http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 

 April 2013 398.25ppm

-▶ -▶ EARTH'S CO2 HOME PAGE http://co2now.org/

 

 

-▶ -▶ THE VIBRANT OCEANS INITIATIVE:  BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES INVEST $53 MILLION IN OCEAN RESTORATION http://sco.lt/6VBiL3

 

 

 

 

 


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, February 20, 7:13 AM

It is well known that CO2 warms the planet, but less well-known that it also makes the alkaline seas more acidic when it is absorbed from the air

 

Acid trap

Earth’s oceans are beginning to warm and turn acidic, endangering plankton and the entire marine food chain >>  http://aeon.co/magazine/nature-and-cosmos/plankton-the-tiny-sentinels-of-the-deep/

 

Jose's curator insight, March 20, 12:22 PM

When reading this article i find it amazing what is going on around the world. Places like Antarctica are changing dramatically in ways people are not in control of. What used to be an icy and colder places is now deteriorating and melting. I find it scary in a way because what else is going to change as the years go by. What are the next generation of people going to be apart of or get to witnesses now that many places and things are coming closer to be extinct. 

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our ocean needs LOVE 

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Video -- Why the Ocean Matters

Video -- Why the Ocean Matters | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                      National Geographic

Covering 72 percent of the Earth and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our planet's life support system—and it’s in danger. Watch this video to learn why a healthier ocean means a healthier planet, and find out how you can help... http://video.nationalgeographic.com.au/video/environment/habitats-environment/habitats-oceans-env/why-ocean-matters/

 

-▶  OCEAN CONSERVANCY:  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS  http://sco.lt/9AEuqf

WATCH

"PLANET OCEAN"

A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

Seed Daily, March 18, 2014
-▶  DECLINING OCEAN HEALTH THREATENS FOOD SECURITY http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Declining_ocean_health_threatens_food_security_999.html

 

 

Conservation Magazine, May 06, 2014
-▶ 71 THINGS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE OCEANS, BUT PROBABLY SHOULD http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/71-things-we-dont-know-about-the-oceans-but-probably-should/

 

 

                                                       WATCH
                                  FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
INCREDIBLE SLOW-MO VIDEO OF THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028371/watch-this-incredible-slo-mo-video-of-the-underwater-creatures-you-never-see

 

 

 

                                                    DEEP END :

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

  -▶  The Atlantic Cities, February 04, 2014
FIRST-EVER OCEAN IMPACT INVESTING: BLOOMBERG'S NEW PLAN:  SAVE THE OCEAN, FEED THE WORLD http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2014/02/bloombergs-new-plan-save-ocean-feed-world/8303/

 

                                                  A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                       "EXTREME ICE"

                        Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                  http://sco.lt/7xj1MH

 

 

                                 THE OCEANS: LOVELY SLIDE SHOW

                                              National Geographic

                    http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/

 

▶  CRYPTIC RIVER:  THE TORRENTS THAT FLOW ON THE SEABED Cryptic river: The torrents that flow on the seabed. Myriad underwater rivers criss-cross the ocean floor, some many thousands of kilometres long, tens of kilometres wide and hundreds of metres deep. They are the arteries of our planet. They shunt sediments into the deep, carrying with them the oxygen and nutrients that allow life to thrive at great depths. They also seem to be a vital part of the world's carbon cycle, burying organic matter carried from the shore. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129570.700-cryptic-river-the-torrents-that-flow-on-the-seabed.html#.Uw1F4V5kJK4

 

                                       IMAGES FROM OCEANA
THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets

 

-▶  MANGROVE, REEFS, FORESTS AND DUNES BEING OBLITERATED: DOUBLING COASTAL FLOOD IMPACT AND SPECIES EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/5CMugb

 

 -▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?  AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100  http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

-▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

                                                          WATCH:

                                    -▶         "SEA THE TRUTH" --

                  BY 2048 The Oceans Will Be Empty! (full-length, HiQ)

                                                http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 

                                                         WATCH:

                                                    CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

Reuters, February 10, 2014
-▶  OVERFISHING, POLLUTION LEAVES TURKISH WATERS BARE. HI-TECH TECHNOLOGY, BIG BUSINESS, LAX REGULATIONS DESTROYING OCEANS EVERYWHERE.
"Twenty years ago, you put your arm in the water you could pull out fish - there were so many," said Osman Korkmaz, a 53-year-old fisherman who has fished the Bosphorus Strait and Marmara Sea for 40 years.  http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/10/us-turkey-fish-idUSBREA1905B20140210

 

 

                                                 DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -.injured or dead http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 

UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/

 

-▶ ACIDIFYING OCEANS: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE http://sco.lt/61C0R7

 

GREENLAND'S MELTING, CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/7MZUVV

 

  -▶ $400 BILLION OCEAN FISHING INDUSTRY.  LARGE CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEAN http://sco.lt/7ABxHV
 
                                                         VIDEO
FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB - GOING...GOING...
                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 ▶ BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD. MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                        WATCH
                                              TED TALK VIDEOS
                                  OCEAN WONDERS ( 10 TALKS)
Dive into the unexplored universe beneath the waves: the beautiful, fragile (and sometimes terrifying) world of the ocean. http://www.ted.com/playlists/7/ocean_wonders

 

Summit Voice, February 15, 2014
-▶  GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'. An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/

 

 Summit Voice, February 12, 2014

-▶  CLIMATE:  TOO WARM FOR EQUATORIAL FISH? MANY ALREADY LIVING CLOSE TO THEIR THERMAL LIMITS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/12/climate-too-warm-for-equatorial-fish/

 

Guardian, February 17, 2014
-▶  WILL THE BUILDINGS OF THE FUTURE BE GROWN UNDERWATER? In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog/2014/feb/17/buildings-future-underwater-nature-architecture-michael-pawlyn-exhibition?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

                                         GMO FARMED SALMON:

-▶ FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE: NO REGULATION, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELLING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz

 

 

                                     OUR OCEANS NEED US

                      http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

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The End of Coral Reefs ? Around for 10 Million Years, Wiped Out in 100

The End of Coral Reefs ? Around for 10 Million Years, Wiped Out in 100 | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Oceana, December 05, 2014
-▶  A LOOK AT THE VALUE OF CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEMS (PHOTOS)  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/12/during-corals-week-a-look-at-the-value-of-coral-reef-ecosystems-photos


Oceana, December 11, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS TURNING SILENT FROM OVERFISHING, OTHER HUMAN IMPACTS http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/12/coral-reefs-turning-silent-from-overfishing-other-human-impacts


                                               SHORT VIDEO (1:36)
                                         Conservation International
            NATURE IS SPEAKING  – IAN SOMEHALDER IS CORAL REEF
                         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVMV3StvLCs


Guardian, November 27, 2014
-▶  CORAL TRIANGLE COULD BE LAST BASTION FOR PLANET'S BELEAGURED REEFS. If humans are driving earth’s sixth great extinction event, coral reefs will be one of the first and most visible ecosystems to succumb. Scientists estimate that by 2050, the ocean could be largely devoid of reefs as climate change and our relentless plundering of the sea set in motion geological changes not seen for millions of years.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/nov/27/coral-triangle-last-bastion-planets-beleaguered-reefs


DW.DE, August 20, 2014
-▶  "IF WE DON'T CHANGE NOW WE WILL LOSE THE REEFS" http://www.dw.de/if-we-dont-change-now-we-will-lose-the-reefs/a-17817279


The Independent, September 23, 2013

-▶  CORAL ALERT: DESTRUCTION OF REEFS 'ACCELERATING' WITH HALF DESTROYED OVER PAST 30 YEARS .The eco-system has been around for tens of millions of years and we are wiping it out within a hundred, says IPCC scientist http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/coral-alert-destruction-of-reefs-accelerating-with-half-destroyed-over-past-30-years-8835480.html


Climate Spectator, June 06, 2014
 -▶  UN REPORT FINDS WIDESPREAD CORAL DESTRUCTION. Global warming is causing trillions of dollars of damage to coral reefs, aggravating risks to tropical small island states threatened by rising sea levels. The rise in sea levels off some islands in the Western Pacific was four times the global average, with gains of 1.2cm a year from 1993 to 2012, due to shifts in winds and currents, said the United Nations' Environment Programme (UNEP). http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/6/6/science-environment/un-report-finds-widespread-coral-destruction

 


Dodo, November 0, 2014
-▶ WHAT CORAL REEFS MEAN TO THE FUTURE OF THE OCEAN

 https://www.thedodo.com/community/AnabelField/coral-reefs-are-rising-from-th-802907146.html



                                                      PHOTOS

-▶  BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC IMAGES OF CORAL REEFS REVEAL HOW THEY'RE BEING DESTROYED http://www.fastcoexist.com/3018381/breathtaking-panoramic-images-of-coral-reefs-reveal-how-theyre-being-destroyed



 Climate Progress, July 11, 2014
 -▶  TROPICAL FISH ARE TAKING OVER TEMPERATE OCEAN, CAUSING UNDERWATER DEFORESTATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/11/3458771/tropical-fish-deforesting-temperate-waters/



                                                        WATCH

                           **** THE GARDENS OF THE QUEEN" -

                                      60 Minutes - CBS News

                                           http://sco.lt/6rlXKT



January 19, 2012 Planet Earth Online

▶  CLIFFHANGING CORALS AVOID TRAWLER BOTTOM TRAWLING DAMAGE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1139&cookieConsent=A


                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                    SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN

        AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

                                                  

                                                    VIDEO

OnEarth Magazine, February  28, 2012
-▶  OVERFISHING UNLEASHES A SCOURGE OF SEA URCHINS ON REEFS http://www.onearth.org/blog/overfishing-unleashes-scourge-of-sea-urchins-on-reefs

 

-▶  A BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS PUTS SPECIES AND PEOPLE AT RISK At least 12% of groupers – globally-important food fish species that live on coral and rocky reefs – face extinction http://sco.lt/5HdRr7

 

Guardian Environment, September 18, 2013

-▶  CORAL REEFS SUFFER AS THE RELENTLESS HUNT FOR SHARK FINS TAKE ITS TOLL. The rampant overfishing of sharks, often solely for their fins, is causing a damaging chain reaction that could significantly degrade coral reef systems, a decade-long Australian-led study has found. "The result of this is that the whole food chain is being thrown out of whack." ... creating a collapse of the food chain.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/19/coral-reefs-suffer-hunt-sharks

 

                                                     PHOTOS
CELEBRATING THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CORAL REEFS

FOR WORLD OCEAN'S DAY

http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/photos-celebrating-the-most-beautiful-coral-reefs-for-world-ocean-s-day

 

 Global Possibilities, May 14, 2014
-▶ WHAT GOOD ARE CORAL REEFS? THEY PROTECT AROUND 200 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COASTAL AREAS http://www.globalpossibilities.org/what-good-are-coral-reefs/


 HuffPost Green, April 16, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS:  GOING, GOING ... GONE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/coral-reefs-going-goinggo_b_5157272.html

 

                                                         WATCH

                                        Treehugger, April 02, 2014
TIMELAPSE FILM OF 150,000 PHOTOS SHOWS THE MIRACLE OF  SLOW LIFE OF CORALS. THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/slow-life-150000-photos-timelapse-corals-daniel-stoupin.html

 

 Guardian, March 08, 2014
-▶  CORAL REEFS:  LIFE IN THE BALANCE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/09/coral-reefs-bleaching-life-in-the-balance

 

                        "CORAL REEFS: UNDERWATER PHARMACIES"

                                             http://sco.lt/733VaL

 

NOAA,
-▶ SUNSCREEN CHEMICAL THREATENS CORAL REEFS: Additive used in personal-care products since the 1960s to protect against ultraviolet light http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/feb14/sunscreen.html

 

Science Daily, December 17, 2013

 -▶ SAVING FIJI'S CORAL REEFS LINKED TO FOREST CONSERVATION http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131217155329.htm

 

                                                 ;

                                                       WATCH

     HOW THE CORAL REEF WILDLIFE TRADE IS DEGRADING CORAL REEFS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2452598153/how-the-coral-reef-wildlife-trade-is-degrading-coral-reefs

 

  -▶  CORAL REEFS IN CARIBBEAN ON LIFE SUPPORT http://sco.lt/7GodYf

 

                                                           WATCH

                               CORAL REEFS:  THE OCEANS' LARDER
                                      BBC Future, February 13, 2013
 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130219-coral-reefs-the-oceans-larder

 

Science Daily, December 4, 2013

 -▶  FIRST GLOBAL SNAPSHOT OF KEY CORAL REEF FISHES: FISHING HAS REDUCED VITAL SEAWEED EATERS BY MORE THAN 50 PERCENT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131204091620.htm

 

 ▶ THE CURSE OF INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS AND RUNOFF http://sco.lt/7a28sT

 

                                                       WATCH

                               Another Stunner From BBC Nature.....

                                   "BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET"

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130129-blue-heart-of-the-planet



GOOGLE STREET VIEW BRINGS THE WORLD'S CORAL REEFS TO YOU

http://grist.org/living/google-street-view-brings-the-worlds-coral-reefs-to-you/


 -▶  THESE MACRO CORAL PHOTOS ARE TOTALLY JAW-DROPPING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/coral-photos_n_3876179.html


                                              EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS: ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON http://sco.lt/8fK5eT



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                                          CLIMATE CHANGE

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  Scientific American, July 02, 2014

-▶ OVERFISHING AND POLLUTION ARE KILLING MORE CORALS THAN CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/overfishing-and-pollution-kill-more-corals-than-climate-change/


 -▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING C02 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd

 

-▶  ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP

 

July 3, 2013 About My Planet
-▶  CLOWNFISH LOSE HEARING IN ACIDIC WATERS: SPELLS DEATH TO CORAL REEFS http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/clownfish-lose-hearing-in-acidic-waters


 Mother Nature Network, May 20, 2014
-▶ HOW CORAL REEFS CAN HELP US ENDURE CLIMATE CHANGE.

Coral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves' energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.  http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/how-coral-reefs-can-help-us-endure-climate-change

 

 Wildlife Extra News -
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE STOPS REEF FISH DETECTING PREDATORS. Coral reef fish have been proved to lose their sense of predators as a result of too much CO2 in the water. Carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is absorbed into ocean waters, where it dissolves and lowers the pH of the water. http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/reef-fish-climate-change-478.html#cr

 

October 11, 2012 Planet Change

-▶  CORAL REEF CRISIS THREATENS NATURE'S ABILITY TO HELP US DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

Water World, October 29 2013

 -▶  NATURAL CORAL CHEMICALS PROTECT AGAINST WARMING OCEANS http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Coral_chemicals_protect_against_warming_oceans_999.html

 

Common Dreams, April 01, 2014
-▶  UNPRECEDENTED OCEAN TEMPERATURES ON TRACK TO BRING DEATH TO CORAL ECOSYSTEMS. 'It’s not that change is going to come, it’s that change is already happening' http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2014/04/01-1


Climate Progress, January 3, 2014
 -▶  ARE WE WITNESSING THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

Tropical coral reefs form the very foundation of marine biodiversity. Sadly, their seemingly inevitable demise may prove to be one of the first irreversible consequences of climate change. That’s the conclusion of a comprehensive new report on abrupt climate changes from the National Academy of Sciences. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/03/3118001/coral-reefs-climate-change/

 


 -▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 56 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/5txWXB

 

 -▶  CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING: CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE? http://sco.lt/5w8RM1



 UNESCO Office in Bangkok, February 22, 2012

-▶  MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREATS TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


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                                   BEAUTIFUL PHOTO GALLERY
                                           A FRAGILE EMPIRE
                             AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF
From tiny coral polyps grew a marvel: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Could it all come crumbling down? http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/05/great-barrier-reef/doubilet-photography


                                               AUSTRALIA:

HE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE STAND TO LOSE 

                                       http://sco.lt/6q4ykD



Guardian Environment, December 15, 2013One of the natural wonders of the world is about to have 3 million cubic metres of sludge dumped on top of it.... http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2013/dec/15/great-barrier-reef-destruction-abbot-point-greg-hunt


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 Smithsonian, December 18, 2012
-▶  THE TEN BEST OCEAN STORIES OF 2012 http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/12/the-ten-best-ocean-stories-of-2012/

 

RedOrbit, December 12, 2013

 -▶  UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS OBSERVE SURPRISING BONEFISH SPAWNING BEHAVIOR IN THE BAHAMAS
Bonefish, also called gray ghosts, are among the most elusive and highly prized fishes sought by recreational anglers in the Florida Keys, Bahamas and similar tropical habitats around the world. Bonefish support a fishery worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually, but this fishery is threatened in many areas by habitat loss and degradation, and by overfishing. Scientists are scrambling to identify and protect critical habitats and identify other ways to conserve this vital fishery. A recent study of bonefish spawning behavior in the Bahamas brings to light new information that should aid bonefish conservation efforts.
Read more at http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113026726/university-researchers-observe-surprising-bonefish-spawning-behavior-in-the-bahamas/#Xr7m1QVDK17sgExx.99

 

                                                           VIDEO
                        BONEFISH GOING OFFSHORE TO SPAWN

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KMGm39zOqI



                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 -▶ "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 

-▶  SEA CHANGE: THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/51LeCn


                                               DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT

 

 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K SEABIRDS EACH YEAR http://sco.lt/7UfLIP

 


 

 -▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6heNd3

 

 

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SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


 

 February 29, 2013 David Suzuki Foundation
▶  SONAR AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2013/02/sonar-and-whales-are-a-deadly-mix/


HuffPost, Generation Change, December 12, 2014
▶  BIG OIL SHATTERS "UNICORNS OF THE SEA" "The Unicorns of the Sea" -- the spiral-toothed male Arctic Narwhal whales -- are in big trouble. The Canadian government just granted oil corporations the rights to search for drilling sites in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases. This deranged ecocide risks killing 90 percent of all the remaining Narwhals on our planet. Every 10 seconds, non-stop for a couple of months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures. It's time to protect the Arctic, not plunder it.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/big-oil-shatters-unicorns_b_6312582.html


Yahoo News, September 19, 2014
▶  AS ARCTIC MELTS, SHIPPING TRAFFIC BLASTS WILDLIFE 

With three-fourths of the volume of Arctic sea ice reportedly lost since the 1980s, vast stretches of habitat for animals like the polar bear and walrus have been destroyed. But new economic activity in the region will ensure the consequences for wildlife are even more far-reaching: The Arctic Ocean is becoming noisier, and scientists believe this will have a profound impact on marine mammals that rely on sound to survive. [How Landmark Noise Settlement Protects Oceans and Industry (Op-Ed )]

Official records show that the number of tankers, cargo ships and tugs transiting through the Arctic has more than doubled since 2008. Offshore oil exploration by Royal Dutch Shell and others has added to the increased industrialization. Mostly low-frequency sounds from ship engines, seismic surveys and drilling machinery overlap with and may interfere with sounds produced and received by marine mammals. http://news.yahoo.com/arctic-melts-shipping-traffic-blasts-wildlife-op-ed-191825197.html


  September 4, 2013 Treehugger
▶  NAVY ADMITS TRAINING EXERCISES WILL KILL HUNDREDS OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/navy-admits-war-exercises-will-kill-hundreds-whales-and-dolphins.html

 

Grist, February 28, 2014
MILLIONS OF DOLPHINS COULD BE HURT AS OIL INDUSTRY BLASTS ALONG EAST COAST http://grist.org/news/millions-of-dolphins-could-be-hurt-as-oil-industry-blasts-along-east-coast/


Oceana, August 01, 2014

▶  OUTCRY OF OPPOSITION GROWS FOLLOWING OBAMA'S RECENT DECISION TO ALLOW DYNAMITE-LIKE BLASTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL & GAS OFF EAST COAST: INCREDIBLY HARMFUL TO MARINE MAMMALS AND FISHERIES http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/outcry-of-opposition-grows-following-recent-decision-to-allow-dynamite-like-blasts-to-sea


 BlueAndGreen Tomorrow, July 20, 2014

138,000 SPECIES UNDER THREAT AS OBAMA APPROVES GAS AND OIL EXPLORATION IN ATLANTIC.  US president Barack Obama has approved a project that will open up an area off the east coast of the US to oil and gas exploration with the use of sonic cannons – which are highly damaging to marine wildlife. 

The constant thumping from the cannons in the water can be heard thousands of miles away, with the physiological effects to marine wildlife unreported. There is also the risk of damaging nine of the remaining 500 north Atlantic right whales.

Katie Zimmerman, a spokesperson for the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, said, “Once they can’t hear — and that’s the risk that comes with seismic testing — they are pretty much done for.”

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/20/138000-species-under-threat-as-obama-approves-gas-and-oil-exploration/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                                   Oceana,

JOIN MIRANDA TO KEEP DOLPHINS SINGING: STOP SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTING IN THE ATLANTIC. Dolphins talk to each other using whistles and songs, but seismic airguns create deafening booms that will drown out the dolphins' voices—deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts http://act.oceana.org/sign/stopseismic/


National Geographic, August 09, 2014
▶  WILL ATLANTIC OCEAN OIL PROSPECTING SILENCE RIGHT WHALES? Companies have been cleared to seek seismic noise permits in the Atlantic, but ocean researchers fear for whales. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140811-seismic-science-endangered-right-whale-atlantic-oil-ocean/


The Herald Scotland, August 17, 2014

▶ MOUNTING CONCERN ABOUT UNDERWATER NOISE POLLUTION HARMING MARINE WILDLIFE. Marine wildlife is being killed, deformed, injured, traumatised and subjected to dangerous levels of stress by a crescendo of underwater noise from ships and offshore industry, scientists are warning.  http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/mounting-concern-about-underwater-noise-pollution-harming-marine-wildlife.25062564


          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

     OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

                                          http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


Intercontinental Cry Magazine, September 12, 2014

▶ THE INUIT OF BAFFIN ISLAND:  MOBILIZING AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL EXTRACTION. The north­eastern Canada 2D marine seismic survey would involve ships using air guns to blast bursts of sound into the water to study the geology below the ocean floor to be sold  to oil and gas companies and used to help locate hydrocarbon deposits. Concerns with the impact of seismic surveys on marine mammals, including seals, whales, and walruses, have been expressed by Indigenous peoples and conservationists worldwide.  https://intercontinentalcry.org/call-south-baffin-island-25545/

 

                                                     VIDEO (2:42)
                                           Oceana, March 05, 2014
          THE SCIENCE BEHIND SEISMIC TESTING IN THE OCEANS.

We don't need to turn the ocean into a blast zone for our energy needs. Seismic airguns create intense, repetitive booms that will drown out the dolphins' songs, deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWaoeXvLfzs

 

                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3

 

  Green Prophet, April 11, 2014

▶  WHY OIL AND GAS COMPANIES (AND THE NAVY) SHOULD BUY WHALES HEARING AIDS. Whales, the earth’s largest marine mammals, have had more than their share of ecological problems in all parts of the world’s seas and oceans. One of their biggest risks is noise in marine habitats caused by drilling for oil and gas.

http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/04/why-oil-and-gas-companies-should-buy-whales-hearing-aids/


  September 4, 2013 Treehugger
▶  NAVY ADMITS TRAINING EXERCISES WILL KILL HUNDREDS OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/navy-admits-war-exercises-will-kill-hundreds-whales-and-dolphins.html

 

Mongabay, December 13, 2013
▶  SONAR DIRECTLY IMPACTS WHALE BEHAVIOR, ACCORDING TO MILITARY WHALE STUDY http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1213-rowland-bluewhale-behavior-impacted-by-sonar.html

 

▶  NEW USA NAVY PERMIT WOULD ALLOW HARM TO MILLIONS OF MARINE ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/5dIsQj

 

 Summit Voice, December 17, 2013
▶  CONSERVATION GROUPS CHALLENGE FEDS ON NAVAL TRAINING. Lawsuit highlights potential impacts to marine mammals from sonar and underwater explosives http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/17/conservation-groups-challenge-feds-on-naval-training/

 

 Guardian Environment, July 2, 2013

▶  WHALES FLEE FROM MILITARY SONAR LEADING TO MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS. Studies are missing link in puzzle that has connected naval exercises to unusual mass strandings of whales and dolphins. Beaked whales, the most common casualty of the strandings, were shown to be highly sensitive to sonar. But the research also revealed unexpectedly that blue whales, the largest animals on Earth and whose population has plummeted by 95% in the last century, also abandoned feeding and swam rapidly away from sonar noise.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/03/whales-flee-military-sonar-strandings

 

 Huffington Post Green, December 15, 2013
▶  U.S. NAVY EXPANDS SONAR TESTING DESPITE TROUBLING SIGNS FOR SEA LIFE http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/15/navy-sonar-testing_n_4449784.html?ref=topbar

 

 Champions of Cetaceans, December 089, 2013

▶  NAVAL EXERCISES POSSIBLE CAUSE OF FLORIDA PILOT WHALE STRANDINGS http://championsforcetaceans.com/2013/12/08/pilot-whales-maybe-victims-of-friendly-fire-by-the-navy/

 

Salon, July 18, 2014
▶  CHOOSING BIG OIL EXPORTS OVER WHALE & HEALTHY SEAS:  OBAMA OPENS EAST COAST FOR OFFSHORE EXPLORATION http://www.salon.com/2014/07/18/choosing_big_oil_over_whales_obama_opens_east_coast_for_offshore_exploration/

 

 ▶  Washington Post, February 27, 2014

U.S. RULES WOULD ALLOW 'SEISMIC AIR GUNS' IN SEARCH FOR OFFSHORE OIL, GAS http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/us-rules-would-allow-seismic-air-guns-in-search-for-offshore-oil-gas/2014/02/27/68533a0c-9ffb-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html

 

Ocean Shepherd:

▶  REPORT LINKS SONAR TO WHALE STRANDINGS 

http://oceanshepherd.blogspot.com/p/whalehunting.html

 

Focusing On Wildlife, February 01, 2014
▶  STUDY: PROTECTING WHALES FROM MAN-MADE SEISMIC SHOCK Whale experts have teamed up with the oil and gas industry to develop a step-by-step guide for reducing the impacts of noise pollution from marine seismic surveys on whales and other marine species. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/study-planning-can-protect-whales-in-seismic-surveys/

 

                                DO WHALES HAVE CULTURE?

                                     http://sco.lt/4uMK7l

 

NRDC Switchboard, April 02, 2014

▶  U.S. NAVY IMPLICATED IN NEW MASS STRANDING OF WHALES  http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mjasny/us_navy_implicated_in_new_mass.html

 

August 30, 2013 Latin Times
▶  NAVY TRAINING DOLPHINS: US NAVY TRAINING, TESTING MAY KILL HUNDREDS AND INJURE THOUSANDS OF WHALES AND DOLPHINS http://www.latintimes.com/articles/7919/20130830/navy-training-dolphins-testing-kill-hundreds-injure-sonar-whales.htm#.UiE-Erzc-RQ

 

 Grist, February 28, 2014

MILLIONS OF DOLPHINS COULD BE HURT AS OIL INDUSTRY BLASTS ALONG EAST COAST http://grist.org/news/millions-of-dolphins-could-be-hurt-as-oil-industry-blasts-along-east-coast/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                                        Oceana,

                         JOIN MIRANDA TO KEEP DOLPHINS SINGING

                 STOP SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTING IN THE ATLANTIC

Dolphins talk to each other using whistles and songs, but seismic airguns create deafening booms that will drown out the dolphins' voices—deafening, injuring, or even killing the animals close to the blasts http://act.oceana.org/sign/stopseismic/

 

NRDC Switchboard, April 11, 2014

▶  GREEK MASS BEAKED WHALE STRANDING INVESTIGATION BEGINS:  ONE WHALE PREGNANT http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mjasny/greek_mass_stranding_investiga.html

 

 The Dodo, March 10, 2014
▶  U.S. NAVY WARSHIP STOPS FOR HOUR TO LET WHALES PASS https://www.thedodo.com/us-navy-warship-stops-for-hour-459904986.html

 

September 5, 2013 Guardian

▶  GHANA UNUSUAL NUMBER OF WHALE DEATHS BLAMED ON OFFSHORE SEISMIC OIL EXPLORATION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/ghana-whale-deaths-offshore-oil-exploration

 

Mongabay, September 25, 2013
▶  SONAR USED BY OIL COMPANY CAUSED MASS WHALE STRANDING IN MADAGASCAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0925-sonar-testing-whale-stranding.html


 

                                            DEEP SEA MINING:

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/85WcRl


 

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                                            OCEAN NOISE

                              =========================

 

NERC Science of The Environment, March 03, 2014

▶  SHIPPING NOISE CHANGES FISH BEHAVIOUR. Fish that eat near busy shipping lanes, may not be as efficient at foraging for food, say scientists investigating the effect of elevated noise levels on marine life.Ship noise changes fish behaviour http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1631&cookieConsent=A

 

Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013

▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html

 

NRDC SWITCHBOARD, April 04, 2014

▶  MILESTONE IN OCEAN NOISE FIGHT. After five years, the International Maritime Organization adopted guidelines to reduce underwater noise from commercial ships. The ocean, simply put, is an acoustic world, and marine species depend on sound for virtually everything they do to survive: feeding, finding mates, avoiding predators, maintaining social bonds, orienting themselves in the world.  But noise from shipping and other human activity has radically altered their environment. http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mjasny/milestone_in_ocean_noise_fight.html

 

Futurity, February 27, 2014
▶  WHALES AND SHIPS FIGHT FOR SPACE IN NOISY ARCTIC http://www.futurity.org/whales-ships-fight-space-noisy-bering-sea/

 

Vancouver Sun, October 3, 2013
▶  WHALES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA PUT AT RISK BY BOMBARDING, CONSTANT SHIPPING NOISE http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Whales+bombarded+constant+shipping+noise/9069372/story.html

 

July 28, 2013 NPR
▶  CONSERVATIONISTS CALL FOR QUIET: THE OCEAN IS TOO LOUD !! http://www.npr.org/2013/07/28/206362675/conservationists-call-for-quiet-the-ocean-is-too-loud

 

▶  REDUCING UNDERWATER NOISE TO HELP HEALTH OF MARINE WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/6AeJqD

 

News Channel 5, December 29, 2013
▶  SPEED LIMIT FOR SHIPS REDUCED TO PROTECT NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES http://www.wptv.com//dpp/news/national/speed-limit-for-ships-reduced-to-protect-north-atlantic-right-whales

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                       August 16, 2013 Seattle PI

                                       ANOTHER DEAF WHALE?

               TRAPPED SPERM WHALE SURPRISED BY SWIMMER  http://blog.seattlepi.com/candacewhiting/2013/08/16/trapped-sperm-whale-surprised-by-swimmer-another-deaf-whale/

 

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                        4 YEARS AFTER DEEP WATER HORIZON OIL SPILL


                          DOLPHINS, OTHER SPECIES DYING IN DROVES

                                     AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT: 

                                   UNHEALTHY OCEANS AND MORE

                                             http://sco.lt/7OtO9h

 

 

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  ▶  ENVIRONMENTALISTS LINK WHALE BEACHINGS TO OFFSHORE WIND FARM SONAR http://sco.lt/5vtB4r

 

Canada.com, November 14, 2012

▶  BRITISH COLUMBIA SCIENTIST SAY WAVE TURBINES WOULD PUT KILLER WHALES AND OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AT RISK http://www.canada.com/technology/scientists+turbines+would+killer+whales+risk/7547671/story.html

 

                                                   WATCH

                                         BBC. Natural World.
                              A KILLER WHALE CALLED LUNA
The emotional story of a young killer whale's quest for companionship after he was separated from his family and found himself on the rugged, wild coast of Vancouver Island. The film records the human friendships he developed and the trouble this led him into. From death threats to numerous capture attempts by the government, the film-makers watched as various people tried to determine Luna's fate...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFFs9PPFiNM

 

 July 13, 2013 Wildlife Extra News -

▶  POD OF KILLER WHALES RESCUED AFTER STRANDING IN AUSTRALIA  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/queensland-orca-rescue.html

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS.  Healthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/

 

 

World Wildlife Fund

▶  WESTERN GRAY WHALE - The western gray whale, among the largest whales found in the ocean, faces serious threats from the impacts of oil and gas exploration due to the Piltun Astokhskoye oil field lying 16 km away from the Sakhalin Islands in Russia. These islands are the only feeding grounds of this whale, and increased noise pollution and disturbance is driving them away. http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/climate_carbon_energy/seize_your_power/icons_at_threat/western_gray_whale/index.cfm

 

 

 ▶  IF YOU'VE EVER QUESTIONED THE EMOTIONAL CAPACITY OF ANIMALS, WATCH THIS VIDEO http://sco.lt/8Nnhjd



TakePart, October 15, 2013

▶  WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

 Los Angeles Times, January 24, 2014
▶  25 DEAD PILOT WHALES FOUND OFF FLORIDA:  5 THINGS TO HELP UNDERSTAND IT http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-25-dead-pilot-whales-20140123,0,607073.story#axzz2re5vzXj4

 

National Geographic, November 6, 2013

▶  LISTENING TO SPERM WHALE SONAR http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/06/listening-to-sperm-whale-sonar/

 

NOAA Fisheries, April 23, 2014
ANTARCTIC MINKE WHALES, MYSTERY SOUND MAKERS OF THE SOUTHERN OCEAN Scientists have discovered the source of the "bio-duck" sound, a strange noise that has mystified scientists and submarine captains in the ocean off Antarctica for decades. http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/podcasts/2014/04/minke_whales.html#.U1ibHcf1_OS

 

About My Planet, March 07, 2014

 ▶ SHIP PROPELLERS KILL ANOTHER WHALEA young North Atlantic right whale was found dead along the Georgia Coast with 20 propeller lacerations on its body. There are only about 400 of this endangered whale in the world and last year alone, four of the six right whales found dead were killed by ships and one was found tangled in a fishing net.  http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/ship-propellers-kill-another-whale/

 

LiveScience, May 16, 2014
▶  500 RIGHT WHALES COULD FACE THE WRONG FATE. The North Pacific and North Atlantic species, however, remain critically endangered. In fact, estimates suggest that only approximately 500 North Atlantic right whale individuals left in the world.

Ever since the depletion of the North Atlantic right whale population, these whales have struggled to recover, in part because of how long it takes them to mature and reproduce, and also because of threats they face from human activity. The characteristics that made these whales the "right" ones to hunt are now placing them in the path of other dangers. Though there is a moratorium on commercial whaling, these whales have still faced threats like injuries and fatalities from ship strikes and fishing gear entanglement. With the new seismic testing proposal, the situation grows even worse. http://www.livescience.com/45672-right-whale-extinction-threat.html

 

Telegraph, March 27, 2014

UKRAINE'S SPY DOLPHINS SWITCH ALLEGIANCE TO RUSSIA: Ukrainian Army dophins, which have been trained to plant bombs and kill frogmen, will be transferred to Russia http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10724506/Ukraines-spy-dolphins-switch-allegiance-to-Russia.html

 

 The Independent, March 31, 2014
▶  MAJOR VICTORY FOR WHALING CAMPAIGNERS AS UN JUDGES ORDER JAPAN TO STOP HUNTING/SLAUGHTERING WHALES http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/major-victory-for-whaling-campaigners-as-un-judges-order-japan-to-stop-hunting-950-whales-a-year-in-the-antarctic-9226621.html

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz


 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


  -▶  POLAR BEARS MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE http://sco.lt/59BdYH

 

▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US.  CAN HUMANS SURVIVE? http://sco.lt/630INt

 

 

 

                                           OCEAN WONDERS

          10 WONDERFUL TED TALK VIDEOS:  WORTHY WATCH

                                          http://sco.lt/4o0QRF



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by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

       Why Oceans Degradation Impacts All Eco Systems On Our Planet

                                            http://sco.lt/9FB89B


 

 

 

 

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What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive'

What Have We Done??? Polar bears 'may need to be fed by humans to survive' | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it



 Feb 7, 2013 Yale Environment 360:

-▶  POLAR BEARS MAY HAVE TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE

 Drastic measures are required to save the beleaguered animal from extinction, say scientists... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/07/polar-bears-fed-by-humans-survive



Conservation Magazine, December 03, 2014
-▶ CLICHE OR NO, CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY HERE FOR POLAR BEARS http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/12/cliche-or-no-climate-change-really-is-coming-for-the-polar-bears/


The Guardian Environment, November 17, 2014
-▶ ALASKA-AREA POLAR BEAR POPULATION PLUMMETS 40% IN 10 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/17/polar-bear-population-falls-sea-north-alaska


Fox News Latino, November 04, 2014
-▶  EXPERT:  POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD FALL BY TWO-THIRDS BY 2050 http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/11/04/expert-polar-bear-population-could-fall-by-two-thirds-by-2050/



Mongabay, October 08, 2014
-▶  THE ONLY SOLUTION FOR POLAR BEARS:  'STOP THE RISE IN CO2 AND OTHER GREENHOUSE GASES' http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1008-watsa-wcn-amstrup.html?n3ws1ttr


Scientific American, July 15, 2014

-▶  AS ARCTIC ICE DISAPPEARS, LANDLOCKED, STARVING POLAR BEARS ADAPT TO LAND BASED DIETS CHANGING ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/landlocked-polar-bears-find-new-prey1/

 

 August 6, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶  THE POLAR BEAR WHO DIED OF CLIMATE CHANGE
A lack of sea ice, caused by global warming, meant the bear was unable to hunt seals and starved, according to an expert who had been monitoring the animal in Svalbard, Norway  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/picture/2013/aug/06/polar-bear-climate-change-sea-ice

 

                                                  VIDEOS
                            New York Times, June 10, 2014
RECORDING THE POLAR BEAR'S VIEW OF ITS CHANGING ARCTIC ENVIRONMENT http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/10/recording-the-polar-bears-view-of-its-changing-arctic-environment/

 

 Guardian, May 28, 2014
-▶ FEWER POLAR BEAR CUBS BEING BORN IN ARCTIC ISLANDS: Rapid reduction of sea ice level hitting population's hunting grounds hard http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/28/polar-bear-cubs-arctic-climate-change

 

August 11, 2013 Care2

-▶  THIS POLAR BEAR STARVED TO DEATH BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.care2.com/causes/a-polar-bear-starves-to-death-climate-change-is-the-culprit.html

 

Feb 15, 2013 Living on Earth:

-▶  STARVING POLAR BEARS
Polar Bears have long been the poster species for the problem of climate change. But a new paper in Conservation Letters argues that supplemental feeding may be necessary to prevent polar bear populations from going extinct. Polar bear expert Andrew Derocher from the University of Alberta joins Host Steve Curwood to discuss how we can save the largest bear on the planet. http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00007&segmentID=2

 

                                   POLAR BEAR CAM - LIVE

                                         Tundra Buggy Cam

        http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/polar-bear-tundra-buggy-cam

                                   Polar Bears International

                        http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/

 

 

Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013

-▶  FOR CANADA'S REMOTE TOWNS, LIVING WITH POLAR BEARS IS GROWING MORE RISKY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/27/canada-living-with-polar-bears-climate-change

 

Living on Earth, November 15, 2013
-▶  POLAR BEAR ATTACKS ON THE RISE DUE TO ICE MELTING AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00046&segmentID=6

 

Science World Report, September 21, 2013

-▶  POLAR BEAR SEAL DIET NOW HAS HIGHER CONTAMINANT LOAD: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9623/20130921/polar-bear-seal-diet-higher-contaminant-load-impacts-climate-change.htm

 

 National Wildlife Federation, December 2, 2013
-▶  ALARMING POLAR BEAR DECLINE A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nwf.org/News-and-Magazines/Media-Center/News-by-Topic/Global-Warming/2013/12-02-13-Alarming-Polar-Bear-Decline-a-Call-to-Action-on-Climate-Change.aspx

 

 January 10, 2012 CBC News

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE LEAVES SOME HUDSON BAY POLAR BEARS STARVING http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/2012/01/10/mb-starving-polar-bears-manitoba.html

 

 Guardian Environment, November 27, 2013
-▶  INTERACTIVE: CANADA'S DWINDLING POLAR BEAR POPULATION COULD COLLAPSE IN 17 YEARS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/interactive/2013/nov/27/canada-dwindling-polar-bear-population-interactive

 

 Yahoo News, January 23, 014
-▶  POLAR BEARS HUNT ON LAND AS ICE SHRINKS http://news.yahoo.com/polar-bears-hunt-land-ice-shrinks-150721159.html

 

Grist, September 23, 2013
-▶  AS CLIMATE CHANGES, POLAR BEARS SWITCH TO POLLUTED FOOD http://grist.org/news/as-climate-changes-polar-bears-switch-to-polluted-food/

 

January 24, 2012 CBC News
-▶  POLAR BEARS EATING MORE EIDER DUCK EGGS http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/01/24/north-eider-duck-eggs.html

 

International Fund for Animal Welfare, December 11, 2013
-▶  DRAMATIC IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ANIMALS MUST BE ADDRESSED http://www.ifaw.org/international/news/dramatic-impacts-climate-change-animals-must-be-addressed



                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/


 

 

▶  THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA - CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

 NBC News Science, December 18, 2013
-▶ LASERS COULD PROTECT POLAR BEAR DENS FROM OIL DRILLING http://www.nbcnews.com/science/lasers-could-help-protect-polar-bear-dens-oil-drilling-2D11765619

 

 -▶ OH NO... PHOTO Lonely polar bear in the Arctic Ocean http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2013-12/21/content_17188313.htm

 

 

Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/

 

 Sustainablog, January 22, 2014
-▶  ARCTIC SEA ICE FREEFALL IS MIRROR IMAGE OF CARBON DIOXIDE ASCENT http://sustainablog.org/2014/01/arctic-sea-ice-freefall-is-mirror-image-of-carbon-dioxide-ascent/

 

                                                         VIDEO

            FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                         GOING...GOING... http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

 

                                             NICE SLIDESHOW
  THE POLAR BEAR BOOGIE: ALASKA POLAR BEARS DANCING ON ICE http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/alaska-polar-bears-dancing-ice-3086348#.UuoMqvZkJK4

 

 

 December 22, 2010 Yale Environment 360
-▶  AS ARCTIC OCEAN MELTS, A REFUGE PLAN FOR THE POLAR BEAR http://e360.yale.edu/feature/as_the_arctic_ocean_melts_a_refuge_plan_for_the_polar_bear/2355/

 

 29 March, 2013 Living on Earth:
-▶  BABY POLAR BEAR RESCUE - REALLY CUTE AND GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS: A Polar Bear Orphan School for cubs without their mothers http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=13-P13-00013&segmentID=6

 

  Aug 7, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

-▶  IN DETAIL: STARVED POLAR BEAR PERISHED DUE TO RECORD SEA-ICE MELT http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/starved-polar-bear-perished-due-to-record-sea-ice-melt/

 

 

                                           LIVE WEBCAMS

          OFFERS RARE GLIMPSE OF MIGRATING POLAR BEARS http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/live-webcam-offers-rare-glimpse-of-migrating-polar-bears

 

ANIMAL PLANET LIVE: http://www.apl.tv/explore-polar-bears.htm

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr

 

The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? COULD BE ICE FREE BY 2015  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

-▶  ARCTIC OCEAN MELTING, ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY  http://sco.lt/9GRj3B

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENTlike symptoms in seals & walrus — Surprisingly high mortality of musk ox, weak immune system suspected — High rate of embryo deaths & bad eggs for geese http://enenews.com/alaska-28-of-polar-bears-with-skin-lesions-and-hair-loss-similar-to-seals-and-walrus-tested-for-thyroid-abnormalities-surprisingly-high-mortality-of-musk-ox-with-weak-immune-function-gees

 

 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/

 

Summit Voice, February 15, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.

FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.

“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/

 

-▶  OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 -▶  SEA CHANGE - THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

-▶  IS THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION UPON US? http://sco.lt/5GRCWv

 

-▶  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:  FAILED STRAGEIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR OUR PLANET http://sco.lt/7UBKIj

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶  ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


 

                              AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD

                                       The Natural Eye Project

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

                        THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/630INt

 

                                            WATCH FAB FILM

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 


 

 

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Marine Turtles: MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries

Marine Turtles:  MILLIONS killed by Gillnets, LongLine Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Mongabay, November 13, 2013

-▶  LONGLINE FISHERIES IN COSTA RICA HOOK TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SEA TURTLES EVERY YEAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1114-calderone-ucsc-sea-turtles.html?n3ws1ttr


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFTNET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html


Oceana, October 03, 2014
-▶  COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL: AS CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILLNET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS  http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

  

                                      IMAGES FROM OCEANA
-▶  THE TERRIBLE AND UNNECESSARY LOSS OF SEA LIFE WITH DRIFT GILL NETS http://oceana.org/en/our-work/promote-responsible-fishing/bycatch/drift-gillnets/stopthenets

 


 gCaptain, February 14, 2012

 -▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

-▶  10 FRIGHTENING FACTS ABOUT SUPER TRAWLERS | Greenpeace Australia Pacific http://www.greenpeace.org/australia/en/news/oceans/top-10-facts-about-super-trawlers/


                                                GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap  http://sco.lt/7jiLC5


 

                                                      WATCH

                                             "DEADLY BYCATCH"

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA http://sco.lt/6jvCXx

 

 

TicoTimes.net, December 20, 2013
-▶  LONGLINE FISHERMEN DEMAND END TO PLAN TO PROTECT WATERS AROUND COCOS ISLAND http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/Longline-fishermen-demand-end-to-plan-to-protect-waters-around-Cocos-Island-_Friday-December-20-2013

 

ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014
-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.htm


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html

 

 LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

                                        FEATURED VIDEO
                           Focusing On Wildlife, May 21, 2013
              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO'S MAGDALENA BAY
Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/

 

NOLA.com February 19, 2014

-▶ ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS MAY SUE OVER LACK OF TURTLE PROTECTIONS IN GULF SHRIMP TRAWLERS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/environmental_groups_threaten.html

 

Treehugger, February 24, 2014
-▶  42 COUNTRIES HAVE NO LAWS AGAINST KILLING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES (40,000+ ARE 'LEGALLY' SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR) http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/42-countries-have-no-laws-against-killing-endangered-sea-turtles-and-40000-are-each-year.html

 

World Wildlife Fund, December 04, 2013

-▶  HOW LONG DO SEA TURTLES LIVE?  WHY THEIR ROLE IN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS AND OTHER SEA TURTLE FACTS http://worldwildlife.org/stories/how-long-do-sea-turtles-live-and-other-sea-turtle-facts

  

                                             VIDEO With Carl Safina
           SAVING THE OCEAN ; "TRINIDAD'S TURTLE GIANTS' (47:00)
       http://chedd-angier.com/savingtheocean/Season1/Episode7.html


 

 -▶  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING http://sco.lt/6bjrRh

 

 Mongabay, April 6, 2010

MARINE TURTLES

-▶  Humankind's appetite for seafood has had a bigger impact on the world's marine turtles than long thought... http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0406-hance_marineturtles.html

 

World Environment News February 28, 2013

-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE, KNOWN FOR ITS ARDUOUS 6,000 MILE OCEAN TREK, FACES EXTINCTION WITHIN NEXT 20 YEARS http://planetark.org/wen/68042



             THE RACE TO SAVE SEA TURTLES - WILL THEY SURVIVE?

                                          http://sco.lt/59Bam9




-▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx


-▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing



                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

 -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/89htxZ


                                    GrindTV, November 25, 2013
                                                      PHOTO

 -▶  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS BY DEADLY LONG LINE BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                       WATCH

                                             CHANGING SEAS

TIGER SHARKS: 4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

-▶  SHARK FINNING: SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% 100 MILLION A YEAR TAKEN JUST FOR THEIR FINS. http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

-▶  MANTA RAYS IN TROUBLE FROM OVERFISHING, FOOD DEPLETION http://sco.lt/6Aj80P

 

 


-▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

 

 -▶  OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES http://sco.lt/8XEno1

 


 -▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE-FOR-ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 


 

 

 -▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

 

-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 

 

-▶  +++MORE ON OVERFISHING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING

 

 

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VIDEO: Taming the Blue Frontier - Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish

VIDEO: Taming the Blue Frontier - Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it




CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH

AND SHOULD WE?'

FACTORY FARMING, CAGING OUR FISH

UNREGULATED, UNLABELED


 

                                 TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                   Conservation Magazine, University of Washington 

http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/

Ten thousand years ago, humans made the shift on land from hunting and gathering to farming. Now the same transformation is taking place at sea....

   Many of today’s coastal fish farms have decimated habitat and spread disease into local fish populations. Making matters worse, fish farms represent a net drain on populations of wild fish, which are often caught just so they can be ground into feed for salmon and other species.

   Despite these concerns, a shift is underway. Some members of the environmental community are concluding that widespread aquaculture must be pursued if we are to save the oceans and feed the planet. Aquaculture production must double by 2050 just to keep up with per capita demand. But merely scaling up current methods would only exacerbate the problems.

   In other words, the world needs new, sustainable aquaculture practices, and it needs them fast. It took 10,000 years for domestic agriculture to transform the land, but viable ocean farming schemes must be developed in one one-hundredth of that time if they are to forestall the oceans’ demise. This urgency is spurring some leading environmentalists and scientists to lend their knowledge and support, instead of their opposition. In a recent lecture, the renowned marine ecologist Jeremy Jackson discussed the threat of overfishing and announced, “the most important scientific challenge we now face is how to make aquaculture ecologically sustainable.”... http://conservationmagazine.org/2009/04/taming-the-blue-frontier/



Bloomberg, December 15, 2014
-▶ OYSTER HERPES' KILLER VIRUS THREATENS $4 BILLION INDUSTRY http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-14/oyster-herpes-killer-virus-threatens-4-billion-industry.html


Quartz, December 15, 2014
 ▶ FARMED SHELLFISH: THE WORLD'S SCALLOPS AND OYSTERS ARE MYSTERIOUSLY DYING OUT. British Columbia’s share of Canada’s aquaculture industry is in a tailspin.  http://qz.com/311345/the-worlds-scallops-and-oysters-are-mysteriously-dying-out/


Grist, June 18, 2012

SICK FARMED FISH:  ANOTHER VIRUS CRASHES CANADA'S SALMON FARMS http://grist.org/food/sea-sick-another-virus-crashes-canadas-salmon-farms/


The Scotsman, April 20, 2014
 ▶ SALMON FARM 'KILLING OFF WILD STOCK'  "...since 1989 (we have known) that the collapse of sea trout populations in West Highland Scotland was being driven by the large numbers of sea lice associated with the cage rearing of salmon. “It is a problem which continues to get worse and also greatly depletes salmon populations in fjordic systems.
   “Efforts to reduce sea louse numbers to levels which do not threaten the wild fish have failed dismally, despite the large-scale use of dangerous chemicals which ultimately threaten the valuable lobster, prawn and crab fisheries of the Highlands and Islands.
    “Add to this assault on sea trout and salmon populations the effects of bacterial and virus disease and the widely reported problem of genetic introgression. Healthy wild sea trout and salmon populations cannot exist in the presence of the cage-reared salmon.”  http://www.scotsman.com/news/scotland/top-stories/salmon-farms-killing-off-wild-stock-1-3382113


 Jan 24, 2013 NYTimes.com

-▶  NOWHERE TO SWIM: MILESTONE LOOMS FOR CORPORATE FACTORY  "FARMED"-RAISED FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3995526608/milestone-looms-for-corporate-factory-farmed-raised-fish-more-bigger-faster-profits-that-is


 Guardian Environment, May 31, 2014

-▶ IS IT NOW ETHICAL TO EAT FARMED, CAGED  FISH? There aren't plenty more fish in the sea. Our fish and seafood consumption is soaring, so in steps aquaculture. From 2011 to 2012 global aquaculture provided 90m tonnes of fish, overtaking 80m tonnes from the wild fisheries. But in reality 50% of the world's wild caught fish are fed to other animals, including farmed fish. There's also a large pressure group advocating introducing GM farmed salmon – dubbed "Frankenfish" ...

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/01/is-it-ethical-to-eat-farmed-fish


                                                   VIDEO

-▶  FARMED SALMON EXPOSED: THE WORST FISH YOU CAN EAT -  http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/30/farmed-salmon-exposed.aspx


-▶  FISH FARMING  — A SAD "SOLUTION" TO AN UNNECESSARY PROBLEM | J. Morris Hicks, author http://hpjmh.com/2011/07/17/fish-farming-a-sad-solution-to-an-unnecessary-problem/


Dr. David Suzuki, April 29, 2014
SALMON FARMS vs. WILD SALMON: HAS ANYTHING CHANGED AFTER A DECADE OF CONTROVERSY? http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/29/salmon-farms-wild-salmon-controversy/


                                 MUZZLED BY THE COURTS: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/bc-fish-farm-foe-takes-_n_4498216.htm


                                                  WATCH

                                       FACTORY FARMED FISH
THE MASSIVE POLLUTION AND CONDITION UNDER A FISH FARM IN NORWAY : Lerøy west (English subtitle) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAIShIjPbIE


 The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS YOU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


EENews, November 20, 2014
-▶ OCEANS: DEBATE CHURNS AS NOAA IS SET TO OPEN U.S. FEDERAL WATERS TO AQUACULTURE. Should the ocean be farmed like the land, with fish instead of livestock? And if so, how sustainable is sustainable enough? http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060009321


                                                        EXPOSE

                                               Wall Street Journal:
TAMING THE WILD TUNA:  WHY FARMED FISH ARE TAKING OVER OUR DINNER PLATES http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-farmed-fish-are-taking-over-our-dinner-plates-1415984616


Seafood International
-▶ 10 TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD. Sustainable seafood programs are a critical part of buying and selling seafood in these modern times. But like everything, the concept of sustainable seafood is changing -- here's how. http://seafoodinternationaldigital.com/10-trends-shaping-the-future-of-sustainable-seafood/


Truthout, December 07, 2014
- ▶ ENCLOSING THE AQUATIC COMMONS IN BRAZIL - AQUACULTURE: THE PARTITIONING OF BRAZIL'S OCEAN AND RIVERS THREATENS SMALL-SCALE FISHING FAMILIES. The federal government has implemented a plan for privatizing water resources that can then be used by private companies for fish farming, and its objective is to produce 20 million tons of fish annually through aquaculture. Privatizing the water in this way enables companies to intensively produce one type of fish in an area, without the fish having to compete with other species for food and space. Raising fish through aquaculture, however, requires the use of countless chemicals and has led to the displacement of small-scale fishermen and women. http://truth-out.org/news/item/27824-the-partitioning-of-brazil-s-ocean-and-rivers-threatens-small-scale-fishing-families


August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


World Fishing & Aquaculture, March 10, 2014
 ▶ RESEARCHERS LOOK AT STERILIZATION OF FARMED FISH TO AVOID CONTAMINATING WILD FISH. Researchers at the UK’s University of East Anglia (UEA) believe farmed salmon should be sterilised to avoid breeding with wild fish. http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/researchers-look-at-wild-fish-reproduction


UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


Grist, July 30, 2014
-▶ FARMING BLUEFIN TUNA MIGHT BE OUT OF OUR DEPTHS (AND TOO SHALLOW FOR THEIRS) http://grist.org/news/farming-bluefin-tuna-might-be-out-of-our-depths/


 ▶ FARM-RAISED TUNA MAY NOT BE THE ANSWER TO OVERFISHING - TOO LARGE TO RAISE IN CRAMPED FACTORY-FARMED CAGES http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-08/farm-raised-tuna-may-not-be-the-answer-to-overfishing

 

Business Insider, July 0, 2014
 ▶ FORGET TUNA:  THESE ARE THE SEA FOODS WE'LL BE EATING IN THE FUTURE http://www.businessinsider.com/seafood-well-be-eating-in-the-future-2014-6


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) February 05, 2014

 ▶ FISH FARMS TO PRODUCE NEARLY TWO THIRDS OF GLOBAL FOOD FISH SUPPLY BY 2030 http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/213522/icode/


 Guardian Environment, May 19, 2014
-▶ FARMED FISH CONSUMPTION AT RECORD HIGH, UN REPORT REVEALS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/19/farmed-fish-consumption-un-report-wild-stock


Epoch Times, July 15, 2014
 ▶ 5 REASONS TO AVOID FACTORY-FARMED FISH http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/802171-5-reasons-to-avoid-factory-farmed-fish/



               THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY

                                           ECO-LABELING

                                        http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3

 

World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014-
NEW TEST FOR SALMON DNA TRACING FOR ESCAPED FARMED SALMON : Farmed salmon can now be more efficiently tested to trace where they have come from http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/new-test-for-salmon-dna-tracing


Summit Voice, March 11, 2014

 ▶ DO FARMED SALMON THREATEN WILD POPULATIONS? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/03/11/do-farmed-salmon-threaten-wild-populations/

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                         FORAGE FISH (USED FOR FISH FARMING

              KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING, GOING

                                           http://sco.lt/54Pqnh


Guardian, February 15, 2014

FISH FARMS ARE DESTROYING WILD SCOTTISH SALMON.

An editorial in the current issue of Country Life warns of the disastrous effects of intensive farming to meet an insatiable demand from China: "As the pesticides used by aquaculture to battle the sea lice grow ever stronger, wild salmon are exposed to infestations as their migratory routes take them through sea lochs bursting with farmed fish. Setting up more of these highly-intensive farms is looking increasingly unsustainable, as both wild and farmed fish will suffer." http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/feb/16/fish-farms-wild-scottish-salmon


August 24, 2013 Herald Scotland
SCIENTISTS CLAIM SEA LICE IN FISH FARMS KILL ONE THIRD OF WILD SALMON http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/scientists-claim-sea-lice-in-farms-kill-one-third-of-wild-salmon.21946288


 ▶ SCOTTISH FISH FARMERS USE RECORD AMOUNTS OF PESTICIDES, DESTROYING MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/4i52I5


HuffPost British Columbia, December 24, 2013

-▶  GAGGED BY INDUSTRY: AQUACULTURE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: ACTIVIST TAKES FLIGHT TO SCOTLAND http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/24/aquaculture-bc-don-staniford_n_4496719.html



 Oceana, July 22, 2014
 ▶ CHILEAN SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY FOUND TO USE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF ANTIBIOTICS WORLDWIDE http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/07/chilean-salmon-industry-found-to-use-highest-amount-of-antibiotics-worldwide


Energy Live News, July 01, 2014
-▶  SEAFOOD "COULD BE COOKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE" We could reach a point where governments battle it out over dwindling pockets of seafood. Big predators such as tuna could move and aquacultures – which can farm carnivorous species such as salmon – need fishmeal and if these smaller fish move there could be a real “price hike”.

http://www.energylivenews.com/2014/07/01/seafood-could-be-cooked-by-climate-change/


Quartz, July 21, 2014
 ▶ AMERICA CATCHES SOME OF THE WORLD'S BEST SALMON BUT EATS SOME OF THE WORST. THE CRAZY EXPORT, IMPORT BUSINESS OF WILD FISH Instead of demanding their own Pacific salmon, Americans are mostly eating the blander-tasting, farmed Atlantic variety imported from countries like Norway and Chile, or other farmed fish from China. The crazy export, re-import business of wild fish http://qz.com/234197/america-catches-some-of-the-worlds-best-salmon-but-eats-some-of-the-worst/

 

              WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING

COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING - WHAT ARE WE DOING? http://sco.lt/84rBVx


July 07, 2012 TIME Magazine

▶  THE END OF THE LINE - THE FUTURE OF NATURALLY GROWN FISH

Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. Can farming fish take the place of catching them?

"Fish are the last wild food," says Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish, one of the best books on the state of seafood. "And we're just realizing it."

But we may be coming to that realization too late, because it turns out that even the fathomless depths of the oceans have limits. The U.N. reports that 32% of global fish stocks are ove rexploited or depleted and as much as 90% of large species like tuna and marlin have been fished out in the past half-century. Once-plentiful species like Atlantic cod have been fished to near oblivion, and delicacies like bluefin tuna are on an arc toward extinction. A recent report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean found that the world's marine species faced threats "unprecedented in human history" — and overfishing is part of the problem. Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2081796,00.html#ixzz2Ll3nuhqO

 

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                        GENETICALLY ENGINEERED FARMED-FISH

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  ▶ 300,000 "SUSTAINABLE" GENETICALLY ENGINEERED RUNAWAY SALMON STIR CONSERVATION WORRIES  http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/runaway-salmon-stir-conservation-worries/

Guardian Environment, June 20, 2014
-▶ WHY WE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT 'FRANKENFISH' IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA. Unlike GM salmon, hybrid grouper gets little attention but they potentially pose a greater threat to marine ecosystems http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2014/jun/20/why-worried-frankenfish-south-east-asia


                                              VIDEO REPORT
                                          DW.DE April 11, 2013
 ▶ AQUACULTURE IN CANADA - THE PROBLEM WITH FARMED SALMON - Aquaculture-grown fish and seafood is becoming increasingly common. Worldwide, more fish than cattle are farmed. But the booming fish industry is causing environmental problems. Medications, pesticides and parasites are escaping from open-water farms and contaminating the ecosystem... http://www.dw.de/aquaculture-in-canada-the-problem-with-farmed-salmon/av-17200460


The True Food Network

-▶  OBAMA TO MOVE FORWARD ON GMO SALMON APPROVAL, REGARDLESS OF 400,000 SIGNATURES... http://truefoodnow.org/2012/12/21/obama-administration-snubs-risks-moves-forward-with-ge-salmon-approval/


 IS GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON SAFE AND ETHICAL? CORPORATIONS CREATING LIFE  http://sco.lt/6ZRUpN


The Guardian, October 29, 2014
-▶ GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON COMPANY, AQUABOUNTY, FINED BY PANAMA http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/29/panama-regulators-could-slow-us-approval-of-gm-salmon


Grist, November 26, 2013
THROUGH THE BACK DOOR 

-▶ CANADA APPROVES EXPORT OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED SALMON EGGS - TO USA via PANAMA'S AQUABOUNTY
Canada will allow genetically modified salmon eggs to be produced and exported — but no way in hell will the eggs be allowed to hatch on Canadian soil. The eggs will be exported to Aquabounties hatcheries in Panama and then exported to the USA http://grist.org/news/canada-approves-export-of-genetically-modified-salmon-eggs/


Psys.Org, August 20, 2014
-▶ TRACKING GENETICALLY FARMED FISH ESCAPING INTO THE WILD.  WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT http://phys.org/news/2014-08-genetically-tracking-farmed-fish-wild.html


The Press Democrat, September 29, 2014
-▶ GOV. BROWN SIGNS BILL BANNING COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF GENETICALLY ALTERED SALMON IN CALIFORNIA http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2901588-181/governor-signs-bill-banning-commercial


 MAJOR U.S. FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/6HqYt7

INDIEGOGO
CANADA'S GMO SALMON GOES ON TRIAL - VIDEO http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/canada-s-gmo-salmon-goes-on-trial

 

Fox New, March 11, 2014
GMO SALMON MAY SOON HIT THE FOOD STORES, BUT WILL ANYONE BUY IT? http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/03/11/gmo-salmon-may-soon-hit-food-stores-but-will-anyone-buy-it/

 

 ▶ “FATALLY FLAWED" FDA ASSESSMENT TO UNLEASH GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON ONTO YOUR DINNER PLATE, NO REGULATIONS, NO OVERSIGHT, NO LABELING http://sco.lt/8ZDraz



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                           CAN FARMED FISH BE SUSTAINABLE?

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WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                          IS 'SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD A FANTASY?

                                     FARMED FISH vs WILD FISH                  

                                           http://sco.lt/5ZTLhR


 Grist, July 15, 2014

 ▶ CAN WE HAVE OUR SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD AND EAT IT TOO? http://grist.org/food/can-we-have-our-sustainable-seafood-and-eat-it-too/


Guardian, July 13, 2014
 ▶ AUSTRALIA:  SEAFOOD GUIDE SAYS FIVE OF TOP 22 SPECIES 'UNSUSTAINABLY MANAGED'. More and more of the seafood on our shelves comes from farming operations,” Atlantic salmon, barramundi and prawns are all very popular farmed species. IT STILL TAKES 2.5kg OF WILD-CAUGHT FISH TO BE USED AS FISH FOOD TO CREATE 1kg OF FARMED FISH... It’s hard to tell what the long-term impact of fish farming is on the marine environment.” http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jul/14/seafood-guide-says-five-of-top-11-species-unsustainably-managed


  Sustainable Brands, February 21, 2014
 ▶ SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD?  ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, GREEN FISH http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/supply_chain/cheryl_baldwin/sustainable_seafood_one_fish_two_fish_red_fish_green_fish


 ▶ THE PROBLEM WITH SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES: Understanding the UN Climate Science Reports, May 2014
 - ▶  CLIMATE CHANGE IMPLICATIONS FOR FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/Resources/Climate-and-Energy/Climate-Change-Implications-for-Fisheries-and-Aquaculture.aspx


                 SEAFOOD SURPRISE.  WAIT...WHAT AM I EATING?

                                        http://sco.lt/4ix4jp


                                                       VIDEO

                               THE FUTURE OF AQUACULTURE 

                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtCLJilA6f



  EMagazine.com, May 1, 2013

FREE RANGE FISH: THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROMISE OF OPEN OCEAN FISH FARMS? open ocean fish farms may be the solution to a whole range of environmental problems. Not the crowded, close-to-shore pens where fish are trapped like caged chickens, requiring doses of antibiotics which leak, along with the concentrated wastes, into surrounding water. But submersible net pens, more than 150 feet apart, where ocean currents disperse waste, and fish swim and live in the closest possible approximation to their natural habitat. Free-range fish. - See more at: http://www.emagazine.com/magazine/free-range-fish/


August 17, 2012 The Fish Site

NIGERIA: N1.17 BILLION INVESTED ON BAYELSA AQUACULTURE FARMS http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21030/n117-billion-invested-on-bayelsa-aquaculture-farms

 

  Earth Policy Institute, March 27, 2014

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE FACT SHEET http://www.earth-policy.org/press_room/C68/fisheries_and_aquaculture_fact_sheet


 QUESTScience, February 13, 2014

ARE VEGETARIAN FISH THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FISH FARMING? 

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/vegetarian-farmed-fish-may-be-key-to-sustainable-aquaculture/

                            INFOGRAPHIC:  FARMED FISH DIETS

http://science.kqed.org/quest/2014/02/13/infographic-can-farmed-fish-go-vegetarian/


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               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo




Grind TV, November 25, 2013
INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                       EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

              THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCb2TT5GW7k


                                                    AQUAPONICS: 

            GROWING FISH AND ORGANIC LEAFY GREENS TOGETHER

                               http://www.leadsleap.com/go/48619


                                                             VIDEO

                                           WHAT IS AQUAPONICS?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26xpMCXP9bw



THE FARMING TECHNIQUE THAT COULD REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY WE EAT http://sco.lt/7YO4vZ

 

The Ideas Arcade, March 02, 2014
▶  GROWING FRESH ORGANIC VEGETABLES AND FISH TOGETHER - WITHOUT SOIL:  FEEDING THE WORLD WITH AQUAPONICS http://www.theideasarcade.com/growing-food-without-soil-feeding-world-aquaponics/

 

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                                AQUAFARMS - GOOGLE IMAGES 

                                           http://ow.ly/noUoA

IT'S MUCH MORE PROFITABLE, AND EASIER TO CONTROL FISH PRODUCTION CONFINED IN SMALL CONTAINERS.  BUT FISH STAY HEALTHY  AND POPULATIONS FLOURISH BY BEING  IN THEIR OWN NATURAL OPEN, HEALTHY OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. 

WHEN CONFINED, CAGED, ENSLAVED,  MORE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND PESTICIDES ARE NEEDED TO CONTROL LICE AND DISEASE PUTTING QUANTITY OVER QUALITY ... AND THAT PRESENTS A HIGHLY LIKELY-HOOD OF DEVASTATION TO BOTH OCEAN AND HUMAN HEALTH....AS IN ALL CONFINED ANIMAL FACTORY FARMING....


   ▶ WHY EVERYONE SHOULD BE ANGRY ABOUT CORPORATE FACTORY FARMING http://sco.lt/7kUpVp


                 

                @pdjmoo CURATING THE FOLLOWING SCOOPIT's

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

 -▶ BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?page=1&cp=49

  -▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 -▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

 

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US

                                           http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

pdjmoo's insight:

        CAN WE DOMESTICATE WILD FISH -- AND SHOULD WE?'

Fish Swim Freely In the Ocean, Creating A Crucial bio ecosystem that

supports itself and the planet.  When the ocean is out of balance, so is the planet...and it is playing a major part in climate change.

Factory-Farming Fish in cramped, almost motionless quarters, fed by humans with a limited diet,  bred not by natural selection as they would in the wild, with the antibiotics and pesticides for lice that must be used when raised in confined cages in large quantities, should be thought through very carefully.

Another huge animal corporate factory farming business looms where the bottom-line drives decisions (Corporate trawlers have already emptied out and wrecked our oceans) and, as with the mega pig and chicken factory farms, where profits override the welfare and health of the animals "produced" for human consumption, here we have NO regulations, NO Oversight, NO labeling in place. 

So... what are we eating?  Have we simply sacrificed our oceans for another huge global corporate business that writes its' own laws and keeps us all on the glowing public relations wheel until we have completely ravaged the environment, nature, and her natural, crucial biodiversity to the point of extinction and humans get sicker and sicker along with the planet? Deforestation, poisoning of our soils, water and food, massive extinction of our animals and wildlife...all for the bottom line, are contributing to climate change..remember this.  Perhaps, this time, we can get ahead of the game and create a truly sustainable, legal value-based practice that is for the good of all species on this planet, not just for Wall Street @pdjmoo


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A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

A WAKE-UP VIDEO: "Extreme Ice" Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.


                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

                                                    OR

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6scs-Q-Ut_E


                                                       VIDEO
THEY TOOK A CAMERA TO A REMOTE AREA IN GREENLAND, AND WHAT THEY RECORDED IS SIMPLY TERRIFYING

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC3VTgIPoGU


FastCo Exist, November 17, 2014
WATCH 10 YEARS OF ICE MELTING AT THE NORTH AND SOUTH POLES http://www.fastcoexist.com/3038499/watch-10-years-of-ice-melting-at-the-north-and-south-poles


                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales/11179/



Guardian Environment, September 30, 2014
WALRUS MASS IN VAST NUMBERS ON ALASKA BEACH AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats


 National Geographic, July 30, 2014
16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE . BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Major Contributor http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


Wired, September 30, 2014
 ▶   ANTARCTIC LOST ENOUGH ICE TO CAUSE A MEASURABLE SHIFT IN GRAVITY  http://www.wired.com/2014/09/melting-antarctic-ice-shifting-gravity/



Guardian Environment, September 1, 2014
NEW SATELLITE MAPS SHOW POLAR ICE CAPS MELTING AT 'UNPRECEDENTED RATE' http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/01/new-satellite-maps-show-polar-ice-caps-melting-at-unprecedented-rate

 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


Times Of India, December 25, 2013
 ▶  SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms

 

Planet Earth OnLine, January 13, 2014
▶  GLACIER'S RETREAT IS NOW IRREVERSIBLE - SCIENTISTS
Pine Island Glacier, the largest single contributor to sea-level rise in Antarctica, has started shrinking, say scientists.
Pine Island glacier. The work, published in Nature Climate Change, shows the glacier's retreat may have begun an irreversible process that could see the amount of water it is adding to the ocean increase five-fold... http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1588&cookieConsent=A

▶  MORE ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC http://www.natgeotv.com/ca/extreme-ice


HuffingtonPostGreen, August 20, 2014
 ▶   WORLD'S LARGEST ICE SHEETS MELTING AT FASTEST RATE EVER RECORDED http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/antarctica-greenland-melting-ice_n_5697998.html


Yahoo News, September 19, 2014
 ▶   AS ARCTIC MELTS, SHIPPING TRAFFIC BLASTS WILDLIFE 

With three-fourths of the volume of Arctic sea ice reportedly lost since the 1980s, vast stretches of habitat for animals like the polar bear and walrus have been destroyed. But new economic activity in the region will ensure the consequences for wildlife are even more far-reaching: The Arctic Ocean is becoming noisier, and scientists believe this will have a profound impact on marine mammals that rely on sound to survive. [How Landmark Noise Settlement Protects Oceans and Industry (Op-Ed )]

Official records show that the number of tankers, cargo ships and tugs transiting through the Arctic has more than doubled since 2008. Offshore oil exploration by Royal Dutch Shell and others has added to the increased industrialization. Mostly low-frequency sounds from ship engines, seismic surveys and drilling machinery overlap with and may interfere with sounds produced and received by marine mammals. http://news.yahoo.com/arctic-melts-shipping-traffic-blasts-wildlife-op-ed-191825197.html


 Journal "Science" Study

▶  4  TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEAS AT ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/6h48Jd

 

▶  WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://sco.lt/7mfnfN

 

 -▶ ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: PUSHING ANTARCTIC PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION  http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

"PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



 Alternet, July 04, 2014
THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking

 

 ▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD


New Scientist, May 12, 2014
COLLAPSE OF ANTARCTIC GLACIERS SEEMS TO BE UNSTOPPABLE http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25556-collapse-of-antarctic-glaciers-seems-to-be-unstoppable.html#.U3GTlS_1_OQ


                                                     WATCH

HUMANITY'S DESTRUCTION OF EARTH'S CLIMATE --  IN NINETY SECONDS  http://sco.lt/5FjShF


 

▶  GREENLAND'S MELTING CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/7MZUVV



Business Green, January 15, 2014
▶  BP: GLOBAL EMISSIONS TO SOAR 29 PERCENT BY 2030 http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2323190/bp-global-emissions-to-soar-29-per-cent-by-2030

 

 ClimateProgress, July 1, 2014
 -▶ THE AMOUNT OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN OUR AIR JUST REACHED A NEW RECORD, AND SCIENTIST ARE WORRIED http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/01/3455026/400-ppm-carbon-dioxide-three-months/


 ▶  STANFORD EXPERTS FEAR COLLAPSE OF GLOBAL CIVILIZATION:  NATURE IS THE KEY http://sco.lt/7XY0pt


 

July 20, 2013 Think Progress
 ▶   GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION" http://www.globalpossibilities.org/greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


Times Of India, December 25, 2013
 ▶  SOS 54 YEARS AGO WARNED ABOUT VANISHING GLACIERS. Scientists are anxious that melting glaciers are causing earth's axis to shift, creating new changes in weather patterns.  http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/global-warming/SOS-54-years-ago-warned-about-vanishing-glaciers/articleshow/27912295.cms

 

The Guardian, June 06, 2014
RISING SEAS WASH JAPANESE WAR DEAD FROM MARSHALL ISLANDS GRAVES http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/06/rising-seas-wash-japanese-war-dead-marshall-islands-graves

 

 Nature World News, May 05, 2014

MELTING ANTARCTIC ICE FORMATION MAY TRIGGER UNSTOPPABLE SEA LEVEL RISE http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/6898/20140505/melting-antarctic-ice-formation-may-trigger-unstoppable-sea-level-rise.htm

 

                                                           WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder

 

 

Journal "Science" Study

▶  4  TRILLION TONS OF ICE MELT RAISING SEAS AT ALARMING RATE  http://sco.lt/6h48Jd


Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change


              WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                         MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                        http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/

 

My Modern Met, July 22, 2014
 ▶   STUNNING PHOTOS

CAPTURE THE OTHERWORLDLY BEAUTY OF ANTARCTICA'S ICEBERGS http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/martin-bailey-antarctica-icebergs


 

 International Business Times, February 25, 2014

-▶ RISING SEA LEVELS TO SWALLOW LOW-LYING ISLANDS WITH RARE ANIMAL SPECIES http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/540429/20140225/climate-change-global-warming-island-sanctuaries-new.htm

 

YES Magazine, January 3, 2014
▶  WHAT IF WINSTON CHURCHILL WERE LEADING THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE? http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-to-eat-like-our-lives-depend-on-it/winston-churchill-leading-fight-climate-change


Climate Central April 2nd 2014
WARMING TEMPERATURES COULD DRY OUT ONE THIRD OF PLANET http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-temperatures-could-dry-out-one-third-of-planet-17249

 

Scientific American, May 15, 2014
IMPOSSIBLE TO CONSERVE NATURE AS IS, THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/impossible-to-conserve-nature-as-is-thanks-to-climate-change/

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/

 

 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD



  ▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/8JChPN

 

Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Before It's News, January 14, 2014
▶  OFF THE CHARTS: THE UNBELIEVABLE LIST OF HEAT RECORDS BROKEN IN 2013 http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2014/01/off-the-charts-2013-australias-hottest-year-the-unbelievable-list-of-heat-records-broken-in-2013-2490202.html

 

 ▶  AUSTRALIAN HONEYBEES UNABLE TO MAKE HONEY: THEIR HIVES ARE MELTING AS TEMPERATURES SOAR http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/australian-honeybees-unable-to-make-honey_b_4670475.html


Common Dreams, January 31, 2013

 ▶  REPORT:  CLIMATE CHANGE HAS ALREADY BROUGHT CATASTROPHE TO U.S. WILDLIFE http://sco.lt/629ivR

 

Al Jazeera America, January 13, 2014
▶  NORTH CALIFORNIA 100 YEAR DROUGHT THREATENS FARMERS, AG WORKERS, CITIES -- AND YOU http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/14/california-droughtthreatensfarmersagworkerscitiesandyou.html


                                               IN PICTURES

                       BRUTAL DROUGHT LINGERS IN BRAZIL

                                         http://sco.lt/5LFsRN


 

                             THE COMING LEGAL RECKONING:

                                 Guardian, December 29, 2013
▶  IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THE VICTIMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE THE WEST PAY http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/29/poorer-countries-climate-change-case


 

Rolling Stone, October 3, 2011
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE END OF AUSTRALIA http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 http://ow.ly/sD4jz

 

 ▶ MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

RTCC, December 23, 2013

 ▶  WHY 2013 IS A CRITICAL YEAR FOR THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2013/12/23/why-2014-is-a-critical-year-for-the-politics-of-climate-change/


 Care2, December 25, 2013

 ▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP PORTRAYING CLIMATE CHANGE AS A 'DEBATE' http://www.care2.com/causes/its-time-to-stop-portraying-climate-change-as-a-debate.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                            Climate Citizen, December 25, 2013
 ▶  DARK MONEY - WHO FUNDS CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS IN THE UNITED STATES? http://takvera.blogspot.com/2013/12/dark-money-who-funds-climate-change.html

 


Summit Voice, December 23, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DENIALISM:  FOLLOW THE MONEY http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/23/climatechange-denialism-follow-the-money/

 

Truthout, December 26, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE 2013: WHERE WE ARE NOW - NOT WHAT YOU THINK - To prevent increasingly dangerous climate change, the public and our leaders must be convinced to act decisively and robustly. As the latest data show, changes are occurring more quickly than scientists have ever predicted, and simple emissions reductions are no longer the answer. http://truth-out.org/news/item/20751-climate-change-2013-where-we-are-now-not-what-you-think

 

 

                                                     VIDEO (4:00)

                      THE EARTH'S NEXT 100 YEARS, VISUALIZED

                                              http://sco.lt/8vwwb3

 

-▶ WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIMES FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un

 

July 9, 2013 Science Daily
-▶ EVOLUTION TOO SLOW TO KEEP UP WITH CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130709175747.htm


October 19, 2006 Yale Global

-▶ THE PLANET IN PERIL - PART 1 - Jim Hansen, director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, explores the implications of global warming in a two-part series for YaleGlobal...  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-i

-▶ PLANET IN PERIL - PART II http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/planet-peril-%E2%80%93-part-ii

 

DRILL, BABY, DRILL:  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL, GAS BOOM AND CLIMATE CHANGE, OBAMA ADMIN STILL SEEKS MORE AND MORE PRODUCTION  http://sco.lt/6ff30D

 

 Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Al Jazeera, December 10, 2013
▶  HOW CLIMATE CHANGE DESTROYS HUMAN RIGHTS http://www.aljazeera.com/humanrights/2013/12/how-climate-change-destroys-human-rights-20131217174532837148.html

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, March 26, 2014
- ▶ ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO WORSEN OVER TIME AS RESOURCES BECOME HARDER TO REACH http://www.abc.net.au/environment/articles/2014/03/25/3970411.htm

 

Guardian Environment, April 07, 2014
▶  LET'S CALL CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT IT IS:  VIOLENCE http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/07/climate-change-violence-occupy-earth

 

28 March, 2013 - EcoWatch
 ▶  FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES: A GLOBAL SCANDAL - http://ecowatch.com/2013/fossil-fuel-subsidies-a-global-scandal/

 

 Salon, March 13, 2014
HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/

 

 -▶  CHEAP OIL OR A STABLE CLIMATE? WE CAN CAN'T HAVE BOTH, IEA REPORT SAYS  http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet/p/3325881879/cheap-oil-or-a-stable-climate-we-can-t-have-both-iea-report-says




ZEN MASTER, THICH NHAT HANH:

▶  ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/7Sfb6H

 

 

 

▶  "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT, UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7C0zyb

 

▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap

GHOST FISHING: Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it



GHOST FISHING: 

Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/



Triple Pundit, December 15, 2014
- ▶GLOBAL GHOST GEAR INITIATIVE AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE FISHING INDUSTRY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/12/global-ghost-gear-initiative-amis-clean-fishing-industry/



                                                       PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life



Daily Mail Online, November 30, 2014
- ▶ ABANDONED NETS TRAPPING THE OCEANS RARE AND DELICATE CREATURES. The ghost nets trapping the ocean's rare and delicate creatures: Horrific photos reveal turtles, seals, sharks and birds caught in abandoned fishing gear. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2852619/The-horrific-photos-marine-life-stuck-ghost-nets-coast-Northern-Australia-one-worst-world.html


NOAA Marine Debris Program, October 30, 2014
- ▶ HOW GHOST FISHING IS HAUNTING OUR OCEAN

  http://usresponserestoration.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/how-ghost-fishing-is-haunting-our-ocean/


Earth Island Journal, January 27, 2014
- ▶ GHOST FISHING NETS:  INVISIBLE KILLERS IN THE OCEANS http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/ghost_fishing_nets_invisible_killers_in_the_oceans/


Pew Charitable Trust, November 31, 2014

- ▶ LIMITS ON DEADLY DRIFT GILLNETS ARE THE LEAST WE CAN DO  http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/about/news-room/news/2014/11/21/limits-on-deadly-drift-gillnets-are-the-least-we-can-do


Oceana, October 03, 2014
CALIFORNIA DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY CONTINUES TO KILL MARINE MAMMALS. "COUNT, CAP AND CONTROL" SUGGESTED

 http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/10/as-california-drift-gillnet-fishery-continues-to-kill-marine-mammals-oceana-pressures-for-count-cap-and-control-a-0


Focusing On Wildlife, August 25, 2014
LITTLE, SHY VIQUITA PORPOISE FACES IMMINENT EXTINCTION FROM GILL NETS. Only 97 vaquita porpoises remain in the wild. Their steep decline is blamed largely on illegal gill-net fishing in the Gulf of California

http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/vaquita-porpoise-faces-imminent-extinction-can-it-be-saved/


Mongabay, November 18, 2013
▶  NEW STUDY: NEARLY HALF A MILLION SEABIRDS DIE IN GILLNETS EVERY YEAR, BUT SOLUTIONS EXIST http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1118-seabirds-die-by-gillnets-solution.html


Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires

 

 ▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV



gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

▶  NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS)  OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE AND SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/5ipXN3



HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES  http://sco.lt/8yu4R7


                BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

            IMPACT ON EA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                       http://sco.lt/768Gsz


                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7


TakePart, October 6, 2013
▶  GREENPEACE'S OUTRAGE AGAINST MONSTER FISHING TRAWLERS LIKE THE FV MARGIRIS - Capable of sucking up 7,000 tons of fish in 1,800-foot long nets, giant ships kill off oceans and  small fishermen http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/06/greenpeace-overfishing-trawlers


 ▶  100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS. SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90% http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



                         EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



                                                           WATCH

                                               DEADLY BY-CATCH

TWO THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS ARE THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEADLY BYCATCH:  http://sco.lt/6jvCXx


June 25, 2013 Treehugger

▶  OCEAN SEAFLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj


 

                                                   DEEP END

THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD'S OCEANS MAY BE IRREVOCABLE  http://sco.lt/5pUYyX


 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244

 


▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY AND SEA LIFE http://sco.lt/7mgaTR


nter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


Wildlife Extra News - October 2014
- ▶ 57 TONS OF MARINE DEBRIS REMOVED FROM NORTHWESTERN HAWAIIAN ISLANDS  http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/hawaii-debris-310.html#cr


Care2, October 30, 2014
A SEA FULL OF TRASH:  TACKLING THE HUGE PLASTIC PROBLEM IN OUR OCEANS http://www.care2.com/causes/a-sea-full-of-trash-tackling-the-plastic-problem.html


 

Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT





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  -▶ CORPORATE "SOCIAL" RESPONSIBILITY? http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

  -▶ YOUR FOOD, YOUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

 -▶ OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

 

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Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline

Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2014
 -▶  WEST COAST SARDINE CRASH COULD RADIATE THROUGHOUT ECOSYSTEM http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-sardine-crash-20140106,0,3689464.story#axzz2pgLZvIKp

 

 -▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION: NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6nNENV

 

 Pew Environment, December 11, 2013

 -▶  WHY SARDINES MATTER - CRITICAL MARINE SPECIES FOOD SOURCE IN STEEP DECLINE

The Pacific coast of North America supports one of the most vibrant and diverse marine ecosystems on Earth, largely because of the presence of thick schools of small prey fish such as Pacific sardines.

Unfortunately, this crucial forage fish appears to be in the midst of a severe population decline. Its absence will be felt by dozens of species of West Coast seabirds, whales, sharks, dolphins, and commercially important fish such as salmon and tuna that depend on sardines as a major food source... http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/pacific-sardines-critical-food-source-in-steep-decline-85899526197?utm_campaign=2013-12-19%20Latest.html&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua

 

                                                           VIDEO
                                              Quest Science (9:39)
UNDERWATER WILDERNESS:  CREATING MARINE PROTECTED AREA
The waters off the coast of California are some of the richest in the world. But massive declines in fish species have led state leaders to begin creating large protected areas, or "no fishing zones," similar to wilderness areas on land.
http://science.kqed.org/quest/video/underwater-wilderness-creating-marine-protected-areas/

 

                                                       VIDEO:

           FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING...

                                              http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

  -▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING -- AND CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                  WATCH

                                      "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                       IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

 

▶  THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

-▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

                                                      WATCH

                                                  CNN VIDEO

-▶ OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE http://sco.lt/7cjPXt




                                                  WATCH

                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

          http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/planet-ocean

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems.

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 1, 6:46 AM

'Global evolution' may not be based upon the occurance of natural selection. If it is based upon man's ignorance of keeping a necessary balance in nature, will we be in time to correct or rebalance it? From this piece, Why Sardines Matter: Critical Ecosystem Food Source in Steep Decline, one can only wonder if this is possible and how we could be in time to save disappearing species. 

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Changing Our World Forever. The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic Ecosystem

Changing Our World Forever.  The Way to a New, Unknown Arctic Ecosystem | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


Science Daily, December 08, 2014
 ▶   NEW STUDY FINDS EARLY WARNING SIGNALS OF ABRUPT CLIMATE CHANGE  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141208074545.htm



Summit Voice, February 15, 2014

-▶ GLOBAL WARMING:  MAJOR NEW REPORT WARNS OF 'ARCTIC SQUEEZE'. An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear.
FRISCO — Rapid climate change in the Arctic is putting enormous pressure on ecosystems, threatening biodiversity and the fundamental way of life of indigenous Arctic peoples, scientists said in a major new report.
“An entire bio-climatic zone, the high Arctic, may disappear. Polar bears and the other highly adapted organisms cannot move further north, so they may go extinct. We risk losing several species forever,” said Hans Meltofte of Aarhus University, chief scientist of the report.
http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/15/global-warming-report-warns-of-arctic-squeeze/



                                                          WATCH

                                                      PBS Nature
          As The Ice Melts a Remarkable Story Is Unfolding in The Arctic. 

                                 One That as Never Been told Before
                        "INVASION OF THE KILLER WHALES" (ORCAS)

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/invasion-killer-whales-full-episode/11322/



August 2, 2013 TerraDaily

-▶ REPORT: LOSS OF SEA ICE CAUSING DRASTIC IMPACT ON MARINE FOOD WEB AND LAND-BASED ECOLOGICAL CHANGES http://www.terradaily.com/reports/UM_Researcher_Finds_Loss_of_Sea_Ice_Causes_Ecological_Changes_999.html

 

                                                        WATCH
                 63 YEARS OF GLOBAL WARMING IN 14 SECONDS
                  From NASA's Goddard Institute For Space Studies
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/watch-63-years-of-global-warming-in-14-seconds-17012


Speak Up For Blue

CONSEQUENCES OF THINNING ICE. Thin ice is a problem not only for polar bears. It is causing an algal bloom with unknown effects in the arctic ecosystem. And this is not only a problem for polar bears, seals, or other animals that can break their platforms or get isolated. Thin ice is changing the ecosystem more deeply than just a few large species... http://www.speakupforblue.com/in-ocean-news/climate-change-consequences-of-thinning-ice?awt_l=5ImGg&awt_m=3axIpupjUscR8Mt


 

                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

                                                    Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                          http://savethearctic.org/


 

▶   VAST METHANE PLUMES SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD


 Alternet, July 04, 2014
 ▶   THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


Science Daily, February 14, 2014

-▶ ARCTIC BIODIVERSITY UNDER SERIOUS THREAT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140214075511.htm

 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE COULD ENDANGER MORE ANIMALS THAN WE THOUGHT http://sco.lt/58HaEr

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

                               August 1, 2013 Discovery News
                    WHAT SEA ICE LOSS MEANS FOR WILDLIFE

http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/sea-ice-loss-and-wildlife-impacts-its-not-just-polar-bears-130801.htm

 

-▶ POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE' http://sco.lt/7JCUk5


Yale Environment 360
-▶ WHY ARE BIRDS OF THE ARCTIC IN DECLINE? With some species of Arctic birds experiencing steep drops in population and their prey also undergoing marked shifts, scientists are working to understand what role climate change is playing in these unfolding ecological transformations... http://e360.yale.edu/feature/northern_mystery_why_are_birds_of_the_arctic_in_decline/2731/


August 26, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ SEA ICE DECLINE SPURS THE GREENING OF THE ARCTIC http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sea_ice_decline_spurs_the_greening_of_the_Arctic_999.html

 

August 6, 2013 Science Codex
-▶ MARINE LIFE SPAWNS SOONER AS OCEANS WARM, RE-ARRANGING MARINE LANDSCAPE  http://www.sciencecodex.com/marine_life_spawns_sooner_as_oceans_warm-117042


 August 2, 2013 Reuters
-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802


-Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/


-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583


Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/



 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


  Quartz, February 04, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE IS SLOWLY BUT STEADILY COOKING THE WORLD'S OCEAN http://qz.com/173647/climate-change-is-slowly-but-steadily-cooking-the-worlds-oceans/


 August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING MARINE LIFE TOWARDS THE POLES - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/climate-change-pushing-marine-species-to-poles



-▶ OCEANS ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS. Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe http://sco.lt/94uFwf


May 12, 3013 About My Planet

-▶ ACIDIFICATION OF OCEANS RISKING ECOSYSTEMS
http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/climate-change/acidification-risking-ecosystems-of-oceans/

 

May 7, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ ACIDIFICATION: THE LATEST UNKNOWN FOR STRESSED ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://planetark.org/wen/68601


 

August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
-▶ WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

March 7, 2013 - Earth Policy Institute

-▶ WHERE HAS ALL THE ICE GONE? http://www.earth-policy.org/indicators/C50/ice_melt_2013

 


GREENLAND'S MELTING

CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73

-▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY http://sco.lt/6cuyFF

 


 UNESCO, February 22, 2012

-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


  -▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  RAPIDLY SPIRALING DOWNWARD: MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE  http://sco.lt/8CFwcT


 

-▶  GLOBAL WARMING IS HERE TO STAY, WHICHEVER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT  http://sco.lt/7WJayH


 

                                               PRICING CARBON

     A FAILED STRATEGY THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                               http://sco.lt/5BKyfp


 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


 

                                                         VIDEO
                                          National Geographic
          EXPLORING RUSSIA'S SPECTACULAR ARCTIC ISLANDS
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/magazine/ngm-franz-josef-land

 

  October 11, 2012 Planet Change
-▶ PEOPLE AT RISK TO NATURAL DISASTER AND HOW NATURE CAN HELP  http://change.nature.org/2012/10/11/people-at-risk-to-natural-disasters-and-how-nature-can-help/

 

 

-▶ WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATION ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

-▶ LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

                                           POWERFUL WATCH

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

                      SECRETARY KERRY ON CLIMATE CHANGE

                                          http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z



INDUSTRIAL CIVILIZATION HEADED FOR 'IRREVERSIBLE COLLAPSE'.  UN IPCC REPORT/NASA-FUNDED STUDY http://sco.lt/68UVMn

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems - 4 Years On

2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues To Impact Gulf's Ecosystems - 4 Years On | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                             DOCUMENTARY
                    DEEPWATER DISASTER - BP OIL SPILL (59:07)
                                    Published on Jan 28, 2013
BBC Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWh9jDei-og


Huffington Post Green
NEW REPORT: OIL FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER IS STILL TRAPPED IN ALABAMA BEACHES : COULD REMAIN AN ECOLOGICAL THREAT FOR YEARS  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/02/oil-spill-alabama-beaches_n_6254866.html?utm_hp_ref=green


Mongabay, November 24, 2014
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE OIL FROM THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER?  http://news.mongabay.com/2014/1124-urton-ucsc-deepwater-horizon-pollution.html


                                               VIDEO REPORT
                                     Newshour, November 19, 2014
                AFTER THE GULF OIL SPILL: "THE GREAT INVISIBLE"

Filmmaker returns to see what happened when the cameras had gone http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/gulf-oil-spill-filmmaker-returns-see-happened-cameras-gone/


                                                    WATCH
                     THE GREAT INVISIBLE - OFFICIAL TRAILER
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDw1budbZpQ



Science/AAAS, October 31, 2014
SEABIRD LOSSES FROM DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER ESTIMATED AT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS http://news.sciencemag.org/environment/2014/10/seabird-losses-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill-estimated-hundreds-thousands


SummitVoice, October 28, 2014
THERE ARE STILL TONS OF BP OIL ON THE BOTTOM OF THE GULF OF MEXICO: DEEPWATER HORIZON FALLOUT  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/28/study-finds-deepwater-horizon-oil-fallout-zone/


Huffington Post, October 27, 2014

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER HUGE 'BATHTUB RING' OF OIL ON SEA FLOOR FROM BP SPILL Scientists revealed more damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast. And Kara Lankford, director of Ocean Conservancy’s Gulf Restoration, slammed BP for attempting to downplay the spill's effects on the area's ecosystem.

The study by David Valentine, the chief scientist on the federal damage assessment research ships, estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/gulf-oil-spill-bathtub-ring_n_6056348.html


4WWL, November 21, 2014
TEXAS OIL COMPANY PLEADS GUILTY TO DUMPING OILY WASTEWATER INTO GULF http://www.wwltv.com/story/news/local/investigations/david-hammer/2014/11/20/xplor-energy-wastewater-gulf/70007824/


Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014
SCIENTIST ALARMED AT SEA TURTLE'S SUDDEN DECLINE IN GULF. Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf.  http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/Signs-grow-of-oil-spill-effect-on-turtles-5903833.php


The Atlantic Cities, April 18, 2014
A GRIM PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY ON THE BP OIL DISASTER http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2014/04/grim-photographic-tribute-bp-oil-disaster/8913/

 

 Politico Magazine, October 26, 2014
SORRY BP, BUT YOU SURE DID DAMAGE THE GULF AND IT WILL TAKE DECADES TO HEAL http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/yes-bp-did-damage-the-gulf-112211.html


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2014
BP DAMAGE CONTROL: BP'S DAMAGE TO THE GULF OF MEXICO HAS BEEN WILDLY EXAGGERATED:  SO SAYS BP's PUBLIC RELATIONS SR. VP IN POLITICO MAGAZINE !!!  (What Money Can Buy!!??)

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/22/politico-bp-gulf-of-mexico_n_6029514.html


Guardian Environment, September 04, 2014
▶ BP FOUND GROSSLY NEGLIGENT IN DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/04/bp-reckless-conduct-oil-spill-judge-rules


SummitVoice, August 02, 2014
OIL-EATING MICROBES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO LEFT BEHIND THE MOST TOXIC REMNANTS OF THE DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/08/02/environment-oil-eating-microbes-in-the-gulf-of-mexico-left-behind-the-most-toxic-remnants-of-the-deepwater-horizon-spill/


SummitVoice, July 17, 2014
4 YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DISPERSANT STILL FOUND LINGERING IN THE ENVIRONMENT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/17/4-years-after-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster-dispersant-still-found-lingering-in-the-environment/



INDEPTH VIDEO REPORT
Democracy Now, September 05, 2014

PROFIT OVER SAFETY : BP FACES BILLIONS IN FINES FOR "GROSS NEGLIGENT" ROLE IN 2010 GULF OIL SPILL

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/5/profit_over_safety_bp_faces_billions


March 03, 2014

NOAA FISHERIES:  CRUDE OIL CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES IN LARGE CONSUMER MARINE FISH http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/03/3_24_14oil_spill_effects_large_marine_fish.html


 Salon, March 03, 2014
THE GULF OIL CLEANUP STILL ISN'T OVER: 1,250-POUND TAR MAT WASHES ASHORE IN FLORIDA http://www.salon.com/2014/03/03/the_gulf_oil_cleanup_still_isnt_over_1200_tar_mat_washes_ashore_in_florida/

 

Nola, February 13, 2014

▶  BP DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL OIL CAUSES HEART DAMAGE THAN CAN KILL TUNA, NEW STUDY FINDS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/02/bp_deepwater_horizon_spill_oil.html


Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶  COREXIT USED WITH BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER: LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE - The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean. http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/


                           COREXIT: EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

The dispersant Corexit 9580 was considered and tried but was not used for shore clean-up due largely to concerns about toxicity. According to the booklet Shoreline Treatment Techniques published in 1993 by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, while it effectively assisted in clean-up, "It had not been tested, scientific data on its toxicity were either thin or incomplete, and it had operational problems. In addition, public acceptance of a new, widespread chemical treatment was lacking. To landowners, fishing groups, and conservation organizations, the idea of dumping chemicals on hundreds of miles of shorelines that had just been oiled seemed much too risky - especially when there were other alternatives."

According to a report by David Kirby for TakePart, the main component of the Corexit formulation used during cleanup, 2-butoxyethanol, was identified as "one of the agents that caused liver, kidney, lung, nervous system, and blood disorders among cleanup crews in Alaska following the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill.



National Geographic, April 06, 2014

GULF OIL SPILL 'NOT OVER' : DOLPHINS, TURTLES DYING IN RECORD NUMBERS http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140408-gulf-oil-spill-animals-anniversary-science-deepwater-horizon-science/


SummitVoice, July 29, 2014
▶ ENVIRONMENT:  MORE SIGNS OF CORAL DAMAGE FROM BP's 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/29/environment-more-signs-of-coral-damage-from-bps-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-disaster/


Climate Progress, July 29, 2014
BP OIL SPILL IS MUCH WORSE THAN PEOPLE THINK, SCIENTISTS SAY  http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3465261/bp-oil-spill-coral-reefs/


                                                      VIDEO (2:38)
OIL FROM BP's DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER CONTINUES KILLING WILDLIFE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g3ckvJ9qS4


TakePart, March 25, 2014

STUDY CONFIRMS WORST FEARS: MASSIVE BP OIL SPILL STILL HARMING OCEAN ECO SYSTEMS:  In testing, scientists found that exposure to oil caused defects in vulnerable species. After the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, concerns mounted about the quality of oysters, shrimp, and other seafood exposed to the slick in the Gulf of Mexico, but scientists say they've observed some of the worst effects in the tiniest victims: fish eggs.... Researchers maintain that severely affected fish with heart failure or deformed jaws, two known defects, likely died after hatching. Surviving fish that suffered only mild effects showed permanent changes in their heart shape that would reduce swimming performance later in life—which can be a major deficit for a fish dodging a harpoon or a bigger fish predatorhttp://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/25/bp-oil-spill-causes-tuna-heart-defects


                                     BBC DOCUMENTARY (45:02)
       PROFIT POLLUTION AND DECEPTION BP AND THE OIL SPILL

                                     Published on Nov 1, 2013

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on 20 April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. It claimed eleven lives and is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, an estimated 8% to 31% larger in volume than the previously largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill. Following the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a sea-floor oil gusher flowed for 87 days, until it was capped on 15 July 2010. The total discharge has been estimated at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zGFvzMMO9w



                                                      IN PICTURES: 

                 OIL-AFFECTED WILDLIFE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jun/08/oil-wildlife-gulf-of-mexico#/?picture=398265274&index=0



The Guardian Environment
▶ BP OIL SPILL: Collected news and analysis and commentary on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with photo galleries, videos, ...  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/bp-oil-spill


Huffington Post Green
▶ GULF OIL SPILL: Gulf Oil Spill : Pictures, Videos, Breaking News
 Includes blogs, news, and community conversations about Gulf Oil Spill . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/bp-oil-spill/




 ▶ NOAA GULF SPILL RESTORATION SITE: $627 MILLION GULF SPILL RESTORATION PLAN APPROVED http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/deepwaterhorizon


Earth Justice, October 23, 2014
GULF RESTORATION GROUP SUE FEDS OVER MISUSE OF BP DISASTER RESTORATION FUNDS  http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2014/gulf-restoration-group-sue-feds-over-misuse-of-bp-disaster-restoration-funds


 Al Jazeera, October 20, 2013

▶  “THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE" GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER

Three years after well blowout, declining seafood catches and deformities point to an environment in distress... The entire fishing industry is being hit, with catches down and shrimp and shellfish being discovered with disgusting deformities. One seafood business owner told Al Jazeera that his revenue was down 85 percent compared with the period before the spill. From the article: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


Tampa Bay Times, November 16, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS ARE DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT

What makes so many deaths disturbing, he said, is that dolphins are regarded as "sentinels for ocean and human health," not unlike canaries in a coal mine.

Dolphins are dying all around Florida and scientists don't know how to stop it.The die-offs of bottlenose dolphins are going on in three different places, and appear to be from more than one cause. Although dolphins are not an endangered species, the loss of so many all at once is clearly bad news, scientists say... http://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/wildlife/dolphins-dying-in-droves-and-scientists-cant-stop-it/2152860\


Summit Voice, December 20, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS HIT BY DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL ARE SUFFERING FROM LUNG DISEASE AND HORMONE DEFICIENCIES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/20/environment-dolphins-hit-by-deepwater-horizon-spill-are-suffering-from-lung-disease-and-hormone-deficiencies/


Huffington Post Green, December 18, 2013

▶  DOLPHINS IN LOUISANA'S BARATARIA BAY MUCH SICKER AFTER BP OIL SPILL: STUDY http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/gulf-oil-spill-dolphins_n_4466409.html

 

NOLA, March 23, 2013
▶  AFTERMATH OF DEEPWATER OIL SPILL:  DOLPHINS IN BARATARIA BAY ARE SEVERELY ILL, NOAA SAYS http://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2012/03/dolphins_in_barataria_bay_poll.htm

 

 Guardian Environment, December 23, 2013
BOTTLENOSE DOLPHINS OFF US COAST HIT BY MEASLES-LIKE VIRUS http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/dec/23/bottlenose-dolphins-us-eastern-seaboard


Al Jazeera English, October 20, 2013
▶  GULF OF MEXICO ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER 2010 BP OIL SPILL http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html


New York Times, March 23, 2012
▶ GULF DOLPHINS EXPOSED TO OIL ARE SERIOUSLY ILL, AGENCY NOAA SAYS http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/23/gulf-dolphins-exposed-to-oil-are-seriously-ill-agency-says/?smid=tw-nytimesgreen&seid=auto


The Times-Picayune, February 27, 2012
▶ DOZENS OF DEAD MARINE MAMMALS, TURTLES IN GULF THIS YEAR, NOAA SAYS http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/02/dozens_of_dead_marine_mammals.html


                                                IN PICTURES:

                       Guardian Environment, October 24, 2012

               OIL-AFFECTED WILDLIFE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2010/jun/08/oil-wildlife-gulf-of-mexico#/?picture=398265274&index=0


Science Daily, May 12, 2011
DEEPWATER HORIZON SPILL THREATENS MORE SPECIES THAN LEGALLY PROTECTED, STUDY FINDS http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110511134221.htm



 ▶  GULF'S DOLPHINS PAY HEAVY PRICE FOR DEEPWATER OIL SPILL http://sco.lt/50L0SH




U.S. Department of Commerce, November 21, 2014
 ▶  REMEMBERING A LITTLE KNOWN OIL SPILL WTH OUT-SIZED IMPACTS http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2014/11/21/remembering-little-known-oil-spill-out-sized-impacts




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                                      EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL

                                            25 Years On


                                                       Oceana
                              EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL FACTS
http://oceana.org/en/our-work/stop-ocean-pollution/oil-pollution/learn-act/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-facts


                                                    PHOTO ESSAY
                            Huffington Post Green, March 24, 2014
REMEMBERING THE EXXON VALDEZ OIL DISASTER, 25 YEARS LATER http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/24/exxon-valdez-oil-spill-photos_n_5020845.html


                                             CNN, March 25, 2014

            AFTER 25 YEARS, EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL HASN'T ENDED

 http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/23/opinion/holleman-exxon-valdez-anniversary/



▶ SHELL OIL WRECKS NIGERIA'S OGONILAND WITH OIL SPILLS... AND GETS AWAY WITH IT.  WHO RESTORES ENVIRONMENT?   http://sco.lt/4vZqvB



                                                        VIDEO

            THE TRUE STORY OF CHEVRON'S ECUADOR OIL DISASTER

                                             http://sco.lt/6lQyYb

 

       CHEVRON TOXICO: THE CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE IN ECUADOR

                                        http://chevrontoxico.com/


                                                          VIDEO:

                        INTO THE HEART OF ECUADOR'S YASUNI

                          A PENDING CORPORATE OIL PLUNDER

                                           http://sco.lt/5c5Z2H




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Boulder Weekly, March 13, 2014
AMERICA'S DIRTIEST SECRET: The oil and gas industry’s contamination problems are so large, they have been deemed impossible to prevent or clean up by both industry and government. An unimaginable tonnage of contamination is being placed into our environment every year thanks to lax regulation of exploration and production wastes http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-12516-americarss-dirtiest-secret.html

 

Salon, March 13, 2014
▶  HOW BIG OIL DESTROYS THE WORLD:  A REAL-LIFE SAGA OF GREED http://www.salon.com/2014/03/13/how_big_oil_destroys_the_world_a_real_life_saga_of_greed/



  ▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS: DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN SPECIES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/85WcRl



 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD





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Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem: Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving

Wrecking the Ocean Ecosystem:  Overfishing, Collapsing Fisheries, Ocean Dependent Species Starving | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


 

                                                  VIDEO:

                    IMAGINE A WORLD WITH EMPTY OCEANS

                          NOW IMAGINE IT IN OUR LIFETIME

http://www.upworthy.com/imagine-a-world-with-empty-oceans-now-imagine-it-in-our-lifetime


The Blog Aquatic November 21, 2014
- ▶ 5 REASONS OU DEPEND ON HEALTHY FISHERIES  http://blog.oceanconservancy.org/2014/11/21/5-reasons-you-depend-on-healthy-fisheries/


-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


-▶ OCEANS ARE SO DEPLETED SOME WILD FISH STOCKS MAY NEVER RECOVER - CHANGING OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS FOREVER

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/31/fish-on-fridays-time-for-new-englands-groundfishery-to-hit-the-reset-button/


March 27, 2013 CNN
▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2


-▶ U.N. - OVERFISHING BECOMING INCREASINGLY RECOGNIZED FOR THE ECOLOGICAL DISASTER IT IS | Olivier De Schutter | http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development-professionals-network/2012/nov/27/development-oceans-over-fishing




 Times of India, November 07, 2014
-▶ CATCHING ALL THE BIG FISH CAN BE RUINOUS http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Catching-all-the-big-fish-can-be-ruinous/articleshow/45071340.cms


-▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH. In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/


 

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

 http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2478442068/no-super-trawlers-not-here-not-anywhere-video


Gizmag, November 17, 2014
-▶ GOOGLE JOINS THE EFFORT TO COMBAT OVERFISHING WITH GLOBAL FISHING WATCH. Google has partnered with SkyTruth and Oceana to produce a new tool to track global fishing activity. Known as Global Fishing Watch, the interactive web tool uses satellite data to provide detailed vessel tracking, and aims to harness the power of citizen engagement to tackle the issue of overfishing. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, more than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are working at peak capacity, with as much as one-third of marine fish stocks now suffering from overfishing. http://www.gizmag.com/google-overfishing-global-fishing-watch/34794/


                                 EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                           "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                              How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                                      For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



 August 16, 2013 The Fish Site
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS IN ALARMING DECLINE: TOO MANY INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS PLUNDERING THE OCEANS WITH HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE FISHING TECHNIQUES http://www.thefishsite.com/fishnews/21031/pacific-tuna-stocks-in-alarming-decline#sthash.MgpLJS46.dpuf


ABC News, September 02, 2014
-▶ PACIFIC TUNA STOCKS ON BRINK OF DISASTER.  Bluefin tuna dire, with the Pacific population at "3 or 4 per cent of its original spawning biomass. The key problem was that there are too many vessels – at least 300 - equipped with sophisticated radar, chasing the schools of tuna.   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-09-02/pacific-tuna-stocks-on-brink-of-disaster-says-glenn-hurry/5704644


 

                                                    PHOTOS
            DO OUR OCEANS EVER STAND A CHANCE OF RECOVERY?

THOUSANDS OF CHINESE TRAWLERS HEAD OUT TO SEA AFTER THREE-MONTH BAN ON FISHING IS LIFTED http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2762395/Out-lunch-Extraordinary-moment-thousands-Chinese-trawlers-head-sea-three-month-ban-fishing-lifted.html

 

                                                  ANTARCTICA:

KRILL SUPER-TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION

http://sco.lt/68bs8X

 

Conservation Magazine, May 09, 2014
▶  JUST $200 PER FISHING VESSEL COULD SAVE THOUSANDS OF ALBATROSSES FROM INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR. The commercial fisheries aren’t going to stop their business for the seabirds.  it’s all too easy for a seabird to get caught up in the fishing gear that trails behind a fishing boat, and when they do, it’s usually fatal. In 2004-2005, an estimated 15,500 birds were killed that way off of South Africa. Pelagic albatrosses and petrels are particularly hard-hit,  http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/05/just-200-per-fishing-vessel-could-save-thousands-of-albatrosses/

 

World Fishing & Aquaculture, January 14, 2014
▶  PROJECT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SEABIRDS CAUGHT IN INDUSTRIAL TRAWLER FISHING WIRES http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/project-to-reduce-the-number-of-seabirds-caught-in-fishing-wires


-▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z


-▶ PERU: MASS DOLPHIN AND PELICAN DIE-OFF FOUND STARVING: WE ARE OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS AT AN ALARMING RATE 

http://www.channel4.com/news/what-is-behind-mass-pelican-and-dolphin-deaths-in-peru

 

 

                                                    GHOST FISHING: 

                                            Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP. Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/

 

                                                    PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life



Alaska Dispatch, October 17, 2014
REPORT:  BIG ILLEGAL CATCHES OF RUSSIAN CRAB THREATEN STOCKS, FLOOD GLOBAL MARKETS http://www.adn.com/article/20141017/report-big-illegal-catches-russian-crab-threaten-stocks-flood-global-markets

 

▶  $400 BILLION CORPORATE FISHING FLEETS EMPTYING OUR OCEANS http://sco.lt/7ABxHV



-▶TROPHY FISHING FOR SPECIES THREATENED WITH EXTINCTION. http://bit.ly/1mA5N8t. Trophy fishing occurs when anglers target the largest members of a species with the goal of obtaining an award with perceived prestige. The largest members of many species are also the most fecund, raising alarms about the disproportionate impact of removing the largest individuals of species of conservation concern. Presented here is the first systematic analysis of the conservation status of fishes targeted for world records by the International Game Fishing Association. Eighty-five species for which IGFA records have been issued are listed as Threatened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List

 

-▶ OCEAN-GRABBING THREATEN WORLD'S FISHERIES: UN  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3312198844/ocean-grabbing-threatens-world-s-fisheries-un


May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEP WATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html


National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP?  OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/

 


 -▶ BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS:  IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH http://sco.lt/768Gsz


June 28, 2012 IPS –

-▶ DEPLETED CHILEAN FISH NEED ' A REAL CHANCE OF RECOVERY' - Mackerel stocks off Chile's Coast reach critically low levels http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/06/depleted-chilean-fish-need-a-real-chance-of-recovery/


-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583

 

 

                                             DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

http://sco.lt/6DbCld


 March 19, 2013
-▶ DISCARDS BAN COULD IMPACT SEABIRDS POPULATION - The European Parliament recently voted to scrap the controversial discards policy, which has seen fishermen throwing thousands of edible fish and fish waste back into the sea because they have exceeded their quotas. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Discards_ban_could_impact_seabirds_population_999.html


 -▶  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING GEAR KILLS 400K+ SEABIRDS PER YEAR - LONGLINING, INDUSTRIAL TRAWLERS http://sco.lt/8xLtlx



 -▶ INSANITY UPON INSANITY: FISHERMAN WANT CORMORANT CULL BECAUSE THEY'RE EATING TOO MANY FISH  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2012/01/30/pei-cormorant-cull-fishermen-584.html

 

 

                                         BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


 

                         100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS

                            SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                               http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ



Quartz, January 2, 2014
-▶ AMERICA'S HEALTH CRAZE FOR FISH OIL IS WIPING OUT WORLD'S RAREST SHARKS http://qz.com/171454/americas-health-craze-for-fish-oil-is-wiping-out-the-worlds-rarest-shark/

 

-▶ MARINE SPECIES WON'T SURVIVE UNLESS DRASTIC PROTECTION POLICIES ARE PUT IN PLACE  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2496680057/marine-species-won-t-survive-unless-drastic-protection-policies-put-in-place

 

June 9, 2012 Mother Jones

-▶ THE LAST DAYS OF THE OCEAN - SPECIAL REPORTS  http://www.motherjones.com/special-reports/2006/03/last-days-ocean

 

-▶ HOW THE WORLD'S OCEANS ARE RUNNING OUT OF FISH  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2780633722/how-the-world-s-oceans-could-be-running-out-of-fish

 

July 21,  2012

Al Jazeera

-▶ HOW MANY MORE FISH IN THE SEA? http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2012/06/201261462834779767.html

 

                                                 WATCH

                            "DEATH OF THE OCEANS" (58:56)

                         BBC Nature - Sir David Attenborough

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyceFxHpUPo

 

Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

June 5, 2012 McCarthy

-▶ THE POINT OF NO RETURN: RESEARCHERS LEARN HOW FISH POPULATIONS COLLAPSE  http://www.rdmag.com/News/2012/06/General-Science-Researchers-Learn-How-Populations-Collapse/

 

                                             PHOTO GALLERY: 

              THE JELLIFICATION OF OUR SEAS - GREAT PHOTOS

As fish populations deplete, jellyfish populations are growing throughout much of the world. The fact that human beings and jellyfish tangle with one another more frequently than in the past is unpleasant for both sides. It also costs many millions each year. Here, a diver attaches a sensor to a large Echizen jellyfish off the coast of Komatsu in northern Japan... http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-jellification-of-the-seas-fotostrecke-98970.html


 

                                                   NEW REPORT

FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH


 

-▶ MAINTAINING HEALTHY, BALANCED MARINE SYSTEMS ARE CRUCIAL FOR SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.natuurbericht.nl/?id=9583

 

Grist, November 11, 2013

-▶ FORAGE FISH:  SARDINES HAVE NEARLY DISAPPEARED OFF USA WEST COAST http://grist.org/news/sardines-have-nearly-disappeared-off-west-coast/

 

Earth Policy Institute
-▶ OVERFISHING THREATENS CRITICAL LINK IN THE FOOD CHAIN
The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.
 http://worldfoodsecurity.blogspot.com/2013/01/overfishing-threatens-critical-link-in.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

-                    FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB

                                                   GOING, GOING...

                                                http://sco.lt/54Pqnh

In the marine world, high-energy prey make for high-energy predators. And to survive, such marine predators need to sustain the right kind of high-energy diet. Not just any prey will do, suggests a new study...  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121121210246.htm


 

-▶ THOUSANDS OF SEA LION PUPS DEAD FROM STARVATION - NOT ENOUGH FISH IN THE SEA http://sco.lt/6PSnNx

 

                                                    PICTURES:

                           January 12, 2012 National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING, NO FOOD FOR SEALS: Baby Seals washed up in Europe, too weak to care for themselves. The incident is an extreme example among a recent increase in pup strandings, experts say. Overfishing has reduced the seals' available prey, and the polluted fish the animals do catch often make them sick. "In the last two or three years we have seen more and more seals wash up too weak to look after themselves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120118-baby-seals-netherlands-stranded-animals/

 

TakePart, October 15, 2013
-▶ WHAT'S KILLING THE KILLER WHALES OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST - TOO MANY BOATS, OR NOT ENOUGH SALMON? http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/10/14/fight-rages-over-wild-orca-decline-too-many-boats-or-not-enough-salmon

 

Summit Voice, July 05, 2014

▶  STUDY SHOWS WHALES ARE ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERSHealthy whale populations could buffer oceans from some global warming impacts. Whales may play a much bigger role in ocean ecosystems than previously thought, according to a University of Vermont researcher who studied how the great cetaceans recycle and move nutrients from one region to another. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/05/oceans-study-shows-whales-are-ecosystem-engineers/

 

-▶ WHERE HAVE ALL THE WHALES GONE? GENETIC DIVERSITY IS CRUCIAL TO ALL SPECIES SURVIVAL  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/12/gray-whale-population-whaling_n_1511704.html?ref=tw

 

EcoRINews, November 2013
-▶ SUSTAINABLE FISHING KEY TO FEEDING THE WORLD - As the world population approaches 9 billion, climate change advances and the middle class expands, Sharpless said livestock farming will put pressure on land ecosystems, forests and aquifers. The cost of grain also will increase, causing shortages for poor communities.  http://www.ecori.org/massachusetts-farming/2013/11/10/sustainable-fishing-key-to-feeding-the-world.html

 


The Ecologist, June 21, 2014

 -▶ LET THE OCEAN HEAL:  STOP FISHING THE HIGH SEAS, SAY SCIENTISTS, FOR CLIMATE AND ECOLOGY http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2431895/stop_fishing_the_high_seas_say_scientists_for_climate_and_ecology.html

 

ITV, October 17, 2013

-▶ DOLPHINS BUTCHERED FOR SHARK BAIT IN ILLEGAL HUNT OFF THE COAST OF PERU http://www.itv.com/news/2013-10-17/dolphins-butchered-for-shark-bait-in-illegal-hunt-off-the-coast-of-peru/


 

                                                 WATCH

                                        "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                         IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY 

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838959581/sea-the-truth-in-2048-our-oceans-will-be-empty-video

 

                                                   VIDEO:

            THE TRUE COST OF INDUSTRIAL FISHING IN WEST AFRICA 

                                      http://crelis.nl/?p=1907

 

-▶ LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'FREE FOR ALL' DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC  http://sco.lt/8ClodF

 

                                                 WATCH

                                               Bullfrog Films

                               "EMPTY OCEAN, EMPTY NETS"

                    http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/eoen.html



                DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH' MOVES CLOSER

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED, DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5


 

January 12, 2012 Earthsky
-▶ LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents

 

Summit Voice, July 07, 2014
-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL FOR 'ZONING' OF COASTAL WATERS. Better planning needed to protect ocean resources.  Piecemeal planning and conservation efforts won’t be enough to preserve valuable ocean resources for future generations http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/07/better-planning-needed-to-protect-ocean-resources/


Quartz, June 06, 2014

-▶ FISH CAN SLOW DOWN GLOBAL WARMING -- BUT NOT IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING http://qz.com/216826/fish-can-slow-down-global-warming-but-not-if-we-keep-eating-them/

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                              THE LAST OCEAN

                                      A Short Film by John Weller

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2133286873/the-last-ocean-a-short-film-by-john-weller

 

 

                                     CAN AQUACULTURE SAVE US?

                                                        VIDEO

                                  "TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER"

                          CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?

                                       WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                          http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

 

-▶ GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

-▶ ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS HAVING PROFOUND EFFECTS ON OCEAN FLOOR ECOLOGY http://sco.lt/6cuyFF


 

-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

-▶ ANIMALS ARE ALREADY DISSOLVING IN SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://sco.lt/7tBxMP


 

                                                        VIDEO

- ****EARTHRACE REVEAL HORROR OF THE ANNUAL 90,000 HORROR OF THE ANNUAL NAMIBIAN BABY SEAL SLAUGHTER http://sco.lt/5pSMpV


 -▶ 70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33


 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

                                AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html

 



 

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pdjmoo's curator insight, August 17, 2013 5:29 AM

FEEDING FIRST THAT WHICH, IN TURN, FEEDS US.  Men have got to stop raping and pillaging the precious resources of our planet to extinction, for it will ultimately lead to extinction of the human race.  We depend on a healthy balanced natural world for our own health and wellbeing.  The quarterly profit bottomline should drive extinction

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The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb

The Suicidal Race for Arctic's Natural Resources - Obama's Arctic strategy sets off a climate time bomb | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 Guardian, April 5, 2013
-▶ THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH



HuffPost, Generation Change, December 12, 2014
▶  BIG OIL SHATTERS UNICORNS OF THE SEA. "The Unicorns of the Sea" -- the spiral-toothed male Arctic Narwhal whales -- are in big trouble. The Canadian government just granted oil corporations the rights to search for drilling sites in the Davis Strait between Baffin Island and Greenland. That means millions of sea creatures will be killed by incessant sonic booms as Big Oil scavenges for more heat-trapping gases. This deranged ecocide risks killing 90 percent of all the remaining Narwhals on our planet. Every 10 seconds, non-stop for a couple of months, sonic explosions at 252 decibels will shatter eardrums of all sea creatures. It's time to protect the Arctic, not plunder it.   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-reese-halter/big-oil-shatters-unicorns_b_6312582.html


                 -▶  WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                        http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


TakePart, October 06, 2014
-▶ COUNTRIES RACING TO DRILL FOR ARCTIC OIL COULD SPELL DISASTER FOR ENVIRONMENT http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/10/06/countries-race-untapped-arctic-oil-despite-environmental-worries


NRDC Switchboard, August 14, 2014
-▶ KEEP THE ARCTIC OCEAN AND OTHER SPECIAL WATERS OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK FOR DRILLING http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/fbeinecke/keep_the_arctic_ocean_and_othe.html


AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html


                     AN OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

                   New Economic Perspectives, January 31, 2014
ARE YOU GOING TO DETONATE THE WORLD'S LARGEST "CARBON BOMB"? http://neweconomicperspectives.org/2014/02/president-obama-going-detonate-worlds-largest-carbon-bomb.html


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 ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x


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 Truthout, September 30, 2013
-▶ DESTABLIZATION OF ARCTIC SEA ICE WOULD BE 'GAME OVER' FOR CLIMATE http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/19115-destabilization-of-arctic-sea-ice-would-be-game-over-for-climate


Yahoo News, September 19, 2014
-▶ AS ARCTIC MELTS, SHIPPING TRAFFIC BLASTS WILDLIFE 

With three-fourths of the volume of Arctic sea ice reportedly lost since the 1980s, vast stretches of habitat for animals like the polar bear and walrus have been destroyed. But new economic activity in the region will ensure the consequences for wildlife are even more far-reaching: The Arctic Ocean is becoming noisier, and scientists believe this will have a profound impact on marine mammals that rely on sound to survive. [How Landmark Noise Settlement Protects Oceans and Industry (Op-Ed )]

Official records show that the number of tankers, cargo ships and tugs transiting through the Arctic has more than doubled since 2008. Offshore oil exploration by Royal Dutch Shell and others has added to the increased industrialization. Mostly low-frequency sounds from ship engines, seismic surveys and drilling machinery overlap with and may interfere with sounds produced and received by marine mammals. http://news.yahoo.com/arctic-melts-shipping-traffic-blasts-wildlife-op-ed-191825197.html

 


EcoWatch, August 11, 2014
-▶ EXXON STARTS 'MOST CONTROVERSIAL OIL RIGS IN THE WORLD' http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/


June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html

 

 Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3

 

 May, 16, 2013 Guardian Environment - Nafeez Ahmed:

OBAMA'S ARCTIC ENERGY SECURITY - CLIMATE

-▶ US National Strategy for the Arctic Region prioritises corporate 'economic opportunities' at the expense of everyone else..

At the heart of the White House's new Arctic strategy is an elementary but devastating contradiction between what President Obama, in the document's preamble, describes as seeking "to make the most of the emerging economic opportunities in the region" due to the rapid loss of Arctic summer sea ice, and recognising "the need to protect and conserve this unique, valuable, and changing environment."... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/may/17/obama-arctic-energy-security-climate

 

Grist, December 12, 2013

-▶ IS GLOBAL WARMING STOKING AN ARCTIC COLD WAR? http://grist.org/news/is-global-warming-stoking-an-arctic-cold-war/


July 5, 2011 INTERACTIVE

-▶ THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH

 

August 3, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ THE CLIMATE TIME BOMB THAT WILL COST US $60 TRILLION: Obama in the US, and Harper in Canada, are turning North America into a petro–imperial and petro–despot continent. This doesn’t bode well for solving the climate crisis... http://www.globalpossibilities.org/the-climate-time-bomb-that-will-cost-us-60-trillion/


September 18, 2012 New York Times

-▶ ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SETS OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

May 16, 2013 Common Dreams

-▶ CANADA VOWS PLUNDER IN THE ARCTIC AS ICE MELTS http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/05/16-3

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶ SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF ITS UNTAPPED ENERGY http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

November 20, 1010
-▶ EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH

 

 July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment
-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶ CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC CLUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEATS UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

 June 5, 2013 Global Possibilities

-▶ CHINA'S NEW ARCTIC PRESENCE SIGNALS FUTURE DEVELOPMENT http://www.globalpossibilities.org/chinas-new-arctic-presence-signals-future-development/

 

 

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                                                DEEP SEA MINING 

RUSH' MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/5tF4s5

                                    

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship

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July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ 'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013
GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining

 

 July 21, 1012 Guardian Environment

-▶ HISTORY REPEATS AS GREENLAND'S NATURAL RESOURCES PROMISE UNTOLD RICHES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/jul/31/history-repeats-greenland-natural-resources?INTCMP=SRCH

 

July 3, 2011
-▶ Q&A: NATURAL RESOURCES EXPLORATION IN THE ARCTIC
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH


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                 -▶  WHALES, SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING A DEADLY MIX

                  MASS STRANDINGS, RESEARCH SHOWS

                                        http://sco.lt/4lLKcr


Mongabay, September 25, 2013
▶  SONAR USED BY OIL COMPANY CAUSED MASS WHALE STRANDING IN MADAGASCAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0925-sonar-testing-whale-stranding.html

 

 Huffington Post Hawaii, September 24, 2013
▶  SEISMIC DRILLING IMPACTS OCEAN LIFE GENERALLY:  OFFSHORE OIL EXPLORATION LINKED TO 50 PERCENT REDUCTION IN COD CATCH http://www.huffingtonpost.com/candace-calloway-whiting/offshore-oil-exploration-_b_3977171.html

 

September 5, 2013 Guardian
▶  GHANA UNUSUAL NUMBER OF WHALE DEATHS BLAMED ON OFFSHORE SEISMIC OIL EXPLORATION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/ghana-whale-deaths-offshore-oil-exploration

 

Blue and Green Tomorrow, July 20, 2014
138,000 SPECIES UNDER THREAT AS OBAMA APPROVES GAS AND OIL EXPLORATION OFF EAST COAST USA WITH USE OF SONIC CANNONS http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2014/07/20/138000-species-under-threat-as-obama-approves-gas-and-oil-exploration/


Oceana, February 28, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN MOVES FORWARD TO OPEN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN TO SEISMIC AIRGUN BLASTS AND DRILLING FOR BIG OIL http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/02/obama-admin-moves-forward-to-open-the-atlantic-ocean-to-seismic-airgun-blasts-drilling


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Environmental News Service, July 18, 2014
EPA BLOCKS GIANT ALASKA MINE TO PROTECT BRISTOL BAY SALMON AND ECOSYSTEM http://ens-newswire.com/2014/07/18/epa-blocks-giant-alaska-mine-to-protect-bristol-bay-salmon/



                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



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                 BIG OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE

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 Bill Moyers, December 9, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE OPENS THE ARCTIC TO SHIPPING, DRILLING, MILITARIZATION http://billmoyers.com/2013/12/09/climate-change-opens-the-arctic-to-shipping-drilling-militarization/

 

Marketplace, December 11, 2012
-▶ OIL AND THE RACE FOR THE NORTH POLE http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/oil-and-race-north-pole

 

Pew Environment Group, March 2012,

-▶ SCIENTISTS CALL ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE SCIENCE AS GUIDE FOR ARCTIC DRILLING - More than 500 distinguished U.S. and international scientists—including renowned oceanographers Sylvia Earle, Paul Dayton, and Alan Springer—have signed an open letter (PDF) urging the Obama Administration to follow through on its stated commitment to science by acting on the USGS recommendations. http://www.pewenvironment.org/news-room/other-resources/scientists-call-on-obama-administration-to-use-science-as-guide-for-arctic-drilling-85899369512

 

Guardian Environment, October 17, 2013

-▶ UK AIMS TO BECOME HUB FOR ARCTIC OIL EXPLORATION  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/17/uk-hub-arctic-oil-exploration-greenpeace

 

Mongabay, December 23, 2013

▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr

 

Marketplace, December 26, 2013

-▶ OFFSHORE OIL: SHELL'S CHALLENGE IN DRILLING FOR ARCTIC OIL , Over a year ago, Royal Dutch Shell began oil drilling operations offshore of Alaska, the first attempt to explore the outer continental shelf in two decades. But Shell's initial foray proved disastrous. After sinking $5 billion into the effort, not a single well was drilled and its rig ran aground. Shell racked up big fines for faulty equipment, pollution and safety violations and sat out the last season. Outgoing Shell CEO Peter Voser called the Arctic one of his biggest disappointments. Elizabeth Arnold, based in Alaska, looked into the state of Arctic oil exploration in the U.S... http://www.marketplace.org/topics/sustainability/shells-challenge-drilling-arctic-oil

 

 US News and World Report, December 06, 2013

-▶ A RUSH TO EXPAND OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC  http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/12/05/a-rush-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-the-arctic-

 

 Inhabitat, July 15, 2014
MELTING ARCTIC ICE OPENS NEW SHIPPING CHANNEL FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTS http://inhabitat.com/melting-arctic-ice-opens-new-shipping-channel-for-petroleum-products/

 


 

HuffPost Green, April 28, 2014

GREENPEACE SHIP TO CONFRONT RUSSIAN TANKER CARRYING ARCTIC OIL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/greenpeace-russia_n_5225032.html

 

Grist, April 23, 2014
IF OIL SPILLS IN THE ARCTIC AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO CLEAN IT UP, DOES IT JUST STAY THERE? http://grist.org/news/if-oil-spills-in-the-arctic-and-no-one-is-around-to-clean-it-up-does-it-just-stay-there/


                                                      WATCH

THREE YEARS AFTER DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL DISASTER, DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVE AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1

 

 Deutche Welle, February 07, 2014
-▶ ARE WE PREPARED FOR A CATASTROPHE IN THE ARCTIC? As climate change warms the Arctic, oil rigs are opening, ships are making use of new shipping routes and tourists are flocking to see the icebergs. But experts warn that we are not adequately prepared for accidents.   http://www.dw.de/are-we-prepared-for-a-catastrophe-in-the-arctic/a-17412856

 

September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
-▶ AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

 HuffPost Green, February 04, 2014
-▶  MELTING SEA ICE AND ARCTIC DRILLING: A RISKY COMBINATION http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/04/melting-sea-ice-arctic-drilling_n_4725363.html

 

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                    OBAMA'S "ALL OF THE ABOVE" DRILL, BABY, DRILL:

             FRACKING, TARSANDS OIL, NUCLEAR... MAY KILL US ALL 

                                            http://sco.lt/7p2tEX

 

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Guardian, January 23, 2014
-▶  CLIMATE CHANGE BRINGS NEW RISKS TO GREENLAND http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/23/climate-change-risks-greenland-arctic-icecap

                                       

 August 4, 2013 Care2

-▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN http://sco.lt/8bjv73


September 13, 2013 International Cry
-▶ ARCTIC CIRCLE: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' FIGHT FOR THEIR ENVIRONMENT, CARIBOU AGAINST MINING POLLUTIONS http://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples-fight-future-lake-kennady-caribou-gahcho-kue-20159/

 

  -▶ WILL WE LEARN FROM THE PAST, OR CONTINUE RAVAGING OUR PLANET IN THE NAME OF PROFITS AND POWER?

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?page=2

 

 

                                   WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH?

ClimateProgress, December 27, 2013
  -▶  IN THE MIDST OF RECORD OIL BOOM, OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SEEKS MORE OIL PRODUCTION.

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year jump in the nation’s history, FuelFix reported Thursday. The U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) estimates production will grow by another one million barrels in 2014 and will peak at a whopping 9.5 million barrels per day in 2016.

And the production surge doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. According to FuelFix, “the Gulf of Mexico also is seeing a boost, with oil production expected to grow to 1.4 million barrels per day in 2014, up by 100,000 barrels.”.. http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/12/27/3105211/obama-administration-oil-production/#

 

 -▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'. HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

                THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING: 
THE HEALTH OF OUR OCEANS IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE:

SEA CHANGE:  http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

 

-▶ WHY GEOENGINEERING SUITS RUSSIA'S CARBON AGENDA, GIVEN THE COUNTRY'S FOSSIL FUEL STRATEGY IN THE ARCTIC

The Arctic, a large portion of which is controlled or claimed by Russia, is a new carbon El Dorado, holding up to a quarter of the globe’s undiscovered oil and gas reserves. According to one energy industry insider: "Climate change is opening up one of the last frontiers for hydrocarbons on our planet. The Arctic … could be set for rapid change and development as exploration, production and infrastructure will have an inevitable, irreversible impact."
 http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/24/why-geoengineering-suits-russias-carbon-agenda


                                                          VIDEO

                                   CLIMATE GEOENGINEERING:

               CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                             http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

                                                     Greenpeace
                                               SAVE THE ARCTIC
                                            http://savethearctic.org/

 

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-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTE BEFORE MIDNIGHT" - IPCC REPORT.  UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGES ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/5bNJoX

               ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-▶ -▶OBAMA'S NEW SECRETIVE TRADE PACTS NEGOTIATE AWAY SOVEREIGN RIGHTS TO CORPORATE GOVERNANCE http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

                                                  WATCH:

                                Encore, Moyers and Company

         ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS

                                       http://sco.lt/5St5Cj



 

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CineversityTV's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:26 AM

Oblabla will be remembered as the corrupt #Wallstreet #bankster POTUS who helped with the extinction of Mankind.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 4:47 AM

In all honesty this started long before Obama showed up. His plan doesn't help things get better though.

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 23, 1:06 PM

FOLLOW MY NEWS AGGREGATES

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

Rescooped by pdjmoo from OUR OCEANS NEED US
Scoop.it!

Arctic releasing vast amounts of enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere.

Arctic releasing vast amounts of  enormous methane plumes directly into earth's atmosphere. | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

  METHANE IS ABOUT 20 TIMES MORE POTENT IN WARMING THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE THAN CARBON DIOXIDE. FRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS RELEASES METHANE *****


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 Independent, July 08, 2014

VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS. Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane -

A GREENHOUSE GAS 20 TIMES MORE POTENT THAN CARBON DIOXIDE  - have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.... it’s strongly reminiscent of what is probably the worst possible climate scenario imaginable, a feedback loop so humongous and destructive that it would lead to runaway warming that makes today's runaway warming look tame by comparison. The last time this happened, it poisoned 90 percent of all life on earth with hydrogen sulfide gas, in a process described by paleontologist Peter Ward as "life killing itself off."... http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vast-methane-plumes-seen-in-arctic-ocean-as-sea-ice-retreats-6276278.html

                                          ALSO ARTICLE

http://earthsky.org/earth/scientists-discover-vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-arctic-seafloor


 DailyKoz, July 28, 2014
 ▶  "VAST METHANE PLUMES ESCAPING FROM THE SEAFLOOR" DISCOVERED IN SIBERIAN ARCTIC SEA http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/28/1317252/--Vast-methane-plumes-escaping-from-the-seafloor-discovered-in-Siberian-Arctic-Sea


 Alternet, July 04, 2014

THE GIANT METHANE MONSTER THAT CAN WIPE OUT THE HUMAN RACE: Underneath the frozen Arctic are 1,000 gigatons of the world's most deadly greenhouse gas http://www.alternet.org/environment/giant-methane-monster-lurking


Scientific American, August 13, 2014
ARCTIC METHANE:  WHAT'S THE STORY http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/expeditions/2013/08/13/arctic-methane-whats-the-story/

 

Guardian, July 24, 2014
RAPID ARCTIC THAWING COULD BE ECONOMIC TIME BOMB, SCIENTISTS SAY: Methane released by a thinning permafrost may trigger catastrophic climate change and cost the world $60tn http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jul/24/arctic-thawing-permafrost-climate-change


New Scientist

-▶ MAJOR METHANE RELEASE IS ALMOST INEVITABLE   http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23205-major-methane-release-is-almost-inevitable.html

 

Scientific American, August 05, 2014
MYSTERIOUS CRATERS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF ARCTIC SURPRISES. Researchers are rethinking century-old observations as they witness the unexpected and peculiar perils that are emerging from thawing Arctic permafrost  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mysterious-craters-are-just-the-beginning-of-arctic-surprises/

 

Climate Progress, August 01, 2014
-▶  THE REALLY SCARY THING ABOUT THOSE JAW-DROPPING SIBERIAN CRATERS -- RAPIDLY ESCAPING METHANE INTO THE ATMOSPHERE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/08/01/3466466/siberian-craters-permafrost-climate-change/

 

 Nature News, July 31, 2014
-▶  MYSTERIOUS SIBERIAN CRATER ATTRIBUTED TO METHANE RELEASE Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team. http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-siberian-crater-attributed-to-methane-1.15649

 

Center for Biological Diversity, July 29, 2014

TOP SCIENTISTS URGE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO USE ACCURATE ESTIMATES OF METHANE'S DANGEROUS CLIMATE EFFECTS http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2014/methane-07-29-2014.html

 

ClimateCentral, August 05, 2015
RESEARCH REPORT: DETERMINING METHANE LEAKS IS KEY TO CLIMATE GOALS http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-goals-priority-is-methane-leaks-17854

 

                                         --   WATCH --

                       March 3, 2013 The Energy Collective

                                 MELTING PERMAFROST

                          A CLIMATE CHANGE TIME BOMB

 http://theenergycollective.com/globalwarmingisreal/193961/permafrost-climate-change-time-bomb

 

 ▶ ARCTIC'S BOREAL FORESTS, WHICH CONTAIN HUGE AMOUNTS OF BURIED CARBON, ARE BURNING AT AN UNPRECEDENTED RATE - NEW STUDY http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctics-boreal-forests-burning-at-unprecedented-rate-16278

 

 

February 22, 2013 Spiegel Online

 ▶ SCIENTISTS WARN OF DANGER OF TRAPPED CARBON - MELTING PERMAFROST http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-science-research-shows-dangerous-carbon-lurking-in-permafrost-a-885052.html

July 22, 2013 Climate Central

 

July 24, 2013 New Scientist

-▶  HUGE METHANE BELCH IN ARCTIC COULD COST $60 TRILLION http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23923-huge-methane-belch-in-arctic-could-cost-60-trillion.html#.UfDLLlPc-RQ

 

Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

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 OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

http://sco.lt/5pPxWD


Bloomberg, August 06, 2014
-▶ DEEP WATER FRACKING NEXT FRONTIER FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING. Energy companies are taking their controversial fracking operations from the land to the sea -- to deep waters off the U.S., South American and African coasts.  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-07/deep-water-fracking-next-frontier-for-offshore-drilling.html


 

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341

 

AmericaBlog New, July 27, 2014
▶   OBAMA LEASING MILLIONS OF GULF ACRE FOR OFFSHORE OIL & GAS DRILLING:  HIS WORDS DO NOT MATCH HIS DEEDS http://americablog.com/2014/07/obama-leasing-millions-gulf-acres-offshore-oil-gas-drilling.html

 

             -▶  THE SHALE GAS 'FRACKING' REVOLUTION -

                          AN ENVIRONMENTAL NIGHTMARE 

                                       http://sco.lt/8qklOr

 

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Mongabay, June 06, 2014

-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html


                  PRICING CARBON, CARBON STORAGE, OFFSETS:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                           http://sco.lt/7d7RmT


 

 

▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v


 

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                                                   ARCTIC

                                               ==========

 

 National Geographic, July 30, 2014

16-FOOT WAVES MEASURED IN ARCTIC OCEAN WHERE THERE WAS ONCE ONLY ICE. wave action breaks up sea ice, allowing more sunlight to warm the ocean, it can trigger a cycle that leads to even less ice, more wind, and higher waves http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140730-arctic-wave-height-sea-ice-climate-change-science/

 

 

 ▶  AN ALARMING INSIGHT INTO OUR MELTING ICE GLACIERS AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR PLANET AND YOU. For the First Time in Human History We are Witnessing an Unprecedented Change to our Environment and Planet. Ice is far more sensitive to temperature changes than we thought and ice is melting twice as fast as a decade ago.

                                                    WATCH

                           OUR RADICALLY CHANGING PLANET

                            "EXTREME ICE" - UNPRECEDENTED

                                                 PBS Nova

            http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/extreme-ice.html

                                                    OR

                      http://video.pbs.org/video/1108763899/

 

                                                   WATCH
                                         "EXTREME ICE SURVEY"
Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss. 95% of glaciers in the world are either retreating or shrinking
                        http://www.ted.com/playlists/30/natural_wonder

 

                                                 ANIMATION

                                  April 24, 2013 Arctic News

-▶ ARCTIC SEA ICE MINIMUM VOLUME http://arctic-news.blogspot.dk/2013/04/arctic-sea-ice-animation.html

 

 

 ▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER AS ICE MELTS, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

  August 1, 2013 Summit County Citizens Voice
 -▶  WHAT IF ARCTIC SEA ICE DOESN'T FORM IN WINTER? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/08/01/climate-what-if-arctic-sea-ice-doesnt-form-in-winter/

 

November 5, 2013
▶  THIS IS WHAT EARTH WILL LOOK LIKE IF WE MELT ALL THE ICE  http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/what-earth-will-look-if-climate-change-melts-all-ice.html

National Geographic INTERACTIVE MAP http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map

 

 August 2, 2013 Reuters

-▶ FISH DIE AS ALASKA TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO BREAK RECORDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/02/us-usa-heatwave-alaska-idUSBRE97118020130802

 

Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.html

 

The Daily Beast, December 13, 2013

-▶ THE END OF THE ARCTIC? http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/13/the-end-of-the-arctic-ocean-could-be-ice-free-by-2015.html

 

Summit Voice, December 05, 2013
-▶ ARCTIC SCIENTIST RESIGNS AFTER BATTLING HIS OWN FEDERAL AGENCY OVER TRANSPARENCY AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/12/05/environment-arctic-scientist-resigns-after-battling-his-own-federal-agency-over-transparency-and-scientific-ethics/

 

 August 4, 2013 Care2

 -▶ HOW TO DESTROY ALASKA IN 4 EASY STEPS: A U.S. GOVERNMENT HANDBOOK  http://www.care2.com/causes/destroy-alaska-in-4-easy-steps-a-u-s-government-handbook.html

 

May 15, 2013 Bloomberg

-▶  CHINA GRANTED ACCESS TO ARCTIC HUB AS RESOURCE RACE HEAT UP http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

May 15, 2013- Washington Post

-▶  SUPERPOWERS CHINA, INDIA AND KOREA, RUSSIA AND EUROPEAN UNION SEEK TO MINE ARCTIC REGION OF THE UNTAPPED ENERGY   http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-15/world/39264945_1_arctic-council-arctic-circle-observer-status

 

 September 18, 2012 New York Times
-▶  ARCTIC RESOURCES, EXPOSED BY WARMING, SET OFF COMPETITION http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/science/earth/arctic-resources-exposed-by-warming-set-off-competition.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

July 5, 2011
-▶  THE 'COLD RUSH': INDUSTRIALISATION IN THE ARCTIC - INTERACTIVE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jul/05/arctic-oil-exploitation-map-interactive?INTCMP=SRCH

 

April 5, 2013
-▶  THE RACE FOR THE ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2008/apr/05/poles.endangeredhabitats?INTCMP=SRCH

 

November 20, 1010
-▶  EUROPE JOINS INTERNATIONAL CONTEST FOR ARCTIC'S RESOURCES http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/21/arctic-energy-eu?INTCMP=SRCH

 

                        ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY'

HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

 

 Global Possibilities, October 30, 2013
▶  STUDY: ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS SHIFTS JET STREAM, DRIVING DELUGES IN NW EUROPE, DROUGHT IN MEDITERRANEAN http://www.globalpossibilities.org/study-arctic-sea-ice-loss-shifts-jet-stream-driving-deluges-in-nw-europe-drought-in-mediterranean/

 

▶  SCIENTISTS LINK FROZEN SPRING TO DRAMATIC ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS http://sco.lt/8MMOAr

 

July 18, 2013 The Washington Post
▶  SNOW AND ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT PLUMMET SUDDENLY AS GLOBE BAKES http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/07/18/snow-and-arctic-ice-extent-plummet-suddenly-as-globe-bakes/

 

July 22, 2013 Huffington Post Green

-▶  SUB-ARCTIC WILDFIRE ACTIVITY IS HEATING UP IN THE YUKON FLATS OF ALASKA - Subarctic wildfire frequency is higher now than it has been at any other point in the last 10,000 years, new records show. ... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/22/subarctic-wildfire_n_3636247.html?ir=Green&utm_campaign=072213&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alert-green&utm_content=Title

 

 

Futurity, February 27, 2014
▶  WHALES AND SHIPS FIGHT FOR SPACE IN NOISY ARCTIC http://www.futurity.org/whales-ships-fight-space-noisy-bering-sea/

 

 

 

-▶  POLAR BEARS 'MAY NEED TO BE FED BY HUMANS TO SURVIVE'  http://sco.lt/7JCUk5

 

Wildlife Promise, October 16, 2013
-▶  DWINDLING ARCTIC SEA ICE FORCES 10,000 WALRUSES ASHORE http://blog.nwf.org/2013/10/dwindling-arctic-sea-ice-forces-10000-walruses-ashore/

 

 -▶  70,000 CANADIAN SEAL "CULL" AKA "SLAUGHTER, WILL NOT REVIVE CANADA'S COD STOCKS http://sco.lt/4i4j33

 

 

 Guardian Environment, January 2, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA CREATURES WILL NOT ESCAPE CLIMATE CHANGE - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/02/deep-sea-creatures-climate-change

 

August 5, 2013 Guardian Environment
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHING MARINE LIFE TOWARDS THE POLES - STUDY http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/05/climate-change-pushing-marine-species-to-poles

 

Summit Voice, January 30, 2012
▶   GLOBAL WARMING:  HOW WILL ARCTIC ECOSYSTEMS CHANGE? http://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/30/global-warming-how-will-arctic-ecosystems-change/

 

▶  CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER:  THE WAY TO A NEW, UNKNOWN ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM http://sco.lt/8eWiUz

 

 

▶   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

 Chemical & Engineering News, May 12, 2014

▶  TROVE OF TOXIC MERCURY LURKS IN MELTING ARCTIC SEA ICE http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/05/Trove-Toxic-Mercury-Lurks-Arctic.html

 

RedOrbit, January 16, 2014
▶  MERCURY IN ARCTIC SEA ICE ALSO CONTAMINATING SEA WATER http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113048414/mercury-arctic-sea-ice-contaminating-sea-water-011614/

 

Yale Environment 360, October 24, 2014
-▶  :PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERAS REVEAL http://e360.yale.edu/digest/plastic_waste_increasing__on_remote_arctic_seabed_cameras_reveal/3672/

 

 

 -▶  WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                   WATCH:

                                               CNN VIDEO:

-▶  "OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE" http://sco.lt/7e9wYL

 

 

 

 IS "THREAT" ANOTHER PLOY FOR THE HIGHLY PROFITABLE, RADICAL GEOENGINEERING OF THE ARCTIC AND OUR CLIMATE? "Raining Chemicals From the Skies – Unregulated Climate Geoengineering" « The Natural Eye Project http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/08/03/raining-chemicals-from-the-skies-geoengineering/

 

 

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WE'RE ON THE BRINK OF THE WORST DROUGHT IN 1,000 YEARS

                                           http://sco.lt/74mbHF

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            THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB

                                         http://sco.lt/92ZVcP

 

 

                          AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD: 

               ONE ENVIRONMENT, ONE HUMANITY, ONE PLANET http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 


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                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



                                 DEEP SEA MINING - WIKIPEDIA

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_sea_mining



OnEarth, December 03, 2014
 ▶   MINING THE DEEP SEA COULD DESTROY AN ALIEN WORLD WE BARELY KNOW HOW THE DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT INTERACTS WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/under-sea


                                           INTERACTIVE VIDEO

                                     March 13, 2013 BBC News -

DEEP SEA MINING RISKS DESTRUCTION OF YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21787098

 


Global Possibilities, February 21, 2014

▶  SCIENTISTS WARN OF DEEP-SEA MINING'S DESTRUCTIVE POTENTIAL http://www.globalpossibilities.org/scientists-warn-of-deep-sea-minings-destructive-potential/


February 20, 2012 The Ecologist
▶  THE NEW SPECIES THREATENED BY DEEP-SEA MINING http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1252002

May 17, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

▶  DEEP SEA MINING RUSH MOVES CLOSER

The prospect of a deep sea "gold rush" opening a controversial new frontier for mining on the ocean floor has moved a step closer....  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22546875


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, May 15, 2014
WITH HALF THE PLANET UP FOR GRABS, A CALL FOR DEEP-OCEAN STEWARDSHIP https://scripps.ucsd.edu/news/half-planet-grabs-call-deep-ocean-stewardship


May 20, 2013 PRI The World

▶  DEEP SEA MINING: ECONOMIC BONANZA OR ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER? http://www.theworld.org/2013/05/deep-sea-mining-economic-bonanza-or-environmental-boondoggle/


November 7, 2012 SciDevNet
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION AND DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN BED ECOSYSTEMS INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/opinions/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html


                                                      WATCH

WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT LIFE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-gallo/underwater-astonishments_b_3362126.html


Yale Environment 360, October 20, 2014
▶  DRIVE TO MINE THE DEEP SEA RAISES CONCERNS OVER IMPACTS. Armed with new high-tech equipment, mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood.  http://e360.yale.edu/feature/drive_to_mine_the_deep_sea_raises_concerns_over_impacts/2818/


Australian Broadcasting Corporation, August 25 2014
▶  CONCERNS OVER IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING FOR COPPER, GOLD OFF PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL HAVE ON SEA LIFE. A controversial mining project that involves ploughing the sea floor off Papua New Guinea (PNG) is set to begin amid concerns about its impact on the marine environment http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-25/concerns-for-sea-life-near-png-deep-sea-mining-project/5695644


Green Left Weekly, July 21, 2014
▶  NEW DEEP MINING TECHNIQUE A THREAT IN THE PACIFIC: LUST FOR DEEP SEA RICHES COULD SPARK PACIFIC MINING BOOM https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56901


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-▶ CHECK OUT THIS EXPLOITIVE EUPHORIA OF CORPORATE OFFSHORE & DEEP SEA MINING CONFERENCE November 6-6, 2014 http://www.ibcenergy.com/event/Offshore-Deep-Sea-Mining-Conference?xtssot=0


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Summit Voice, October 7, 2014
-▶ REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES.  Scientists are warning against unchecked exploitation of deep ocean resources in the coming decades, saying that the lack of a regulatory framework for areas outside territorial waters opens the door for unsustainable development.
The deep sea is important to many critical processes that affect the Earth’s climate, including acting as a “sink” for greenhouse gases – helping offset the growing amounts of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. It also regenerates nutrients through upwelling that fuel the marine food web in productive coastal systems such as the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Chile and others. Increasingly, fishing and mining industries are going deeper and deeper into the oceans to extract natural resources. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/


BBC News, February 17, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING MUST RESPONSIBLY RESPECT ECOSYSTEMS. Scientists call for a "new stewardship" of the deep sea.
   Scientists have made an impassioned plea for humanity to pause and think before making a headlong rush to exploit the deep sea. The researchers said the oceans' lowest reaches had untold riches that could benefit mankind enormously, but not if the harvesting were done destructively http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25638838


 July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/


 ▶  VAST METHANE 'PLUMES' SEEN IN ARCTIC OCEAN AS SEA ICE RETREATS http://sco.lt/6H0vuD

 

PRI Living On Earth, June 10, 2014
▶  DEEP SEABED MINING IS NEW, LIGHTLY REGULATED AND RISK DEVASTATING DEEP, UNKNOWN OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. - AN EXPERIMENT THAT COULD GO VERY WRONG. “We all know that mining on land has all sorts of environmental impacts. It’s very difficult to contain mine tailings, even on land. In the ocean, which, of course, is a fluid environment with all these currents, we can expect widespread pollution.”  ...We can expect other ill effects, too — everything from smothering of deep sea creatures with sediment to light pollution, which in the deep sea will have an impact on creatures that have evolved to live in dark environments. Greenpeace is calling for protection measures to be put in place now, before the “experiment” begins.http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-06-10/deep-seabed-mining-new-and-lightly-regulated-ecological-experiment


                                                 VIDEO FOOTAGE

                         Mother Nature Network, March 04, 2014

▶  CAPTURED FIRST GLIMPSE OF LIFE IN UNEXPLORED DEEP OCEAN TRENCH SHOWS CREATURES THRIVING AT 23,000 FEET DEEP. Exploring how future changes in the ocean's systems due to climate change and other factors is affecting life throughout the ocean's depths. http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/video-captures-first-glimpse-of-life-in-unexplored-deep


▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA  http://sco.lt/7tJmK1


 Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/


Guardian Envronment, April 09, 2014
▶  DEEP SEA MINING -- THE GOLD RUSH ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.  SEE WHAT IMPACT DEEP SEA MINING WILL HAVE ON MARINE LIFE  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2014/apr/08/deep-sea-mining-the-gold-rush-on-the-ocean-floor


  Guardian, January 5, 2014

▶  GREENLAND EXPLORES ARCTIC MINERAL RICHES AMID FEAR FOR PRISTINE REGION http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/05/greenland-mines-arctic-fears-pristine-environment

 

 The Guardian, October 24, 2013
▶  GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTHS MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


 September 14, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  AFTER NORTH SEA GAS LEAK, DRILLERS FEAR CORROSIVE FLUID COULD THREATEN DEEP SEA WELLS ACROSS THE WORLD http://www.globalpossibilities.org/after-north-sea-gas-leak-drillers-fear-corrosive-fluid-could-threaten-deep-sea-wells-across-the-world/

 

Popular Science,The Future Now, November 20, 2012
▶  HOW TO MINE THE SEA FLOOR:  REMOTELY OPERATED EXCAVATORS FOR MINING IN THE ABYSS http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-10/remotely-operated-excavators-mining-abyss

 

Reuters, December 17, 2013

 ▶ ANTARCTICA MAY HAVE A NEW TYPE OF ICE:  DIAMONDS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/17/us-antarctica-diamonds-idUSBRE9BG0XF20131217

 

January 14, 2013 SciDevNet
 ▶ SHOULD DEEP-SEA MINING GO AHEAD IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA? http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/features/should-deep-sea-mining-go-ahead-in-papua-new-guinea-.html

 

 ▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

September 13, 2013 Climate Progress

▶  TO SATIATE THE WORLD'S DEMAND FOR CELL PHONES, WE'RE TURNING NEW ZEALAND'S PRISTINE COAST INTO A STRIP MINE http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/09/13/2612911/seabed-mining-zealand/



                                           BOTTOM TRAWLING 

                                 SCRAPING THE SEABED CLEAN

AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF ECOSYTEMS

                                               http://sco.lt/8duEe9


Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING - ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/


Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/



            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

       OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/85k9th

                                 

 

 July 29, 2013 Global Possibilities
▶  'FIRE ICE' - NEW FOSSIL FUEL SOURCE, BURIED UNDER THE SEA FLOOR, COULD BE DISASTROUS FOR THE PLANET http://www.globalpossibilities.org/fire-ice-new-fossil-fuel-source-buried-under-the-sea-floor-could-be-disastrous-for-the-planet/



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                                  OIL - DEEP SEA DRILLING

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                      PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE:

FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET

                                        http://sco.lt/7GrrPd


Mongabay, December 23, 2013
▶  WORLD FIRST:  RUSSIA BEGINS PUMPING OIL FROM ARCTIC SEABED http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1223-hance-russia-arctic-oil.html?n3ws1ttr


EcoWatch, August 11, 2014
-▶ EXXON STARTS 'MOST CONTROVERSIAL OIL RIGS IN THE WORLD' http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/11/exxon-controversial-oil-rig-russia-arctic/

June 5, 2013 Grist
-▶ BP TO PUMP $1 BILLION INTO IT'S ALASKA DRILLING EFFORTS - AFTER TAXES REDUCED ON OIL COMPANIES AS INCENTIVE http://grist.org/news/bp-to-pump-1-billion-into-its-alaska-drilling-efforts/


Treehugger, May 25, 2012

-▶ THE $4 BILLION LOBBYING BLITZ THAT BOUGHT SHELL THE ARCTIC http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/4-billion-lobbying-blitz-bought-shell-arctic.html


▶ Oceana, July 18, 2014
OBAMA ADMIN. CLEARS WAY FOR DYNAMITE-LIKE BLASTS TO SEARCH FOR OIL & GAS OFF EAST COAST, IGNORES LOCAL OPPOSITION & THREATS TO FISHERIES, ECONOMIES & MARINE MAMMALS http://oceana.org/en/news-media/press-center/press-releases/obama-admin-clears-way-for-dynamite-like-blasts-to-search-for-oil-gas-off-east-coast-igno


                                            SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING

                      AND WHALES, SEA CREATURES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                                The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                                 http://sco.lt/7XdRMP

 


                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3



 ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x


 

                            POST BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL:
        DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT

                                                http://sco.lt/7OtO9h


Greenpeace New Zealand, October 01, 2014
TAKE ACTION NOW TO STOP DEEP SEA OIL - #StopStatoil

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has a permit to drill in the deep waters off the beautiful west coast of Northland. It is an area of outstanding beauty, a migratory path for whales, the home of many Maori tribal groups and a paradise for surfers. 

Yet, this summer Statoil plans to begin seismic testing - a process of firing loud sonic explosions through the ocean - as a first step towards dangerous deepwater drilling, if they find oil. 


     The catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico showed us the risks of deep sea drilling. And it showed that the price of an accident is borne by the wildlife, coastal communities and economy. New Zealand doesn’t need to take this risk.
http://www.greenpeace.org/new-zealand/en/take-action/Take-action-online/Statoil_Northland/


Summit Voice, November 04, 2014
 ▶   RUSSIA, CHINA BLOCK ANTARCTICA CONSERVATION PLANS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/11/04/russia-china-block-antarctica-conservation-plans/

 

                                 ----------------------------------------------------

                                      CORPORATE LAND MINING

                                   ----------------------------------------------------


▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRAB DESTROYING  ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp


These Mega Corporations Operate With Little or No Regulation or Oversight and Are Not Held To Account For the Destruction,  They answer to no government or society for their ecocidal activities left behind in their wake.   They throw big money around to the corrupt, innocent and the ignorant until it is too late, the contract has been signed,  This is Corporate Ecocide At It's Worst and Must Be Reigned For The Sake of Life in both our oceans, forests and wetlands.


 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL

                            AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                               http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

                                                     PHOTOS, VIDEOS

                 WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER - PHOTOS, VIDEOS

                   http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 

 

Mongabay, June 06, 2014
-▶ NEW STUDY FINDS ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE GLOBALLY MAY COST MORE THAN U.S. GDP http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0606-morgan-ecosystem-services.html



Project World Awareness, September 07, 2014
 ▶   LIFE ON THIS EARTH JUST CHANGED ... THE NORTH ATLANTIC CURRENT IS GONE. The entire ‘river of warm water’ that flows from the Caribbean to the edges of Western Europe is dying due to the Corexit that the Obama Administration allowed BP to use to hide the scale of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster. The approximately two million gallons of Corexit, plus several million gallons of other dispersants, have caused the over two hundred million gallons of crude oil, that has gushed for months from the BP wellhead and nearby sites, to mostly sink to the bottom of the ocean. This has helped to effectively hide much of the oil, with the hopes that BP can seriously reduce the mandated federal fines from the oil disaster. However, there is no current way to effectively ‘clean up’ the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, which is about half covered in crude oil. Additionally, the oil has flowed up the East Coast of America and into the North Atlantic Ocean. It is likely, based on numerous reports, that the oil is still flowing in massive amounts from multiple places on the seabed floor. This effectively means, that even if we had the technology in place to somehow clean up the free flowing thick crude oil deep in the ocean, it would likely not be enough to reverse the damage to the Thermohaline Circulation System in the Atlantic Ocean.
http://www.projectworldawareness.com/2010/09/life-on-this-earth-just-changed-the-north-atlantic-current-is-gone/



                                             OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                             MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                               http://sco.lt/6BuBCz


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS, WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS http://sco.lt/8fK5eT


 

                                              OCEANS ACIDIFYING

RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8LsqbR



Rewire, February 26, 2014
▶  FRACK DRILLING WASTE BEING DUMPED INTO OCEAN OFF CALIFORNIA COAST -- WITH LEGAL PERMIT !! Fracking wastewater contains more than just the chemicals used by oil and gas companies to break up the rocks, including toxic substances like methanol, benzene, naphthalene, and trimethylbenzene. It can also include nasties that it picks up from those deep rock formations, including lead and arsenic. And while safely disposing of such substances isn't easy in the best of situations, ocean disposal poses special risks for those who play in, live near, or eat fish from the sea. http://www.kcet.org/news/rewire/petroleum/fracking-waste-is-being-dumped-into-the-ocean-off-californias-coast.html


▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6eL9sn

 

 Real News One, June 10, 2014
-▶ PUTTING THE ECONOMY BEFORE THE ENVIRONMENT IS ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM AND SUICIDAL http://realnewsone.com/2014/06/10/putting-the-economy-before-the-environment-is-environmental-vandalism/

 

 

 

May 23, 2013 Common Dreams
▶  TERRACIDE: THE BIGGEST CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE IN HISTORY - Destroying Our Planet For Record Profits http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/05/23-4

 

                      THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US. 

                                       CAN HUMANS SURVIVE?

                                              http://sco.lt/630INt

 

▶  WORLD LOSING BIODIVERSITY THOUSAND TIME FASTER THAN NATURAL EXTINCTION: UN http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3618052038/world-losing-biodiversity-thousand-times-higher-than-natural-extinction-un


▶  AUSTRALIA SEEKS TO LIMIT OCEAN 'GEOENGINEERING'  http://sco.lt/5zLlLd

 

 

                                           ERADICATING ECOCIDE:

            WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE                                                  http://sco.lt/56vkOH


 

▶  UN TO LAUNCH STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CRIME – Eradicating ECOCIDE http://eradicatingecocide.com/2012/11/un-to-launch-study-on-environmental-crime/


 

               COMING FAST: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIVE GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/4zvupF


 

 


pdjmoo's insight:

             FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

 

▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Información sobre las extracciones de petróleo en la actualidad ..

pdjmoo's curator insight, October 2, 11:06 PM

                                    FOLLOW MY SCOOPITs

 

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive?

The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive? | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

-▶ LEGAL "HARVEST" OF MARINE TURTLES TOPS 42,000 EACH YEAR http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140220193512.ht



The Guardian, November 25, 2014
VIETNAM SEIZES OVER 1,000 DEAD ENDANGERED SEA TURTLE http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/nov/25/vietnam-seizes-over-1000-dead-endangered-sea-turtles


Houston Chronicle, November 19, 2014
SCIENTIST ALARMED AT SEA TURTLE'S SUDDEN DECLINE IN GULF. Scientific research presented on the Kemp's ridley raised the possibility that the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest in U.S. history, might have contributed to the declines of sea turtle nests in 2013 and 2014, which have alarmed scientists. [...] experts outlined other factors that may be harming the turtles, such as a die-off of the creatures the turtles eat, expanding dead zones where oxygen is so scant that almost nothing can survive, pesticide runoff and other chemicals dumped in the Gulf.  http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/Signs-grow-of-oil-spill-effect-on-turtles-5903833.php


Terra Daily, April 19, 2014
-▶  THE TASTE FOR LIVE TURTLES PUSHING THEM TO EXTINCTION. : DECLINING CATCH RATES IN CARIBBEAN GREEN TURTLE FISHERY Conservation scientists estimated that more than 170,000 green turtles were killed between 1991 and 2011, with catch rates peaking in 1997 and 2002 and declining steeply after 2008, likely resulting from over-fishing. The trend in catch rates, the authors of the assessment results maintain, indicates the need for take limits on this legal fishery. http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Declining_catch_rates_in_Caribbean_green_turtle_fishery_may_be_result_of_overfishing_999.html


February 27, 2013

-▶  LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES SUFFER 78 PERCENT DECLINE AT CRITICAL NESTING SITES IN PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-hance-leatherbacks-pacific.html#QdTlGf0asfjZr0mb.99


Summit Voice, July 11, 2014
-▶ FEDS FINALIZE CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION FOR THREATENED LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/11/oceans-feds-finalize-critical-habitat-designation-for-threatened-loggerhead-sea-turtles/


Reuters, February 13, 2013
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE FACES EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-turtles-leatherback-idUSBRE91Q0VA20130227


Care2, October 03, 2014
-▶ PHOTOS: ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES ARE GETTING NASTY, DEADLY TUMORS, AND WE'RE TO BLAME. Runoff from cities and farms in Hawaii is causing debilitating and deadly tumors, which are believed to be the leading known cause of death for endangered green sea turtles.
The study, published this week in the journal PeerJ, found that nitrogen runoff is ending up in algae that sea turtles eat, which is causing the tumors to grow both internally and externally on their eyes and flippers. According to NOAA, these tumors can interfere with their ability to eat and other essential behaviors, while tumors on their eyes can cause permanent blindness. While it’s a major problem for green turtles in Hawaii, it’s also been found in other places and in other species of sea turtles, including loggerhead, olive ridley and flatback turtles. http://www.care2.com/causes/endangered-sea-turtles-are-getting-nasty-deadly-tumors-and-were-to-blame.html



                                                        VIDEO
                                 Takepart, September 16, 2014
IF YOU'RE BORN A SEA TURTLE, THE ODDS ARE NEVER IN YOUR FAVOR. Climate change, ocean pollution and poaching http://www.takepart.com/video/2014/09/15/heres-how-you-can-save-endangered-sea-turtles-poachers


                                                       VIDEOS
                                    MailOnLine, August 25, 2014
TOURIST RESCUE ENDANGERED TURTLE TIED UP AND LEFT TO DIE AS DEMAND FOR MEAT GROWS  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733847/Tourist-rescues-endangered-turtles-tied-left-die-demand-species-meat-grows.html


LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014
-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal

▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILL NET FISHING OFF THE CALIFORNIA COAST. The “curtains of death” sweep up whales, dolphins and sea turtles along with the swordfish and sharks they are fishing for... http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/elist/eListRead/its_time_to_stop_drift_gillnet_fishing_off_the_california_coast

 

 

                                                  NEW REPORT

                MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES

        KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES

                                           http://sco.lt/72A0mH 


  -▶ SUPER TRAWLER NETS BIG ENOUGH TO HOLD 13 JUMBO JETS - USING GPS TO SWEEP UP ALL IN IT'S PATH

In most places, the oceans have lost more than 75 per cent of their “megafauna” – large creatures such as whales, sharks, dolphins, rays and turtles. Numbers of some species – oceanic whitetip sharks; American sawfish – are down by as much as 99 per cent. For every 20 leatherback turtles in the Pacific 50 years ago, only one remains http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1838791014/sea-change-the-loss-of-ocean-species-is-staggering


EIGHTY SEA TURTLES WASH UP DEAD ON THE GUATEMALAN COAST - BY-CATCH VICTIMS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/eighty-dead-sea-turtles-guatemala

 

DEADLY BYCATCH:

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS

IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - DEAD OR INJURED

                                                http://sco.lt/6DbCld

       

                                                   

                                                       VIDEO
     DIVER SAVES SEA TURTLE AND RECEIVES ADORABLE THANK YOU
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/14/diver-saves-sea-turtle_n_5574705.html



PRI The World, February 08, 2012

-▶  TURTLE POACHING INCREASES EVEN AS NUMBERS PLUMMET

China has a taste for turtle; turtle soup, turtle eggs, turtle bone ground up for use in Chinese medicine to promote longevity – for people, not for the turtles. But as Chinese waters are increasingly depleted of sea turtles, Chinese poachers are going further afield to find them. That includes hunting in waters that both China and the Philippines claim, like the waters around the Philippine island of Palawan. http://www.pri.org/stories/2012-02-08/sea-turtle-poaching-and-high-demand-china


                                                     PHOTOS

http://www.paulhiltonphotography.com/index.php/field-notes/30


 

                                          SEA TURTLE THREATS -

Worldwide, six of the seven sea turtle species are classified as threatened or endangered due to human actions and lifestyles.

                       http://www.seeturtles.org/sea-turtles-threats/

 

 

                                                      VIDEO

                               May 21, 2013 Focusing On Wildlife

              SAVING SEA TURTLES IN MEXICO' MAGDALENA BAY

 A new short film, "Viva la tortuga" documents the struggle to save loggerhead and green sea turtles in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. Once a region for a massive sea turtle meat market, the turtles now face a new threat: BY-CATCH.

Loggerhead sea turtles are drowning in bottom-set gillnets, unable to escape from the nets once entangled. The issue has even raises threats of trade embargoes from the U.S. Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=featured-video-saving-sea-turtles-in-mexicos-magdalena-bay

 

GHOST FISHING: 

Quartz, August 14, 2014

DERELICT FISHING NETS HAVE TURNED THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA INTO A DEATH TRAP.

Each year, at least 640,000 tonnes of nets and other fishing gear goes overboard and never comes back. But just because it’s lost to the sea doesn’t mean that derelict gear stops doing its jobs. The lobster pots, crab traps and dense thickets of nets that litter the sea bottom keep snaring fish and other animals for years or even decades after they go missing.
     It’s impossible to estimate how many marine animals are killed each year by “ghost fishing,” as the problem is known. However, the mosaic of local reports suggests staggering numbers—many of them of commercially valuable or endangered species. In Puget Sound, ghost gear is thought to kill more 3.5 million animals a year, including nearly 25 seals, porpoises and other marine mammals a week.  http://qz.com/247942/derelict-fishing-nets-have-turned-the-bottom-of-the-sea-into-a-death-trap-2/


                                                       PHOTOS
                     GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


                                           BEAUTIFUL PICTURES:

THE REAL LIFE TURTLE-WAX: FISH OFFER TURTLES SWIM-THRU VALET SERVICE. In the crystal clear waters off the coast of Hawaii, these charming small yellow fish have formed a mutually beneficial bond with the local turtles. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193863/The-real-life-turtle-wax-Fish-offer-sea-creatures-swim-valet-service.html?ito=feeds-

 

 

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Turtle Island Restoration Project, July 09, 2014
▶  LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES WIN ROOM TO ROAM, HABITAT PROTECTION https://seaturtles.org/newssection/loggerhead-sea-turtles-win-room-roam-habitat-protection/

 

Summit Voice, January 22, 2012
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES GET MORE PROTECTION

The U.S. took a huge step toward protecting endangered Pacific leatherback sea turtles last week by finalizing a critical habitat designation for 40,000 square miles ocean off the shores Washington, Oregon and Californiahttp://summitcountyvoice.com/2012/01/22/pacific-leatherback-sea-turtles-get-more-protection/

 

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 NOLA, February 27, 2012
-▶  DOZENS OF DEAD MARINE MAMMALS, TURTLES IN GULF OF MEXICO PILE UP: TOXIC CHEMICALS OF BP GULF OIL SPILL http://www.nola.com/news/gulf-oil-spill/index.ssf/2012/02/dozens_of_dead_marine_mammals.html


 World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

 Scientific American
-▶  WHERE DO BABY SEA TURTLES GO? Tracking the transatlantic journey of young sea turtles reveals surprises  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/where-do-baby-sea-turtles-go/

 

World Wildlife Fund, October 20, 2013
-▶  SEA LEVEL RISE AND WARMER TEMPERATURES A BIG THREAT TO MARINE TURTLES ON GREAT BARRIER REEF ... http://power.panda.org/wildlife/turtle-sex-altered-with-temperature-changes/

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                     SEA TURTLE MIGRATION

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0kXtmXuj8

 

 

                                  STOP SEA TURTLE FARMING

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - A year-long undercover investigation conducted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) at the Cayman Turtle Farm, a popular tourist destination and the world's last remaining facility that raises sea turtles for slaughter, has revealed disturbing animal cruelty and potential human health risks.Video footage and photographs from the farm show thousands of endangered sea turtles being kept in dirty, crowded touch tanks. Swimming in water filled with their own waste, the turtles fight for food, bite each other and even resort to cannibalism. Many suffer from disease and birth defects, such as injured fins or missing eyes....

http://www.stopseaturtlefarm.org/

 

                                                         VIDEO 

                                     GREEN SEA TURTLES BIRTH

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEQssLXDDGg

 

                                      SLIDESHOW - NOAA Fisheries

-▶  CELEBRATING SEA TURTLE WEEK: LEARN MORE ABOUT SEA TURTLES  http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/06/6_13_14sea_turtle_week_2014.html

 

Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE "ACCIDENTAL" CASUALTIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/


EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

"PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo



29 March, 2013 - Elephant Journal

 ▶  OCEAN PLASTICS IMPACT ON WILD SEA TURTLES

Our plastic footprint is on remote beaches, in isolated patches of ocean and in the stomachs of wild endangered animals.... http://www.elephantjournal.com/2013/03/ocean-plastics-impact-on-wild-sea-turtles-dr-wallace-j-nichols/

 

August 19, 2013 Mother Nature Network
▶  RARE SEA TURTLES EATING PLASTIC AT RECORD RATES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/blogs/rare-sea-turtles-eating-plastic-at-record-rate

 

 

  -▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 


                                               VIDEO REPORT

         THE RACE TO SAVE THE TURTLE AND THE TORTOISE

                                           http://sco.lt/9Lngp7

 

 

                                                         VIDEO

 FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING...GOING..               http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING  http://sco.lt/89htxZ

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                  WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                           http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


Huffington Post Green, October 22, 2013
▶  THE URGENCY OF PROTECTING THE OCEAN: A SOCIAL DEMAND http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-narbona/the-urgency-of-protecting-ocean_b_4123464.html

 

BBC Science and Environment

HEALTH OF WORLD'S OCEANS DETERIORATING EVEN FASTER THAN SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24369244

 


                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS IN 40 YEARS:  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

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Marian Locksley's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:47 AM

Still, the news is not all gloomy: a rising group of fishermen turned conservationists are working to save these species from local extinction. The fishermen have become scientists, documenting turtle mortalities and threats. Working together, researchers and fishermen have used creative methods to mitigate the local turtle decline.

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ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction

ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR: Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Guardian Environment, June 29, 2014
 ▶   EMPEROR PENGUINS AT RISK OF EXTINCTION, SCIENTISTS WARN, Tallest penguin species at risk from climate change melting ice, which could wipe out third of Antarctic population by 2100  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/29/emperor-penguins-at-risk-of-extinction-scientists-warn



                                                  AMAZING WATCH

                                            PBS Nature Mini Series

                                                      Episode 2

                                  PENGUIN PARENTING - FIRST STEPS

50 animatronic cameras disguised as realistic life-size penguins, eggs and rocks infiltrate penguin colonies to record the tough challenges penguins face. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/episode-2-first-steps/9227/

                                                       Episode 1:

                                                    The Journey

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/episode-1-the-journey/9225/

                                                             OR

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-spy-in-the-huddle/




Treehugger, July 14, 2014
 ▶  OH NO!  WHAT'S AILING THE EMPEROR PENGUIN http://www.treehugger.com/endangered-species/emperor-penguins-should-be-added-endangered-species-list-warn-biologists.html


  April 24, 2013 - IPS News

 ▶   KRILL SUPER TRAWLERS PUSHING PENGUINS TOWARD EXTINCTION... Penguins are threatened with extinction by climate change and giant fishing trawlers from Europe and Asia stalking the oceans around Antarctica.

Penguins are a protected species, but the factory-sized trawlers are vacuuming up the tiny shrimp-like krill that are their main food source. The Southern Ocean is also becoming increasingly acidic from emissions of fossil fuels and will have a significant impact on krill populations. And yet efforts to create two marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean have been blocked by China, Russia and Norway.... http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/04/krill-super-trawlers-pushing-penguins-toward-extinction/

 

Focusing On Wildlife, April 02, 2014
 ▶   CAN PENGUINS COPE WITH CLIMATE CHANGE? SCIENTISTS FIND DIFFERENT TYPES OF ICE ELICIT DIFFERENT RESPONSES http://focusingonwildlife.com/news/can-penguins-cope-with-climate-change-scientists-find-different-types-of-ice-elicit-different-responses/

 

                                                       VIDEO
          ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR

               http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3425285.htm


 

                                                      WATCH

                          PENGUINS OF THE ANTARCTICA (48:20)

                                     PBS Nature - Full Episode

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLV6lbyYpXM

                                                  MORE

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/penguins-of-the-antarctic/introduction/181/

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                         EMPEROR PENGUIN
http://www.arkive.org/emperor-penguin/aptenodytes-forsteri/video-00.html

 

 

Guardian Environment, January 09, 2014
 ▶   ANTARCTIC PENGUINS FORCED UP 100 FOOT ICE WALLS, STUDY SHOWS. Warmer temperatures are forcing emperor penguins to make gravity-defying journeys out of their traditional breeding grounds  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/09/penguins-ice-walls-climate-change-antarctica

 

Discovery News, January 30, 2014

 ▶   RAINS SPURRED BY CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING PENGUINS CHICKS http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/rains-climate-change-killing-penguins-140130.htm

 

BBC News, January 29, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE IS KILLING 40% OF ARGENTINA MAGELLANIC PENGUIN CHICKS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25950906

 

ORIGINAL REPORT
PLOS ONE, January 29, 2014
 ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE INCREASES REPRODUCTIVE FAILURE IN MAGELLANIC PENGUINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0085602

 

Summit Voice, February 01, 2014
 ▶   ADELIE PENGUINS FACE UNCERTAIN FUTURE: COLLAPSING ICEBERGS COULD DISRUPT BREEDING AND FEEDING http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/02/01/climate-adelie-penguins-face-uncertain-future/

 

Mother Nature Network, January 17, 2014
 ▶   EVERYBODY LIKES PENGUINS:  5 INSPIRING CONSERVATION STORIES http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/everybody-likes-penguins-5-inspiring-conservation-stories


                                                VIDEO (2:48)
                                         National Geographic
                              EMPEROR PENGUIN FAMILIES
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/kids/animals-pets-kids/birds-kids/penguin-emperor-parenting-kids/


                                                 VIDEO (2:50)
                                        National Geographic
                                 EMPOROR PENGUINS ON ICE
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/education-videos/education-general-2/edu-penguins-bubbles/

 

 ▶   HOW HUDDLING PENGUINS SHARE HEAT FAIRLY http://sco.lt/56ASmX

 

                                                     IN PICTURES
                                Guardian Envronment, June 2, 2011
THE KING PENGUIN COLONY ON SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND. Andy Rouse's stunning photographic study of the king penguin colony on South Georgia in the south Atlantic, where thousands of penguins instinctively herd their young into giant huddles to stop them dying from cold.  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2011/jun/02/king-penguin-colony-south-georgia



April 27, 2013 Terra Daily

 ▶   CHILE'S HUMBOLDT PENGUINS UNDER THREAT OF EXTINCTION http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Chiles_Humboldt_penguins_under_threat_of_extinction_999.html

 

                                                     VIDEO

                                   HUMBOLDT PENGUINS

http://www.arkive.org/humboldt-penguin/spheniscus-humboldti/video-02.html

 

 Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
 ▶   STRESSED ANTARCTIC KEYSTONE SPECIES, KRILL, IS FIRST SIGN OF DAMAGE:  'We are entering an unknown territory of marine ecosystem change, and exposing organisms to intolerable evolutionary pressure,' http://www.smh.com.au/national/stressed-krill-first-sign-of-damage-20131006-2v26j.html#ixzz2h0GQOmEe

 

August 23, 2013 TerraDaily
 ▶   WARMING ANTARCTIC SEAS LIKELY TO IMPACT KRILL HABITATS AND THEIR MAJOR ROLE IN SUSTAINING MUCH OF LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN OCEAN  http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Warming_Antarctic_seas_likely_to_impact_on_krill_habitats_999.html



 

 ▶   GREENLAND'S MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/8bjv73

 

                                                       VIDEO:

             FORAGE FISH KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN - GOING...GOING ..

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

February 28, 2012 Care2
 ▶   ANTARCTIC FISH COULD DIE OUT FROM CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.care2.com/greenliving/fish-could-die-out-from-climate-change.html



   ▶   CLIMATE CHANGE AND OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS  http://sco.lt/6srluz

 

 ▶   OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES - UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

                                            CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                March 27, 2013

 OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

                                                  --- WATCH ---

                 NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE.  NOT ANYWHERE

                                             http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

March 18, 2013 BBC The Watchers
 ▶   CALIFORNIA SHORES WITNESS MYSTERIOUS MASS STRANDING OF DEHYDRATED AND EMACIATED SEA LION PUPS http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/03/18/californian-shores-witness-mysterious-mass-stranding-of-sea-lion-pups/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                    David Attenborough BBC

                                                 VIDEO (59:00)

                                      DEATH OF THE OCEANS

                                           http://sco.lt/9GjV2X


 

 ▶   DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT - DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL 3 YEARS LATER  http://sco.lt/5cPoG1



               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 ▶    WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM: OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/84rBVx

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                                  SEA CHANGE

                     THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

 ▶   OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - SUPERTRAWLERS WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 ▶   OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

 

 ▶   LIVING IN THE ANTHROPOCENE: TOWARD A NEW GLOBAL ETHOS http://sco.lt/6FzKSX

 

 ▶   WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE SAYS NEW, HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT  http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

 

MORE ON OVERFISHING OUR OCEANS

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?q=OVERFISHING



                                   ECOLOGICAL ARMAGEDDON

                                          EXTINCTION CRISIS

IN 40 YEARS WE HAVE DISAPPEARED HALF OF THE WORLD'S WILD ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/8fK5eT

 

 

 

 

 

 

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▶ CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health


▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


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DEADLY BYCATCH: Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea - dead or injured

DEADLY BYCATCH:  Two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea -  dead or injured | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


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GILL NET FISHING - DRIFT NET FISHING - LONG LINE HOOK FISHING - BOTTOM LONGLINING - BOTTOM TRAWLING - SUPER TRAWLERS


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                                                        BYCATCH

                           Feb 27, 2013 - The Guardian Environment

As much as two-thirds of healthy fish brought on to fishing vessels is thrown back into the sea dead. The UK government has hailed a "historic" EU agreement to introduce a blanket ban on the "scandal" of dumping dead fish back in the sea. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/feb/27/eu-fish-discards-ban-welcomed

 

                  FULL OCEANA REPORT, "WASTED CATCH"-pdf

                                     PHOTOS, INFOGRAPHS

                                                 March 2014

SHEDDING LIGHT ON STAGGERING BY-CATCH PROBLEM IN U.S. FISHERIES. According to a new Oceana report, United States fisheries discard about 17 percent to 22 percent of everything they catch every year. That amounts to a whopping 2 billion pounds of annual by-catch -- injured and dead fish and other marine animals unintentionally caught by fishermen and then thrown overboard. This includes endangered creatures like whales and sharks, as well as commercially viable fish that may have been too young or too damaged to bring to port. http://oceana.org/sites/default/files/reports/Bycatch_Report_FINAL.pdf


 Oceana, March 20, 2014

▶  WASTED CATCH:  UNSOLVED PROBLEMS IN U.S. FISHERIES. According to some estimates, global bycatch may amount to 40 percent of the world’s catch, totaling 63 billion pounds per year. In the United States...Bycatch in the U.S. could amount to 2 billion pounds every year, equivalent to the entire annual catch of many other fishing nations around the world... http://oceana.org/en/news-media/publications/reports/wasted-catch-unsolved-problems-in-us-fisheries?source=slider


Ensia, August 11, 2014

NETS THAT SAVE FISH. Bycatch can result in overfishing, reduces the populations of species that might already be endangered and, on the largest scale, interrupts food chains and damages whole ecosystems  http://ensia.com/features/nets-that-save-fish/


Oceana, August 14, 2014
▶ BYCATCH SPOTLIGHT:  ONE OF THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING SHARKS TODAY http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/08/bycatch-spotlight-one-of-the-biggest-issues-facing-sharks-today


Oceana, June 26, 2014

NEW OCEANA REPORT UNVEILS WASTED CASH IN U.S. FISHERIES. “The staggering amount of fish thrown away every year in the U.S. represents a real loss, both to fishermen and the future resilience of ocean ecosystems. ” Bycatch, the capture and waste of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, costs fishermen and the marine environment in more ways than one.  In addition to being ecologically wasteful, discarding fish is akin to throwing money into the ocean.  Oceana's newly released report spotlights the economic losses from bycatch—an amount that could reach a staggering $1 billion annually.    http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/new-oceana-report-unveils-wasted-cash-in-us-fisheries

 

   IB Times, March 21, 2014
NINE U.S. INDUSTRIAL FISHERIES WASTE ' ALMOST HALF A BILLION SEAFOOD MEALS,'  - NEW OCEANA BYCATCH REPORT http://www.ibtimes.com/nine-us-fisheries-waste-almost-half-billion-seafood-meals-new-oceana-bycatch-report-claims-1562835


 

                                                        WATCH
                                             DRIFT GILL NETS (8:20)
                                     Newshour, PBS June 14, 2014
BRUTAL GILL NET FISHING PRACTICES UNDER SCRUTINY ON CALIFORNIA'S COAST http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/swordfishing-practices-scrutiny-californias-coast/


World Fishing & Aquaculture, June 18, 2014
-▶ ILLEGAL DRIFTNET FISHING RETURNS TO MOROCCO http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/illegal-driftnet-fishing-returns-to-morocco


Click Green, May 14, 2014
-▶ FULL BAN ON DRIFT NET FISHING TO BE INTRODUCED IN EUROPEAN WATERS http://www.clickgreen.org.uk/news/international-news/124621-europe-to-introduce-a-full-ban-on-driftnet-fishing.html

 

                                                      PHOTOS
Newshour, PBS, June 14, 2014
-▶ FOIA REQUEST REVEALS DOLPHINS, TURTLES AND SHARKS CAUGHT IN PACIFIC GILL NETS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/photos-dead-sea-life-shock-anger-conservationists/


KCET, REWILD, April 29, 2014
SWORDFISH CATCHING TECHNIQUE ( GILL NETTING) COULD BE BANNED TO PROTECT OTHER MARINE LIFE http://www.kcet.org/news/redefine/rewild/fish/driftnet-ban-gets-hearing-in-assembly.html

 

NEW REPORT FINDS MILLIONS (NOT THOUSANDS) OF MARINE TURTLES KILLED BY LONGLINE, GILLNET SUPER TRAWLER FISHERIES http://sco.lt/72A0mH

 

                                                       PHOTOS
                 GHOST FISHING NETS KILLING MARINE LIFE http://www.tonywublog.com/journal/ghost-fishing-nets-killing-marine-life


                                                 GHOST FISHING:

Derelict fishing nets have turned the bottom of the sea into a death trap                                        http://sco.lt/7jiLC5



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                       EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


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                                                    SLIDESHOW

                                 Discovery News, March 21, 2014

NINE COMMERCIAL FISHERIES CAUSE HALF OF DROWNED WHALES AND WASTED FISH  http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/nine-fisheries-cause-half-of-drowned-whales-wasted-fish-140321.htm

 

-▶ EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE OVERFISHING  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3259929193/emptying-our-oceans-billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing

 

gCaptain, February 14, 2012

▶  CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,000 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF WORLD'S LARGEST LONGLINER FISHING VESSELS http://gcaptain.com/jensen-design-worlds-largest/?40049

 

                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7

 

 ▶ OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES - SUPERTRAWLERS WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM  http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

Grind TV, November 25, 2013
▶ INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/

 

                                           BOTTOM TRAWLING

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


 

                                                          VIDEO

SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

 

 ▶ OCEAN-GRABBING BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING 'THREATENS WORLD'S FISHERIES - UN http://sco.lt/6g6w41

 

 Science Recorder, May 09, 2014

RESPONSE TEAM FREES HUMPBACK WHALE FROM CRAB TRAPS
Entanglement in fishing gear—“bycatch,” as it is called in the marine community—is a common problem for these whales, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which lists bycatch as one of several reasons why humpback whales are still on the Endangered Species List. http://www.sciencerecorder.com/news/response-team-frees-humpback-whale-from-crab-trap/


 

                                                          VIDEO

 -▶ SHOCKING FOOTAGE REVEALS TUNA INDUSTRY'S SLAUGHTER OF MARINE LIFE http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2011/nov/18/footage-tuna-industry-slaughter-video?CMP=twt_fd

 

Salon, March 20, 2014
SEA TURTLES, SHARKS AND WHALES:  THE ACCIDENTAL CASUALITIES OF OUR SEAFOOD INDUSTRY:  Fisheries kill billions of pounds of sea life each year, according to a new report http://www.salon.com/2014/03/20/sea_turtles_sharks_and_whales_the_accidental_casualties_of_our_seafood_industry/

 

DESTRUCTIVE COMMERCIAL FISHING GEAR KILLS 400, 000+ SEABIRDS EACH YEAR - AND MILLIONS OF OTHER SPECIES - BYCATCH http://sco.lt/7UfLIP

 

 Triple Pundit, April 16, 2014
SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD: THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/04/making-business-case-seafood-traceability/


 

                                             LOOTING OUR SEAS: 

FREE-FOR-ALL DECIMATES FISH STOCKS IN THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC http://sco.lt/4r0BNZ

 

HOW INDUSTRIAL FISHING GEAR IS KILLING WHALES  http://sco.lt/8yu4R7

 

World Wildlife Fund, April 2014

A BIG STEP FORWARD IN THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING http://worldwildlife.org/stories/a-big-step-forward-in-the-global-fight-against-illegal-fishing

 

LiveScience via Oceana, March 26, 2014

-▶  CAN SEA TURTLES AVOID TRAWLER NETS? http://www.livescience.com/44374-sea-turtles-trapped-by-nets.html


 

                                                         VIDEO

                     "THE BIGGEST CATCH - National Geographic

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

Feb 28, 2013 The Daily Catch

IMPACT OF BY-CATCH ON SEA ANIMALS GOES UNNOTICED, EXPERT SAYS http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/impact-of-bycatch-on-sea-animals-goes-unnoticed-expert-says/#

 

                                                        SLIDESHOW
                                        DNews, December 19, 2014
                  STUNNING: BEST OCEAN ANIMAL PHOTOS OF 2013
http://news.discovery.com/animals/best-ocean-animal-photos-of-2013-131219.htm



                   100 MILLION A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS.

                      SHARK POPULATIONS PLUMMET BY 90%

                                        http://sco.lt/7kHqLZ

 

 ▶  WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM : OVERFISHING DESTROYING FOOD SOURCE FOR OCEAN SPECIES http://sco.lt/5T7ZGj

 

 -▶ WE MAY BE THE LAST GENERATION TO CATCH FOOD FROM THE OCEANS  http://sco.lt/8uHn7Z

 

                                                   WATCH
                                    SEA THE TRUTH 1:00:15

                     IN 2048 OUR OCEANS COULD BE EMPTY

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V325y7QCg3c

 

March 27, 2013 CNN

▶  OVERFISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

“THERE IS NO LIFE OUT THERE": GULF ECOSYSTEM IN CRISIS AFTER BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/10/gulf-ecosystem-crisis-after-bp-spill-2013102065313544754.html

 

NOAA FISHERIES:  CRUDE OIL CAUSES DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES IN LARGE CONSUMER MARINE FISH http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/03/3_24_14oil_spill_effects_large_marine_fish.html

                                                     VIDEO:

                                            LOSING NEMO

                                http://vimeo.com/66514539

 

 ▶ EIGHTY SEA TURTLES WASH UP DEAD ON THE GUATEMALAN COAST - BY-CATCH VICTIMS? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/aug/28/eighty-dead-sea-turtles-guatemala

 

WHY ARE MILLIONS OF FISH SUDDENLY DYING IN MASS DEATH?  http://banoosh.com/blog/2013/08/12/why-are-millions-of-fish-suddenly-dying-in-mass-death-events-all-over-the-planet/

 

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING http://sco.lt/8AV5qz

 

-▶ OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5F1E8H

 

 

PLOS ONE:

BIODIVERSITY OFFSETS:  A COST-EFFECTIVE INTERIM SOLUTION TO SEABIRD BYCATCH IN FISHERIES? http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0025762


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Mangroves, reefs, forests and dunes being obliterated - doubling coastal flood impact and species extinction

Mangroves, reefs, forests and dunes being obliterated - doubling coastal flood impact and species extinction | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

United Nations News Centre, September 29, 2014
▶  NEW UN REPORT WARNS OF 'DEVASTATING' EFFECTS FROM ONGOING DESTRUCTION OF MANGROVE FORESTS http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48931



The Independent, December 12, 2014
MAJOR OIL SPILL IN WORLD'S LARGEST MANGROVE FOREST THREATENS AREA'S RARE WILDLIFE  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/major-oil-spill-in-worlds-largest-mangrove-forest-threatens-areas-rare-wildlife-9921591.html


ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) December 12, 2014
OIL SPILL THREATENS RARE DOLPHINS IN BANGLADESH'S SUNDARBANS REGION, OFFICIALS WARN. Thousands of litres of oil spilled into the protected Sundarbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins. Bangladeshi fishermen using sponges and sacks have begun cleaning up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to the world's largest mangrove forest http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/catastrophic-oil-spill-in-bangladesh/5963450


Guardian Environment, January 29, 2013

-▶ TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING SUNDARBAN MANGROVE FOREST. Report shows vast forest, shared by India and Bangladesh, is being rapidly destroyed by environmental change.

A vast mangrove forest shared by India and Bangladesh that is home to possibly 500 Bengal tigers is being rapidly destroyed by erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges, according to a major study by researchers at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and others.... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh


                              EXTENSIVE PANORAMIC SLIDE SHOW
                             SUNDARBAN THE MANGROVE FOREST
http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=15&with_photo_id=65450130&order=date_desc&user=4787


New Scientist, December 17, 2014
-▶ LIFESAVING MANGROVES: MANGROVE FOREST RE-PLANTED AS TSUNAMI SHIELD -- BUT THEY DON'T EVOLVE OVERNIGHT http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22430005.200-mangrove-forest-planted-as-tsunami-shield.html


Reuters, December 11, 2014
▶  UN URGES PROTECTING MANGROVES CAN LOWER DISASTER RISKS http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/11/us-climatechange-mangrove-idUSKBN0JP0Z820141211


Care2, July 10, 2014
-▶ THIS NEW MEKONG RIVER DAM IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR THE LAST 85 IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS http://www.care2.com/causes/this-new-dam-is-a-death-sentence-for-the-last-85-irrawaddy-dolphins.html


                                                     WATCH

                            "THE MIRACLE OF MANGROVES"
                                 Mongabay, January 30, 2013
                                            FEATURED VIDEO
  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0130-hance-mangroves-video.html


Phys.Org, September 29, 2014
▶  TIME FOR WORLDWIDE FUND TO SAVE MANGROVES: UNEP - More than a quarter of the world's mangroves have already been lost, and the current rate of destruction is more than triple that of land forests

http://phys.org/news/2014-09-worldwide-fund-mangroves-unep.html


 Phys Org, April 25, 2014
NATURE HAS THE ANSWERS: ANTIBIOTICS FROM MANGROVES http://phys.org/news/2014-04-antibiotics-mangroves.html

 

The Ecologist, April 12, 2012
▶  THE TRAGIC DISAPPEARANCE OF THE 'RAINFOREST OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/reviews/books/1310050/let_them_eat_shrimp_the_tragic_disappearance_of_the_rainforests_of_the_sea.html


                                       MANGROVE FOREST

                                              Smithsonian
                             http://ocean.si.edu/mangroves

 

Nation of Change, April 13, 2014
▶  RESTORING COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS CREATES MORE JOBS THAN OFFSHORE OIL DEVELOPMENT http://www.nationofchange.org/restoring-coastal-ecosystems-creates-more-jobs-offshore-oil-development-1397399330

 

Paris, France (AFP) July 14, 2013 -

▶  HABITAT LOSS DOUBLES FLOOD IMPACT : STUDY

Removing mangroves, marshes, reefs, forests, dunes and other natural defences doubles the risk for life and property from coastal floods, a US climate study said .... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Habitat_loss_doubles_coastal_flood_impact_study_999.html

 

Mongabay, December 30, 2013
▶  CLIMATE CHANGE DRIVES FLORIDA MANGROVES NORTHWARD  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1230-florida-mangrove-expansion.html?n3ws1ttr

 

The Ecologist, February 17, 2013
▶  SHRIMP:  OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHRIMP HAS FUELED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE 'RAINFORESTS OF THE SEA' - MANGROVES http://www.theecologist.org/how_to_make_a_difference/food_and_gardening/1248977/shrimp_luxury_food_with_a_hidden_environmental_price_tag.html

 

World Environment News, November 15, 2012
▶  MANGROVES UNDER THREAT FROM SHRIMP FARMS - U.N. http://planetark.org/wen/67139

 

Mongabay, November 27, 2013
▶  MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS BEING OBLITERATED IN MYANMAR http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1126-myanmar-mangroves.html

 

                                                      VIDEO
                   THE BEAUTY OF MANGROVE FORESTS (2:00)
A Very Short Film About the beauty and Importance of Manrove ForestsThe Beauty of Mangrove http://vimeo.com/57894590

 

National Georaphic, October 2012
▶  AMAZING MESOAMERICAN REEF = MANGROVES ARE CRUCIAL NURSERIES http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/10/mesoamerican-reef/brower-text

 

IPS News, October 22, 2013
▶  CUBA'S MANGROVES PROTECT COAST LINES:  DYING OF THIRST: DAMMING UP THEIR LIFE SOURCE - RIVERS http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/10/cubas-mangroves-dying-of-thirst/

 

Guardian Environment, January 29, 2013
▶  TIGERS UNDER THREAT FROM DISAPPEARING MANGROVE FOREST http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/29/sunderbans-disappearing-mangrove-india-bangladesh

 

Mongabay
▶  AGRICULTURE IS A PRIMARY CAUSE OF MANGROVE DESTRUCTION http://news.mongabay.com/2007/1031-mangroves.html

 

▶  THE CURSE OF PETROLEUM, CHEMICAL-BASED INDUSTRIAL FARM FERTILIZERS http://sco.lt/6B2dTV

 

▶  WEB-OF-LIFE UNRAVELING - HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM VITAL FOR ALL PLANETARY LIFE http://sco.lt/7Obz0L

 

▶  WETLANDS VITAL IN SUPPORTING HUMAN LIFE AND BIODIVERSITY http://sco.lt/6Gprk1

 

▶  WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL http://www.wetlands.org/

      Wetlands Database, Swamp Forests, Mangroves, Peatlands

 

Mongabay,
▶  MANGROVES PROTECT COASTAL AREAS AGAINST STORM DAMAGE Mangroves reduce wave height by as much as 66 percent over 100 meters of forest providing a vital buffer against the impacts of storms, tsunamis, and hurricanes, according to a new report published by The Nature Conservancy and Wetlands International... http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0907-mangroves-wave-protection.html

 

UNESCO, February 22, 2012
-▶ MARINE SCIENTIST ALARMED ABOUT INCREASING THREAT TO OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS. In the last 30 years, coastal resources such as mangroves, coral reefs and fishery resources have become depleted on a large scale. For example, more than 60 per cent of Asia’s mangroves have already been converted to aquaculture farms (ESCAP and ADB, 2000). The region is losing its resource bases to support people’s livelihoods and sustain future economic development.  http://www.unescobkk.org/news/article/marine-scientists-alarmed-about-increasing-threats-to-ocean-ecosystems/


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                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 


▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS? AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100 http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

 July 21, 2013 New York Times
▶  OUR COMING FOOD CRISIS AND THE FOLLY OF BIG CORPORATE AGRICULTURE - SOIL, WATER AND CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/opinion/our-coming-food-crisis.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

 

The Nature Conservancy, November 7, 2012

▶  THE NEXT FOUR YEARS:  INVEST IN NATURE FOR A STRONGER AMERICA http://blog.nature.org/conservancy/2012/11/07/the-next-four-years-invest-in-nature-for-a-stronger-america/

 

 ▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DYING:  MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/7dy5iL

 

 -▶ STATE OF THE WORLD'S BIRDS REPORT INDICATES A PLANET IN PERIL http://sco.lt/4yq6z3

 

 

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life


▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us


▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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......  At present habitats protect 67 percent of the coastline," said the study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

"Habitat loss would double the extent of coastline highly exposed... and the number of poor families, elderly people and total property highly exposed to hazards would also double."

In addition, rising seas caused by global warming will drive up the exposure, the study warned.

The team calculated what would happen under a common scenario for warming, known as A2, under which Earth's average surface temperature would rise by 2.0-5.4 degrees Celsius (3.6-9.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century.

Around two million people, and property worth some 500 billion, would be in "high hazard" areas -- a red line that stretches around most of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts and parts of San Francisco Bay.

That exposure would almost double if habitat defences are removed, because more people inland are placed at risk.

Arkema says the new study can guide policymakers as to which areas are most exposed and which habitats are to be nurtured. Twenty-three of the United States' 25 most populated counties lie on the coast.

"The traditional approach to protecting towns and cities has been to 'harden' shorelines," the paper notes.

"Although engineered solutions are necessary and desirable in some contexts, they can be expensive to build and maintain, and construction may impair recreation, enhance erosion, degrade water quality and reduce the production of fisheries."

Experts have long pointed out the folly of building homes and businesses on exposed coast and stripping away natural shields against seas.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 5, 9:12 AM

How many times does Mother Nature have to show us what to do and what not to do on her planet? Will we learn in time to avoid future disasters like Hurricanes Sandy, Katrina? ongoing devastation in Asia? earth disturbances from fracking? GMOs? Climate Change?Need I say more?

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▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important

The deep sea is vast, unexplored, and incredibly important | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Washington Post, July 29, 2014

-▶ THE DEEP SEA IS VAST, UNEXPLORED, AND INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT

Two hundred meters beneath the surface of the ocean, there exists an ecosystem of plants and animals that directly affect our day-to-day life on land. Biogeosciences, has published a review of more than 200 studies on deep sea resources, giving us our first comprehensive look at what we gain—and steal—from the bottom of the ocean.

     If we don't appreciate the importance of the deep sea, researchers say, we end up hurting ourselves....by volume, 98.5 percent of the areas of the planet that can support animals are in the deep sea....

     Despite all the unknown crevices, Thurber said, “we do know enough to start to understand how our actions in the deep sea can impact the environment.” These actions, he said, include mining for minerals and precious metals, as well as aggressive fishing.

     And what do we have to lose? “For starters, a quarter to a half of the carbon dioxide we’ve put into the atmosphere has been absorbed by the deep sea,” Thurber said. And large reservoirs of methane are contained by the biological activity in the ecosystem as well. “It’s the deep sea that makes our planet habitable,” he said... http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2014/07/29/the-deep-sea-is-vast-unexplored-and-incredibly-important/


Summit Voice, October 07, 2014
-▶ REPORT WARNS AGAINST UNSUSTAINABLE EXPLOITATION OF DEEP OCEAN RESOURCES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/07/environment-report-warns-against-unsustainable-exploitation-of-deep-ocean-resources/


OnEarth, December 03, 2014
 ▶   MINING THE DEEP SEA COULD DESTROY AN ALIEN WORLD WE BARELY KNOW HOW THE DEEP-SEA ENVIRONMENT INTERACTS WITH THE REST OF THE PLANET  http://www.onearth.org/earthwire/under-sea


 Reuters, July 31, 2014
-▶ AN EXTREMELY POWERFUL MATERNAL INSTINCT: OCTOPUS MOM PROTECTS HER EGGS FOR AN ASTONISHING 4-1/2 YEARS. Scientists tracked one female, recognizable by its distinctive scars, that clung to a vertical rock face near the floor of a canyon about 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) under the surface, keeping the roughly 160 translucent eggs free of debris and silt and chasing off predators....http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/31/science-octopus-idINKBN0G003A20140731

 

 

                                                 DEEP SEA MINING

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEM

                                                 http://sco.lt/70rdpp


 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9


June 25, 2013 Treehugger
▶  OCEAN SEA FLOOR COVERED IN TRASH: Researchers study 18,000 hours of deep sea footage, find ocean seafloor is covered in trash http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/researchers-study-18000-hours-deep-sea-footage-ocean-seafloor-covered-trash.html


Plos One Report,  April 30, 2014
 ▶  MARINE LITTER DISTRIBUTION AND DENSITY IN EUROPEAN SEAS, FROM THE SHELVES TO DEEP BASINS http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095839


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


Inter Press Service, October 13, 2014
MARINE LITTER:  PLUNGING DEEP, SPREADING WIDE http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/marine-litter-plunging-deep-spreading-wide/


 ▶  PLASTIC WASTE INCREASING ON REMOTE ARCTIC SEABED, CAMERA REVEALS  http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3086644637/plastic-waste-increasing-on-remote-arctic-seabed-cameras-reveal


 ▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA - KEEP OUR OCEANS CLEAN AND HEALTHY http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 



ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x


 

        OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB. 

            THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

                                              http://sco.lt/5pPxWD



 

-▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

May 6, 2013 BBC News Science and Environment

-▶ CARBON DIOXIDE IS RAPIDLY ALTERING THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ARCTIC AND THE CHANGES WILL LAST MANY THOUSAND OF YEARS, REPORT SAYS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22408341

 

January 12, 2012 Earthsky
▶  LOST WORLD OF CREATURES AT ANTARCTIC DEEP-SEA VENTS http://earthsky.org/earth/lost-world-of-creatures-at-antarctic-deep-sea-vents

 

September 26, 2013  - Independent UK

▶  JOURNEY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/journey-to-the-antarctic-ocean-8176011.html

 

July 17, 2013 Guardian Environment - Climate News Network:

▶  ANTARCTIC ICE LOSS CHANGING OCEAN ECOLOGY

Retreat of the polar ice is having profound effects on some of the creatures which live on the ocean floor... http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/jul/17/antarctic-ice-loss-ocean-ecology

 

 ScienceDaily, March 21, 2014
▶  DEEP OCEAN CURRENT MAY SLOW DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET'S CLIMATE. Far beneath the surface of the ocean, deep currents act as conveyer belts, channeling heat, carbon, oxygen and nutrients around the globe. A new has found that recent climate change may be acting to slow down one of these conveyer belts, with potentially serious consequences for the future of the planet's climate http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140321164911.htm

 

                                                         VIDEO
                                         BBC Future, March 6, 2013
                            ANTARCTICA:  ENGINE OF THE OCEAN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130305-antarctica-engine-of-ocean-life

 

                                              DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 

▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

 ▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR


               EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo

 

 

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Bottom Trawling: Scraping the Seabed Clean. An Insatiable Drive for Profits, Destruction of Ecosystems

Bottom Trawling: Scraping the Seabed Clean.  An Insatiable Drive for Profits, Destruction of Ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


 Mongabay, May 28, 2014
▶  TRAWLING:  DESTRUCTIVE FISHING METHOD IS TURNING SEAFLOORS TO 'DESERTS'. Bottom trawling is a practice used by commercial fisheries around the world in which a large, heavy net is dragged along the ocean floor to scoop up everything in its path. Previous research has linked trawling to significant environmental impacts, such as the harvest of large numbers of non-target species, collectively termed “bycatch,” as well as destruction of shallow seabeds. Now, a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds this method is also resulting in long-term, far-reaching consequences in the deeper ocean and beyond.

Read more at http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0528-morgan-trawling.html#o0m6RIfxHDigS3ur.99



Herald Scotland, November 09, 2014
▶ 'OUR OCEANS STARE INTO THE ABYSS IF WE DON'T BACK A BAN ON TRAWLING' http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/our-oceans-stare-into-the-abyss-if-we-dont-back-ban-on-trawling.25812911



Oceana, June 06, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING THREATENS DEEP SEA ECOSYSTEMS, CLEAR-CUTTING, KILLING EVERYTHING IN THEIR PATH http://oceana.org/en/blog/2014/06/bottom-trawling-threatens-deep-sea-ecosystems-studies-say


Guardian Environment, February 08, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING:  HOW TO EMPTY THE SEAS IN 150 YEARS. The government has refused to act against 'bottom trawling', which has turned Britain's seabed ecosystem into a wasteland. A trawler on the North Sea between Scotland and Norway. Even with modern technology, catches are just 6% of what they were 120 years ago.http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/feb/10/bottom-trawling-how-to-empty-the-seas


October 25, 2012: Our Place In The World

▶  INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN. The following is the New York Times October 22, 2012 editorial. Two elements are missing from it. First, that industrial fishing is a capitalist industry driven by insatiable drive for profits. Second, that it should be phased out. Otherwise, it points to a massive problem facing anyone who cares about biodiversity and health of oceans. KN... http://forhumanliberation.blogspot.fr/2012/10/931-industrial-fishing-scraping-bottom.html


June 24, 2013 National Geographic

▶  CLEAR CUTTING THE SEAFLOOR: DEEP-SEA TRAWLING http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/06/24/clear-cutting-the-seafloor/


Scientific American, August 19, 2014
- ▶ SCRAPING THE SEAFLOOR FOR FISH REDUCES SEAFLOOR SPECIES AND DISRUPTS CARBON STORAGE http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scraping-the-seafloor-for-fish-harms-biodiversity/


                                                      VIDEO

                                       SEAFLOOR CARNAGE

                       THE TRUTH ABOUT BOTTOM TRAWLING

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/946040909/seafloor-carnage-the-truth-about-bottom-trawling


 FIS, July 14, 2014
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING ADVOCATES AND OPPONENTS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD http://www.fis.com/fis/worldnews/worldnews.asp?monthyear=7-2014&day=14&id=69882&l=e&country=0&special=&ndb=1&df=0

 

Summit Voice, October 23, 2014
-▶  NEW GOVERNANCE MODEL NEEDED FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES. Destructive fishing practices such as bottom trawling make matters worse. Trawl nets grab any and all forms of marine life, laying waste to the ocean floor. The total area bottom trawled is nearly 150 times the area of forest that is clear cut annually around the world.
   As targeted fish species shrink, both industrial and small-scale fishers move on to other species, depleting them, too, until finally they are catching anything that might provide food or generate cash. Government subsidies, in the absence of regulation, often serve to encourage this overfishing and habitat destruction — and must be abolished, the scientists said. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/10/23/new-governance-model-needed-for-sustainable-fisheries/


Fish2Fork, August 27, 2014
- ▶ NEW ZEALAND'S MOVE TO RESTART COMMERCIAL BOTTOM-TRAWLING "ORANGE ROUGHY" FISHING UNDER SUSTAINABLE STATUS IS CONDEMNED.

WWF has serious concerns about the eco-certification of the New Zealand orange roughy fishery because, based on our analysis of the current evidence, the stocks in question have been overfished and significant doubt exists as to whether they have adequately recovered.

“The state of the fish stocks is not the only issue of concern. The impact of the fishing methods on habitats and species is also critically important. Orange roughy fisheries drag huge nets along the sea floor (bottom trawling) which is extremely harmful to the whole ecosystem functioning and its biodiversity. http://fish2fork.com/en_GB/news/news/move-to-win-msc-status-for-orange-roughy-is-condemned


                      EXCEPTIONAL DOCUMENTARY (1:29:00)

                    "PLANET OCEAN" - WHO OWNS THE OCEANS?

                     How The Health of The Oceans Are The Pivot

                         For all of Earth's Healthy Eco Systems

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


 Summit Voice, May 23, 2014

▶  REPORT:  DEEP-SEA TRAWLING CAUSES WIDESPREAD ECOSYSTEM DAMAGE Dragging heavy nets across the ocean flower is inexorably changing the marine ecology by reducing organic carbon content and threatens regional biodiversity, said the scientists from the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona, Italy. The number of microorganisms has dropped by 80 percent from pre-trawling days, with an overall drop of 50 percent in biodiversity. http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/05/23/report-deep-sea-trawling-causes-widespread-ecosyste-damage-in-mediterranian/


ScienceNordic, May 21, 2014

▶  A CALL FOR DEEP OCEAN STEWARDSHIP: http://sciencenordic.com/call-deep-ocean-stewardship

 

                                                         VIDEO

                  THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF BOTTOM TRAWLING http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/2063582112/video-the-devastating-effects-of-bottom-trawling


▶  LET’S END THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP OCEAN - http://petition.bloomassociation.org/stop-the-destruction-of-deep-sea/

 

 Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  PULSE TRAWLING OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE: TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

Grind TV, November 25, 2013

▶  INDISCRIMINATE BOTTOM LONG-LINING:  ENORMOUS RARE SEA CREATURE HAULED FROM DEPTHS http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/post/enormous-rare-sea-creature-hauled-from-depths-by-florida-shark-fisherman/


World Fishing, November 5, 2013
▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING WILL NOT BE PHASED OUT, EXCEPT IN VULNERABLE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/bottom-trawling-will-not-be-phased-out


January 14, 2013 National Geographic

▶  CHILE BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO PROTECT ALL SEAMOUNTS FROM BOTTOM TRAWLING http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/01/14/chile-becomes-first-country-to-protect-all-seamounts-from-bottom-trawling/

 

January 19, 2012 Planet Earth Online
▶  CLIFFHANGING CORALS AVOID TRAWLER BOTTOM TRAWLING DAMAGE http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1139&cookieConsent=A


 

                                    OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                     http://sco.lt/6BuBCz


 Japan Times, July 26, 2014
- ▶ AS SPECIES DIE, WHAT VALUABLE KNOWLEDGE DIES WITH THEM? http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2014/07/26/environment/species-die-valuable-knowledge-dies/

 

Inter Press Service
▶  EMPTYING OUR OCEANS: BILLIONS IN SUBSIDIES PROP UP UNSUSTAINABLE CORPORATE OVERFISHING http://www.ipsnews.net/2012/11/billions-in-subsidies-prop-up-unsustainable-overfishing/


 

                   THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                           http://sco.lt/599jsH

 

DEADLY BYCATCH

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA:  DEAD OR INJURED

http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

                                                       WATCH
                                  FastCo Exist, March 31, 2014
INCREDIBLE SLOW-MO VIDEO OF THE UNDERWATER CREATURES YOU NEVER SEE. Coral is actually a living creature, but the human eye rarely catches it moving. This incredibly slow-motion video lets you see the ocean life you don't notice, before it's destroyed by climate change. http://www.fastcoexist.com/3028371/watch-this-incredible-slo-mo-video-of-the-underwater-creatures-you-never-see

 

DEEP SEA MINING 'GOLD RUSH'

MOVES CLOSER, DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABED, DESTROYING YET UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS

http://sco.lt/5tF4s5

 

▶  DEEP SEA MINING

EXPLORATION IS INEVITABLE - DESTROYING AN ECOSYSTEM YET TO BE UNDERSTOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3306914764/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable-destroying-an-ecosystem-yet-to-be-understood


 

                                                         VIDEO
                          The Conversation, February 27, 2014
                       WONDERS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
SEA SAPPHIRE:  THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN
http://theconversation.com/sea-sapphire-the-most-beautiful-animal-youve-never-seen-23750

 

Epoch Times, March 30, 2014
▶  THE SURPRISING BIODIVERSITY OF ALGAE 'REEFS' http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/591304-the-surprising-biodiversity-of-algae-reefs/

 

▶   PAPUA NEW GUINEA MAY RENEGE ON SEA FLOOR MINING PROJECT http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3700271863/papua-new-guinea-may-renege-on-sea-floor-mining-project-as-they-should

 

▶  TOMORROW'S LIFE-SAVING MEDICATIONS MAY CURRENTLY BE LIVING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA  http://sco.lt/7tJmK1

 

 

 ▶  "OCEANS AREN'T JUST A DEFINING FEATURE OF OUR PLANET, THEY'RE OUR LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM" http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

 Times Of India, February 25, 2012
▶  KERALA FISHERMEN NOW VENTURING DEEPER INTO THE SEA TO STAY AFLOAT http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-02-25/thiruvananthapuram/31100380_1_traditional-fishing-deep-sea-trawlers

 

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                             SEA CHANGE -

                           EMPTY OCEANS, HUNGRY MOUTHS

                                           http://sco.lt/51LeCn

WATCH

"PLANET OCEAN'

A Very Important film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

http://sco.lt/9FB89B


 

 

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