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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

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

 

 

 

-▶ 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/


-▶ 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



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

 

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


 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


-▶ 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



                   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


                                                          VIDEO

                                           EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

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


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


 

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


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


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


May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEPWATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html

 

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

 

-▶ 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


                                                  VIDEO:

                                             "SEA CHANGE"

                THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                      http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

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



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

 

BOTTOM TRAWLING:

SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

 National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP? OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

 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/

 

 -▶ 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

 

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

 

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


 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

 

 


-▶ 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

 

 

 

pdjmoo's insight:

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


                       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

In Just Over 400 years We have Disrupted 4 Billions Years Of Interdependent Ecosystems. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


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.

   

                     FABULOUS IMAGERY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

An elegantly filmed documentary, Planet Ocean takes us on a beautiful adventure into the strangest domains of our planet - the oceans. Directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - the noted environmentalist, journalist, and photographer, whose previous environmental documentary work includes the Home Project - this award-winning documentary pivots around the relationship between the Earth's oceans and the entire planet's ecosystem... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH1s9GCqPKo


PLANET OCEAN: 1 FILM - 1 APP: DOWNLOAD the FREE app Planet Ocean: - on iOS: http://bit.ly/PlanetOceanAppIOS - on Android: http://bit.ly/PlanetOceanA...


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



                                           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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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 *****


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

 

 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/

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

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

 

            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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OCEANS ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS. Rapidly Rising CO2 causing potential catastrophe

OCEANS ACIDIFYING AT THE FASTEST RATE IN 300 MILLION YEARS. 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.


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


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



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



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


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


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

--------------------------------------------------

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


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


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


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


                                                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/


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


 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/


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/


  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/


                                        VERY IMPORTANT WATCH

                                              "PLANET OCEAN"

                      An Amazing Film, Great Cinemaphotography

                                           by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                                              http://sco.lt/9FB89B


                                                       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

 

  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

 

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


 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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/

 

                                                 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

 

 

Daily Kos, October 4, 2013
-▶ THE OCEANS ARE DYING:  OXYGEN IS DEPLETING, ACIDITY RISING AT FASTEST RATE IN 300,000,000 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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                       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


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

 
                                                     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

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

 

 -▶ 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

 

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

 

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/

 

 -▶ THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES - OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/85k9th

 

  -▶ -▶ PRICING CARBON AND CARBON STORAGE: FAILED STRATEGIES THAT WON'T SAVE THE CLIMATE OR PLANET http://sco.lt/7GrrPd

 

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

 

-▶ -▶ "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. 

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 1:57 PM

our ocean needs LOVE 

Scooped by pdjmoo
Scoop.it!

Billions of Pounds of Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health

Billions of Pounds of Plastic in Our Oceans: Impact on Sea Life, Your Seafood and Your Health | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

                                          VIDEO, SLIDESHOW
                                   Epoch Times, June 15, 2014
                 PLASTIC KILLS:  A SLOW DEATH AWAITS SEA LIFE http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/736972-plastic-kills-here-is-why-2/



One Green Planet, October 01, 2014
3 MARINE ANIMALS WHO ARE THRILLED ABOUT CALIFORNIA'S PLASTIC BAG BAN http://www.onegreenplanet.org/news/marine-animals-who-are-thrilled-about-californias-plastic-bag-ban/



DailyMailOnline, September 24, 2014
HOW OUR ADDICTION TO PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTIC IS TURNING THE OCEANS AND FOOD CHAIN TOXIC http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2768849/A-planet-drowning-plastic-A-floating-Pacific-garbage-patch-size-Wales-Seabirds-whales-dying-horrible-deaths-How-addiction-plastic-turning-oceans-toxic.html



New York Times, August 25, 2014
CHOKING THE OCEAN WITH PETROLEUM-BASED PLASTIC

Plastics are now one of the most common pollutants of ocean waters worldwide.

The world is awash in plastic.  It’s in our cars and our carpets, we wrap it around the food we eat and virtually every other product we consume; it has become a key lubricant of globalization — but it’s choking our future in ways that most of us are barely aware.

I have just returned with a team of scientists from six weeks at sea conducting research in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch...Although it was my 10th voyage to the area, I was utterly shocked to see the enormous increase in the quantity of plastic waste since my last trip in 2009. Plastics of every description, from toothbrushes to tires to unidentifiable fragments too numerous to count floated past our marine research vessel...

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/opinion/choking-the-oceans-with-plastic.html?_r=0


June 16, 2014
▶ THE GREAT PACIFIC GARBAGE PATCH: WE ARE LITERALLY FILLING UP THE PACIFIC OCEAN WITH PLASTIC http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/the-great-pacific-garbage-patch-we-are-literally-filling-up-the-pacific-ocean-with-plastic


VIDEO REPORT
France 24 TV Down To Earth
MICROPLASTICS:  THE PLANET'S TINY BIG THREAT
http://www.france24.com/en/20140622-down-to-earth-microplastics-planet-tiny-threat-boat-tara-science-plastic-pollution-oceans-mediterranean/


Nature World News, July 19, 2014

MICROPLASTICS ENTERING MARINE CREATURE BODY VIA GILLS:  IMPACT UP THE FOOD CHAIN http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/8144/20140719/microplastics-entering-marine-creatures-body-via-gills.htm



                                               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


 

 CNN, June 24, 2014
U.N. REPORT:  OUR OCEANS ARE TRASHED IN PLASTIC . A series of new reports are raising concerns about the damage plastic waste is doing to oceans -- harming marine animals, destroying sensitive ecosystems, and contaminating the fish we eat. http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/24/world/ocean-plastic-trash/index.html


National Geographic, July 18, 2014
WHERE HAS IT ALL GONE?  FIRST OF ITS KIND MAP REVEALS EXTENT OF OCEAN PLASTIC http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/07/140715-ocean-plastic-debris-trash-pacific-garbage-patch/

 

 EcoWatch, July 03, 2014
5 GYRES INSTITUTE FINDS PLASTIC IN EVERY OCEAN SAMPLE FROM BERMUDA TO ICELAND http://ecowatch.com/2014/07/03/5-gyres-plastic-ocean/


VIDEO
SAILING PAST PLASTIC
The Story of Stuff Project
http://storyofstuff.org/podcasts/sailing-past-plastic/

 

 UNEP, June 23, 2014
PLASTIC WASTE CAUSES FINANCIAL DAMAGE OF US$13 BILLION TO MARINE ECOSYSTEMS EACH YEAR AS CONCERN GROWS OVER MICROPLASTICS http://www.unep.org/newscentre/Default.aspx?DocumentID=2791&ArticleID=10903&l=en

 

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                                             MERMAID TEARS:

MICROBEADS AND MICROPLASTICS IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS A THREAT TO OUR OCEAN AND RIVERS http://sco.lt/50DEtV

 

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Huffington Post Hawaii, June 1, 2014
PLASTIGLOMERATE:  THE NEW AND HORRIBLE WAY HUMANS ARE LEAVING THEIR MARK ON THE PLANET http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/19/plastiglomerate_n_5496062.html?ir=Hawaii

 

 National Geographic, June 08, 2013
WITH MILLIONS+ OF TONS OF PLASTIC IN OCEANS, MORE SCIENTISTS STUDYING IMPACT http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140613-ocean-trash-garbage-patch-plastic-science-kerry-marine-debris/

 


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

 

Conservation Magazine, February 12, 2014

PLASTIC INGESTION BY SEABIRDS IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT http://conservationmagazine.org/2014/02/plastic-ingestion-seabirds-worse-thought/

 

New Scientist, May 3, 2014
PLASTIC RUBBISH TAKES EGG'S PLACE IN ALBATROSS NEST. Our rubbish has reached the farthest corners of the Earth. Albatrosses feed some 5 tons of plastic each year to their chicks, with fatal results as seen in a series of shocking images by photographer Chris Jordan. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25656-plastic-rubbish-takes-eggs-place-in-albatross-nest.html#.U4jCTy_O7NU

 

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

 

 

 

▶  YOUR LAUNDRY IS LITTERING WORLD'S OCEANS WITH MICRO-PLASTIC PIECES - ENDING UP IN FOOD CHAIN http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1086130756/your-laundry-is-littering-world-s-oceans-with-micro-plastic-pieces-ending-up-in-food-chain


ScientificAmerican, August 19, 2014
▶  TRILLIONS OF TINY PLASTIC PIECES RESIDE IN ARCTIC ICE
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/trillions-of-tiny-plastic-pieces-reside-in-arctic-ice/

 

 18 January 2012 Common Dreams
▶  A NEWLY DISCOVERED 'PLASTIC ISLAND' SHOWS GLOBAL EPIDEMIC WORSENING http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/01/18-3A

 

 Elephant Journal, March 29, 2013

 ▶  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/



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



 Huffington Post Green, April 28, 2014

 ▶  PLASTIC IS FOOD POISONING http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/plastic-is-food-poisoning_b_5219189.html

 

Living on Earth, March 14, 2014
 ▶ THE SCARY NEW EVIDENCE ON BPA PLASTIC: AN ABSOLUTELY MIND-BOGGLING INVESTIGATION INTO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TACTICS TO KEEP YOU IN THE DARK ABOUT TOXIC PRODUCTS & EXPOSURE http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=14-P13-00011&segmentID=4

 

NPR, December 13, 2013
▶  HOW PLASTIC IN THE OCEAN IS CONTAMINATING YOUR SEAFOOD http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/12/250438904/how-plastic-in-the-ocean-is-contaminating-your-seafood

 

Mother Jones, March 03, 2014
▶  HOW INDUSTRY AND THE FEDS SUPPRESSED EVIDENCE THAT PLASTICS WREAK HAVOC ON OUR HORMONES http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/regulatory-capture-bpa-plastic-estrogen-endocrine-disruptor-feds

 

Science Reports, November 21, 2013
▶  INGESTED PLASTIC TRANSFERS HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TO FISH AND INDUCES HEPATIC STRESS http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131121/srep03263/full/srep03263.html

 

 

                                                INFOGRAPH

                                 Huffpost Green, Aprl 22, 2014
THIS IS HOW YOUR PLASTIC BAG ENDS UP IN MASSIVE OCEAN GARBAGE PATCHES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/22/plastic-ocean-garbage_n_5191294.html

 

 MailOnLine, February 08, 2012
▶  SPERM WHALES: HOW PLASTIC BAGS ARE POISONING THE PLANET'S GREATEST PREDATORS: 65ft long sperm whales are being killed by human pollution http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096142/Sperm-whales-How-plastic-bags-poisoning-planets-greatest-predators.html

 

                                                      NRDC VIDEO
          PLASTIC POLLUTION IN OCEANS - WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU
                       http://www.nrdc.org/oceans/plastic-ocean/

 

 July 26, 2013 Treehugger
▶  HAWAII'S PREDATORY FISH ARE EATING PLASTIC - AND WE'RE EATING THEM http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/hawaiis-predatory-fish-are-eating-plastic.html

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                              ▶  "WHEN THE MERMAIDS CRY:

                                     THE GREAT PLASTIC TIDE?

                                           http://sco.lt/5sTmWv

 

 

▶  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

 

Guardian Environment, May 01, 2014
 ▶  THE SHOCKING BUILD UP OF JUNK IN EUROPE'S SEAS http://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/may/01/junk-litter-europe-sea

 

BBC News, May 01, 2014
▶  'RETRO RUBBISH' WASHED UP ON UK BEACHES. Campaigners have released pictures of washed-up beach litter dating back to the 1960s. More than 25 tonnes of rubbish were collected at 130 SAS-organised beach clean events across the UK this spring http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-27227481

 

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

 

 

                                                      WATCH:
                                     Ecowatch, April 07, 2014
22 FACTS ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION (And 20 thing We Can Do About It) Plastic is An Epidemic. Billions of pounds of plastic polluting our oceans, seafood and YOU http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/07/22-facts-plastic-pollution-10-things-can-do-about-it/

 

 

April 13, 2013 - Deutsche Welle: Environment & Development »

▶  THE FIGHT AGAINST THE EPIDEMIC OF OCEAN FLOATING GARBAGE http://www.dw.de/the-fight-against-floating-garbage/a-16742622?maca=en-rss-en-environment-4553-rdf

 

  Climate Progress, March 31, 2014
▶  PLASTIC SOUP OF OCEAN GARBAGE OBSCURES SEARCH FOR MALAYSIA PLANE DEBRIS http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/31/3420870/ocean-garbage-malaysia-airplane-search/

 

KUOW News, November 22, 2013

▶  STUDY:  EATING PLASTIC CAUSE TUMORS, LIVER PROBLEMS IN FISH -- AND YOU? http://kuow.org/post/study-eating-plastic-causes-tumors-liver-problems-fish


 

                                               INFOGRAPHIC

                                                      EarthTouch

                            WHY WE'RE EATING OUR OWN TRASH

http://www.earthtouch.tv/blog/article/infographic-why-were-eating-our-own-trash/?category=nature-news

 

                                                      WATCH
                  "INSIDE THE GARBAGE OF THE WORLD" (80 min)
Today we're at the threshold that can't be reversed if we don't stop consuming the way we do as a human race. Pollution is becoming a devastatingly huge problem that will endanger humanity for generations to come. One such pollutant is our use of single-use plastic.

 Our business system, environment system and our social system is not going to survive... it cannot survive. All the other species are suffering because of us. http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/inside-garbage-world/

 

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

 

                                                    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 Star Online, January 13, 2014
 ▶  THE PLASTIC-SPHERE MENACE: A MAN-MADE ECOSYSTEM OF PLASTIC DEBRIS http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Environment/2014/01/13/The-plastisphere-menace-a-man-made-ecosystem-of-plastic-debris/

 

Mongabay, February 26, 2014
 ▶  PLASTIC WASTE INGESTED BY LUGWORMS THREATENS MARINE FOOD CHAINS According to the study, the lugworms feed less and breed less in areas heavily contaminated by microplastics and the harmful chemicals used to manufacture them. These include plasticizers, dyes and antimicrobials which, when discarded into the ocean, may also harm a multitude of sea creatures both large and small... http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0226-barrett-plastic-thereatens-marine-worms.html

 


 

                                                 -- WATCH -

                                KILL PLASTIC NOT WILDLIFE

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTQywfyECs0&sns=em

 

 

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

 

Summit Voice, January 3, 2014

▶  STUDY DOCUMENTS PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THAMES -

Plastic pollution becoming ubiquitous in world’s waterways and oceans

http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/01/03/study-documents-plastic-pollution-in-thames/

 

 

▶  OUR OCEANS ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC http://sco.lt/5ZYbZ3

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                              PLASTIC ISLAND:

           Plastics Are Everywhere, In Everything and They're Killing Us

                             http://ensia.com/videos/plastic-island/

 

TakePart, November 04, 2013
▶  THE SURPRISING LINK BETWEEN SAVING THE OZONE AND RIDDING THE OCEANS FROM OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/11/06/link-between-saving-ozone-and-saving-our-oceans-plastic-pollution

 

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

 

▶  CHEMICAL FROM PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE FOUND THROUGHOUT OCEANS - BIO-ACCUMULATES UP FOOD CHAIN  http://sco.lt/5ogIGf

 

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

 

May 26, 2013 The Environmental Magazine

▶  MID-OCEAN PLASTICS CLEANUP SCHEMES: TOO LITTLE TOO LATE? http://www.emagazine.com/blog/mid-ocean-plastics-cleanup-schemes-too-little-too-late/

 

 

                                            CNN VIDEO REPORT

                                                 11 March 2013
                                     JAPANESE TSUNAMI DEBRIS

                   PLASTIC MAKES IT WAY INTO HAWAIIAN BIRDS

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/11/us/hawaii-japan-tsunami-debris

 

 

 ▶  FUKUSHIMA: THE BIGGEST, SINGLE DUMPING OF TRASH INTO OUR OCEAN -- MORE PLASTIC http://sco.lt/7aFK1R

 

 

 

▶  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

 

                                                       VIDEO

                                             CNN Video Report -  

                                              27 March, 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

 

The Argus, March 03, 2014
 ▶  FISHERMAN CATCHES MONSTER COD AND FINDS PLASTIC BOTTLE INSIDE ITS BELLY. Jess Price, conservation officer at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, said marine litter was a “huge problem” and 75% of all litter recorded in the sea was plastic. She said: “The main issue is that marine life ingests it. The problem is plastic never biodegrades, it is there forever. “If something swallows a balloon or bottle then it’s taking up space in its stomach and can cause them to starve. http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/11047823.display/

 

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

 

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

 

Start Some Good
▶   PLASTIC OCEANS:  A CROWDFUNDING FILM TO SAVE OUR OCEANS http://startsomegood.com/Venture/plastic_oceans/Campaigns/Show/plastic_oceans__a_documentary

 

 

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Plastiktüten sind erstmal Plastiktüten - die Frage ist; wie gelangen sie an Orte (ins Meer), wo sie nicht nur zweck-los sind, sondern auch Schäden anrichten können?
Ein (frühzeitiges) Training in 'Weitsicht' und einem umwelt-berücksichtigen Blick könnte ein wesentlicher Beitrag sein ...

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DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

DEEP END : The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

 Newsweek, July 02, 2014

- ▶ DEEP END: THE DISASTER WE'VE WROUGHT ON THE WORLD' OCEAN MAY BE IRREVOCABLE http://www.newsweek.com/2014/07/11/disaster-weve-wrought-worlds-oceans-may-be-irrevocable-256962.html


                         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


HuffingtonPost Green, August 10, 2014
- ▶ BAD NEWS AS COD ALMOST GONE FROM KEY FISHERY IN NORTHEAST U.S. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/10/cod-disappear_n_5665783.html


-▶ 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


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


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


▶ WRECKING THE OCEAN ECOSYSTEM:  OVERFISHING, COLLAPSING FISHERIES, OCEAN DEPENDENT SPECIES STARVING http://sco.lt/6bO2nR



 

                                      SPECIAL REPORT - VIDEO
                                            The Seattle Times
              SEA CHANGE:  THE PACIFIC OCEAN'S PERILOUS TURN
                                          OCEAN ACIDIFICATION
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/

 

 

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/

 

SummitVoice, July 27, 2014
- ▶ PACIFIC BLUEFIN TUNA ON THE BRINK AS FED SEEK INPUT ON NEW FISHING. many tuna populations are on the brink of collapse. Five of eight tuna species have been assigned threatened or near-threatened status on the international Red List maintained by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
In the Gulf of Mexico, for example, the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of oil into the species’ prime breeding grounds, and a 2010 report by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists showed how illegal fishing and inadequate enforcement are decimating tuna stocks all over the world.  http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/27/oceans-pacific-bluefin-tuna-on-the-brink-as-feds-seek-input-on-new-fishing-regulations/

 

- ▶ PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

FP Magazine, July 08, 2014
- ▶ ARE THE OCEANS FAILED STATES? Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse... http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/07/08/are_the_oceans_failed_states_overfishing_climate_change

 

 CNN, July 07, 2014
- ▶ LAWLESS RACE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN MUST END http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/07/opinion/ocean-trash-overfishing-kawaguchi/index.html

 

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. It’s all linked to the oceans acidifying: “The two aspects are: one, as they warm up they no longer absorb as much oxygen so you end up with fish sizes that are smaller.

“The second thing is, the impact of the temperature increase and increased CO2 specifically causes ocean acidification, so the pH of the water changes. which then is of real risk to things like shellfish as well as to coral reefs.”

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

 

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

                                                      VIDEO:

                                 TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER

                Can Aquaculture Be Sustainable? Wild vs Farmed Fish

                                         http://sco.lt/6GaTbN


 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/


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

 

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

 

  - ▶ OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE   http://sco.lt/8LsqbR

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

 -▶ "OVER-FISHED AND UNDER-PROTECTED: OCEANS ON THE BRINK OF CATASTROPHIC COLLAPSE"

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/03/22/world/oceans-overfishing-climate-change/index.html?hpt=ias_t2

 

 

                                                DEADLY BY-CATCH: 

TWO-THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESSELS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA: DEAD OR INJURED http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING

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

 

                                       THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

             AROUND FOR 10 MILLION YEARS, WIPED OUT IN 100

                                             http://sco.lt/7y1XHt

 

                 BILLIONS OF POUNDS OF PLASTIC IN OUR OCEANS

              IMPACT ON SEA LIFE, YOUR SEAFOOD AND YOUR HEALTH

                                               http://sco.lt/768Gsz

 

                                                        WATCH

                                                  "SEA THE TRUTH" 

                             IN 2048 OUR OCEANS WILL BE EMPTY

                                           http://sco.lt/61gcWf

                 

                       THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                             http://sco.lt/599jsH


 

 

                                               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

 

                                                DEEP SEA MINING: 

DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

 

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

 

                                                         VIDEO

                                        "THE BIGGEST CATCH""

                                          National Geographic

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

 

                                                          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

 

 

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

                                              CLIMATE CHANGE

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


 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/

 

 

- ▶ 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 BOMB.  THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/5pPxWD

 

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/

 

 

 Psychology Today, May 15, 2014

- ▶ ECOCIDE IS SUICIDE:  COMPASSION AND PERSONAL REWILDING http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201405/ecocide-is-suicide-compassion-and-personal-rewilding

 

 

         

                              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

                                                   "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/

 

 

                @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

 

 

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Deep Sea Mining : Devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems

Deep Sea Mining :  Devastating ocean seabeds, destroying unknown ecosystems | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

 

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

 

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

 

  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/

 

                                           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

 

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/

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

 

                                 DEEP SEA MINING - WIKIPEDIA

                      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_sea_mining

 

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

 

 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/

 

 

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

 

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

 

                                                      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

 

 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

 

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

 

SciDev.Net, August 28, 2012
▶  DEEP SEA MINING: EXPLORATION INEVITABLE http://www.scidev.net/global/earth-science/opinion/deep-sea-mining-exploration-is-inevitable.html

 

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

 

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 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/

 

 

 ▶  DOLPHINS DYING IN DROVES AND SCIENTISTS CAN'T STOP IT:  POST BP DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL:  UNHEALTHY OCEANS AND MORE http://sco.lt/7OtO9h

 

▶ 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

 

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          THE SUICIDAL RACE FOR ARCTIC'S NATURAL RESOURCES

       OBAMA'S ARCTIC STRATEGY SETS OFF A CLIMATE TIME BOMB

                                           http://sco.lt/85k9th

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                                                  --     WATCH --

                   THE KILLING IMPACT OF OIL AND MINING IN ALASKA

                                           Winner of Goldman Prize

                                                 http://sco.lt/68m1x3

 

  ▶  WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SONAR A DEADLY MIX:  MASS DEATHS, STRANDINGS RESEARCH SHOWS http://sco.lt/8QTS65

 

 

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/

 

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                                                       OCEANS

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                                            SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING

                      AND WHALES, SEA CREATURES ARE A DEADLY MIX

                                The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves

                                                 http://sco.lt/7XdRMP

 

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                                                 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

 

 

 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/

 

                                   OUR OCEANS ARE DYING

                       MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE

                                    http://sco.lt/6BuBCz

 

▶  BOTTOM TRAWLING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN. AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEAN ECO SYSTEMS http://sco.lt/6yvlEf

 

▶  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF OUR OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://sco.lt/6w0TLd

 

Britishseafishing.co.uk

▶  OUR FISH DON'T STAND A CHANCE:  NOW "PULSE TRAWLING" OUR SEABEDS http://britishseafishing.co.uk/pulse-trawling/

 

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

 

 

▶  COMING FAST: GLOBAL CORPORATE GOVERNANCE?

SOVEREIGNTY RIGHTS NEGOTIATED AWAY IN NEW SECRETIV E GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

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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                                      CORPORATE LAND MINING

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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.

 

 

▶  WEST PAPUA - MASSIVE EXPLOITATION BY MINING CORPORATIONS
Some of the world's largest transnational mining corporations have been active in exploiting West Papua's oil and minerals, including Union Oil, Amoco, Agip, Conoco, Phillips, Esso, Texaco, Mobil, Shell, Petromer Trend Exploration, Atlantic Richfield, Sun Oil and Freeport (USA); Oppenheimer (South Africa); Total (France); Ingold (Canada); Marathon Oil, Kepala Burung (UK); Dominion Mining, Aneka Tambang, BHP, Cudgen RZ, and CRA (Australia). The international dispute over West Papua during the years after 1949 can be understood in light of the natural resources in the territory, which were far better known to the transnationals than revealed publicly.... http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~cline/papua/mines.htm

 

November 2, 2012 Spiegel OnLine

▶  MINING BOOM UNDERWAY IN FINLAND'S FAR NORTH THREATENING FRAGILE WETLANDS http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/mining-boom-underway-in-finland-in-the-search-for-mineral-deposits-a-864561.html

 

Ecowatch, December 30, 2013
▶  AMAZON DEFORESTATION, MINING, AGRICULTURE AND HYDROPOWER THREATEN THE FUTURE OF SOUTH AMERICAN CONTINENT http://ecowatch.com/2013/12/30/amazon-deforestation-threatens-south-americas-water/

 

 

▶ ▶  MINING, FOREIGN LAND GRAB DESTROYING  ENVIRONMENT, ECOSYSTEMS AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/5M5eLp

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                                   SIERRA MAGAZINE PRESENTS

                                       THE TRUE COST OF COAL

                            AN EXTRAORDINARY PHOTO EXPOSE

                                               http://sco.lt/5wLb2f

 

 

▶  HOLDING CORPORATIONS RESPONSIBLE: Mining Companies Devastate Pristine Wisconsin for Frac-Sand - Leaving Chemical Cesspool http://sco.lt/6gL1ov

 

▶  FRACKING OUR FOOD AND WATER SUPPLY http://sco.lt/6eL9sn

 

 ▶  WHEN EARTH IS SCARRED FOREVER - PHOTOS, VIDEOS

http://io9.com/when-earth-is-scarred-forever-495971504

 

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

 

 

 

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 SECRETIV E GLOBAL TRADE PACTS  http://sco.lt/8FToVl

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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 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

 

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

 

 

▶  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 GOVERNMENT … like 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/

 

                          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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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://sco.lt/5EAkaX

 

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

 

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                                      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

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The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering

The Loss of Ocean Species is Staggering | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


                                                         VIDEO

                                "SEA THE TRUTH   (1:00:15) full-length

                           BY 2048 THE OCEAN WILL BE EMPTY

                                             http://sco.lt/5Nk4Kv

 


Financial Times

THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

-▶ Humans have gained unprecedented supremacy over the seas in a short space of time, thanks to potent technological advances such as satellite tracking devices and engines so formidable they can drag nets big enough to engulf a cathedral. Add in the impact of pollution, from the likes of fertiliser run-off or discarded plastic, and the oceans have changed more in the past 30 years than in all of human history.

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.ft.com/cms/s/2/9601c144-9dcd-11e1-838c-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1vqzpHIBt


Earth Touch News,
SMALL CHANGE TO TROPHY FISHING COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THREATENED SPECIES. Taking out the largest and strongest weakens the gene pool. For example, removing just one large 61 centimetre long red snapper from the population is the equivalent of removing over 200 smaller 41 centimetre long red snappers," Shiffman adds. Factor in the slow development time of many large fishes, and a small number of catches can turn into a very big problem. http://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/human-impact/small-changes-to-trophy-fishing-could-make-a-big-difference-for-threatened-species



Guardian Environment, September 15, 2014
-▶ HOW THE TUNA WE BUY IS KILLING AND WIPING OUT  SHARKS IN INDONESIA http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/sep/15/how-the-tuna-we-buy-is-killing-sharks-in-indonesia


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



-▶ 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


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

 

SummitVoice, July 15, 2014
  ▶ STUDY:  ENGLISH CHANNEL ALL FISHED OUT http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/15/study-english-channel-all-fished-out/



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

 

 

Haaretz, July 14, 2014
  ▶ MEDITERRANEAN FISH STOCKS IN STEADY DECLINE, MAY NOT RECOVER. There is no room left for optimism with regard to future yields,' note researchers, whose numbers show fishermen are emptying the sea without leaving a younger generation of fish to reproduce. http://www.haaretz.com/life/nature-environment/1.604929

 

  ▶ OCEANS 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/

 

The Conversation, July 08, 2014
-▶ PLUNDERED FOR THEIR UNIQUE BODY PARTS, SAWFISH ARE ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION http://theconversation.com/plundered-for-their-unique-body-parts-sawfish-are-on-the-brink-27743

 

                                                            VIDEO
                           Australia News Network, February 26, 2014
MASSIVE SUPER TRAWLER FOREIGN FLEETS PUSHING PACIFIC TUNA TO THE BRINK OF COLLAPSE http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-02-26/an-pacific-tuna-fishing-industry-close-to-collapse/5284016

 

 TriplePundit, March 14, 2014
 -▶  CAN WE STOP OVERFISHING BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE? http://www.triplepundit.com/2014/03/can-stop-overfishing-late/

 

 Conservation Magazine, 
 -▶  POINT OF NO RETURN. EVIDENCE IS MOUNTING THAT FISH POPULATIONS WON'T NECESSARILY RECOVER, EVEN IF OVERFISHING STOPS http://conservationmagazine.org/2008/07/point-of-no-return/

 

                                                      WATCH

                                           DEEP END - HBO Special

       The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

                                               http://sco.lt/5pUYyX

 

 Save Our Seas:
 -▶ OCEAN PREDATOR LOSS: MORE THAN 90% OF ALL TOP MARINE PREDATORS HAVE DISAPPEARED  http://saveourseas.com/threats/predatorloss

 

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/

 

 AllAfrica, May 21, 2014
-▶ THE CORPORATE TAKE-OVER OF FISHERIES POLICY MAKING http://allafrica.com/stories/201405301157.html?aa_source=sptlgt-grid

 

                                                   WATCH:

             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

 

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


                                                     WATCH

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

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

 


 

  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

 

                                                        VIDEO:

                                TAMING THE BLUE FRONTIER: 

      CAN AQUACULTURE BE SUSTAINABLE?  WILD vs FARMED FISH

                                             http://sco.lt/6GaTbN

 

Mongabay, October 22, 2013
-▶ THE 'DEAD' OCEAN: EYEWITNESS SAYS OVERFISHING HAS EMPTIED THE PACIFIC http://news.mongabay.com/2013/1022-hance-macfadyen-dead-ocean.html

 

                                                      VIDEO

               PUT YOUR TUNA ROLL DOWN AND WATCH THIS !! 

                                           http://sco.lt/7AkdiD

 

ScienceDaily, January 07, 2014

-▶  SNOWBALL EFFECT OF OVERFISHING HIGHLIGHTED - "You don't realize how interdependent species are until it all unravels," - The domino effect that occurs when too many fish are harvested from one habitat. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107163737.htm

 

 

                                       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

 

                                          BOTTOM TRAWLING:

CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SMOOTH: AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3109196913/corporate-industrial-fishing-scraping-the-bottom-of-the-ocean-smooth-an-insatiable-drive-for-profits

 

 

                         WE TAKE THEM BECAUSE WE CAN

                 EMPTYING OUR OCEANS FOR MEGA PROFITS

 

-▶ 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

 

-▶ UNEP: WORLD FISH STOCK BEING DESTROYED BY RISING WEALTH AND SUBSIDIES http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/24/world-fish-stock-_n_1227169.html

 

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

 

 World Fishing, October 3, 2013
-▶ INDUSTRIAL FISHING SLAMMED BY GLOBAL OCEAN COMMISSION FOR OCEAN DECLINE http://www.worldfishing.net/news101/industry-news/fishing-slammed-over-ocean-decline

 

                                                     VIDEO

       THE TERRIBLE PRICE OF SUBSIDIZING CORPORATE FISHERIES

                                    http://www.seathetruth.nl/en/


 

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

 


 

                                                      VIDEO
Huffington Post Green, December 06, 2013
-▶ IF WE KEEP OVERFISHING, THERE MAY SOON BE NO FISH LEFT http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/overfishing-video_n_4393946.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

May 14, 2013 Mongabay
 -▶ INDUSTRIALIZED FISHING HAS FORCED SEABIRDS TO CHANGE WHAT THEY EAT - FAR REACHING IMPLICATIONS FOR OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0514-hance-petrel-bones.html

 

 -▶ BY-CATCH: 2/3 HEALTHY (DEAD) FISH DUMPED BACK INTO OCEAN - IMPACT ON SEA ANIMALS  http://sco.lt/838P0z

 

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

 

Salon, November 10, 2013
-▶ THE FISH WE DON'T EAT (AN SO IT GOES ON)  http://www.salon.com/2013/11/10/the_fish_we_dont_eat/

 


 

 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

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     VIDEO:

                                          CHANGING SEAS

                                               TIGER SHARKS:

             4 MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING AND LOSING THEM FAST

                                         http://sco.lt/7WtWF7

 

 -▶ 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

 

 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/

 

August 21, 2013 HuffPost Green, Kumi Naidoo

 -▶ AN URGENT WAKE UP CALL TO PROTECT OUR OCEANS -
Unless action is taken by governments to restore and protect the health of our oceans, our oceans will be unable to sustain life on Earth http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kumi-naidoo/greenpeace-wave-of-change_b_3783721.html?utm_hp_ref=green

 

Seed Daily, December 27, 2013
-▶ EXTINCTION RISK PROMPTS BAN ON FISHING FOR BLACK-CAVIAR PRODUCING STURGEON http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/Extinction_risk_prompts_ban_on_fishing_for_caviar-producing_sturgeon_999.html

 

                                                   WATCH

Video

 -▶ *****"DEATH OF THE OCEANS?"  BBC David Attenborough http://sco.lt/97GRDV

Video

 -▶ +++ THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEANS" - SYLVIA EARLE 33:52

http://www.themonthly.com.au/video/2013/03/24/1364105192/future-oceans-sylvia-earle

Video - CNN

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



 -▶ OCEANS ARE OUR PLANETARY LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEM http://sco.lt/4ynRkv

 

 -▶ ARCTIC OCEAN 'ACIDIFYING RAPIDLY' - HIGHEST LEVELS IN 55 MILLION YEARS - ARCTIC COULD BE ICE FREE IN TWO YEARS http://sco.lt/6KTOpl

 

 

                                                         VIDEO

**** "THE BIGGEST CATCH"National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DV-Eju09Ios

 

                                                          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

 

 

 July 26, 2013 Quartz
 -▶ CHINESE SNORKELERS ARE CHOWING DOWN ON GIANT CLAMS AND OTHER RARE CREATURES http://qz.com/108612/chinese-snorkelers-are-chowing-down-on-giant-clams-and-other-rare-creatures/

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

June 14, 2013 Huffington Post - Sylvia Earle:
 -▶ CAN WE STOP KILLING OUR OCEANS NOW, PLEASE? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-earle/world-ocean-day_b_3443436.html

 

 -▶ OCEAN PLASTIC'S IMPACT ON SEA LIFE: YOUR SEAFOOD AND WILD SEA TURTLES  http://sco.lt/5LdeMb

 

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

 

 

 

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

 


 

 -▶ "SUSTAINABLE' SEAFOOD IS A FANTASY http://sco.lt/9588xd

 

 -▶ SOMETHING'S FISHY ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE OCEANS http://www.somethingsfishyaboutpso.com/?gclid=CNqHlqqYsrcCFYp_QgodbHsA8g

 

AQUACULTURE, FACTORY FARMED FISH:

 -▶ MAJOR US FOOD RETAILERS TO SHUN GENETICALLY MODIFIED, PATENTED, FACTORY FARMED, ENSLAVED SEAFOOD  http://sco.lt/4qgoDZ

 

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

 

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

 

                                                     WATCH

VIDEO:

 -▶ *** THE WILD AND BEAUTIFUL BERING SEA ~ Wolfram Publications
This beautiful, wild place, home to one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet is at risk. Unsustainable fishing will continue destroying essential habitat in the Bering Sea Canyons, and taking massive amounts of fish that other animals depend on to survive - unless we act now to protect it http://wolfram-publications.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-wild-and-beautiful-bering-sea.html

 

VIDEO:
 -▶ ********OCEANS: BLUE HEART OF THE PLANET  http://sco.lt/78VQZ7

 

VIDEO:

 -▶ +++"DROP INTO THE OCEAN" 15:50 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdo-YUFZd6c&feature=youtu.be

Take a deep breath and imagine the oceans... Short Greenpeace documentary outlining the threats to our oceans and what can be done to restore their health produced in 2005.

 

 

 

 -▶ MORE:  "OUR OCEANS NEED US" http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us?r=0.6681883705394192#post_4003544571

 

 

 

 

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Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 5:34 AM
The 'domino' affect !
CineversityTV's comment, June 10, 2013 6:47 AM
the collapse of these systems will be catastrophic for the Oceans, and our dependence on them will hurt all life, including ours Marian.
Marian Locksley's comment, June 10, 2013 8:41 AM
Totally agree, sadly we have the double trouble of Atmosphere being Toxic, with Gov's not acting soon enough!...affecting Oceans, wildlife & us. Very sad :(
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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

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 on Sunday.... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Habitat_loss_doubles_coastal_flood_impact_study_999.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

 

                                                     WATCH

                            "THE MIRACLE OF MANGROVES"
                                 Mongabay, January 30, 2013
                                            FEATURED VIDEO
  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0130-hance-mangroves-video.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/

 

TerryDaily, July 14, 2013
▶  HABITAT LOSS DOUBLES COASTAL 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 on Sunday... http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Habitat_loss_doubles_coastal_flood_impact_study_999.html

 

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/


               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

 

 ▶  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

 

 

 

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

                                                       AND

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:58 AM

Perhpas we need to listen and learn from the mistakes of others.

Christian Allié's curator insight, January 3, 3:05 AM

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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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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/

 

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

 

ARCTIC IS RELEASING HUNDREDS, PERHAPS THOUSANDS OF ENORMOUS PLUMES OF METHANE DIRECTLY INTO EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE http://sco.lt/8gVi1x

 

                                             BOTTOM TRAWLING:

                  SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CLEAN:

       AN INSATIABLE DRIVE FOR PROFITS, DESTRUCTION OF OCEANS

                                             http://sco.lt/7QNLQ9

 

        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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New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries

New report finds MILLIONS (Not Thousands) of marine turtles killed by LongLine, Super Trawler fisheries | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

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

 

-▶  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

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

 

                                                      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

 

 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

-▶  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


               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

 

                                                       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

 

 

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

 

-▶   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

 

                                    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/

 

 

-▶  LOOTING OUR SEAS:  'Free-for-all' decimates fish stocks in the southern Pacifichttp://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/3844525946/looting-our-seas-free-for-all-decimates-fish-stocks-in-the-southern-pacific

 

-▶  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

 

 

 -▶  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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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



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/


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

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-▶ -▶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.

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The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change

The Devolution Of The Seas: The Consequences of Man's Oceanic Destruction and Climate Change | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it

Foreign Affairs, November, December 2013

-▶  THE DEVOLUTION OF THE SEAS: Of all the threats looming over the planet today, one of the most alarming is the seemingly inexorable descent of the world’s oceans into ecological perdition... http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140164/alan-b-sielen/the-devolution-of-the-seas


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


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


Climate Progress, January 2, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE WILL STARVE THE DEEP SEA, STUDY FINDS. The deep sea is home to thousands of commercially important species and is one of the last frontiers for new species discovery. The creatures of the deep are also key to the cycling of nitrogen, carbon and silicon in the ocean, a process that maintains the delicate balance of ocean life... http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/01/02/3113101/climate-change-starve-deep-sea/


Slate, September 18, 2014
-▶ GLOBAL OCEANS BREAK ALL-TIME HEAT RECORD: WORLD ON PACE FOR WARMEST YEAR EVER  http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/09/18/global_oceans_break_all_time_heat_record_world_on_pace_for_warmest_year.html


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



                                            A WAKE-UP VIDEO

                                               'EXTREME ICE'

                   Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                           http://sco.lt/7xj1MH



BBC News, November 13, 2013
-▶  EMISSIONS OF CO2 DRIVING RAPID OCEANS 'ACID TRIP' The world's oceans are becoming acidic at an "unprecedented rate" and may be souring more rapidly than at any time in the past 300 million years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24904143

 

▶  OCEAN ACIDIFYING: RAPIDLY RISING CO2 IN ATMOSPHERE CAUSING POTENTIAL CATASTROPHE  http://sco.lt/8WLvHd


▶ GREENLAND'S ANTARCTIC MELTING: CREATING A DIFFERENT CLIMATE THAN EARTH HAS EVER SEEN  http://sco.lt/6Vpb2f


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


                         CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

                           http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet


                                                          VIDEO

                                    WHY THE OCEAN MATTERS

                                         http://sco.lt/5uLmJF


 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO
                                         ▶ PROJECT OCEAN
Shocking facts about the effects of overfishing on Marine Environments  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PgKS1dGrx0

 

                                                       VIDEO:

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

                                            http://sco.lt/5xliU5

 

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/


 

 -▶  TO THE LAST FISH:

CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY: Jensen to Design One of the World’s Largest Longliners http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us/p/1606743410/to-the-last-fish-capable-of-fishing-76-800-hooks-per-day-jensen-to-design-one-of-the-world-s-largest-longliners

 

 

                                                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

 

ENE News, November 22, 2013

-▶  FUKUSHIMA - RADIOACTIVE OCEANS
PHOTOS:  'LOTS OF SEA BIRDS WASHING UP DEAD' IN ALASKA http://enenews.com/photos-lots-of-sea-birds-washing-up-dead-in-alaska

 

ENE News, November 18, 2013
-▶ FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT:
ALASKA: 28% OF POLAR BEARS WITH SKIN LESIONS & HAIR LOSS, THYROIDS TESTED BY GOVERNMENT … like 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

 


                                           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


 

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

 

100 MILLION SHARKS SLAUGHTERED A YEAR JUST FOR THEIR FINS:  SHARK POPULATION PLUMMETS BY 90% - COULD BE EXTINCT IN A FEW YEARS http://sco.lt/6lqeED

 

 Guardian Environment, George Monbiot, November 7, 2012

 -▶  THE GREAT RICHES OF OUR SEAS HAVE BEEN DEPLETED AND FORGOTTEN http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2012/sep/07/riches-seas-depleted-forgotten


 

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


 

Phys.Org, November 25, 2013
 -▶  IS THERE PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA?  SEABIRD BREEDING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL FISHERIES IN NORTH SEA http://phys.org/news/2013-11-plenty-fish-sea-seabird-highlights.html



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

 


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

 

 

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

 

 -▶  OCEANS WILL NOT SURVIVE 'BUSINESS AS USUAL'  http://sco.lt/7wm4tF

 

-▶  DEEP SEA MINING DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

-▶  JELLIED EELS HIT BY OVERFISHING:  PLUMMETTED BY 98% http://sco.lt/7fBzl3

 

                                                     WATCH

                                      PBS Nature Full Episode

               MONETIZING THE COMMONS: THE DEPLETION OF NATURE

                                    "THE MYSTERY OF THE EELS"

                         A Billion Dollar Industry as Population Plunges

           130,000 Tons of Eeels Consumed in Japan Alone Each Year: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/the-mystery-of-eels/preview/8239/

 

 

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

 

-▶  NOAA Fisheries
LOOK WHO'S BACK: STURGEON ARE SPAWNING AGAIN IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY - LONG THOUGHT GONE.  Atlantic sturgeon, a species that has survived since the age of the dinosaurs, had believed to have  been long gone from the Chesapeake Bay. But a small number of juvenile sturgeon have turned up, and are too small to have immigrated from elsewhere... http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2013/11/11_20_2013sturgeon_we_forgot_all_about_you.html

 

                                                        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

 

 

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



                       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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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:35 AM

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

Christian Allié's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:22 AM

......""......

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So long as pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification remain concerns only for scientists, however, little will change for the good. Diplomats and national security experts, who understand the potential for conflict in an overheated world, should realize that climate change might soon become a matter of war and peace. Business leaders should understand better than most the direct links between healthy seas and healthy economies. And government officials, who are entrusted with the public’s well-being, must surely see the importance of clean air, land, and water.

The world faces a choice. We do not have to return to an oceanic Stone Age. Whether we can summon the political will and moral courage to restore the seas to health before it is too late is an open question. The challenge and the opportunity are there.

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, April 14, 1:59 PM

Climate Change is having devasting consequences on our oceans.

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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


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


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/


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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


 Next Starfish, January 5, 2012
 -▶  THE END OF CORAL REEFS?

Coral reefs are remarkable ecosystems, home to over 25% of the world's known marine species and; feeding nearly 275 million people. But coral reefs across the world are dying - being destroyed by a combination of local and global impacts... http://nextstarfish.com/?p=6588


                                                         VIDEO
                        CORAL AND PARROTFISH: A LOVE STORY
         http://earthjustice.org/video/coral-and-parrotfish-a-love-story


 

 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/


                                                      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


 

  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/

 

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



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

 

                                                  WATCH
           CORAL AND PARROT FISH -- A LOVE STORY (4 min)
                 It’s true. Coral can’t live without parrot fish.
          Building Resilient Ocean Ecosystems -  Earthjustice
http://earthjustice.org/advocacy-campaigns/oceans?utm_source=crm


 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

 

                                                        WATCH

                      **** THE GARDENS OF THE QUEEN" -

                                      60 Minutes - CBS News

                                           http://sco.lt/6rlXKT

 

                        "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

 

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

 

                                                           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




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CLIMATE CHANGE

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 -▶  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

-▶  THE 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/

 

  -▶  THE CORAL REEF CRISIS THREATENS NATURE'S ABILITY TO HELP US DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE  http://sco.lt/97QaEz


 -▶  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:

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF WE STAND TO LOSE 

http://sco.lt/6q4ykD


Guardian Environment, December 15, 2013
 -▶  HAS A NATURAL WORLD WONDER JUST BEEN APPROVED FOR DESTRUCTION BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT?
One 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

 

 

-▶  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

 

                                                    VIDEO - CNN

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

 

 


 

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

 

 

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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

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

                                 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

 

-▶ 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/

 

-▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

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

 

                                                        VIDEO

                                           EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

               THE WORLD'S LARGEST FACTORY FISHING TRAWLER

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

 

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

 

                                                  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

 

                                                    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

 

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

 

Earth Touch News,
SMALL CHANGE TO TROPHY FISHING COULD MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE FOR THREATENED SPECIES. Taking out the largest and strongest weakens the gene pool. For example, removing just one large 61 centimetre long red snapper from the population is the equivalent of removing over 200 smaller 41 centimetre long red snappers," Shiffman adds. Factor in the slow development time of many large fishes, and a small number of catches can turn into a very big problem. http://www.earthtouchnews.com/conservation/human-impact/small-changes-to-trophy-fishing-could-make-a-big-difference-for-threatened-species

 

May 10, 2012 NRDC

-▶ THE POWER OF BIG CORPORATE FISHERIES LOBBY - PROTECTIONS REMOVED FOR IMPERILED DEEPWATER FISH SPECIES http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dnewman/protections_removed_for_imperi.html

 

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

 

-▶ 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

 

                                                    VIDEO:

                                             "SEA CHANGE"

                THE LOSS OF OCEAN SPECIES IS STAGGERING

                                      http://sco.lt/51LeCn

 

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


 

                                             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


 

 

                                         BOTTOM TRAWLING:

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

 

National Geographic

-▶ OVERFISHING; WHEN WILL IT STOP? OCEAN DESTRUCTION BY CORPORATE INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL FISHING http://ocean.nationalgeographic.com/ocean/critical-issues-overfishing/

 

                         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

 

-▶ 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

 

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/

 

-▶ 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

 

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

 

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

 

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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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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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




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/


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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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


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


October 25, 2012: Our Place In The World

▶  INDUSTRIAL FISHING: SCRAPING THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN

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


 

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


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

 

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


                      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

 

 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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Greenland's Antarctica & Arctic Melting: Creating A Different Climate than Earth Has Ever Seen

Greenland's Antarctica & Arctic Melting: Creating A Different Climate than Earth Has Ever Seen | OUR OCEANS NEED US | Scoop.it


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/


Grist, March 07, 2014
-▶ CURRENT EVENTS:  ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH THE MOTION OF THE OCEAN http://grist.org/climate-energy/current-events-antarctic-climate-change-is-messing-with-the-motion-of-the-ocean/


Sydney Morning Herald, October 6, 2013
-▶ STRESSED ANTARCTICA 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


                                              FILM TRAILERS

                                Treehugger, February 20, 2014
-▶ "GLACIAL BALANCE" DOCUMENTARY SHOWS HOW DISTANT GLACIERS IMPACT BILLIONS OF LIVES AND ECOSYSTEMS http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/glacial-balance-documentary-shows-how-distant-glaciers-impact-billions-lives.html


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

 

                                             BEFORE IT'S GONE

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



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


Mashable, March 16 2014
-▶  NEW STUDY: GREENLAND MELTING IS MORE PERVASIVE THAN THOUGHT, ADDING TO SEA LEVEL FEARS“Nature is changing faster than expected and seems to respond much stronger than expected to small fluctuations,” he said. “This also means that predictions of future sea level rise need to be revised.” http://mashable.com/2014/03/16/greenland-ice-melt-sea-level-rise/


World Economic Forum, July 2, 2014
-▶ HOW ANTARCTIC SHOWS WE'RE AT THE POINT OF NO RETURN http://forumblog.org/2014/07/antarctica-sea-levels-greenhouse-gas-energy/

 

The World Economic Forum, July 02, 2014
-▶ WHAT VISITING GREENLAND TAUGHT ME ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE http://forumblog.org/2014/07/visiting-greenland-made-realise-climate-change/


        ANTARCTIC PENGUINS AS A CLIMATE CHANGE INDICATOR

                    Pushing Antarctic Penguins Toward Extinction

                                          http://sco.lt/5r0jxZ


 ScienceDaily, June 23, 2014
-▶ UNDERSTANDING THE OCEAN' ROLE IN GREENLAND GLACIER MELT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140623155121.htm

 

 Summit Voice, July 14, 2014
 ▶ GREENHOUSE GASES DRIVE AUSTRALIA DRYING TREND: SCIENTISTS http://summitcountyvoice.com/2014/07/14/climate-greenhouse-gases-drive-australia-drying-trend/

 

 Climate Progress, June 10, 2014
-▶  A DUSTY GREENLAND IS SPEEDING UP GLACIAL MELT. 

A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that dust particles embedded in Greenland’s massive ice sheet are gathering more heat than the otherwise white, reflective surface would and causing melting to accelerate. The scientists write that “recent warming in the Arctic has induced an earlier disappearance of the seasonal snow cover, uncovering large areas of bare soil and thus enhancing dust erosion.”

Dust absorbs the sunlight and re-radiates it as heat. This causes earlier snowmelt that in turn exposes ice beneath the snow sooner than otherwise would have been expected — creating a feedback loop.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/06/10/3446927/dusty-greenland-glacial-melt/

 

The Guardian, October 24, 2013

-▶ GREENLAND GIVES GREEN LIGHT FOR RADIOACTIVE URANIUM AND RARE EARTH MINING http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/greenland-green-light-uranium-rare-earths-mining


-▶ DEEP SEA MINING:  DEVASTATING OCEAN SEABEDS, DESTROYING UNKNOWN ECOSYSTEMS http://sco.lt/70rdpp

 

                                                  PHOTO ESSAY
                               The Weather Channel, May 06, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE AND GREENLAND:  WHERE ICE MELT COULD RAISE SEAS BY 23 FEET http://www.weather.com/news/science/environment/greenland-climate-change-23-feet-sea-level-rise-20140501

 

July 28, 2013 Rolling Stone

GREENLAND MELTING

-▶ Greenland's ice sheets are melting faster than anyone predicted. Why  glaciologist Jason Box's radical theory may not be so radical after all...

http://www.rollingstone.com/greenland-melting?stop_mobi=yes

 

July 20, 2013 Think Progress
▶  GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA "MAY BE VULNERABLE TO RAPID ICE LOSS THROUGH CATASTROPHIC DISINTEGRATION"

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

Global Possibilities

http://greenland-and-antarctica-may-be-vulnerable-to-rapid-ice-loss-through-catastrophic-disintegration/


               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

 

 

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

 

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

 


 

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

 

                      AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT IN GROSS DENIAL

THE BIGGEST DRY ... Climate, Water, Forests, Fossil Fuels, Extinctions

                                             http://sco.lt/6Qr4AT

 

                      AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF IS DYING

                                    WHAT WE STAND TO LOSE

                                          http://sco.lt/6uQmsD

 

                                                          VIDEO
                                                 Grist, May 20, 2014
CLIMATE-CHANGED OCEANS WILL MESS WITH LIFE ABOVE AND BELOW WATER http://grist.org/climate-energy/climate-changed-oceans-will-mess-with-life-above-and-below-water/

 


 

 Mother Jones, May/June Issue
-▶ SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG ON THE EAST COAST -- AND IT'S KILLING ALL THE BABY PUFFINS http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/04/gulf-maine-puffin-climate-change

 

                                              --- WATCH ---

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

                           AND IT'S NOT JUST POLAR BEARS

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


 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

 

 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/

 

French Tribune, November 30, 2013
▶  RISING OCEAN TEMPERATURES COULD MAKE FISH INCAPABLE OF REPRODUCING - STUDY http://frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320919-rising-water-temperature-make-fish-incapable-reproduce

 

 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/

 

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


 

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

                                                     ARCTIC

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



                                                A WAKE-UP VIDEO:

                                                   "EXTREME ICE"

                          Just How Fast Are We Melting? As It Happens

                                                http://sco.lt/8zIJfd

 

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


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


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/


 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


 

 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/


 Summit, October 25, 2013
-▶ BAFFIN ISLAND STUDY SHOW SKYROCKETING ARCTIC TEMPERATURES http://summitcountyvoice.com/2013/10/25/baffin-island-study-shows-skyrocketing-arctic-temperatures/


 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/

 

 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

 

 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

 

-▶ 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 Daily Catch, September 37, 3013

-▶ SEA HORSES IN MAINE? WARM-WATER OCEAN SPECIES GROWING MORE PREVALENT http://theterramarproject.org/thedailycatch/sea-horses-in-maine-warm-water-ocean-species-growing-more-prevalent/

 

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

 

Live Science, May 31, 2013
▶  ENCHANTING WHALE SONGS, STORIES OF A CHANGING ARCTIC http://www.livescience.com/37032-whales-reveal-arctic-changes.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/

 

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

 

  April 13, 2013 Counter Currents

 -▶ ARCTIC WILL BE ALMOST COMPLETELY ICE-FREE BY 2020 http://www.countercurrents.org/cc130413.htm

 


 

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


                                          ACIDIFYING OCEANS:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                                              POWERFUL WATCH

                                            USA State Department

              CLIMATE CHANGE - A WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION

SECRETARY KERRY DELIVERS REMARKS ON CLIMATE

                                            http://sco.lt/8JvN3Z

 


 

  Summit County News, September 17, 2013

-▶ OCEANS: CLIMATE CHANGE IS DRIVING BIG SHIFTS IN DISTRIBUTION OF MARINE SPECIES . ‘Study after study shows 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/

 

                            CHANGING OUR WORLD FOREVER:

                    THE WAY TO A NEW ARCTIC ECOSYSTEM

                                        http://sco.lt/5j55xh

 

 

Climate Progress: October 16, 2013
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MIGRATION http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/10/16/2792721/climate-change-threatens-migration/


-▶ THE WHOLE BELT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CANADIAN BORDER TO NORTHERN ARGENTINA IS GOING TO BE JUST DESERT IN 100 YEARS..

......BRINGING WITH IT A WIDE ARRAY OF EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES - THREATENING CIVILIZATION http://grist.org/climate-energy/were-already-sick-of-climate-change-and-getting-sicker/

 

 

                                                "MELTING ARCTIC"

-▶ --  FROM THE PULITZER CENTER ON CRISIS REPORTING

http://pulitzercenter.org/projects/arctic-ocean-ecosystem-norway-iceland-russia-greenland-canada-alaska-climate-change-trade-environment-tourism-ice-caps-glacier

 

 

August 28, 2013 Bloomberg
-▶ OCEANS STORING EARTH'S EXCESS HEAT  - LEAKED UN REPORT http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-08-27/oceans-storing-earth-s-excess-heat-in-leaked-un-report.html

 

 August 01, 2013 Mongabay
 -▶  CLIMATE COULD WARM MORE RAPIDLY THAN ANY TIME IN THE LAST 65 MILLION YEARS According to a new review of 27 climate models, scientists say the global climate is likely to experience a warmth as great as any in the last 65 million years, only much, much faster... http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0801-hance-climate-pace.html

 

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


Climate Central, October 13, 2013
-▶ OCEAN DETERIORATING MORE RAPIDLY THAN THOUGHT http://www.climatecentral.org/news/ocean-deteriorating-more-rapidly-than-once-thought-16596

 

                                                          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

 

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

 

 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

 

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

 

 

                                                         VIDEO

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

http://sco.lt/5xliU5


SONAR, SEISMIC TESTING AND WHALES ARE A DEADLY MIX: The Acoustic World Beneath The Waves http://sco.lt/8oxE9Z


 

 

                                                 ----- WATCH -----

                                            Moyers and Company

           "ENDING THE SILENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE - THE POLITICS"

                                            http://sco.lt/5St5Cj

 

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


-▶ "WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE MIDNIGHT"

UN CHIEF SCIENTIST URGEST ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7r58s5

 

 

  -▶  WORLD CAN'T WAIT UNTIL 2020 ON CLIMATE CHANGE,

SAYS NEW HIGHLY-DISTURBING INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY REPORT http://sco.lt/82bCM5

 

                                                           VIDEO

                      CLIMATE GEO-ENGINEERING IS NO ANSWER: 

            CAN WE SAVE THE PLANET BY MESSING WITH NATURE?

                                              http://sco.lt/5R121p

 

 

  -▶ Latest in GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE News by @pdjmoo on @scoopit http://sco.lt/7Myakz

 

 

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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/


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


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


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/


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/


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 (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/

 

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

 

  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/



 

 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



A VERY IMPORTANT & BEAUTIFUL WATCH

"PLANET OCEAN'"

by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

       Why Oceans Degradation Impacts All Eco Systems On Our Planet

                                            http://sco.lt/9FB89B

 

 

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

                                            OCEAN NOISE

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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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 -▶ 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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                                            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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 ▶  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


               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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The Race To Save Sea Turtles - Will They Survive?

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ScienceDaily, February 20, 2014

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


                                                        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


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

 

September 6, 2013 Earth Island Journal

▶  IT'S TIME TO STOP DRIFT GILLNET 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


 

Reuters, February 13, 2013
-▶  PACIFIC LEATHERBACK TURTLE FACES EXTINCTION IN 20 YEARS http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/27/us-turtles-leatherback-idUSBRE91Q0VA20130227

 

February 27, 2013 Mongabay
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



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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Summit Voice, July 11, 2014
US 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/

 

 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

 

 

 

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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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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 OUR FISH

UNREGULATED, UNLABELED

 

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

 

                                 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/


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/


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


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/



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



Summit Voice, March 11, 2014

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

 

 ▶ 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

 

 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/


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


 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


 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

 

  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


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


 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


 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:

FORAGE FISH (USED FOR FISH FARMING) KEY TO A HEALTHY OCEAN FOOD WEB GOING, GOING...http://sco.lt/54Pqnh


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


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/

 

 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


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/

 

                                                  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

 

 

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/


Grist, July 30, 2014
FARMING BLUEFIN TUNA MIGHT BE OUT OF OUR DEPTHS 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

 

 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

 

 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


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/

 

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY : ECO-LABELING http://sco.lt/5EgPZ3

 

                                                   VIDEO

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

 

                          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/


  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=PtCLJilA6fk


  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


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

July 07, 2012 TIME Magazine

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 overexploited 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

 

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/

 

TO THE LAST FISH: CAPABLE OF FISHING 76,800 HOOKS PER DAY, JENSEN TO DESIGN ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST INDUSTRIAL FISHING VESSELS http://sco.lt/8ugqB7

 

                                                    VIDEO

                                       EMPTYING OUR OCEANS

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

 

                                                     VIDEO:

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


 

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


 


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GENETICALLY ENGINEERED SALMON

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

 

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

 

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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 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/


                                                    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.  FISH STAY HEALTHY BY PARTICIPATING IN OPEN, HEALTHY OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS.  WHEN CONFINED,  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....


               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


                 

                @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

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

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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


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


 

                                                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
                                 EMPOREOR PENGUINS ON ICE
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/education-videos/education-general-2/edu-penguins-bubbles/

 

 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://sco.lt/7UuZiz

 

                                                  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
                                ARKive = 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

 

 ▶   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

 

                                                       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

                                                        VIDEO

                                      BBC Future, March 6, 2013
                               ANTARCTICA:  ENGINE OF THE OCEAN

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130305-antarctica-engine-of-ocean-life

 

 

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

 

March 14, 2012 Mongabay

 ▶   THREE U.S. RETAILERS PLEDGE TO AVOID FISH FROM EMBATTLED ROSS SEA IN THE ANTARCTICA http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0314-hance_rosssea.html

 

 ▶   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

 

June 13, 2013 NASA -
 ▶   WARM OCEAN CAUSING MOST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELF MASS LOSS http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20130613.html

 

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/

 

March 29, 2012 Space Daily
 ▶   WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHELVES TEARING APART AT THE SEAMS http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/West_Antarctic_Ice_Shelves_Tearing_Apart_at_the_Seams_999.html

 

 ▶   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

 

 ▶   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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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/


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



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/


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



                         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 END

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


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


                                                           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


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

 

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


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


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


                                                    VIDEO:

              NO SUPER TRAWLERS.  NOT HERE, NOT ANYWHERE

                                        http://sco.lt/8fhDH7


 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


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

 

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


 

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

 




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