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Ocean is Threatened by CO2 Emissions

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Ocean is Threatened by CO2 Emissions

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - July 3, 2015

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, more…

Meet the Bristlemouth, the Most Plentiful Vertebrate on Earth

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Meet the Bristlemouth, the Most Plentiful Vertebrate on Earth

Source: New York Times/William J. Broad - July 2, 2015

Habitats on land — rain forests, steppes, woodlands, deserts, alpine meadows, all well explored over the centuries — make up less than 1 percent of more…

Three Whales Entangled in Fishing Gear Saved in a Week

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Three Whales Entangled in Fishing Gear Saved in a Week

Source: CTV Vancouver/St. John Alexander - July 1, 2015

For the third time in a week, rescuers have freed an entangled whale off the B.C. coast.

The latest distressed whale was spotted on Sunday more…

Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

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Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

Source: Inter Press Service/Desmond Brown - June 30, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (IPS) - The Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada is following the example of its bigger neighbours Belize and Jamaica in taking action more…

Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

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Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

Source: AP/Michael R. Blood and Brian Melley - June 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill -- oil was more…

Final Result of Mysterious Death of 1,300 Birds in Chile is Unknown

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Final Result of Mysterious Death of 1,300 Birds in Chile is Unknown

Source: SILive/Todd Simmons - June 26, 2015

It appears that we will never know the cause death of the 1,300 birds that were discovered May 18th on the beach at Conception. Chile. At more…

Gaping Vortex In Midwest Lake has US Army Corps of Engineers Scratching Their Heads

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Gaping Vortex In Midwest Lake has US Army Corps of Engineers Scratching Their Heads

Source: Business Insider/Tanya Lewis - June 25, 2015

Like something straight out of "The Twilight Zone", a swirling vortex has opened up in a giant lake on the border of Oklahoma and Texas.

more…

Manhattan Beach Tar Balls Linked to Refugio Beach Oil Spill

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Manhattan Beach Tar Balls Linked to Refugio Beach Oil Spill

Source: Patch/Paige Austin - June 24, 2015

A tar sample taken from Manhattan Beach last month has been traced for the first time to the Santa Barbara oil spill, a U.S. Department more…

10 Lessons Learned About Tackling Plastic Ocean Waste

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10 Lessons Learned About Tackling Plastic Ocean Waste

Source: The Guardian/Hannah Gould - June 23, 2015

1. We can’t keep up with waste management

More than 50% of ocean plastics are coming from rapidly developing geographies around the world, where population more…

The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here, and Humans are the Cause

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The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here, and Humans are the Cause

Source: AFP/Erin Brodwin - June 22, 2015

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.
This more…

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