Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: fish

50% of US lakes and rivers are too polluted for swimming,...

A new report from the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) finds the country has fallen far short of the Clean Water Act's goal.

New research shows just how many fish are eating plastic

A new study reveals that certain kinds of fish are more likely to have ingested plastic—including hundreds of species people depend on for food.

Trump administration lifts ban on GE salmon

The GE salmon could be in grocery stores as soon as 2020.

Microplastics accumulate in bodies of shellfish within hours, new study reveals

“Understanding whether plastic particles are absorbed across biological membranes and accumulate within internal organs is critical for assessing the risk these particles pose to both organism and human health."

Progressive Briefing for Monday, October 8

Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food and water, Trump's pick for energy innovation is invested in Big Oil, and Susan Collins' challenger raises millions after vote for Kavanaugh.

Humans, fish and other animals are consuming microfibers in our food...

As tiny fibers shed from synthetic textiles invade our bodies, researchers scramble to identify potential threats.

GOP-controlled House passes bill to eviscerate nation’s marine ecosystems, fisheries

If the bill becomes law, it "would reverse decades of bipartisan progress towards preventing overfishing and rebuilding fish populations, harming the health of our marine ecosystems and the coastal communities who depend on them."

To Native culture, the salmon decision means more than a treaty...

How indigenous food is tied to important sacred stories.

Scientists launch groundbreaking study on health risks of microplastics in seafood

Studies have already found that sea salt can be rich in plastic and that we likely consume the tiny bits that get embedded in many types of seafood.

Climate change is making fish smaller

As ocean temperatures climb, many species of fish – tuna among them – likely will shrink.

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Nuclear fusion won’t save the climate

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Why the deep state hates Putin

Since World War II, America’s knee-jerk response to any diplomatic challenge has been to bully or bomb.

Four dark secrets about America

What America needs is a thorough transformation and a reset of the economic and political systems, which are now on dangerous and unsustainable paths.

‘Just the next step’ toward justice for Tyre Nichols: Memphis police shutter SCORPION unit

Attorneys for Nichols' family called the move "appropriate and proportional" in response to his death and urged other cities to follow suit but also stressed that "misconduct is not restricted to these specialty units."

Largest fossil fuel plant in New York City could become nation’s first to convert...

“The repowering of Ravenswood with offshore wind is a community-driven approach to invest in a disadvantaged community and support New York in meeting its clean energy and economic goals.”