Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tag: marine life

Human noise pollution is harming ocean creatures

Noise from vessels, sonar, seismic surveys and construction can damage marine animals' hearing, change their behaviors and, in some cases, threaten their ability to survive.

‘Was that disruptive?’ congressman blasts air horn to make seismic testing...

"What if you depended on sound for hunting your food and for communication? Do you think it would be disruptive?"

Biological annihilation

To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

New UK study proves plastic bag legislation is working

"Great to see less plastic bags in our oceans, but we need the government to put an end to the use of all avoidable single-use plastic by 2025."

Zinke recommends opening up pacific national monuments to commercial fishing

Many scientists see marine reserves as crucial to the health of surrounding waters, giving fishing populations the space they need to grow.

Acidifying oceans a bad trip for marine ecosystems

A new study is one of the few to investigate what ocean acidification might do to fish communities.

Republican governor against Trump’s offshore oil plans

With South Carolina’s economy dependent on coastal business, such as fishing and tourism, any damage to the coast could have a major impact on the state.

VICTORY: Fracking Permits Halted in California

There will be no more fracking in California's offshore waters, at least until the U.S. Department of Interior can analyze the impacts of fracking on the environment.

These Are the Most Dangerous Kinds of Plastic Polluting the Ocean

A new study identifies the 20 most deadly forms of plastic killing sea turtles, marine mammals, and sea birds.

A Toxic Threat Is Killing Off Europe’s Killer Whales and Dolphins

Researchers find high exposure to PCBs could drive some marine mammal to extinction.

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The Donald also rises?

For all practical purposes, right-wing populists will have taken over the world.

Personal interview: Finian Cunningham—What are the prospects for peace?

Finian Cunningham focuses on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time and the role of everyday citizens in affecting the relationship the U.S. now has and will have with the rest of the world community.

Overturning Roe v. Wade isn’t just about abortion

It’s also about access to family planning services, contraception, sex education and much else—all of which have also been under threat in recent years.

Plastic trash in the ocean is a global problem, and the US is the...

A study published in 2020 that concluded that the U.S. is the largest global source of plastic waste, including plastics shipped to other countries that later are mismanaged.

As executives hike prices, US corporations rake in biggest profits since 1950

"Corporations can get away with it because they have too much power in the economy."