Friday, September 24, 2021

Tag: oceans

Life below water—the UN calls for action on ocean protection

Ahead of World Oceans Day 2021 and the second UN Ocean Conference next year, UN officials stressed the need for ‘clear, transformative and actionable’ solutions to the ocean crisis.

Plastic pollution raises beach temperatures, threatening marine life, study finds

The problem is only likely to get worse unless something is done to stem the plastic tide.

Who’s to blame for the lawbreaking and habitat destruction in US...

We disrespect the Earth’s oceans at our own peril.

You don’t want to imagine an ocean without coral reefs—but you...

Scientists call the coral reefs the “rainforests of the sea,” because coral reefs—like rainforests—are highly diverse ecosystems; their destruction would lead to the extinction of a large number of species.

New report reveals plastic crisis affects on marine mammals and sea...

"While there may never be a complete account of the fate of all marine animals impacted by plastic, this report paints a grim picture."

Trump signs executive order greenlighting ‘corporate takeover of our oceans while...

Environmental groups sued the EPA over the move, which they condemned as a "free pass for polluters."

Our Vanishing World: Oceans

Every person on Earth depends directly on the ocean. Yet human activity is destroying it. You can make choices that make a difference. Or leave it to others.

Leaked IPCC report warns of the future of oceans in climate...

This topic will be discussed at the Global Landscapes Forum New York 2019. Learn more about how to join here.

Sea turtles are mistaking plastic pollution for food

"Research like this helps us understand what sea turtles are eating, and whether certain kinds of plastic are being ingested more than others."

Court upholds ban on offshore drilling, Trump administration shelves plan to...

"This decision is the result of constant pressure from coastal communities, environmental groups, and elected officials who made it abundantly clear that offshore oil and gas drilling is dangerous, unwanted, and a threat to our economy and way of life."

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China – Cultural revolution 2.0 and great leap backward?

Young people in China and America face similar problems. Both countries need a profound revolution but it must be real and ground up, not a populist sham from those in power.

How an ancient irrigation method makes sustainable life possible in the U.S. Southwest

Time-proven acequia irrigation systems already in use in New Mexico make it possible for people to thrive in arid regions.

“We are unstoppable!” Some of the lessons from Occupy Wallstreet, 10 years later

“One of the main contributions of Occupy was ‘the 99 percent.’”

Babies poop has ten times more microplastics than in adults, study finds

“Unfortunately, with the modern lifestyle, babies are exposed to so many different things for which we don't know what kind of effect they can have later in their life.”

WHO updates Air Quality Guidelines

The WHO determined that air pollution inflicts on human health at even lower concentrations than previously understood.