Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: oceans

Enough commercial fishing gear lost in ocean each year to stretch...

The amount of gear lost annually includes more than 25 million traps and pots and almost 14 billion longline hooks.

Ships are dumping oil up to 3,000x per year in Europe’s...

“Whether it is a lack of resources by relevant national authorities, or flaws in EMSA’s accountability system, bilge dumping remains an uncomfortable and toxic reality in our oceans.”

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

Nearly 29,000 tons of COVID plastic now floats in the oceans,...

A new study calculates for the first time how much of that waste is ending up in the oceans and what it is doing once it gets there.

East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising...

Here’s a quick explanation of two main ways climate change is affecting oceans levels and their threat to the world’s coasts.

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."

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How corporations hope to eviscerate workers’ right to strike

Corporations so fear this kind of worker power that they’re asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rig the scales and help them kill future strikes before they even begin.

‘Death sentence for women and families’: US court blocks domestic violence gun ban

The court ruled that the law prohibiting people with domestic violence restraining orders from owning guns "fails to pass constitutional muster," and that the ban is an outlier "that our ancestors never would have accepted."

Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

Department of Veteran Affairs exceeds goal of providing safe, stable homes to veterans in...

The VA permanently housed 40,401 homeless veterans.

Nearly 14,000 Nigerian farmers and fishers sue Shell for destroying their livelihoods with oil...

Individuals and institutions from two communities have filed claims against Shell, calling on the company to clean up the devastating pollution and compensate them for its effects.