Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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Court order blocks Shell’s seismic surveys off South Africa’s Wild Coast

A South African court has ordered oil giant Shell to suspend plans for seismic blasting along the country’s Wild Coast, in a decision hailed by environmentalists.

Humpbacks, endangered for the last 25 years, are returning in record...

“2021 has been a banner year for female humpbacks coming into the Salish Sea with new calves.”

The hopeful return of polar whales

The scale of this industrial harvest completely decimated many populations of large whales in the Southern Ocean.

Canada passes ‘Free Willy’ bill banning whale and dolphin captivity

"Today is a really good day for animals in Canada."

‘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?"

Humpback whales are falling silent and the reason will make you...

The new study, published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE, adds more evidence that human-generated noise pollution interferes with marine life.

Half the world’s killer whale populations at risk from toxic chemicals

Ten out of the world's 19 killer whale populations were rapidly dwindling, the study found.

Conservationists fear Japan’s ‘blatant’ attempt to overturn whaling moratorium could be...

"Member countries must stand together and push progress towards whale protection, not let this commission be pulled back into the bygone era of commercial whaling."

Lawsuit launched against Trump EPA for approving fracking waste dumping into...

At least 10 fracking chemicals routinely used in offshore fracking could kill or harm a broad variety of marine species, including marine mammals and fish.

Hundreds of whales stranded on New Zealand beach

Whale stranding is quite common in this area around this time of year, but the recent numbers are shocking.

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Climate change costs to hit $38 trillion annually by 2050

New study reveals stark economic disparities as global warming intensifies, disproportionately affecting the world's poorest nations.

Children among hundreds found in new mass grave at Gaza hospital

A horrifying discovery in Khan Younis raises alarms about the profound toll of ongoing hostilities on the most vulnerable.

Senator Sanders proposes major cuts to Israeli military aid amid human rights concerns

Amid accusations of genocide and widespread human rights abuses, Senator Bernie Sanders champions amendments to halt offensive military funding to Israel, sparking a critical Senate debate.

Historic Gaza protests at Columbia U. enter day 6; campus protests spread across country

Solidarity protests and encampments have now sprouted up on campuses across the country, including at Yale, MIT, Tufts, NYU, The New School and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Senators unveil landmark bill to ban junk food ads aimed at kids amid rising...

Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Peter Welch propose the Childhood Diabetes Reduction Act, targeting junk food advertisements to combat the escalating diabetes and obesity epidemic among children.