Category Archives: Oceans

Sewage Sludge On Crops A Public Health Disaster

Contamination Spreading Brain Disease In Humans, Wildlife and Livestock In 1972, world leaders realized that dumping millions of tons of sewage sludge into the oceans killed entire underwater ecosystems. Some nations stopped the dumping immediately, while others did not. The U.S., for … Continue reading

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Skin Care Products, Cosmetics Must Eliminate Microbeads

Microbeads Causing Environmental Damage A total ban on the use of tiny plastic beads in products that enter wastewater is the best way to protect water quality, wildlife, and resources. Avoiding plastic also can help protect your skin and overall … Continue reading

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Antarctic Melting Faster Than Predicted

Sea Levels Will Rise Three Feet A large section of the mighty West Antarctica ice sheet has begun falling apart and its continued melting now appears to be unstoppable, two groups of scientists reported on Monday. If the findings hold … Continue reading

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Blackfish Movie Inspires College Students To Confront SeaWorld

Blackfish Movie Drowning SeaWorld Through the years, college campuses nationwide have birthed a variety of student-led protests. Currently, many individuals on and off college campuses are in an uproar over the 2013 documentary “Blackfish,” which tells the tale of Tilikum, … Continue reading

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California Fishery Killing Endangered Whales

Fishery Among Deadliest For Marine Mammals A federal report released today ranks California’s drift gill net fishery one of the nation’s deadliest fisheries for marine mammals. The National Marine Fisheries Service says that on average, 3.2 endangered sperm whales are … Continue reading

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Taiji, Japan Killing And Stealing Dolphins

The Cove Is A Nightmare For Dolphins Each year from September to May more than 20,000 dolphins are slaughtered in Japan. Fishermen round them up by the hundreds using sound barriers to disorient and herd the frantic pods into hidden lagoons … Continue reading

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Navy Program Kill Whales & Dolphins

Technology Lethal To Many Sea Mammals The US National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) – the federal agency charged with protecting whales and dolphins – has announced its intentions to give the US Navy a series of permits that will allow … Continue reading

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