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Posted by on in Oil Spill
The BP Oil Spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010 has affected an incredible number of human lives, in various ways, but we must also consider the negative impacts of the BP Oil Spill on Animals as well. When animals are affected, human beings become affected as well. We are all...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Dr Jason Hall-Spencer, of Plymouth University, says that the combination of ocean acidification and rising water temperatures kills off corals, shellfish and other valuable marine life – posing a risk to industries such as fishing and tourism.   Dr Hall-Spencer addressed the Annual Meeti...
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Posted by on in Animals
ISLAMABAD: A British scientist arrived in Karachi on Friday to examine and record the details of the 11-metre long whale shark that was towed by local fishermen to the Karachi Fish Harbour from the open sea earlier this week.   He is being accompanied by a documentary production team to tape ...
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The current trend of increasing ocean acidification, which threatens fisheries around the world, is driven mainly by man-made changes and is higher even than that seen at the end of the last ice age, some 11,000 year ago, a study has said. Much of the carbon released by human activity ends up in the...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  For the past 18 years, the NFL has been working to decrease the environmental footprint of the largest annual sporting event in the U.S. — the Super Bowl. Two years ago, we wrote about several initiatives aimed at reducing the events’ impacts. Last year, we covered how Super Bowl XLV was s...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Mark Tercek knows a thing or two about money. For years he worked at the mega investment firm Goldman Sachs, where he headed the Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets divisions, and later went on to found the company’s Center for Environmental Markets. Since 2008, he’s been the president and ...
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Posted by on in Animals
  Of all the remarkable species that inhabit the Amazon river basin, few are as iconic or as threatened as Amazon river dolphins. For decades, the pinkish hued dolphins have been targeted by fishermen who view the skilled aquatic hunters as competitors for food -- leading to thousands o...
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Posted by on in Food
  The Ivory Coast is the world's largest cocoa producer, providing about 43 percent of the world's cocoa. According to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, there were about 284,000 children working on cocoa farms in hazardous conditions in 2002. U.S. cocoa manufactures such a...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Rescue teams have been working around the clock to clean up an oil spill in waters off the coast of Tjörn, an island community of around 15,000 people, in southwestern Sweden. It's the worst spill in the area since 1987.   Coastguards on nine ships are using brush skimmers to remove oil fr...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Campaigners disappointed as White House says 1,700-mile pipeline will not cause significant environmental damage The proposed pipeline will carry oil from the tar sands of Alberta (above) to the Texas coast. Photograph: Jeff McIntosh/AP   The Obama administration has given an impor...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
  Timed with the re-release of the blockbuster film Avatar in theaters last week, director James Cameron has joined forces with Amazon Watch to get the word out about "A Message from Pandora" and the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of th...
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Posted by on in Oil Spill
Oil giant BP is set to take another battering after a US judge ruled thousands of fishermen and business owners hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster could sue for punitive damages, it has been reported. Judge Carl Barbier, who is considering some 500 cases against BP and its main co-defenda...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The deep sea is in trouble. A recent study has found that it's being damaged by human activities, and that this is only likely to get worse. Scientists are now calling for better management and conservation of entire deep-sea ecosystems. It's so 'out of sight, out of mind' that people have used the...
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