Deep Sea Mining Threatens More Than The Seafloor

By Climate and Capitalism. -

Interest in deep-sea mining for copper, cobalt, zinc, manganese, and other valuable metals has grown substantially in the last decade and mining activities are anticipated to begin soon. Deep-sea [...]

Activists Charged With Felonies After Delivering Formosa Plastic Pollution To Lobbyists

By Julie Dermansky and Sharon Kelly, Desmog Blog. -

Two Louisiana environmental activists, Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, were taken in handcuffs and leg irons from a Baton Rouge police station to jail after they voluntarily surrendered themselves [...]

Tired Of ‘Writing Obituaries For Coral Reefs,’ Surfing Scientists Find Ways To Save Them

By Raul Quintana, Conservation. -

Grim reports and unsettling headlines paint a bleak future for Earth’s coral reefs, which are projected to be wiped out by the end of the century due to climate change and pollution.  But [...]

New Climate Data Points To Mass Extermination

By Jennifer Chu, News.mit.edu -

In the brain, when neurons fire off electrical signals to their neighbors, this happens through an “all-or-none” response. The signal only happens once conditions in the cell breach a certain [...]

Campaigner Calling For The Final Straw

By Hannah Wilkinson, www.jmu-journalism.org.uk -

By Hannah Wilkinson for JMU Journalism - A Wirral man who has devoted his career to helping and protecting sealife is calling on businesses to help in the fight to keep local waterways safe and [...]

Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have Of Global Warming

By Sabrina Shankman and Paul Horn, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Sabrina Shankman and Paul Horn for Inside Climate News - Earth's temperature is rising, and it isn't just in the air around us. More than 90 percent of the excess heat trapped by greenhouse [...]

Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

By Dahr Jamail, www.truth-out.org -

By Dahr Jamail for Truthout - When Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a triple-core meltdown in March 2011 as the result of devastating earthquake, most people had no idea this was [...]

Fukushima Plant Releasing 770,000 Tons Radioactive Water Into Ocean

By Dahr Jamail, www.truthout.org -

By Dahr Jamail for TruthOut. When Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a triple-core meltdown in March 2011 as the result of devastating earthquake, most people had no idea this was [...]

A Campaign To Eliminate Plastic Straws Is Sucking In Thousands Of Converts

By Darryl Fears, www.washingtonpost.com -

By Darryl Fears for The Washington Post - Straws are among the most common plastic items volunteers clean from beaches, along with bottles, bags and cups, conservationists say. Americans use half [...]

Australian Oil Well Leaked Into Ocean For Months – But Spill Kept Secret

By Michael Slezak, www.theguardian.com -

By Michael Slezak for The Guardian - An offshore oil and gas well in Australia leaked oil continuously into the ocean for two months in 2016, releasing an estimated 10,500 litres. But the spill [...]

Navy’s Use Of Depleted Uranium In Coastal Waters Threatens Humans, Wildlife

By Dahr Jamail, www.truth-out.org -

By Dahr Jamail for Truthout - Earlier this month, Truthout reported that the US Navy is knowingly introducing toxic metals and chemicals into the environment during its war game exercises. Sheila [...]

Ocean Waves Could Supply World’s Power And Drinking Water

By Alexander Reed Kelly, www.truth-out.org -

By Alexander Reed Kelly for Truth Dig - A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially a [...]

Surveying Damage On World Oceans Day

By Deirdre Fulton, www.commondreams.org -

By Deirdre Fulton for Common Dreams - Threatened by climate change, pollution, overfishing, and oil spills, the world's oceans are suffering, scientists warned on Wednesday—the day designated by [...]

Bad Idea: Using Tires To Create An Artificial Reef

By Laura Goldman, www.care2.com -

By Laura Goldman for Care2. Perceived as a win-win way to get rid of the tires filling Florida landfills by putting them to use as an artificial reef off the coast of Fort Lauderdale, about two [...]

17 Of The Worst Corporate Crimes In 2015

By Phil Mattera for Dirt Diggers Digest. The ongoing corporate crime wave showed no signs of abating in 2015. BP paid a record $20 billion to settle the remaining civil charges relating to the [...]

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