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Category: Ecosystem Destruction

Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts

Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts

A new publication on the impacts of deep-seabed mining by 13 prominent deep-sea biologists, led by University of Hawai’i at M?noa oceanography professor Craig Smith, seeks to dispel scientific misconceptions that have led to miscalculations of the likely effects of commercial operations to extract minerals from the seabed.

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Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded ship leaks oil

The island nation of Mauritius has declared a “state of environmental emergency” after a vessel offshore began leaking oil into the ocean.

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Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Nearly 10 years after the Tohoku-oki earthquake and tsunami devastated Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant and triggered an unprecedented release radioactivity into the ocean, radiation levels have fallen to safe levels in all but the waters closest to the shuttered power plant.

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Shining a Light on Important Realities – STOP Disney: Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

Shining a Light on Important Realities – STOP Disney: Last Chance for Lighthouse Point

The Last Chance for Lighthouse Point campaign recently wrote a letter urging Disney to supplement its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the project to include comprehensive analyses of the impacts associated with these issues: climate change, COVID-19, and environmental injustice.

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Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide

In the biggest study of its kind, scientists found an absence of sharks that live near coral reefs in 58 countries. But there is hope.

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Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

Number of overfished stocks in the U.S. reaches all time low

The number of domestic fish stocks listed as overfished has reached an all-time low, with three species of West Coast rockfish rebuilt to sustainable levels, according to the 2017 Status of U.S. Fisheries report to Congress.

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Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Alarm over discovery of hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels near Galápagos Islands

Ecuador has sounded the alarm after its navy discovered a huge fishing fleet of mostly Chinese-flagged vessels some 200 miles from the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

Trump administration signals controversial mine can move ahead, reversing Obama-era position

A controversial gold and copper mine proposed in Alaska was given a major push forward Friday as the Trump administration issued a final report concluding the Pebble Mine project would not cause long-term harm to one of the world’s largest remaining salmon runs.

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Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Most polar bears to disappear by 2100, study predicts

Melting Arctic sea ice could cause starvation and reproductive failure for many as early as 2040, scientists warn.

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