Oceans of Plastic…

Every minute, huge quantities of plastic gets dumped in our oceans. What practical steps can we take to avoid this?

via The Sunday Supplement: Ocean Plastic — Life Sentences

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Lets Not Kill Our Precious Natural Spaces With Too Many People.

The New York Times reports the number of park visitors has reached an unprecedented level, leaving many tourists frustrated and many environmentalists concerned about the toll of overcrowding. Read full story at National Parks Struggle With a Mounting Crisis: Too Many Visitors

via National Parks Struggle With Overcrowding — Natural History Wanderings

MICRO PLASTICS/ZOOPLANKTON

With the long awaited Blue Planet 2 series around the corner, its presenter David Attenborough describes the heart-breaking tale of watching a breeding albatross mistakenly trying to feed plastic to her chick 1,2. Unfortunately these events are not uncommon, but dumping plastic into our oceans may be having another serious and yet unseen consequence. Take […]

via Microplastics and Zooplankton — Marine Anthropocene

BRAZIL FOREST FIRES…

September considered more fires than any month on record, as experts say uptick is due to expansion of agriculture and reduction of oversight and surveillance Brazil has watched more forest flames in September than in any single month since records began, and authorities have warned that 2017 could outshine the worst year on record if […]

via Brazil’s worst month ever for forest fires blamed on human activity — ViralNews.blog

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Static?

Global emissions of climate-warming carbon dioxide remained static in 2016, a welcome sign that the world is making at least some progress in the battle against global warming by halting the long-term rising trend. All of the world’s biggest emitting nations, except India, saw falling or static carbon emissions due to less coal burning and increasing renewable energy, […]

via Greenhouse gas emissions — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

JAPAN CONTINUES TO HUNT WHALES!

channelnewsasia A Japanese whaling ship leaves the port of Shimonoseki in December 2015. (Photo: AFP/Jiji Press) 26 Sep 2017 04:39PM (Updated: 26 Sep 2017 05:22PM) TOKYO: Japan said on Tuesday (Sep 26) it killed 177 whales off its northeast coast in an annual hunt that sparks anger among animal rights activists and others. Three ships […]

via Japan kills 177 whales in Pacific campaign: Government — CVD

Scientists Speak UP For Australian Ocean Conservation

Conservationist and 1,461 other scientists release statement describing Australia’s oceans as a ‘global asset’ that must be protected, https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/27/david-suzuki-australia-sickening-threat-to-marine-reserves-undermines-global-protection Guardian,Michael Slezak, 26 Sept 17, Growing global momentum to protect the world’s oceans from overfishing could be undermined by Australia, warns renowned conservationist David Suzuki and more than 1,461 other scientists.David Suzuki: Australia’s ‘sickening’ threat to marine reserves […]

via 1461 scientists speak up for saving Australia’ oceans — Antinuclear