OCEAN PLASTIC CLEANUP- Innovative Thinking!

mukeshbalani.com | “You heard it here first…if you haven’t already heard it elsewhere”… The Massive Project to Clean Up the Ocean With a Two-Kilometer Screen Every year, eight million metric tons of plastic enter the ocean, threatening just about every marine species and ecosystem. As the global population grows and countries develop, this is only […]

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UN to Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution!

Center for International Environmental Law News Release UN Initiative Agrees to Spearhead Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution NAIROBI. Efforts to address global plastic pollution took a significant step forward today as world governments agreed to establish a specialist group tasked with examining options to combat marine plastic pollution. In a resolution adopted at the 3rd […]

via UN To Fight Against Marine Plastic Pollution — Natural History Wanderings

Florida Sewage Dumped into Ocean…

== Leak from massive Miami ocean sewage pipe left unfixed for a year | Miami Herald UPDATED JULY 31, 2017 11:00 PM A massive ocean outfall pipe intended to dump partially treated human waste in deep water far from Miami has instead been leaking in shallow water within a mile of tony Fisher […]

via Ocean Outfall in FL — Solutions – Solutii

Grand Canyon Uranium Mining Ban…

Celebration of the ruling by environmentalist has been tempered by expectations that the Trump administration will side with mining interests to end the ban A powerful tribunal ruled on Tuesday that an Obama-era ban on new uranium mines around the Grand Canyon should stay in place, though celebration on the environment side was tempered by […]

via Court upholds Obama-era ban on new Grand Canyon uranium mines — ViralNews.blog

China’s Escalating Global Investments and Wildlife-a must read!

Written by Bill Laurance. Many observers of China’s escalating global program of foreign investment and infrastructure development are crossing their fingers and hoping for the best. In an ideal world, China’s unbridled ambitions will improve economic growth, food security and social development in many poor nations, as well as enriching itself.

via China’s growing footprint threatens to trample the natural world — China Policy Institute: Analysis

Horrific Bird Casualty Numbers!

Birdlife International reports Every year, an estimated 400,000 seabirds worldwide are killed after getting unintentionally snared in gillnets while diving for food. A new review highlights that even penguins – the master swimmers of the avian world – aren’t safe from their clutches, and points the way to where the threat is most acute. Read […]

via Tangled and drowned: new study links penguin declines with fishing activity — Natural History Wanderings

YUKON WATERSHED PROTECTED!

National Geographic reports A Canadian Supreme Court decision spares the massive Peel Watershed from development and mining. Environmental and indigenous groups are cheering a landmark decision by Canada’s highest court on Friday, which ordered the Yukon Territorial Government to abide by a negotiated plan to preserve one of the largest intact wilderness areas in North […]

via Yukon’s Peel Watershed Wilderness Protected in Canadian Supreme Court Ruling for Native Tribes — Natural History Wanderings