EPA Gives Notice To Dozens Scientific Advisory Board Members  — Natural History Wanderings

The Washington Post reports The Environmental Protection Agency has given notice to dozens of scientists that they will not be renewed in their roles in advising the agency, continuing a scientific shake-up that has already triggered resignations and charges from some researchers that the administration is politicizing the agency. Read full story at: EPA just gave notice to […]

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SCOTTISH FISHING AT RISK?

A leading Aberdeenshire Councillor has asked for the North East Scotland’s Fisheries forum, NESFDP, to examine the growing problem of marine polution from plastics and it’s implications not only for the environment but it’s impact on the Scottish seafood industry that sustains many communities in NE Scotland. “Currently there is an estimate that there is […]

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Ocean Victories and a Thank You — Sheila Hurst

These days we need to do everything we can to protect and restore the ocean. One of the reasons I love nonprofit groups like Oceana and the Ocean Conservancy is that they work with politicians, lawyers, and businesses from all over the world to create real environmental change. So for some good news, here are a few […]

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A HUGE PROBLEM, not easy to fix!

A leading Aberdeenshire Councillor has asked for the North East Scotland’s Fisheries forum, NESFDP, to examine the growing problem of marine polution from plastics and it’s implications not only for the environment but it’s impact on the Scottish seafood industry that sustains many communities in NE Scotland. “Currently there is an estimate that there is […]

via FUTURE OF FISHING WORRY AS PLASTIC POLUTION RISES — Paul Johnston – An Independent for Aberdeenshire Council

PLASTIC POLLUTION, UGH!

A current hot topic is Plastic pollution, there is growing concern surrounding plastic pollution and with good reason, Microplastic has been reported in every major open ocean and many freshwater lakes and rivers (Rochman Et Al, 2015). What are microplastics and why are they a problem? The size of plastic pollution (Macroplastic – (>5mm), Microplastic – […]

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Endangered Species Act!

National Geographic reports The U.S. Endangered Species Act has saved more than 200 species from extinction—but business and political interests want to scuttle it. Read story at Inside the Effort to Kill Protections for Endangered Animals

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SEABIRDS AND PLASTIC GARBAGE!

NPR reported on why seabirds are drawn to eating plastic The fact that sea animals and birds eat floating plastic has long puzzled biologists. Their best guess was that it looks like food. But the new evidence suggests that for a lot of birds, plastic actually smells like food. Read story at Why Seabirds Love To Gobble […]

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