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Environmentally conscious Hawaii bans plastic bags

About 500 billion to one trillion plastic bags are used worldwide every year. Of that number, more than 380 billion are used in the U.S. alone. Plastic bags are a big business in the U.S., but the environmental threat posed by them is even bigger.

Worldwide numbers for marine life are inaccurate

It's time to rethink how we classify species in marine ecosystems, say two University of Windsor ecologists in the University of Windsor's Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research.

Australian government gives thousands per day on shark kills

After the first kill of the shark cull in Western Australia, news came out that a single fisherman will receive $610,000 Australian dollars in a year.

Climate change to cause major loss of marine life by 2100

Southampton - Using advanced climate modelling, new research predicts climate change will have a profound impact on deep-sea marine life. Even the most remote ecosystems in the ocean deeps are likely to be affected by climate change, says a new study.

Unseen dangers from the Japanese tsunami may linger for decades

The debris from the tsunami which struck eastern Japan two years ago today could still be washing up on the western seaboard of Canada and the United States decades from now with, as yet, unknown consequences for marine life.

450-million-year-old fossil found in Tennessee woman's yard

Smyrna - A Tennessee woman discovered the 10 pound rock she has been using as a door stop for the past 15 years was much more unique than she first believed.

Marine life saved, relocated following Hurricane Sandy

Newport - New York and New Jersey were not the only areas damaged by Hurricane Sandy, in fact, Rhode Island's Save the Bay Aquarium was heavily damaged, leaving 300 animals homeless.

Cleaning up Marseille beach, one cigarette butt at a time

Marseille - A recent Surfrider Foundation cleanup, at Prado beaches, near the city of Marseille on France’s Mediterranean coast was designed to highlight the insidious effects of one particular source of pollution – cigarette butts.

Scientists: Marine life at high-risk of extinction

An expert panel of scientists discovered the world's oceans are at a high risk of entering a phase of extinction unprecedented in human history.

Philippines mulls $1 million penalty for coral reef destruction

The owners of a Panamanian-registered cargo ship that ran aground off the coast of Sarangani province in the Philippines may be asked to pay at least $1 million for damaging the reef in a protected area of the country.

Radiation levels spike in seawater around Japan nuclear plant

Tokyo - The Nuclear Safety Agency of Japan confirmed on Saturday that radioactivity levels measured in the seawater surrounding the nuclear plants in Fukushima.

80 pilot whales beached in New Zealand, half are dead

A second mass beaching of whales in a month has occurred in New Zealand. This time 80 pilot whales have beached at Spirits Bay at the tip of New Zealand's North Island.

Marine Life Census offers glimpse of life underwater

After 10 years of work, a team of 360 scientists worldwide studying everything from the tiny algae to the largest whale has concluded that there are some 230,000 known species inhabiting the earth’s oceans, and another million or so as yet undiscovered.

Gentle Whale Sharks of the Philippines get president's attention

Philippine president Gloria Arroyo has just taken a bold step in the preservation of whale sharks by issuing an order directing all concerned agencies of government to protect migratory whale sharks locally known as 'Butanding'.

University of Alberta: Volcanic eruptions wiped out marine life 93 million years ago

University of Alberta scientists claim the mass extinction of animals and plants was due to undersea volcanic eruptions, which altered the chemistry of the sea as well as the atmosphere.

Predatory Crabs, Fish Set to Return to Antarctic waters

Predatory crabs and fish are poised to return to warming Antarctic waters for the first time in millions of years, threatening the shallow marine ecosystems surrounding Antarctica. Antarctic marine communities resemble the primeval waters.

The Dolphin Murders

Dolphins are playful and intelligent as well as being one of the most social creatures in the sea. It is now being discovered that Dolphins are also brutal killers, killing baby porpoises as well as their own young.
 

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