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|3/30/2013 - Plans were unveiled by Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation, for an Ocean Cleanup Array, brought on after launching a school project that analyzed the amount and size of the plastic particles in the ocean's garbage patches.
The Ocean Cleanup Array project has the potential to remove...|
|2/27/2013 - Just when you thought eating fish was iffy enough due to Fukushima radiation, the gulf oil spill, mercury and other toxins found in fish, one of the largest seafood fraud investigations in the world to date has found that 59 percent of the tuna Americans consume is not really tuna. Worse still, most...|
|5/15/2012 - The world's oceans are increasingly becoming dumping grounds for mankind's waste, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Pacific, where amounts of floating plastic garbage have increased 100-fold.
The ocean where so many epic, nation-saving World War II battles were won is now home to increasing...|
|2/25/2012 - The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is far from over, as new reports explains that water samples taken nearly 400 miles off the coast of Japan in the Pacific Ocean are showing radiation levels of up to 1,000 times higher than previous readings. Presenting their findings at the recent Ocean Sciences...|
|12/13/2011 - Things are suddenly heating up again with Fukushima. As we reported yesterday, the southern wall of Fukushima reactor #4 apparently collapsed over the past few days, calling into question the structural integrity of the remainder of the containment building (http://www.naturalnews.com/034387_Fukushima_nuclear_reactor_collapse.html).
|7/18/2011 - Rare earth metals, which have a number of useful applications, are also key elements in the construction of some of the world's leading green technologies. And as these technologies mature, naturally the industries developing them will need more of these metals to keep up with demand.
But until recently,...|
|7/11/2011 - World ecologists, toxicologists and fisheries scientists participating in a workshop staged by the International Programme on the State of the Oceans, IPSO, and the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, at Oxford University, are sounding grim warnings. Overfishing and ocean acidification...|
|6/11/2011 - Recent readings taken roughly 19 miles out to sea from the Fukushima nuclear power facility in Japan have revealed radioisotope levels ten times higher than those measured in the Baltic and Black Seas after the massive Chernobyl disaster. Because Fukushima is much closer to water than the Chernobyl...|
|4/6/2011 - The mass dumping of highly radioactive water (measured at 7.5 million times the normal allowed levels) into the Pacific Ocean is not just an environmental disaster; it's also a violation of international law. The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter,...|
|4/5/2011 - With its massive, ongoing release of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean, Fukushima has become the Deepwater Horizon of the Pacific. As finally admitted by Japanese authorities, Fukushima is releasing massive quantities of radioactive material into the ocean on an ongoing basis.
|4/2/2011 - Populations of phytoplankton are declining across the world as the oceans warm, according to a study conducted by researchers from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and published in the journal Nature.
"What we think is happening is that the oceans are becoming more stratified as the water...|
|11/27/2010 - If industrial carbon dioxide emissions are not drastically scaled back, they will soon cause a crash in the marine food web, coral specialist John Guinotte and colleagues have warned.
The ocean currently absorbs 22 million tons of carbon dioxide per day -- roughly one-third of all carbon dioxide...|
|9/6/2010 - Open-ocean microalgae is responsible for consuming about one fifth of all carbon dioxide taken up by global plant-life, and the oxygen they produce through photosynthesis is essential for the survival of life on Earth. More ocean algae means that more carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere to...|
|9/4/2010 - Noise on the oceans has increased considerably since the 1960s. A 2006 study at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, showed that our underwater world has become a much noisier place than it once was. This noise could be killing ocean life.
The study compared...|
|8/7/2010 - A team of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa believe that ocean water on the Leeward side of the Hawaiian islands -- that is, the downwind side -- can be used to produce clean, renewable energy. They say ocean-based renewable energy plants may one day be able to use both warm and cold...|
|12/23/2009 - Many experts believe that the world's oceans are at a crucial tipping point in which major ecological collapse is imminent. Overfishing, pollution, and general destruction of sea life is putting the oceanic system and its delicate ecosystems in dire straits.
Brian Skerry, an undersea photojournalist...|
|11/14/2009 - As critical for ocean life as coral reefs but less well known, seagrass beds around the planet are also in sharp decline, according to a study conducted by researchers from Australia, Spain and the United States, and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
|10/23/2009 - Overfishing of smaller fish species is leading to widespread famine and even starvation among the ocean's larger predators, according to reports issued by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the ocean conservation group Oceana.
"Scrawny predators -- dolphins, sea bass...|
|7/20/2009 - In order to help protect the food supply of whales, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced a ban on krill harvesting in a wide section of the Pacific Ocean off the coasts of Washington, Oregon and California. The effort is part of NOAA's longstanding attempts...|
|6/5/2009 - The most alarming piece of news this week emerged when investigators of the doomed Air France flight 447 announced they had found "floating debris" from the plane crash, but it turned out to be only floating trash in the ocean. This is, all by itself, a disturbing commentary on the pollution of the...|
|4/27/2009 - Increasing acidity of the oceans due to rising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions pose a major threat to aquatic life, scientists are warning.
"I am very worried for ocean ecosystems which are currently productive and diverse," said Carol Turley of Plymouth Marine Laboratory. "I believe we may be heading...|
|4/6/2009 - The following is a transcription of an exclusive interview with Dr. Boris Worm, Professor of Marine Biology at the Dalhousie University in Halifax, Novascotia. He's the author of the widely-read scientific paper entitled Author of: Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services (Science 3...|
|3/10/2009 - Every corner of the Earth's oceans has been impacted by commercial fishing, and many commercial fisheries are now in a state of collapse, warns Dr. Boris Worm, a prominent marine biologist and primary author of a peer-reviewed paper published in Science entitled, Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean...|
|3/3/2009 - The acidification of the ocean due to the industrial emission of carbon dioxide is destroying the world's coral reefs, a coalition of marine experts has warned in the recently released Honolulu Declaration.
"Coral reefs are at the heart of our tropics, and millions of people around the world depend...|
|2/28/2009 - The success of Moxxor and its green-lipped mussel oil has been nothing short of phenomenal. People across the country and around the world are using the product and experiencing truly impressive results from the health benefits provided by this unique marine omega-3 oil. As a result, Moxxor has quickly...|
|11/9/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, John Hartman shares on Ocean Grown Solution.
Renegade Water Secrets with John Hartman, CEO of OceanGrown Inc, manufacturer of OceanSolution, a mineral-rich...|
|9/14/2008 - An ocean "dead zone" can be compared to a living creature because both will waste away when deprived of nutrients and adequate oxygen. Marine life is becoming nonexistent in certain areas in our oceans and these areas are growing steadily. There were 405 dead zones that were accounted for in 2007. This...|
|9/4/2008 - Research by two Kansas State University scientists could help with the large-scale cultivation and manufacturing of oil-rich algae in oceans for biofuel. K-State's Zhijian "Z.J." Pei, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan, assistant professor...|
|8/14/2008 - In previous articles and product reviews here on NaturalNews, we've covered some astonishing superfoods. The most impressive of those have been derived from microalgae: Astaxanthin, Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae.
Now, a new microalgae product has emerged in the natural products market...|
|7/10/2008 - Based on my other two articles on sea minerals here on NaturalNews, (http://www.naturalnews.com/022278.html) and (http://www.naturalnews.com/022309.html) , I have received a lot of questions from readers on how to make a Sole and how to ocean-farm. In this article I attempt to teach you in plain English...|
|7/6/2008 - Ecologists warn that the most destructive form of fishing is becoming more prevalent, with potentially disastrous consequences for ocean life.
"Industrial fisheries are now going thousands of miles, thousands of feet deep and catching things that live hundreds of years in the least protected place...|
|6/21/2008 - A nose spray made from ocean water provides more symptom relief and lasting improvement in children than over-the-counter cough and cold medications, according to a study published in Archives of Otolaryngology.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Teaching Hospital of Brno in the Czech...|
|3/25/2008 - A swirling, floating garbage dump in the North Pacific Ocean twice the size of the United States has been noticed in recent years and is growing at a swift pace. It is called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The number of plastic pieces in the Pacific Ocean has tripled in the last ten years and the...|
|3/10/2008 - It is twice the size of the continental United States, yet you cannot set foot on it. Scientists have named it "Plastic Soup", and appropriately so. Floating in the Northern Pacific Ocean lays a huge expanse of plastic refuse. This garbage patch is actually two attached areas on either side of Hawaii,...|
|11/21/2007 - If you look at our "family tree" you will find that apes are our "parents", plants are our "grandparents", and the sun and sea our "great grandparents".
The ocean as a plasma
Let's start with our great grandmother, the sea. A French doctor by the name of René Quinton discovered as early as 1897...|
|2/1/2007 - Mike: Hi, everybody. This is Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, joined by David Wolfe.
David Wolfe: How are you doing, Mike?
Mike: I'm doing great, David. For those who don't know who David Wolfe is, let me tell you: This is the raw food pioneer right here. This is a guy who experiments with raw foods,...|
|11/16/2006 - The world's oceans are absorbing excess carbon dioxide emissions, turning them acidic and threatening all forms of sea life, according to climate experts at a recent UN conference on climate change in Kenya.
The oceans have trapped roughly a third of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, said professor...|
|11/2/2006 - A report issued last week by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found that the number of oxygen-starved ocean "dead zones" has increased by more than a third over the last two years.
Dead zones form when microscopic marine plants called phytoplankton -- which act as the backbone...|
|8/16/2006 - Ocean experts told a Senate panel last week that the oceans are in bad shape and getting worse, and called on Congress to enforce recommendations to support ocean research and increase funding for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).
Experts say industrial pollution, coastal runoff...|
|8/1/2006 - The pollution of the world's oceans is extracting a price from ocean life and human life -- scientists say a dangerous "toxic slime" is rising up from the depths.
One such symptom is a mutated strain of a 2.7-billion-year-old cyanobacteria known as fireweed, which has stricken Moreton Bay fishermen...|
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|8/7/2004 - The health of the world's oceans is being destroyed by human beings, and a new group called the Seaweed Rebels wants to do something about it. It's all part of the so-called "blue movement" that hopes to raise awareness of the destruction now being dished out onto the oceans by mankind.
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