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|7/23/2016 - There's a reason why humanity has an almost universal affinity for water: It's good for the soul, and even better for the brain. Researchers from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand found that people who live near blue spaces, meaning lakes, oceans and beaches, fare better in the mental health...|
|7/14/2016 - A report issued by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) last month showed that the Obama administration issued more than 1,200 licenses for offshore fracking in the years from 2010 to 2014. Those with even the slightest familiarity with the effects of fracking will surely find this outrageous,...|
|12/17/2015 - The alarming findings that levels of Fukushima radiation off the North American coast are higher now than they have ever been, is being spun by the press as an issue of no concern.
In March 2011, Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered multiple meltdowns following a massive earthquake...|
|12/14/2015 - The Marine Mammal Center rescued over a hundred sea lions in a 10-day period off the West Coast of California in the winter of 2015. The influx of stranded sea lions is a sign that the health of the ocean is deteriorating. From January 1 to February 12, 2015, National Geographic counted nearly 500 rescued...|
|12/11/2015 - Life has been discovered in an environment with no oxygen, no light and almost no nutrients -- 8,000 feet below the surface of the ocean floor. The findings came from the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and were presented at the America Geophysical Union 2014 Fall Meeting.
|8/10/2015 - Whales have been dropping like flies in the Gulf of Alaska. Approximately nine whale carcasses were sighted in late May and early June. Now, fisherman have spotted five more decomposing whales, a fin whale and four humpbacks to add to the death toll.
The first two whale deaths reported in May sparked...|
|8/9/2015 - Heavy rains from Typhoon Nangka caused radioactive water and soil to flow from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and into the Pacific Ocean, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has admitted.
The Fukushima plant has been shuttered since three of its reactors melted...|
|5/21/2015 - It's anyone's guess why temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are heating up off the coast of Southern California. Is a natural El Niño effect occurring, or is there something more sinister happening under the blue ocean waters?
Off the coast of California, drastic signs of a rapidly changing...|
|4/28/2015 - Media outlets are widely reporting on two recent studies in the journal Geophysical Research Letters describing a giant "blob" of warm water that may be responsible for recent ecological and weather anomalies across the United States -- from California's drought to the East Coast's severe winter to...|
|4/24/2015 - From San Diego to San Francisco, hundreds of sea lions have been washing ashore - dead and dying.
"You could equate it to a war zone," said Keith Matassa of the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, noting that the center gets "hundreds of rescue calls a day."
In just the first three months of 2015, already...|
|4/22/2015 - With environmentalists and activists still reeling and trying to remedy the chemical annihilation of pollinator populations, they now have a new crisis to manage and investigate to prevent another important ecosystem from crashing -- the West Coast fisheries.
Earlier this week, Michael Snyder sent...|
|4/12/2015 - The irony is inescapable: In reaction to the historic drought that has transformed the California dream into California dust, the state is now embarking on the construction of a wave of desalination plants that will turn ocean water into fresh water. Tragically, these power-hungry desalination plants...|
|3/18/2015 - Though previously thought to be impervious due to its massive size, the collective of the world's oceans may be on the verge of a wide-scale extinction event, according to a new study. Scientists from the University of California, Santa Barbara, (UCSB) warn that, if human activity continues on its current...|
|2/15/2015 - With nowhere else to put it and workers constantly being exposed to it, radiation from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility in Japan has been ordered to be dumped into the ocean by Japanese regulators, according to new reports. This was just two days after a plant employee accidentally...|
|12/18/2014 - One of the most unsightly traces of human existence is trash, particularly when it's recklessly littered all over our beautiful, green landscape. Unfortunately, this type of pollution isn't limited to just the land. The results of a new major study on the ocean reveal some shocking statistics, concerning...|
|9/29/2014 - The cumulative amount of radiation released from Fukushima already exceeds that of the infamous 1986 Chernobyl disaster, says a new study published in the journal Nature -- and the damage, of course, is still ongoing.
Scientists from Japan, after testing radiation concentrations in various spots...|
|8/15/2014 - Present throughout the world's oceans are extremely high levels of mercury that researchers say is a direct result of human activity. Though it occurs naturally, mercury levels in the environment have nearly tripled since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, according to a new study published...|
|7/28/2014 - Every time the foot hits the pedal, a blast of smoke billows out the rear cannon of the vehicle. The rush is on, to go further, faster. Pure oxygen from a forest breeze is replaced with rising carbon dioxide levels, blowing out the exhaust pipes. More roads are paved, cutting through the landscape....|
|7/25/2014 - Signs continue to emerge showing that the ocean waters are changing in pH, moving toward a more acidic state. As jellyfish populations explode in specific areas of the oceans, scientists warn of a new era of declining ocean health teaming with imbalances of ecology. In fact, marine biologists are beginning...|
|7/7/2014 - President Obama's efforts to destroy American commerce by limiting U.S. companies' abilities to explore new sources of energy took another turn recently when the nation's chief executive used his phone and pen to put new vast areas of ocean off-limits.
The announcement was made in June by Secretary...|
|7/3/2014 - A full 88 percent of the ocean's surface is polluted with plastic trash residue -- but this only accounts for just 1 percent of the trash that scientists currently believe to be in the ocean, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Cadiz, Spain, and the University of Western...|
|6/7/2014 - The method of industrial fishing known as "bottom trawling" is destroying the biodiversity of the ocean floor, possibly forever, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain, and the Institute of Marine...|
|5/11/2014 - "What you see is what you get" doesn't apply to how we view the ocean. The only litter one can observe is what's on the surface. Unfortunately, the ocean's surface covers a vast underwater topography at great depths that rivals the earth's surface.
And it's where the ocean surface trash is collected,...|
|4/10/2014 - There is a wave of wicked, control-hungry ideology-gripping prominent scientists around the world. Some scientists may cling to "climate change" and "global warming" propaganda as means to justify control and manipulation of life on Earth. Working together, scientists, governments and large companies...|
|3/24/2014 - The "official" story of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is now a blatant cover-up. After an endless stream of wild incompetence from the Malaysian military and government concerning the radar signature of the missing flight, we are now told by the Malaysian government that the flight "went...|
|1/23/2014 - It has been almost three years, and Fukushima continues to endanger the biosphere. A study published in the October 2013 Journal of Environmental Radioactivity on the effects of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in marine life confirms that radioactive cesium is continuing to be concentrated...|
|1/2/2014 - The Pacific Ocean appears to be dying, according to a new study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) in California recently discovered that the number of dead sea creatures blanketing the...|
|12/11/2013 - Hidden beneath the depths of the world's oceans are large pockets of mostly fresh water that could serve as replacement water sources for the many land-based aquifers that are on the verge of drying up, a new study suggests. Discovered off the coasts of Australia, China, North America and South Africa,...|
|10/30/2013 - Data collected as part of the official 2013 Ocean Health Index (OHI) has been publicly released, and some scientists say it points to a challenging future for humanity. Based on the figures, the oceans of the world simply will not be able to sustainably produce enough food to feed the world's growing...|
|10/13/2013 - As president of the United States and leader of the free world, Barack Obama wields incredible influence and power - but does he have enough to close off entire oceans? Well, he certainly thinks so, because that is what he tried to do as part of the 17 percent government shutdown.
Mike Flynn at Breitbart...|
|10/10/2013 - Most people don't even know what "staged" means when it comes to politics. Most people think that Congress and the President love America, what it stands for, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers. People think that, because these rich white snobs went to some Ivy league school 40 or 50 years ago...|
|8/13/2013 - Japan's nuclear watchdog has now declared the leak of radioactive water from Fukushima a "state of emergency." Each day, 300 tons of radioactive water seeps into the ocean, and it's now clear that TEPCO has engage in a two-and-a-half-year cover-up of immense magnitude.
"I believe it's been leaking...|
|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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