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World's oceans now contain 5 trillion pieces of plastic waste created by humans

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...

Mercury levels have tripled in world's oceans since Industrial Revolution

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...

Oceans won't produce enough food for the world if current population trends continue, claim scientists

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...

Microbeads in personal care products are polluting our oceans and lakes

8/7/2013 - Numerous people are aware of plastic pollution in our oceans and natural habitats as well as the tremendous impact it has on wild life. Many people, however, are unaware of the environmental impact of microbeads and microplastics. Microbeads are used in common products such as toothpaste, facial scrubs,...

Genetic pollution: When GMO salmon escape into the oceans, there will be no boycotting Franken-fish

6/16/2013 - How soon will the Franken-fish "escape" or be purposely (but secretly of course) released into the oceans of the world? How soon will this eel-like salmon, over-loaded with hormones and DNA from other fish, and an utter health disaster and world wide ocean "eco-disaster" become public knowledge and...

The great algae conspiracy: Are oceans being destroyed to replace oil with algae?

5/13/2013 - In what he describes as "the mother of all conspiracy theories," an Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry. According to Dave Hodges, who laid out the details on his website...

US tried to conspire with Japan to dump nuclear waste into world's oceans, reveal documents

10/4/2011 - When nuclear energy production technology first began to emerge in the US in the 1950s, neither scientists nor the US government considered what would be done with nuclear reactors once it was time for them to be put out of commission. And recently-released documents reveal that, in an effort to hastily...

BPA hormone disruptor now contaminates Earth's oceans, scientists warn

4/13/2010 - Earlier this year, research linked bisphenol A (BPA), a common component of plastics and a powerful hormone disrupter, to heart disease (https://www.naturalnews.com/027974_bisphenol_A_heart_disease.html). Now, in the March issue of the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental...

Oceans at a Tipping Point for Ecological Collapse

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...

Marine Phytoplankton is Next Revolutionary Superfood for Disease Prevention and Extraordinary Health

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...

CO2 emissions are acidifying oceans, much to alarm of environmental scientists

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...

Oceans are teeming with undiscovered microbes

8/2/2006 - While marine biologists knew that 98 percent of all life in the ocean is made up of single-celled organisms, scientists found that the diversity of the creatures may be more than 100 times greater than previously supposed. Through the use of a DNA technique called 454 tag sequencing, researchers...

Mass pollution of earth's oceans reaches alarming levels

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. So just...

Burning of fossil fuels is polluting oceans with carbon dioxide, says research

7/18/2004 - Half the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels is actually winding up the oceans, says new research published in the journal Science. And that's threatening the health of the oceans and the diverse organisms living there, say researchers. This research presents...

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