Posts Tagged ‘coral’

Philippines Coral Reef Covered With Face Masks

Divers in the Philippines have discovered single use face masks and other PPE covering precious coral reefs and being consumed by marine life as the impact of lockdown takes its toll on the environment. While the media and groups like the World Economic Forum have have hailed the impact of lockdown, celebrating it for reducing […]

Sunscreens destroy coral reefs by releasing harmful chemicals that disrupt microorganisms found in water

(Natural News) Summer is a time for sun, sea, and surf. Now, it’s also becoming a time to harm corals and the marine life they protect. That’s because the sunscreen which tourists apply generously on their skin before getting into the beach has chemicals that harm the corals living thousands of  feet below […]

Another danger for coral reefs: Plastic trash transports microorganisms that spread disease across the ocean floor

(Natural News) The phrase “deep, blue sea” may slowly become a thing of the past, as more seas and oceans are being filled up with waste plastic. Its adverse effects have surely been felt by nearly all marine life, but a team of international researchers led by Cornell University has discovered one more unfortunate effect of plastic. They […]

Billions of pieces of plastic on coral reefs send disease soaring, research reveals

Scientists examined 125,000 corals across the Asia-Pacific region, home to half the world’s reefs, and found 89% of those fouled by plastic were suffering disease. On plastic-free reefs, only 4% of the corals were diseased. The work is highly significant because it is the first to examine the impact of plastic on […]

Our oceans are so polluted that the coral are now eating plastic, new study finds

(Natural News) Scientists believe corals have developed a taste for plastic adrift the oceans, which means corals are ingesting the chemical additives within these plastics, as reported in a Daily Mail article. The researchers at Duke University discovered the concerning situation after the corals in their experiments ate all types of plastics, “but preferred unfouled microplastics by […]

Scientists Call For Geoengineering To Dim The Sun To Stop Coral Bleaching

Scientists at the University of Bedfordshire in England are calling for sulphate aerosols to be released into the sky to dim the sun, in an attempt to stop coral bleaching. The researchers believe that as a bonus, geoengineering will also be able to stop hurricanes . Natural Blaze reports: Hurricanes are implicated for busting coral […]

Coral South LNG project expected to yield US$16 billion over 30 years

nsnbc : Mozambique expects to raise US$16 billion in revenues from the South Coral liquefied natural gas project in the province of Cabo Delgado […]

BP’s Solution To Amazon Reef Spill Is A Coral Killing Chemical

BP plans to use chemicals that kill off coral larvae in the event of an oil spill near a unique coral reef in the mouth of the Amazon river. The British oil giant intends to drill in the region in August 2018. The company’s environmental impact assessment (EIA), submitted to the Brazilian authorities for the project, submitted […]

Watching The Hawks – Previewing Netflixs Chasing Coral

Watching The Hawks – Previewing Netflixs Chasing Coral Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Jeff Orlowski and Zack Rago join Watching the Hawks to preview Chasing Coral, a stunning Netflix-exclusive that took this dedicated crew of filmmakers, scientists, and divers across 30 countries over the course of 3 years. We take a look at how pollution and climate […]

Monsanto’s Glyphosate Linked to the Death of Our Oceans and Coral Reefs

Alex Pietrowski, Staff WriterWaking Times Monsanto’s glyphosate, aka Roundup, is the most heavily used agricultural chemical in history, with some 3.5 billion plus gallons of the herbicide being used in the Unites States alone since its introduction in 1974. Worldwide use of glyphosate is rising fast, in spite of very legitimate concerns that the […]

Hawaii seeks to ban toxic chemical sunscreens to save the coral reefs from chemical decimation

(Natural News) Many snorkelers who are drawn to Hawaii’s coral reefs have noticed that they are not brimming with life the way they once did, and it looks like they only have themselves to blame. A lot of explanations have been put forth for coral die-offs, but one of the biggest culprits is the sunscreen […]

Hawaii Seeks a Ban on Chemical Sunscreens in Effort to Save Coral Reefs

Vic Bishop, Staff WriterWaking Times Around the world ocean’s coral reefs are dying as a result of bleaching, water temperature increases, poor stewardship, vandalism, tourism, and pollution, and worldwide attention is needed to protect them. Now, in an effort to save coral reefs, Hawaii is making an effort to ban certain chemical sunscreens for […]

Eco Artists Build Gigantic Octopus To Save Coral Reefs In The British Virgin Islands

In mid-April, a group of artists, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, and locals gathered on the shore of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. They watched the Kodiak Queen, one of the surviving boats from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, submerge beneath the water’s surface, eventually sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Four months prior, artist group Secret […]

Dallas Sniper: “I Did This Alone, I’m Not Affiliated With Any Groups”

David Lee | Courthouse News Service DALLAS (CN) – Snipers killed five Dallas police officers and wounded seven more at the end of a peaceful protest against police brutality Thursday night in what Mayor Mike Rawlings calls the city’s “worst nightmare.” Dallas Police Chief David Brown said it appeared […]

Pepe Escobar: The US Empire puts fear and loathing in the Saudi hearts

     US President Barack Obama landed in Saudi Arabia for a GCC petrodollar summit and to proverbially “reassure Gulf allies” amidst the oiliest of storms. The Doha summit this past weekend that was supposed to enshrine a cut in oil production by OPEC, in tandem with Russia – it was practically a done deal – […]

Kids Playing New Two For Flinching Game Called “I Feared for My Life!!”

Springtime has sprung, and with the return of comfortable outdoor recreation, kids are back in the yards, streets and playgrounds doing what they do. And in this maelstrom of experimentation and interaction, old games are always being reborn with new social context. Such is the case of the classic game Two for Flinching in which […]

US rejects request to halt Keystone XL review

Supervolcanoes, massive eruptions with potential global consequences, appear not to follow the conventional volcano mechanics of internal pressure building until the volcano blows. Instead, a new study finds, such massive … Source Article from http://phys.org/news/2015-11-halt-keystone-xl.html 00

Oracle to build high school on its Silicon Valley campus

Oracle is trying to ward off a shareholder rebellion against policies that have consistently made its billionaire co-founder, Larry Ellison, one of the best-paid CEOs in the world. Source Article from http://phys.org/news/2015-10-oracle-high-school-silicon-valley.html 00

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