Plastics found in stomaches of deepest sea animals

Very fretting observing from nearly 11 km deep confirms were afraid that synthetic fibres have contaminated the most remote places on Earth Animals from the deepest places on Earth have been received with plastic in their stomachs, confirming were afraid that manmade fibers have polluted the most remote places on the planet. The study, led […]

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Animals succumb as Cambodia is gripped by worst drought in decades

Schools face water deficits and government says entire nation is affected as rainy season is forecast to be delayed by months Behind a clutch of shacks that hug the major route between Cambodias capital and its famed Angkor temples, rice farmers Phem Phean and Sok Khoert peer into a cement hollow. It is several meters […]

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‘ I’m passionate about the ocean ‘: Celine Cousteau on diving off the Americas

The film-maker and conservationist is as determined to protect the marine world and indigenous peoples, in places like Mexico and the Amazon, as her famous forebears People always think that my grandpa Jacques or father [ oceanographic explorer] Jean-Michel were my main influences. But my mother was a great influence too. She was an expedition […]

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Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, petroleum drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of nearly 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous […]

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The primal thrill of sharks: the emotional occurrence for rewilding the sea

I was delighted to see giant basking sharks on a recent trip-up to Scotland, but such moments of wonder are rare. Creating fishing reserves would allow our oceans to recover and preserve this incredible feeling I believe we possess a ghost psyche: a set of capacities that helped procure our survival in more dangerous hours, […]

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Shark assaults reach record high in 2015, global tally proves

International Shark Attack File notes 98 unprovoked shark assaults including six fatalities with US, Australia and South Africa witnessing highest numbers Sharks assaulted people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked assaults that set a new record as human populations rise, researchers found in an annual global tally released on Monday. Six people were […]

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Saved: the endangered species back from the brink of extinction

Human activity has put wildlife around the world at risk, but many beings are now prospering thanks to conservationists The saiga antelope makes a strange pin-up for the conservation world. With its odd bulbous snout and spindly legs, it is an unlovely looking animal especially when compared with wildlife favourites such as the polar bear […]

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More national monuments should be opened for exploitation, Zinke says

In leaked memo, Trump interior secretary recommends 10 protected areas be modified to allow for traditional employs such as mining, logging and hunting The Trump administration faces a fresh legal combat from environmental groups after the interior department recommended that 10 national monuments be resized or opened up to mining, logging and other industrial purposes. […]

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Rising ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

IUCN report warns that truly staggering rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing angling zones and spreading disease The rising temperature of the oceans is the greatest concealed challenge of our generation that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according […]

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