Arctic petroleum rushing: Nenets’ livelihood and habitat at risk from oil spills

An oil terminal to be built in northern Russia where the river Yenisei satisfies the Arctic Ocean lacks the technology to deal with petroleum spills, tell environmentalists The livelihood of the Nenets people who live along the northern stretchings of the Yenisei, Russias longest river, depends on two quests: fishing and reindeer herding. But locals […]

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Pushing for prohibit on domestic tusk trade spurs feud at international summit

As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practise, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting A resolution to end the domestic trading in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed […]

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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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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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Sammy the Seal- the Wicklow resident whose ‘fishing trips’ keep going viral

Sammy the Seal maintains appearing in the worlds media as unsuspecting visitors stumble upon Wicklows star attraction visiting the fish shop Why did the seal cross the road? To get to the fish shop on the other side. That’s the regular scene in Wicklow in Ireland, where Sammy the Seal gets fed three times a […]

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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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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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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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Obama to establish first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean

Move aims to protect virtually 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the coast of New England President Barack Obama will establish on Thursday the first national marine monument in the Atlantic, a move thats designed to permanently protect nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater valleys and mountains off the shores of the […]

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