“Scientists want to see microbeads banned — and California is leading the way,” writes Eva Hershaw for VICE News on September 18, 2015.
“In a recent report, researchers from seven institutions have estimated that every day, a whopping 808 trillion microbeads are washed down drains in the United States, while some 8 trillion microbeads are dumped into our waterways in effluent released from wastewater treatment plants,” she writes. “That is enough to cover more than 300 tennis courts daily. Once in aquatic environments, these microbeads, which are made of hydrocarbons, absorb pollutants and are often mistaken for fish eggs, zooplankton, or other forms of food by wildlife, which ingest them.”
Read more here (https://news.vice.com/article/scientists-want-to-see-microbeads-banned-and-california-is-leading-the-way).
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Eco-Business delves into the heart of the problem that is global warming and global warming’s irreversible impact on the habitat of beautiful arctic species, such as the narwhal.
“Three kinds of whale, six varieties of seal, the walrus and the polar bear all have things in common: they are marine mammals, they depend on the Arctic for survival as species, they are vulnerable, and biologists know surprisingly little about them.
And since the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, their future could become even more threatened as climate change increases habitat loss.”
Read more here. (http://www.eco-business.com/news/climate-driven-loss-of-habitat-endangers-marine-mammals/)
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The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) shows its support of the Inuit community’s stance against seismic testing by Big Oil in Canadian waters.
“Seismic testing, which involves the emission of extraordinarily loud blasts of sound, presents a clear danger to marine life. It can disrupt vital behaviors for many marine species, especially those relying on sonar for communication, like narwhals, and even cause direct trauma that can be fatal. […] Noise pollution, such as from seismic testing that is proposed off the coast of Baffin Island, ranks alongside oil and plastic debris as one of the most major threats to our world’s oceans.”
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Question: How will global warming—and the loss of our arctic—effect your life?
Answer: If you believe “not at all,” think again. Read and find out how the fate of the foreign, mysterious wonderland that is the arctic not only effects the lives of its animal inhabitants but “will reverberate well beyond it and, in some cases, have planet wide consequences.”
“The Arctic is ‘unraveling’ due to global warming, and the consequences will be global.”
Read more about global warming—a great threat to more than just the narwhal and other animals, and a threat to the planet as we currently know it—here. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/04/16/the-arctic-is-unraveling-due-to-global-warming-and-the-consequences-will-be-global/)
The World Wildlife Fund puts forth 10 fascinating, important facts about the elusive, majestic narwhal—the so-called “unicorn of the sea.”
“Like polar bears, narwhals depend on sea ice and are directly impacted by rapid climate change—studies have shown that they are one of the species most vulnerable to the ecological effects of climate change because of increased predation by killer whales, changes to their prey base, and likely increased risks of entrapment in unpredictable ice conditions.
As summer home to over 80,000 narwhals (about three-quarters of the world’s total population), Canada is in a unique position to keep narwhal populations healthy by ensuring that their habitat remains intact and not significantly impacted by human activities.”
Read the full article here. (http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2015/02/26/unicorn-sea-ten-facts-narwhals/)
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“Is it time to start making a commotion about narwhals?
The simple answer is yes, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund Canada and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade–monitoring network.”
Read more here! (http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/03/18/world-unicorns-sea-escape-climate-change)
Read and learn more about what is truly leading to narwhal extinction here! (http://www.traffic.org/home/2015/3/13/new-report-calls-for-better-monitoring-of-international-narw.html)
“Climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important.”
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