Category: Marine.Life.Health

Warming Water, Fish Fry

Authorities reporting mass die-off of fish in a lake in western Mexico was not due to natural causes. …:: Over 33 metric tons of rotting dead fish have been removed from Lake Cajititlan in Jalisco state.  Abrupt changes in temperature or oxygen levels may have been responsible for earlier incidents. NEWS.com.au/technology/environment/mass-dieoff-of-fish-at-lake-cajititlan-in-western-mexico-shrouded-in-mystery A respiratory illness that has already sickened more than a thousand children in 10 states is likely to become...

A Gold Mine

* A single gold ring leaves in its wake at least 20 tons of mine waste. * Open-pit gold mines essentially obliterate the landscape, opening up vast craters, flattening or even inverting mountaintops, and producing 8 to 10 times more waste than underground mining. * Cyanide is used by large mining operations to separate gold from ore. Cyanide pollution is a major concern. A rice-grain sized dose of cyanide can...

Only 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin Tuna Remain…

Japan sounds bluefin warning calls for 50 percent catch cut It’s nothing short of catastrophic: All but 4.2% of Pacific Bluefin tuna are gone. And now as much as 98% of catches are juveniles – who are killed before having the chance to reproduce. But Japanese fishers, who see the decline first-hand, are speaking out. They will soon demand a far-reaching plan to halve (from 2002-2004 average) catches of under...

GE: Rivers of PCB

“Basically, when the plant was open many years ago, oils that contained PCBs leaked into the creeks and surrounding land,” Taylor added. “We are now working to remove the PCB contamination that was deposited (along the creek).” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has identified PCBs as a potential carcinogen. They were used in the manufacturing of electrical transformers until the late 1970s. GE, which produced medium transformers at the West...

GE: River of PCB

Schuylerville Citizen and environmental groups are once again urging General Electric Co. to expand its $1 billion Hudson River PCB cleanup project to include the Champlain Canal. GE, which is paying for what is the nation’s largest Superfund program, again repeated it has no such plans, arguing the work is the state’s responsibility. But the company’s position isn’t sitting well with local activists http://www.timesunion.com/business/article/GE-rejects-renewed-calls-for-more-PCB-dredging-5717018.php https://www.facebook.com/PCB.ecocide

Whale Watch

Flagler Beach, Florida Whale Watch :: Right Whale Survey Team 3 :: Eco-Citizens making a difference to conserve the endangered Northern Atlantic “Right” Whales …  Please report Whale sightings to: 888-979-4253 // 888 – 97 – WHALE www.facebook.com/Florida.Whale.Watch  

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