The open ocean is at risk from climate change, over-fishing, deep-sea mining, farm pollution, and plastics. This situation is even more dire since 60% of the ocean has no conservation rule as it’s outside national jurisdiction. Representatives at a UN Ocean Conference are focusing discussions towards international agreement on how to protect and manage ocean biodiversity. Together they hope to set up legal framework for marine conservation, look more rigorously into environmental impact before industrial activities are undertaken, and develop rules around marine resources so all nations can share the wealth of the seas.
2. A Continent Divided – Delaware Sized Iceberg Cleaves from Antarctica
A one trillion ton iceberg, the biggest on record, has broken off of Antarctica sometime between July 10 and 12. It is the size of Delaware. The interesting thing is what happens next: Will the ice shelf weaken and collapse? Will the glaciers behind this iceberg accelerate and have a direct contribution to sea-level rising? Or is this just a normal calving event? Opinions in the scientific community are divided and it is too early to blame this event on human generated climate change. Currently, it only poses an added risk to ships.
4. Susan Combs Once Stated that Endangered Species Act – “Threatens to Blow Up Texas Economy” Now in Charge of the Proverbial Henhouse
5. Stanford Study: We are Currently in Greatest Period of Extinction Since Dinosaur Eradication
6. USPS Celebrates “Sharks Forever” Stamps
7. Deep Sea Corals Use Fluorescence to Create “Sunlight” Required for Survival
9. G20 Attendees Rebuke Recent Decision for US to Leave Paris Accord
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