Philippines to plant more mangroves in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

November 25th, 2013

Mangroves can protect coastal areas, but have been destroyed in so many cases.

“The Philippines said Sunday it will plant more mangrove areas to prevent a repeat of the deadly storm surges that claimed hundreds of lives during Super Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.

President Benigno Aquino’s spokesman Herminio Coloma said the move was among the measures that will be part of the “comprehensive programme of environmental protection”, that is being forged in the wake of the killer typhoon…”

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Same problem in New York as Belize and many other places

November 24th, 2013

The Immortal Plastic Bag from CITIZEN on Vimeo.

Another good ‘un. Ban the plastic!

October 24th, 2013

The Coral Song

October 23rd, 2013

Teach this to everyone – adults, kids, locals and tourists!

Acid Oceans From Greenhouse Gases Threaten Extinctions

October 10th, 2013

“The world’s oceans are now more acidic than they have been for at least 300 million years, which scientists who made the discovery warn poses a threat of mass extinction of marine species worldwide.

The change in the ocean’s chemistry is said to be due to carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

This, combined with overfishing and pollution, imperils marine life on which billions of people depend..”

Read more of this Earthweek article

OMG! poor manatees!

October 8th, 2013

Manatees Timelapse from Sea Legacy on Vimeo.

This video is from the Crystal River in Florida.

“Manatee are those teddy bears of the sea. Rotund, gentle sea-cows that everyone loves to be around — an unfortunate thing, for the manatees. We’ve written about the plight of Florida’s manatees in the past — images from photographer Rebecca Jackrel show the beauty of the creatures as well as the dangers they face in trying to rest in a river visited by so many people, including people who are there specifically to see the manatees.

Conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier points out that the “love” we have for manatees is also a source of trouble..”

Read the rest of the article here..

19-year-old inventor finds way to clean up the world’s oceans in under 5 years time

September 11th, 2013

“Previously the idea of cleaning up the world’s oceans with their vast accumulations of disposed plastic material was considered an impossibility. Now a 19-year-old inventor says he and his foundation has a way to clean up the world’s oceans, and not only does he say we can do it, but that we can do it in five years time and produce a profit from it.

 

It is called the ‘Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ or…”
Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/19-year-old-inventor-finds-way-to-clean-up-the-worlds-oceans-in-under-5-years-time/19381.html#ixzz2ebkmnJC0

 

 

http://vr-zone.com/articles/19-year-old-inventor-finds-way-to-clean-up-the-worlds-oceans-in-under-5-years-time/19381.html

Jumping sharks!

June 15th, 2013

Woah – this is a very cool infographic thanks to ‘Save the Oceans’.

Dare you to watch this and NOT book your next holiday to Belize

May 28th, 2013

How many sharks?

May 12th, 2013

Scroll down and then keep on scrolling to see how many sharks are killed each hour. Very very sad!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/27/sharks-killed-per-hour-infographic_n_2965775.html