Governments that call themselves civilized have been largely ignoring the outlaw aspects of the oceans for centuries. The question is how much longer normal mayhem will continue, as the limits of the globe become ever clearer. “Like the Wild West,” is how Mr. Young described the maritime realm. “Weak rules, few sheriffs, lots of outlaws.”
BY ROB JORDAN Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment We are in the midst of a shark frenzy. In recent weeks, there has been a spate of reported attacks on both coasts of the United States. The frenzy, however, appears… Read More ›
MALTA–The turtle that washed up dead at Cirkewwa on Thuesday died because of a massive infection in the intestines caused by ingestion of plastic, Mepa said today. Confirming reports that yesterday, the Armed Forces of Malta had towed in a… Read More ›
SACRAMENTO, Calif. ‐‐ Much of the carbon dioxide released from the burning of gasoline, natural gas, and other fossil fuels dissolves in seawater, making the earth’s ocean increasingly corrosive. The profound chemical changes – called “acidification” – plus the linked… Read More ›
Chile’s salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat a virulent and pervasive bacteria, driving away some U.S. retailers including Costco Wholesale Corp, which is turning to antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon. The coastal waters of Chile, the world’s second-largest… Read More ›
Some of the largest population declines, according to the report, include terns at 85.8 percent. Frigatebirds decline by up to 81.7 percent. Petrels declines followed at 79.6 percent, while cormorants and shags populations dropped by up to 73.6 percent.