High levels of toxins mercury and cadmium have been found in all organs of the whales recently beached on Scotland's North Sea coast, including the brain. The research shows that rising mercury levels in the oceans leads to toxic stress in the.
Big Rains Bring Both Good and Bad News for Salmon
California’s drought has hit fish populations hard. Now that heavy rains have returned to the state, it would seem to be a boon for fish, such as salmon, but actually the heavy rainfall has had both positive and negative impacts.
Whales Are Dying Off North America’s West Coast — And it Could Signal Trouble Deep in the Ocean
Four humpback whales have been found dead off the BC coast this week. And 23 other whales have been found dead off the coast of Alaska recently. A toxic algae bloom could be the culprit.
After California state regulators shut down 11 fracking wastewater injection wells last July over concerns that the wastewater might have contaminated aquifers used for drinking water and farm irrigation, the EPA ordered a report within 60 days.
Little Butt Lethal: How Cigarettes Are A Huge Problem for Oceans
Little Butt Lethal: How Cigarettes Are A Huge Problem For Oceans This problem is more than just an eyesore, though. In fact, it’s a very costly eyesore! Of the 11 billion dollars the United States spends annually on litter cleanup, 32 percent goes to removing cigarettes from the environment. That’s a lot of money for a little piece of litter.
Idled dams, reduced harvest and curtailed salmon fishing some of the fallout if hot, dry weather continues