Endangered killer whale population faces a noisy new threat

December 21, 2015 by  
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Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) are already considered the rarest orca population in the world. Logging and fish farms threaten their food supply and organic pollutants contaminate the waters for this group, who are the only killer whales listed on the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s list of endangered species. Now researchers have found a new threat to the group: noise pollution . Everything from daily cargo ship traffic to intense naval operations inhibit the whales’ ability to communicate with one another through sound, which is how they find mates and sustain their lineage. While it may not seem that devastating, intense noise pollution can cause them to lose up to 97 percent of their communication abilities. Read the rest of Endangered killer whale population faces a noisy new threat

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Award-winning solar home in the UK costs $2 a month to run

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Gorgeous Russian dome home of the future withstands massive snow loads

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The Week in Pictures: Sea Shepherd Success, Climategate Closed, Milan Furniture Fair 2010, and More (Slideshow)

April 16, 2010 by  
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From the news that the Sea Shepherd’s efforts to harass Japan’s whaling fleet in the waters off Antarctica has yielded big results to the tsunami that swept through villages along Peru’s shore Monday, injuring scores and carrying away at least three, a lot happened this week in green. Climategate is officially closed, an independent review panel in the UK concluded that there was no malpractice by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit; Australia’s wildlife authorities have a new threat of invasive species, the Snakehead fish, which is able to breath air, allowing it to travel on land to find prey or migra…

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