Study Shows Commercial Shipping Noise Causes Physical Stress to Whales

February 8, 2012 by  
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Global commercial shipping is a crucial part the world’s transportation infrastructure – ships carry everything from high-tech electronic machinery to basic foodstuffs. Unfortunately, commercial shipping also accounts for more than  3 percent of all annual global emissions . According to a new report released today, global shipping also has another unseen effect – it alters the behaviour of the world’s whale population and affects them physically. A team from the New England Aquarium found that during the reduction in shipping traffic after 9/11 , sound pollution also dropped – and for the first time they were able to study the effect of shipping noise on cetaceans. Read the rest of Study Shows Commercial Shipping Noise Causes Physical Stress to Whales Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 9/11 whales , commercial shipping emissions , commercial shipping whale effects , commercial shipping whale stress , New England Aquarium whale stress , whale hormones stress , whale stress shipping

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Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake

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When the world’s largest retailer says it is doing something to make people healthier, we listen. Walmart announced this week that they are reducing fat, sugar and sodium in their private-label foods, and will start marketing other healthy food items in April with their new “Great for You” icon. Walmart is already the largest seller of organic produce in the United States , and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the big blue retailers green initiatives. Though they aren’t all green, they are doing a lot to bring affordable, healthy food and eco-education to the masses and for that we say, bravo. Read the rest of Walmart Announces Healthy Food Label and Effort to Reduce Sodium, Fat and Sugar Intake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biggest green retailer , environmental efforts , food label , great for you , green retailer , healthy food , healthy food label , largest green retailer , largest organic produce retailer , Michelle Obama , obama healthy food initiative , obesity epidemic , organic food , sustainability efforts , walmart , walmart green , walmart healthy food initiative , walmart healthy food label , walmart organic

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