Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago

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Green Sea Turtle photo from Shutterstock Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that green turtles are significantly more likely to swallow plastic today than they were in the 1980s. The study found that the likelihood of a green turtle ingesting man-made trash jumped from about 30% to nearly 50% in 2012. It also confirmed that six of the world’s seven species of sea turtles have been found to ingest debris, and all six are listed as globally vulnerable and endangered . Read the rest of Green Sea Turtles are Ingesting Twice as Much Plastic as They Did 25 Years Ago Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conservation biology , debris in oceans a global problem , endangered species , green turtles , man made trash in oceans , man made trash killing turtles , plastic in oceans , sea turtles , sea turtles ingesting plastic , shore clean up , University of Queensland        

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Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years

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Photo via Shutterstock It looks like Japan isn’t the only country to suddenly realize that its nuclear plants have radioactive water leaks . A report from Reuters says a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking irradiated water for three years. The news comes from a new report by the Taiwanese government watchdog called the Control Yuan, which found that the plant, located in the northern coastal area of Shihmen, has been leaking toxic water from storage pools of two reactors. Read the rest of Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contamination , Control Yuan , Electricity , Environment , environmental destruction , first nuclear power plant , nuclear power , nuclear waste , poison , protest , Shihmen , Taiwan , Taiwan Power Co.        

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Study Shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole is Contributing to Global Warming

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Climate scientists at Columbia University in New York have discovered that the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer may be contributing to global warming by altering wind patterns and cloud cover in the southern hemisphere. These meteorological changes appear to be affecting the way the sun’s radiation reflects off the clouds, leading to a warmer planet. Read the rest of Study Shows the Antarctic Ozone Hole is Contributing to Global Warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctic jet stream , antarctic ozone hole , antarctica , Climate Change , climate models , computer models , global warming , solar radiation , southern hemisphere        

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