Water & Oceans

‘Death Trap’ For Fish In California’s Water System Is Limiting Pumping

"Giant pumps hum inside a warehouse-like building, pushing water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta into the California Aqueduct, where it travels more than 400 miles south to the taps of over half the state’s population."

Source: LA Times, 05/03/2024

"Increasingly Frequent Ocean Heat Waves Trigger Mass Die-Offs of Sealife"

"Over the past several years, the temperature of the Earth’s oceans have been spiking high enough to trigger numerous die-offs of marine species, killing millions of corals, fish, mammals, birds and plants. Those mass die-offs also have sent a wave of emotional trauma washing over some researchers watching their life’s work vanish before their eyes."

Source: Inside Climate News, 05/02/2024

"U.S. Plan to Protect Oceans Has a Problem, Some Say: Too Much Fishing"

"New details of the Biden administration’s signature conservation effort, made public this month amid a burst of other environmental announcements, have alarmed some scientists who study marine protected areas because the plan would count certain commercial fishing zones as conserved."

Source: NYTimes, 05/01/2024

"Plastic Pollution Talks Make Modest Progress But Sidestep Production Curbs"

"Negotiations on a future global treaty to tackle soaring plastic pollution ran overtime into Tuesday morning amid tense debates over whether the world should seek to limit the amount of plastic being made. As the week-long talks in the Canadian capital of Ottawa ended before dawn, countries agreed to continue their work in ad hoc meetings before the final summit starting Nov. 25 in Busan, South Korea."

Source: Reuters, 05/01/2024

Trump Will Dismantle Key US Weather And Science Agency, Climate Experts Fear

"Climate experts fear Donald Trump will follow a blueprint created by his allies to gut the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), disbanding its work on climate science and tailoring its operations to business interests."

Source: Guardian, 04/30/2024

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