Marine Debris: Biodiversity Impacts & Potential Solutions

Marine Debris: Biodiversity Impacts & Potential Solutions

Entanglement is also a significant threat to marine species. For example, up to 40,000 fur seals are killed each year when they get tangled in debris. This contributes to a population decline of 4-6% per year. Entanglement affects nearly all groups of marine vertebrates. We know that in Australian waters turtles, cetaceans, seals, sea lions, […]

Thou Shalt Not Frack – Fracking’s the New Normal

Thou Shalt Not Frack – Fracking’s the New Normal

The Upper Green River Basin isn’t the type of place that’s supposed to have smog. In the southwest corner of Wyoming, right in the heart of the Yellowstone ecosystem, the basin’s seas of sagebrush stretch on for miles, and every year, antelope migrate south from the Grand Tetons. Only 10,000 or so people live in […]

Why Ocean Pollution Harms Surfers the Most

Why Ocean Pollution Harms Surfers the Most

The combination of more days of exposure, during some of the most polluted times, and more complete immersion and ingestion increases the total exposure of surfers to pathogens and therefore the odds of getting sick. So the next time your nose starts to drip, think about the quality of the ocean water that just sat […]