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70 Years On, Seabirds Continue to Warn about Plastic Pollution in the Oceans

Plight of the flesh-footed shearwater in Australia illustrates how widespread the problem is

It’s a late May night on Lord Howe Island, and the moon gleams across the volcanic mountains and white sand beaches of this six-mile long isle off the east coast of Australia. While most people are tucked inside their houses or hotels,…
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by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts – June 6, 2014

Jellyfish Swarms are Bad News for Ocean Ecosystems

Book Review: Stung! On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

In 2006, actors Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey flew to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to film the Hollywood hit, Fool’s Gold. The movie was about scuba diving for sunken treasure, pleasure cruising, and rekindling romance. But when McConaughey’s stunt double…
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by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts – February 7, 2014

Bees With ‘Backpacks’ Might Help Unlock the Mystery Behind Die Offs

Australian scientists fit bees with radio sensors to monitor behavior

In 1923, Austrian scientist and philosopher Rudolf Steiner prophesized that if commercial farming and beekeeping continued, honeybees would collapse in 80 to 100 years. Steiner’s prediction couldn’t have been more correct. In this age of industrialization, bees are dying at alarming rates.…
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by: Elizabeth Claire Alberts – January 28, 2014

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