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Is the Australian Government Knowingly Destroying Their Own “GREAT BARRIER REEF”?

Read original article at The Bolen Report

Yes, They Are…

The world had to wonder why leaders of the nation of Australia reacted so strongly to BolenReport Author Kent Heckenlively‘s proposed “Dangerous Science” tour this coming December – refusing to give Kent a Visa to enter Australia. If you pull back the curtain, and look behind the scenes, you can see why Australia was, and is, so frightened.

Pacific Ocean off California Coast Turning Into Desert-like Dead Zone

It’s anyone’s guess why temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are heating up off the coast of Southern California. Is a natural El Niño effect occurring, or is there something more sinister happening under the blue ocean waters?

Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima and Death of the Pacific Ocean

The Guardian starts out a terrible tale saying, “The waters of the Pacific off the coast of California are a clear, shimmering blue today, so transparent it’s possible to see the sandy bottom below.

Fukushima leaking radioactive materials directly into the ocean


Breaking news from Tokyo, Japan confirms that levels of cancer-causing cesium-134 are showing up in groundwater samples at rates 90- 110 times higher than all previous readings at the Fukushima disaster zone. The announcements are coming from the Tokyo Electric Power company (TEPCO) who has been monitoring the battered Fukushima nuclear power plant. Scientists believe it could take up to forty years to clean up the nuclear waste. The new high level readings of cesium-134 may mean that the destruction has just begun and that the Pacific ocean is set to become "the ultimate sponge" for this nuclear disaster.

Trash Litters Deep Seafloor, Mostly Recyclables


The mention of ocean pollution usually triggers searing images of birds and turtles choked by bags, fasteners and other debris floating at the ocean surface. But thousands of feet below, garbage also clutters the seafloor, with as yet unknown consequences for marine life, a new study finds.
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Mercury emissions threaten ocean, lake food webs


As United Nations delegates end their mercury treaty talks today, scientists warn that ongoing emissions are more of a threat to food webs than the mercury already in the environment. At the same time, climate change is likely to alter food webs and patterns of mercury transport in places such as the Arctic, which will further complicate efforts to keep the contaminant out of people and their food. The discovery that new mercury seems to be more of a threat than old mercury could add impetus for reducing global emissions. “For ocean fish and people eating them, it may take decades to see the benefits,” said Noelle Selin, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “But without a treaty, things are only going to get worse.” An increase equivalent to about one-quarter of the 2005 human-caused mercury emissions, or about 500 tons per year, is expected by 2020 if there are no major changes.


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