Corporate exploitation of ignorance on climate change has made it nearly impossible for half the population in the United States to face the reality that man-made activity has made the earth dangerously warmer. Politicians, controlled by carbon polluting extractive industries, have successfully sold climate change as a lie cooked up by scheming liberals. Demonizing science combined with a media weakened to the point of complete ineffectiveness has allowed a set of curious alliances to threaten the future of life on Earth.
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A new study published in the July/August issue of BioScience finds that some species of fish in the deep ocean may be more plentiful than previously thought.
Water depths deeper than 20,000 feet is considered deep ocean, or the hadal zone. Hadal zone research is rare because it is more technically demanding. Because of the intense pressure, and the lack of available light and food at this depth, few creatures are believed to be capable of living in such hostile conditions. Continue reading ENN: Study finds deep sea life is more plentiful than previously thought
Two newspapers in India ran headlines last week repeating the charge that the US reaction to the Gulf Coast disaster, which has killed 11 people, and to Bhopal, where at least 15,000 died as a result of exposure to toxic gases leaking from a US-owned pesticide plant, was evidence of double standards.
Indians have reacted with fury to President Barack Obama’s tough stance against BP, accusing the US of double standards over industrial accidents after the failure to convict Americans involved in the Bhopal disaster of 1984 or to obtain what many view as adequate compensation for victims.
“It looks like Indian children’s lives are cheaper than [those of] fish,” Chetan Bhagat, the country’s best-selling writer, said. “Obama should bang his fist on the table. If he can do that for fish, how about our kids? Or are they only Indians?”
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According to studies, the cooling intake system of the Bay Shore power plant near Toledo kills billions of fish each year. Fishers, boaters, residents and environmental groups are releasing a new study outlining the economic effects of the massive fish kills caused by the coal plant.
Executive director of the Western Lake Erie Waterkeeper Association Sandy Bihn argues that First Energy should be held to standards just as fishers on Lake Erie are. She says, “You can only catch so many walleye and so many perch at certain times of certain sizes etc. This plant has no rules: they can kill as many fish as they want each and every day and there are no consequences.”
According to the report, the fish kills are causing $30 million in economic damages to northwest Ohio each year.
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Continue reading News Service: Study Links Power Plant Fish Kills to Economic Damages in Northwest Ohio