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New Hydroelectric Dams Endanger Amazonian River Dolphins

By Claire Salisbury / Mongabay Featured photo: The rare sight of an Amazon River Dolphin leaping out of the water. The dolphins are playful and curious, and threatened by hydroelectric dams. © kevinschafer.com A new study finds that as many as 26 dams could put the charismatic Amazon River Dolphin and the freshwater Tucuxi Dolphin at risk. The … Continue reading New Hydroelectric Dams Endanger Amazonian River Dolphins

Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

This interview was conducted by Derrick Jensen for his Resistance Radio series. Find options to listen to this interview, or any in the series, at the Resistance Radio archive. Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. … Continue reading Dahr Jamail interviewed by Derrick Jensen about US Navy’s Northern Edge

Canadian corporation plans to mine gold and copper from Papua New Guinea seafloor

By Oliver Milman / The Guardian A “new frontier” in mining is set to be opened up by the underwater extraction of resources from the seabed off the coast of Papua New Guinea, despite vehement objections from environmentalists and local activists. Canadian firm Nautilus Minerals has been granted a 20-year licence by the PNG government … Continue reading Canadian corporation plans to mine gold and copper from Papua New Guinea seafloor

Study finds that BP oil spill is killing dolphins at six times normal rate

By University of Central Florida The largest oil spill on open water to date and other environmental factors led to the historically high number of dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico, concludes a two-year scientific study released today. A team of biologists from several Gulf of Mexico institutions and the University of Central Florida … Continue reading Study finds that BP oil spill is killing dolphins at six times normal rate

US Navy study raises estimate of marine mammal casualties due to sonar and explosives

By the Associated Press The U.S. Navy may hurt more dolphins and whales by using sonar and explosives in Hawaii and California under a more thorough analysis that reflects new research and covers naval activities in a wider area than previous studies. The Navy estimates its use of explosives and sonar may unintentionally cause more … Continue reading US Navy study raises estimate of marine mammal casualties due to sonar and explosives

32 Yangtze finless porpoises wash up dead, leaving the population close to extinction

By Jeremy Hance / Mongabay Six years after the Yangtze river dolphin (Lipotes vexillifer), or baiji, was declared “functionally extinct” by scientists, another marine mammal appears on the edge of extinction in China’s hugely degraded Yangtze River. In less than two months, 32 Yangtze finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis), a subspecies of the finless porpoise, … Continue reading 32 Yangtze finless porpoises wash up dead, leaving the population close to extinction

Oil exploration technique probable cause for 3,000+ dolphin deaths off coast of Peru

By New Zealand Herald The death of about 3000 dolphins on a stretch of Peruvian coast in recent months is being blamed on a controversial oil exploration technique. However other experts are not convinced, and believe a virus or pathogen may be responsible for one of the largest dolphin die-offs recorded. So far this year, … Continue reading Oil exploration technique probable cause for 3,000+ dolphin deaths off coast of Peru

Diseased dolphins, contaminated zooplankton, and dead coral: the legacies of the BP oil spill

By Peter Beaumont / The Guardian A new study of dolphins living close to the site of North America’s worst ever oil spill – the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe two years ago – has established serious health problems afflicting the marine mammals. The report, commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], found that … Continue reading Diseased dolphins, contaminated zooplankton, and dead coral: the legacies of the BP oil spill