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    Sea creatures shut down ANOTHER power station

    mudra
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    Post  mudra Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:04 am

    Attack of the jellyfish: Sea creatures shut down ANOTHER power station amid claims population surge is due to climate change

    6th July 2011


    Another power station was shut down by jellyfish today amid claims that climate change is causing a population surge among the species.
    A huge swarm clogged up the Orot Rabin plant in Hadera, Israel, a day after the Torness nuclear facility in Scotland was closed in a similar incident.
    Hadera ran into trouble when jellyfish blocked its seawater supply, which it uses for cooling purposes, forcing officials to use diggers to remove them.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2011565/Jellyfish-shut-power-station-amid-claims-climate-change-caused-population-surge.html#ixzz1RK1xuW4M

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    Post  Sanicle Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:49 am

    Here's another report on the acidity of the oceans........

    Massive Ocean Extinctions Unless Swift Policy Changes

    A new report cautions that the world’s oceans are undergoing changes that threaten to wipe out marine species at a far faster rate than earlier feared.

    The results of a study sponsored by the International Program on the State of the Oceans (IPSO) were presented to the United Nations, where government delegates began to discuss reforms to international maritime regulations.

    IPSO recommendations include the elimination of overfishing, especially on the high seas where there are currently few effective regulations.

    The organization also warned that sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions must be made soon, and that the level of chemicals, fertilizers, human waste and plastics being dumped into the oceans must also immediately be curbed.

    The pollution is said to be making the oceans more acidic, wiping out kelp forests and coral reefs, which are key to the health of other marine life.

    The international panel of marine experts who prepared the report warned there was a “high risk of entering a phase of extinction of marine species unprecedented in human history.”

    Alex Rogers, IPSO's scientific director and professor of conservation biology at Oxford University, told The Telegraph that “almost right across the board, we're seeing changes that are happening faster than we'd thought, or in ways that we didn't expect to see for hundreds of years.”

    Link: http://www.earthweek.com/2011/ew110624/ew110624a.html

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