Only 13% of Earth’s oceans remain untouched by humans for now

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Only 13% of the planet’s oceans are unaffected by human activities such as fishing and pollution according to a study from the Wildlife Conservation Society. This comes after studies in January and February revealed dead zones of marine wildlife quadrupling since the 1950′s and industrial fishing areas now covering half the world’s oceans. The study, published in Current Biology and executed in tandem with the University of Queensland, has completed the first systematic analysis of the Earths’s blues… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Only 25 glaciers remain in Montana’s shrinking Glacier National Park

Our warming climate is ravaging the storied glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana. 50 years of data from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Portland State University reveal the ravages of climate change on the area. The glaciers were reduced by 39 percent on average, but some have dwindled by up to 85 percent. An estimated 150 glaciers filled the park in 1850; today there are around 25. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Zika virus can remain in sperm for twice as long as previously thought

The Zika virus was found in the sperm of a man six months after he originally showed symptoms from the infection – twice as long as was previously thought. Previous cases reported that traces of Zika could last up to three months, but this case demonstrated the possibility that the virus was actually able to replicate and reproduce itself inside the male genital tract. The Italian man, who believes he contracted the virus during a trip to Haiti, had traces of Zika in his semen, urine, and saliva… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building