TV News LIES

Tuesday, Aug 22nd

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Environment New ocean health index scores world 60 out of 100

New ocean health index scores world 60 out of 100

E-mail Print PDF

OCeansAfter two years of collecting global data and developing models, scientists have a new, comprehensive way to measure the health of the world's oceans that recognizes humans as a part of an integrated marine ecosystem.

The scientists' report, published this week in the journal Nature, gave the oceans an overall score of 60 on a scale of 0 to 100. Among the world's 133 countries with ocean coastlines, scores ranged from 36 to 86; the United States scored slightly above average at 63.

The ocean health index measures 10 ways that people benefit from the oceans, including food, jobs, ability to sequester carbon from the atmosphere and pure aesthetic value. It also gives credit for clean waters and biodiversity, among other things.

The index score assigned to a particular ocean region reflects the degree of sustainability for each of these factors.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Monsanto attempts takedown of agency linking its weedkiller to cancer

Monsanto attempts to take down company that showed weedkiller caused cancerMonsanto is on the attack.In its fight to keep its blockbuster weedkiller glyphosate on the European...

Greenpeace activists arrested after Barents Sea protest

Greenpeace activists arrested in Bering Sea protestActivists from the environmental group Greenpeace said they were able to disrupt operations at a Statoil...

Trump administration halts research on mountaintop removal coal mining

Mountaintop coal stripping studies haltedThe Trump administration has ordered researchers to stop work on an independent evaluation of potential health...

EPA to rewrite toxic waste limits for power plants

EPA rewrites limitso toxic wastesThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to rewrite limits on toxic waste from power plants, the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!