TV News LIES

Monday, Feb 27th

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...


Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century

Half of species will disappear by end of centuryOne in five species on Earth now faces extinction, and that will rise to 50% by...

New EPA head Scott Pruitt's emails reveal close ties with fossil fuel interests

Scott Pruitt emails reveal ties with fossil fuel interestsThe close relationship between Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, and fossil...

Freaky February Heat Waves Trigger More Chills Over Climate Change

February heat wave breaks recordsA bonkers February with stretches of extremely high temperatures mixed periodically with plunging mercury is the...

Protesters Pray and Set Fire at Dakota Access Pipeline Camp Ahead of Shutdown

Dakota pipeline shutdownThe last people remaining at a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp prayed and set fire to...
 
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!