Riveting Reads.



A weekly post of riveting reads from my travels around the internet this week! A selection of links, blogs, news articles, scholarly articles and images I am currently loving.

It has been a hectic week for me so only a Riveting Reads post for you all to enjoy this week!

Seven Things We Have Learnt Since Last Earth Day: A cool post on Vox of seven things we have learnt about Earth since last years Earth Day (It was Earth Day yesterday!).

Five Years On From The BP Oil Spill: A very slow recovery is occurring after the devastating oil spill. However, effects are going to linger in the environment for many years to come and we can not predict what will happen as the oil remains in the marine environment buried beneath the sand offshore.

Oceans Are A $24tn Economy: A report commissioned by WWF has shown. Making the oceans the seventh largest economy in the world before the value of oil and wind power. The report warns however, “that nearly two-thirds of the world’s fisheries are “fully exploited” with most of the rest overexploited“. Putting a monetary value on the ocean is sadly needed to make the value of the ocean understood by the business community who don’t necessarily see it for it’s intrinsic value.

Threat Of Neonicotinoids To Bees Becomes Clearer: Two new studies in Nature go deeper into bees response to neonicotinoid laced plants.

The World Association Of Zoos And Aquariums Suspends Japanese Association Of Zoos And Aquariums: After a unanimous vote by World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (Waza) members they have been suspended due to their involvement with the Taiji dolphin hunt.

25 Years Of The Hubble Telescope: Launched by NASA 25 years ago Mashable shares some beautiful images of space taken by the Hubble Telescope.

What have you been reading this week? Let me know in the comments below.

You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!

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