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Antarctic Lake Vostok yields 'new bacterial life'

Russian scientists have claimed the discovery of a new type of bacterial life in water from a buried Antarctic lake. (via BBC News; photo via A Ekaikin)

Yasuni national park: 'We want to give it as a gift for humanity' - video

Ecuadorean tribe will 'die fighting' to defend rainforestEcuadorean tribe will 'die fighting' to defend rainforest: Kichwa villagers from Sani Isla vow to resist oil prospecting by state-backed company Petroamazonas at all costs. This is the link to The Guardian article: Spread the news! What can we do to prevent this tragedy?

Of the nearly 40,000 oil and gas wells drilled in the U.S. since 2011, three-quarters were located in areas where water is scarce, and more than half in areas experiencing drought.

Researchers with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) have presented findings at this year's Goldschmidt conference. They report having found bacteria, fungi and viruses living a mile and a half beneath the ocean floor—such specimens, they report, appear to be millions of years old and reproduce only every 10,000 years.

"We've never seen anything like this before." A statement heard from every scientist, fisherman, and seafood processor spoken with about the seafood deformities. It took 4 years for the full impacts of the Exxon Valdez to be known. This is what we are seeing already, just 2 years after the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf of Mexico provides more than 40 percent of all the seafood caught in the continental US. This phenomenon does not bode well for the region, or the country.

"Well... at first i thought this was a joke... then I read the article," J. J. K-Dog a Bottle Nose Dolphin belonging to Commander Task Unit (CTU-55.4.3) leaps out of the water in front of Sergeant Andrew Garrett while training near the USS Gunston Hall...(Reuters/U.S. Navy/Brien Aho)