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World Wildlife Fund study finds that the number of marine life in the ocean has halved since 1970.
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There may no longer be plenty of fish in the sea.

A new study from the World Wildlife Fund arrived Sept. 16 to give you that particular sinking feeling that can only be found in the apocalyptic state towards which the world is slowly deteriorating.

The study, which has yet to be peer-reviewed, found that global marine life has declined by half, half, since 1970.

Analysis by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) of the population trends of marine species as presented in WWF's Living Blue Planet Report - an updated study of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish - shows a decline of 49 per cent in the size of marine populations between 1970 and 2012. As well as being disastrous for ecosystems, these findings spell trouble for all nations, especially people in the developing world who depend heavily on the ocean's resources.

The findings are based on the Living Planet Index, a database maintained and analysed by researchers at ZSL. Following alarming statistics raised in the Living Planet Report 2014, revealing huge declines in vertebrate populations around the world, this special report studies how overfishing, damage to habitat and climate change are affecting marine biodiversity.

The analysis tracked 5,829 populations of 1,234 species, from sea birds to sharks to leatherback turtles, making the data sets almost twice as large as past studies.



With fun subheadings like "Global food supply depleted" and "Devastating figures", the study credits climate change with causing the crazy decline.



Luckily, our national leaders are all firmly committed to reversing carbon emissions and slowing the steady pace of man-made climate change.

I've got to go lie down.

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A group of bikers stumble upon a baby moose in the road that seemed hungry and thirsty. With no mother in sight, they decide to make an effort in coaxing the calf to drink the only thing they had, a bottle of Gatorade, as they waited for animal rescue to arrive.

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Dr. Jim Wither offers his services to the homeless, free of charge. But instead of calling them into his office, he goes to them.

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Jim Wolf, a U.S. Army Veteran, has struggled with homelessness and alcoholism for years. He agreed to go through this inspiring transformation and has since changed his life around for the better.

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Karl Kesel, a writer and inker for DC Comics, is selling a trove of old comics that he's been collecting and preserving since childhood.

What for? The Kesels recently adopted a baby with heroin-addicted birth parents, and need money to pay for the child's rehabilitation costs.

Kesel has found some solace in the sale:

I don't necessarily feel like I'm putting away childish things. I may be putting away my childish things. But I'm embracing Isaac's.
I think I'm getting another childhood here.

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