Monday 05 March 2012
Japan Tsunami Debris: Information and FAQs (video)marinedebris.noaa.gov | 05 Mar 2012
Debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan could reach the United States as early as this winter, according to predictions by NOAA scientists. However, there is still a large amount of uncertainty over exactly what is still floating, where it's located, where it will go, and when it will arrive.
Arctic shipping: Code to regulate ship traffic in 'Wild West' delayedalaskadispatch.com | 05 Mar 2012
An international agreement on safe Arctic shipping has been delayed. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is trying to develop the "Polar Code" – a set of regulations for ships travelling through Arctic waters. The IMO was aiming to have it ready this year, but drafting the code is taking longer than expected.
Is seaweed the future of biofuel?ScienceDaily.com | 05 Mar 2012
The problem with environmentally friendly biofuels is the ever-increasing amount of farmland necessary to produce these crops diverts it from food production. Now researchers are exploring common seaweed as a viable alternative.
Sawfish snout senses and swipesBBC | 05 Mar 2012
The spectacular snouts of sawfish are revealed as complete hunting weapons - even as the creatures themselves head to extinction.
UN probes threat to barrier reefBBC | 05 Mar 2012
A Unesco team arrives in Australia to investigate possible damage to the Great Barrier Reef by the mining industry.
UNEP/GRID-Arendal Newsletter Highlights TEEB Oceans Studybiodiversity-l.iisd.org | 05 Mar 2012
The latest newsletter of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)/GRID-Arendal Marine Programme notes its collaboration with Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, to provide insights about the benefits of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Oceans study.
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