Thursday 22 March 2012
Chemical pollution in Europe's seas: The monitoring must catch up with the scienceEurekAlert | 22 Mar 2012
(European Science Foundation) According to a recent poll of more than 10,000 citizens from 10 European countries, pollution is the primary concern of the public at large among all issues that threaten the marine environment. A new position paper of the Marine Board-ESF shows that such public concern is not misplaced and is supported by scientific evidence.
Warming Antarctic brings changes to penguin breeding cyclesScienceDaily.com | 22 Mar 2012
Three penguin species that share the Western Antarctic Peninsula for breeding grounds have been affected in different ways by the higher temperatures brought on by global warming, according to new research.
Venice hasn't stopped sinking after allScienceDaily.com | 22 Mar 2012
The water flowing through Venice's famous canals laps at buildings a little higher every year -- and not only because of a rising sea level. Although previous studies had found that Venice has stabilized, new measurements indicate that the historic city continues to slowly sink, and even to tilt slightly to the east.
Vanuatu addressing climate change impacts with vital roadsSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | 22 Mar 2012
Epi Island in Vanuatu will be relocating parts of their road this year to avoid the impacts of climate change under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change project.
FUNDING FOR FISH SCIENCE PROJECTSfishupdate.com | 22 Mar 2012
A new partnership to support research that delivers more sustainable and effective fisheries has been created, backed by £150,000 from the Scottish Government.
Fish tracker goes internationalfishupdate.com | 22 Mar 2012
High-tech "electronic eyes" designed by a Victoria company are being installed for testing on a tuna boat moored in the Seychelles but heading out shortly to the pirateplagued Indian Ocean. Fisheries managers use the technology to assist with maintaining quotas, catches of protected species and by-catch mitigation strategies. It is used to help verify log books, enforce regulations and support sustainable management practices.
David Cameron and George Osborne are right to support wind power (blog)Guardian Unlimited | 22 Mar 2012
In a speech this week to the Institute of Civil Engineering, the Prime Minster, David Cameron, made clear his support for offshore wind energy. He highlighted some of the many advantages of developing the industry, saying: Our focus here will be on offshore wind, for hard-headed reasons.
WFC offers reduced rates for fishermenWorld Fishing | 22 Mar 2012
Organisers of the 6th World Fisheries Congress have announced that there will be a reduced registration rate for fishermen to improve accessibility to the event, which takes place in Edinburgh later this year.
Judge clears killing of salmon-gulping sea lionsReuters | 22 Mar 2012
PORTLAND, Oregon (Reuters) - A judge cleared the way on Thursday for three U.S. states to kill California Sea Lions caught feasting on endangered salmon while a lawsuit is hashed out in court.
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