Wednesday 06 June 2012
Editorial: Give deep-sea oil drilling a fair chance (opinion)New Zealand Herald | 06 Jun 2012
New Zealand as geologists know it is many times larger than the map we recognise. The land above water is just the highest part of a crustal block extending far off the coast, mainly west and north of the North Island and east and...
Oil survey eco impact overlooked say lawyersNew Zealand Herald | 06 Jun 2012
Lawyers challenging Brazilian oil company Petrobras' deep sea oil exploration licence say the Minister of Energy failed to consider the impact on marine life of seismic surveying.
Exceptional rise in ancient sea levels revealedScienceDaily.com | 06 Jun 2012
Since the end of the last ice age 21,000 years ago, our planet has seen ocean levels rise by 120 meters to reach their current levels. This increase has not been constant, rather punctuated by rapid accelerations, linked to massive outburst floods from the ice caps. The largest increase, known by paleoclimatologists as 'Melt-Water Pulse 1A', proved to be enigmatic in many respects.
Pacific countries discuss renewable energy technology solutionsirena.org | 06 Jun 2012
In cooperation with the Japanese Government, IRENA held a workshop, Accelerating renewable energy deployment in the Pacific region - Meeting the challenges on 26 May in Okinawa, Japan. This workshop forms part of the IRENA Islands Initiative, established to assist islands in transiting to an increased share of renewable energy.
Committed to improving education and climate change adaptation across the PacificSecretariat of the Pacific Community | 06 Jun 2012
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Director-General, Dr Jimmie Rodgers, has signed several grant agreements with the Government of Australia totalling an estimated AUD 4.44 million. The funds received under these agreements comprise part of the Australian Governments continued support for the work provided by SPC to its member countries. This latest funding supports SPCs work in climate change adaptation and educational assessment.
Future Policy Award celebrates solutions to save oceans and coastscbd.int | 06 Jun 2012
Hamburg/Montreal/Washington D.C./Rome, 6 June 2012: The list of nominees for this year's Future Policy Award is complete: 31 outstanding policies from 22 countries and regions are in the running for the best policy worldwide to protect oceans and coasts.
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