Saturday 09 June 2012
From Russia on trust - the fate of Helena BayNew Zealand Herald | 09 Jun 2012
Environmentalists believe council planners dropped their rulebook to help a Russian billionaire enjoy his stunning Northland hideaway. But if Alexander Abramov keeps his promises, Helena Bay Farm may yet prove the sceptics wrong.
Galapágos menaced by tourist invasionGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jun 2012
Tourism will wreck the wonders of the Galápagos - where animal and plant life is being wiped out by the arrival of aggressive new species – unless action is taken soon.
As Japan debris washes up in the US, scientists fear break in natural orderGuardian Unlimited | 09 Jun 2012
When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan to show up on the US west coast. But scientists worried it represented a whole new way for invasive species of seaweed, crabs and other marine organisms to break the earth's natural barriers and further muck up the area's marine environments.
Attenborough issues plea to 'save our seas'The Independent UK | 09 Jun 2012
Sir David Attenborough, whose natural history films are considered among the best ever to be produced by British television, has joined a campaign urging the Government to protect the country's marine habitat and wildlife, arguing that "time is running out to save our fragile seas".
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