Tuesday 12 June 2012
Research shows humans are primary cause of global ocean warming over past 50 yearsEurekAlert | 12 Jun 2012
New research by a team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists and international collaborators shows that the observed ocean warming over the last 50 years is consistent with climate models only if the models include the impacts of observed increases in greenhouse gas during the 20th century.
Holland America and Marine Conservation Institute announce historical marine ecology awardsEurekAlert | 12 Jun 2012
Holland America Line and Marine Conservation Institute announce the recipients of the 2012 Mia J. Tegner Memorial Research Grants in Marine Environmental History and Historical Marine Ecology. The program supports efforts of promising young scientists and graduate students to study the history of ocean ecology to predict future impacts from human interactions.
Robots that 'phone home' to be deployed near Kiribati as part of ocean researchSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | 12 Jun 2012
Thirteen ocean robots are being dropped into the waters over the equator near Kiribati to monitor the ocean there. The latest, high-tech versions of the Argo float, an automatic ocean sensing robot, will help scientists monitor and understand the ocean processes behind El Niño and La Niña events.
Greenland's commercial salmon fishery agreement 'good news'fishupdate.com | 12 Jun 2012
The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has welcomed the decision of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) at last week's meeting in Edinburgh to continue a moratorium on commercial salmon fishing at Greenland, where salmon from North America?'s east coast rivers migrate to over-winter and feed.
Greenpeace activists obstruct access to EU fisheries Councilfishupdate.com | 12 Jun 2012
Fifty Greenpeace activists have today obstructed access to the Council building in Luxembourg to urge EU ministers to re-think a damaging backroom deal in the CFP. The agreement between ministers could derail any chance of achieving worthwhile improvements to EU fishing rules under a once-in-a-decade reform, warned Greenpeace.
Scientists investigate dolphin deaths on Texas coastReuters | 12 Jun 2012
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Scientists are trying to find out why 119 bottlenose dolphins became stranded and died along the Texas coast in recent months, looking at possibilities ranging from algae blooms to oil pollution.
A badge of honour: the fight to save the whaleThe Independent UK | 12 Jun 2012
Let's take the obvious first. If there is one victory of the Green Movement in its 50 years of existence that is most symbolic, most heartening and most immediately understandable to the world at large, it's the whaling ban. Save the whales, said the lapel badges in the 1970s and 1980s - it was the first memorable green slogan – and you know what? They did.
Reforms 'will not stop overfishing'The Independent UK | 12 Jun 2012
Plans to reform Europe's fishing industry would not stop the destruction of fish stocks for at least another decade, campaigners claimed today.
| Next page