Fifty-five beaches meet new rulesBBC World Service | 22 May 2013
Fifty five beaches in England meet tough new EU standards on water quality to achieve Blue Flag awards.
Report: 36 Shipwrecks Scattered Across U.S. Sea Floor May Pose Oil Pollution ThreatNOAA's National Ocean Service | 22 May 2013
This week, NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. sea floor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation's coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel oil and oil cargo.
EU bathing water 2012 data releasedBBC | 21 May 2013
The latest data on EU bathing water quality is released, showing that 93% of more than 22,000 sampled locations meet the minimum standards.
GEF Reports on Tuvalu IWRM Demonstration ProjectInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 08 May 2013
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pacific "Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries" (IWRM) project has issued a progress snapshot on Tuvalu, reporting overall improvements in wastewater management and sanitation.
Seafood Safety and PolicyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 07 May 2013
Part 6 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health
Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chainGuardian Unlimited | 06 May 2013
On 15 April more than 100 fishermen demonstrated in the streets of Fort de France, the main town on Martinique, in the French West Indies. The contamination caused by chlordecone, a persistent organochlorine pesticide, means their spiny lobsters are no longer fit for human consumption. The people of neighbouring Guadeloupe are increasingly angry for the same reason.
How Is Fukushima's Fallout Affecting Marine Life?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 03 May 2013
The Fukushima nuclear disaster delivered an unprecedented amount of radioactivity into the sea over a relatively brief time. How did that pulse of cesium and other radioisotopes make its way through the marine food chain?
'White graphene' to clean up spillsBBC | 01 May 2013
A material called boron nitride - originally touted as useful for next-generation electronics - turns out to be a high-performance pollutant "sponge".
Study: Source of organic matter affects Bay water qualityEurekAlert | 24 Apr 2013
(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) A study led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that organic carbon in runoff from urbanized landscapes is more likely to persist as it is carried downstream, thus contributing to low-oxygen "dead zones" in coastal waters.
Residents: Get rid of RenaNew Zealand Herald | 23 Apr 2013
Fresh Rena debris found washed ashore from Mount Maunganui to Maketu is why the cargo ship must be removed from Astrolabe Reef, residents say. Wild weekend weather released countless 2.5mm Lotrene beads from inside Rena's sunken stern.
Pollution may 'wipe out' a generation of seabirdsThe Independent UK | 17 Apr 2013
An entire generation of seabirds could be wiped out on a section of the British coastline after hundreds were found dead last week, wildlife authorities have warned.
Birds killed 'by same sticky agent'BBC | 15 Apr 2013
Experts say the sticky substance that has killed hundreds of seabirds is almost certainly the same as that which affected scores in February.
Stricken seabirds wash up along south coast of EnglandGuardian Unlimited | 15 Apr 2013
Hundreds more dead and distressed birds have been found washed up along the south coast. The birds - mostly guillemots but also a smaller number of razorbills and puffins – have been found covered in a sticky, oily substance on beaches across Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.