Thursday 10 May 2012
Wrecked ship spilling oil in AntarcticaNew Zealand Herald | 10 May 2012
A wrecked Brazilian ship is trapped in ice and spilling fuel in Antarctica, with no hopes of containing the damage until the long South Pole winter eases in October.
Climate scientists discover new weak point of the Antarctic ice sheetEurekAlert | 10 May 2012
The Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet. These predictions are made by climate researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association in the coming issue of the British science magazine Nature.
Effect of groundwater use: Using water from wells leads to sea level rise, cancels out effect of dam...ScienceDaily.com | 10 May 2012
As people pump groundwater for irrigation, drinking water, and industrial uses, the water doesn't just seep back into the ground -- it also evaporates into the atmosphere, or runs off into rivers and canals, eventually emptying into the world's oceans. This water adds up, and a new study calculates that by 2050, groundwater pumping will cause a global sea level rise of about 0.8 millimeters per year.
Restrictions on Dalgety Bay seafoodfishupdate.com | 10 May 2012
The Food Standards Agency in Scotland has placed restrictions on the gathering of seafood and bait from an area of Dalgety Bay in Fife affected by radioactive contamination. This is a precautionary measure, following recent surveys that have detected radioactive items on the beach.
Sea level rises will accelerate in future - expertNew Zealand Herald | 10 May 2012
Average sea levels may not change significantly in the next few years but they will accelerate in the future, a coastal hazard consultant has warned. "We will see impacts in our lifetime," said Doug Ramsay, manager of Niwa's Pacific activities.
SIDS High-Level Conference on SE4ALL Adopts Barbados DeclarationInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 10 May 2012
The Barbados Declaration was adopted at the SIDS High-Level Conference on Sustainable Development for All (SE4ALL) in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Declaration reflects challenges, opportunities and initiatives by SIDS on sustainable energy.
Ground Water and Sea LevelEnvironmental News Network | 10 May 2012
We use ground water for many purposes. Large-scale groundwater extraction for irrigation, drinking water or industry may result in an annual rise in sea levels of approximately 0.8 mm, accounting for about one-quarter of total annual sea-level rise (3.1 mm).
UK marine reserves are paper parks (opinion)Guardian Unlimited | 10 May 2012
What do the terms "marine reserve" and "marine-protected area" conjure up for you? Places in which, perhaps, wildlife is protected? In which the damaging activities permitted in other parts of the sea - such as trawling and dredging – are banned? Wrong. A marine-protected area in the United Kingdom is an area inside a line drawn on a map - and that's about it.
MEPs take stand on CFPWorld Fishing | 10 May 2012
The European Parliament environment committee has been praised for its strong stand on EU fisheries reform.
Discard reduction 'vital' for CFP successWorld Fishing | 10 May 2012
Panels comprising international industry experts and politicians have debated Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform at the 6th World Fisheries Congress in Edinburgh.
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