Thursday 31 May 2012
Creatures dredged from the deepNew Zealand Herald | 31 May 2012
Hairy crabs, fanged worms and midget lobsters are the latest freakish lifeforms dredged up by scientists exploring the sea volcanos of the Kermadec Ridge. A three-week New Zealand expedition has returned with thousands of specimens,...
Event Spotlight: Islands Need Action Nowglispa.org | 31 May 2012
Islands need action now! was the message passionately stated by The Hon. Ronny Jumeau, roving Ambassador for Climate Change and SIDS issues (Seychelles) during the opening of the agenda item on the in- depth review of the programme of work on island biodiversity (PoWIB).
Winners announced for 2011 Vision Pasifika Media AwardSecretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme | 31 May 2012
These awards are coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to celebrate and commend Pacific journalists for their role in raising environmental awareness.
Continued Atlantic Salmon Recovery Hinges on International Meetingfishupdate.com | 31 May 2012
The outcomes of the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 3 to 8, have the ability to make or break the beginnings of wild Atlantic salmon restoration in North America.
Norwegian fisheries favour volume over eco-labellingfishupdate.com | 31 May 2012
ACCORDING to the results of a study published by Nofima yesterday, Norwegian fishermen pay little regard to harvesting fish at a time or place which will ensure it can be sold with an eco-label, favouring instead those times and places when the largest volumes can be caught.
Obama urged to threaten aid to Mexico over tuna labelsReuters | 31 May 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to threaten Mexico with cuts in economic assistance if the southern neighbor continues to pursue a trade case that has put U.S. "dolphin-safe" tuna labels at risk.
U.S., Europe sign agreement to strengthen scientific cooperationNOAA | 31 May 2012
Top leaders from NOAA and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) today signed a landmark agreement that will further strengthen cooperative science activities in the areas of climate, weather, oceans and coasts. The signing ceremony also marked the launch of the first four environmental monitoring projects under the agreement.
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