Just Washed In
While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater are also suffering.
Due To Landscape Fragmentation, Brazil’s Rainforests Are Releasing More Carbon Dioxide Than Previously Thought
For the first time, this examination shows a methodical way in which ecological effects in small areas can be used for large-scale environmental assessments.
One of the world’s leading coral reef scientists says Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has lost its credibility and budget cuts left it unable to protect the world heritage site.
Officials approved plans to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf.
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island: Thilafushi.
The report, Global Diversity Outlook 4 was released today at the start of the 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, known as COP-12. Continuing with ‘business as usual’ in our present patterns of behaviour, consumption, production and economic incentives will not allow us to realize the vision of a world with ecosystems capable of meeting human needs into the future.
NASA scientists analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably. The temperature of the top half of the world’s oceans — above the 1.24-mile mark — is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures…
The steady build-up of garbage in the world’s oceans is a “tremendous challenge” and a growing threat to the planet’s marine ecosystems with the potential for “significant socio-economic consequences,” the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) heard at the 16th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, held in Athens, Greece.
The event, caused by the alignment of the sun, moon and Earth, provides a taste of the potential impact of a longer-term two-foot sea level rise predicted for south Florida by 2060. The low-lying greater Miami area, with a population of 5.7 million, is one of the world’s most at-risk urban communities.
A report and open letter from coastal geologists Warner Chabot and Rob Young, presented to the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) meeting in Sacramento, held on August 26th, 2014.