Earth Policy Release – Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth

  Less Than 3 Percent of Oceans in Marine Parks Despite Recent Growth  J. Matthew Roney http://www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2013/update120 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update December 11, 2013 In May 1975, rising concerns about overfishing and deteriorating ocean health prompted scientists and officials from 33 countries to meet in Tokyo for the …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: New species of dolphin found in Australian waters

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     New species of dolphin found in Australian waters Posted: 29 Oct 2013 11:30 AM PDT A species of humpback dolphin previously unknown to science is swimming in the waters off northern Australia, according to biologists. Thawing permafrost: The speed of coastal erosion in Eastern …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: NASA data reveals mega-canyon under Greenland ice sheet

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   ·          NASA data reveals mega-canyon under Greenland ice sheet Posted: 29 Aug 2013 11:16 AM PDT Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under a mile of Greenland ice. The canyon has the characteristics of …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes in the central and eastern U.S. may be linked to human activity Air pollution responsible for more than 2 million deaths worldwide each year, experts estimate A coral symbiont genome decoded for first time Induced seismicity? Recent spike of earthquakes …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Irish chronicles reveal links between cold weather and volcanic eruptions Where trash accumulates in the deep sea Life on Earth shockingly comes from out of this world First evidence that the genome can adapt to temperature changes U.S. Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall Animals and …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Remote coral reefs can be tougher than they look: Western Australia’s Scott Reef has recovered from mass bleaching

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Remote coral reefs can be tougher than they look: Western Australia’s Scott Reef has recovered from mass bleaching The Snakelocks Anemone, a marine species prized in cooking, has been bred for the first time in captivity Power struggles are best kept out of the public eye: …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News : New study sheds light on link between dairy intake and bone health: Not all dairy products are equal

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News New study sheds light on link between dairy intake and bone health: Not all dairy products are equal Some plants are altruistic, too, new study suggests New protocol recommendations for measuring soil organic carbon sequestration Coral-killing starfish decimate entire coral reefs, reason for spread unclear When …

BP Spill Two Years After–This week will mark the second anniversary of the explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform…

BP Spill Two Years After This week will mark the second anniversary of the explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, which led to the largest oil spill in US history. In the immediate aftermath of the spill, researchers marvelled at the ability of bacteria to consume the oil and… …

Ombudspersons for Future Generations: Sign our Online Petition

Dear friends of the WFC, 23.03.2012 Viewed from space, the earth is a blue planet. Over 70 per cent of the planet is covered in oceans and major seas. They contain unique ecosystems such as coral reefs and harbour impressive variety and beauty. However, oceans and coasts are among the …