The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some of the world’s most advanced satellites. At any given moment, our planet is circled by NOAA satellites that transmit detailed information back to Earth, informing weather forecasts, climatological research – and you.
Canada - Small cities are already seeing effects of climate change but lack resources and political mandate to adapt, says urban planning expert.
Electricity has been generated from what is soon to become the world's largest offshore windfarm for the first time - after the first four massive turbines were shipped from Hull last month. The project will power for a million homes when its fully operational next year.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature — right down to its genes.
The company proposing to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight has released its environment plan, but Greenpeace has accused it of downplaying the risk of a major spill.
We’ve spent hundreds of years trying to protect ourselves from the Earth’s waters. So why, in the 21st century, are wetlands being restored and how can they help us cope with global warming? Since 1700, the world has lost 87 per cent of its wetlands according to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in its 2018 Global Wetland Outlook (GWO).
Holiday rental websites fear a proposed 90-night limit on holiday letting in Byron Bay could set a dangerous precedent for high tourist areas like the South Coast.
(CNN) - Edinburgh is set to become the first city in the UK to impose a tourist tax. These taxes, which attempt to charge visitors to popular destinations additional fees, are an attempt to cover the damage done by overtourism.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-Louisiana) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) introduced the Offshore Wind for Territories Act, bipartisan legislation authorizing offshore wind energy development in the exclusive economic zone adjacent to U.S. territories American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Nord Stream 2 is a significant energy infrastructure project Russia is pursuing to move Russian natural gas into the EU market without "paying freight" to Ukraine for its pipelines, a significant sum which accounts for a few percent of Ukraine's GDP. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, now one-third complete, crosses the Baltic Sea, avoiding both the Ukraine and the pipeline taxes, and lands directly in northeastern Germany. The pipeline construction is moving ahead quickly and the US is objecting. Four articles on this topic are linked below.
Renewable energy will be the fastest-growing source of energy in the world through 2040, penetrating the energy system “more quickly than any fuel in history” to become the largest source of power by 2040, oil and gas supermajor BP said in its annual BP Energy Outlook on Thursday.
Climate change and the loss of wetlands may contribute to increased levels of mercury concentrations in coastal fish, according to a Dartmouth College study.
The deep sea is a strange and scary place, being one of the last great unexplored habitats on our planet. But technology is developing that lets us glimpse the bottom of the ocean and even listen to its sounds.
As we prepare for our 2019, Gulf of Mexico, Deep-Sea, Wood-Fall Collection, Research Cruise Spectacular from February 11th-24th, enjoy these videos from our 2017 expedition. Also follow us on Instagram and Twitter under hashtag #woodfall to keep updated on our upcoming cruise.
ByDeep Sea News
Scientists point out the expediency of further research of marine invertebrates to isolate the antitumor compounds from them.
Coastal erosion is causing rubbish from two historic landfills to spill down a cliff face and onto a beach near Oamaru. The two rural landfills are located along a steep coastal cliff between Beach Rd and the Pacific Ocean. They sit on Waitaki District Council land, but were never opened or approved as landfills by the council.(Oamaru is the largest town in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand).
Bacteria living on microplastic pollution in tropical marine environments include a number of pathogenic species as well as a few that might be helpful
OSLO (Reuters) - Greenland could start to export sand in a rare positive spinoff from global warming that is melting the island's vast ice sheet and washing large amounts of sediment into the sea, scientists said on Monday.
Conservationists leaped from boats onto sheer rock faces and braved “10,000 dive-bombing Sooty Terns” to achieve the first successful eradication of invasive rodents on Teuaua Island, French Polynesia. This success paves the way for larger island restorations across the Marquesas Archipelago.
These maps are both data-rich and absolutely gorgeous. You're looking at watershed maps, showing the flow of tributary streams into main rivers, and of those water courses into the sea (or final destinations inland).
Monday, February 11, 2019, 2:06 PM - Canada's $227-million fleet of mid-shore coast guard vessels are rolling "like crazy" at sea, making crews seasick and keeping some ships in port during weather conditions where they should be able to operate, CBC News has learned.
The effects of rising sea levels and climate change on coastal assets are hard to predict. One of create‘s Most Innovative Engineers is working on a development approvals framework that’s agile enough to change with the times.
Male, February 11 (blogs.worldbank,org): The Maldives is no stranger to the risks from climate change. It is already witnessing an increase in intense rainfall and resultant flooding, cyclonic winds and storm surges. The irony is that while these states have not contributed much to greenhouse emissions, as they produce very little, they may face some of the worst consequences.
The Federation of Independent Sea Harvesters of Newfoundland and Labrador (FISH-NL) says it’s time to bring back a tool that once helped bridge the gap between fishermen and scientists, particularly on issues regarding the state of northern cod.
ByThe Western Star
More than 1,600 homes and 400 businesses have better protection from flooding after the successful completion of a new £67.4million tidal flood barrier for Ipswich.
Environmental activists are teaming up with fresh faces in Congress to advocate for a Green New Deal, a bundle of policies that would fight climate change while creating new jobs and reducing inequality. Not all of the activists agree on what those policies ought to be.
Modelled on similar bars in the Netherlands, a popup waste bar in Goa attempts to clean up the state's beaches.
Andrew Scott, chief executive at Orbital Marine Power, said it was “a new benchmark for the tidal industry”.
An international research programme has uncovered data that could transform scientists’ understanding of the Atlantic Ocean current – a circulation pattern that plays a central role in determining weather across the world. The warm water that the AMOC carries northwards releases heat into the atmosphere, which means it plays a crucial role in keeping western Europe warm.
Around 600 cities in the world generate half of the world’s GDP and have a combined population of about 1.7 billion. Most of these 600 cities are either coastal cities or on the bank of the river which make them highly vulnerable for flooding.
A plan has been devised to help safeguard the Wellington seaside village of Makara Beach from future severe weather events after it was left scarred by ex-Cyclone Gita.
NOAA has announced that the National Centers for Environmental Information has updated the World Magnetic Model mid-cycle to reflect unexpected changes in the location of the magnetic north pole.
Rising temperatures can be charted back to the late 1950s, and the last five years were the five hottest on record
Jonathan Allen has good news and bad news for Australians regarding the crown-of-thorns sea star.
With time running out to reduce global carbon emissions by 45 per cent before 2030 and limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C, The Ramsar Convention said wetlands provide a natural solution to making a daunting task more achievable.
The International Marine Organization’s new regulations limit the sulfur content in marine fuels used by ocean-going vessels in international waters to 0.5% by weight starting in January 2020. This change will have wide-scale repercussions for the shipping industry and refineries in the United States and worldwide.
Scientists find the ocean will look different in the future as a warming climate changes populations of marine microorganisms called phytoplankton.
About a year ago, Philipp Schwabl, a research scientist and physician specializing in intestinal diseases at the Medical University of Vienna, read an article about plastic pollution and started to connect the dots. "Nanoplastic in seafood could easily be eaten by humans; there is no reason to doubt this is happening." Richard C. Thompson, professor of marine biology, University of Plymouth
The Project Aims to Generate Contributions to the Economic Activity of Costa Rica's Coastal Areas
Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar are home to the largest mangrove forests in SE Asia, but economic growth and illegal logging have damaged these forests, although better public awareness does offer hope
Bureau of Meteorology expecting rainfall totals of up to 400mm per day for multiple days. North Queensland residents have woken to another day of torrential rain as a once in a 100-year big wet rolls on. The massive monsoonal deluge has caused landslips and flash flooding across the region over the past seven days.
Puerto Aventuras, Q.R. — A group of Puerto Aventuras locals have reached out to the municipal president for help regarding restricted beach access.
If you’re trying to get rats off an island without damaging the native animals or plants, what’s the best way to go about it? If you’re anything like the brains behind a recent initiative on two islands in Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago, the answer is simple: Use drones that dispense rat poison.
The Gozo Ministry is still considering at least one alternative to the recently-published design for the proposed Marsalforn breakwater, a spokesman has said.
ByTimes of Malta
A community project to provide beach access for wheelchair users has hit a roadblock that has left a section of the community still feeling excluded.
The 21-year-old professional kitesurfer performed a 650-foot leap from a tidal pool located in the estuary of River Exe into the ocean.
ByStaff, Surfer Today
Local councils are facing a $5-8 billion bill to replace vital infrastructure lost to climate change in the next half-century - and they want a national war chest to pay for it.
For coastal communities, the sea level rise propelled by melting ice and warming oceans is bad enough. But people living on the soft, compressible sediments of river deltas have another factor to contend with: sinking land.
A major study aims to improve understanding of the vulnerability of Thailand's shoreline and coastal communities to storms, floods and coastal erosion under future climate change scenarios.
The Palaszczuk Government has declared two Rockhampton region sites as prime targets to play a part in Queensland’s booming aquaculture industry. Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said the announcement included more than 3700 hectares of land in the Rockhampton region.
Half of Queensland's resort islands are now deserted and show signs of neglect
Over the past 40 years, there has been a dramatic decline in fishery landings of an iconic Baltic Sea fish: the flounder. In the 1980s, the landings of the flounder fishery in the Gulf of Finland dropped by 90 per cent, a trend that was later confirmed by fishery-independent surveys. Morphologically very similar species can disappear before we even notice they are there.
Govt says visitor numbers are rising but hotels, tour operators claim official fumbles are killing the industry
As the human population has grown, our demands on the ocean have increased rapidly. These demands have similarly increased the pressure we place on these systems, and we now cause considerable damage globally. If we want to maintain healthy ocean ecosystems into the future, we must learn to use ocean resources in a sustainable way and facilitate recovery in regions that have declined.
Having successfully completed the pioneering science programme at the Larsen C Ice Shelf, the Expedition enters its exploration phase with the aim of locating the wreck of Ernest Shackleton's lost ship 'Endurance'
The Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee, working on the disagreeing provisions of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill, has adopted the motion of Senator Panfilo Lacson to scrap the budget for dredging activities.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Freight rates for dry-bulk and container ships, carriers of most of the world's raw materials and finished goods, have plunged over the last six months in the latest sign the global economy is slowing significantly.
An environmental policy that advocates sustainability as an important means of managing human activity was introduced to India much later after its independence. With the young independent country focusing on economic development as a means to provide for livelihood, food, water and basic sustenance for its populace, there came a need to focus on the impact of this development on the environment.
ByBy Indie Journal
There is a “real national risk of death, disease and coastal flooding” if the government does not tackle the country’s rising emissions, the High Court has heard. On the second day of the landmark historic case against the state, the court heard claims it is breaching the human rights of its citizens over its inability to reduce carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
A new tool which helps land managers assess the costs and benefits of re-introducing valuable saltmarsh, has been developed by economists and environmental scientists from the South West Partnership for Environmental and Economic Prosperity (SWEEP) at the University of Exeter.
ByUniversity of Exeter
Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland have developed a new and more accurate method for estimating the probability of extreme events, such as storms, floods and earthquakes. The new method will be used in updating building codes and land-use regulations, and is applicable also in developing artificial intelligence, as well as in economics and medical data analysis.
LNG carrier operations in the Russian High Arctic and the Baltic Sea have extended the operational envelope of ice class gas shipping
Home to vibrantly colored, tiny creatures, the ecosystems floating on the ocean’s surface remain all but unknown.
Because the the act of "getting there" is as much a part of surfing’s story as the actual waveriding.
The Rio Grande Rise is an almost completely unstudied, geologically intriguing, ecologically mysterious, potential lost continent in the deep south Atlantic. And it also hosts dense cobalt-rich crusts.
If we don’t make a fundamental change to the way we are living, the world faces the destruction of entire eco-systems, flooding of coastal areas, and ever more extreme weather. Such was the stark warning in a recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. The task is enormous.
As New Zealanders are enjoying their days at the beach, unusually warm ocean temperatures look to be a harbinger of another marine heatwave.
Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin decreed last year that shipping traffic through the Arctic’s Northern Sea Route must increase to a soaring 80 million tons annually within a mere five years, the emperor’s wish has been treated as a reality.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forest released the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) 2019 notification on Friday, opening up the coastline of the country for construction and tourism activities.
The population of Antarctic krill, the favourite food of many whales, penguins, fish and seals, shifted southward during a recent period of warming in their key habitat, new research shows.
New research shows that the degree to which aerosols cool the earth has been grossly underestimated, necessitating a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of global warming.
One day it will be overrun with holidaymakers, but at this point in history it’s still unspoiled
Jan 16 2019 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - At the beginning of January 2019 Bangladesh started to take the required steps to become a climate resilient country by 2030 by achieving transformational adaptation to climate change impacts.
Almost 40 species of bony fish in the Arabian Gulf are at risk of extinction due to overfishing and coastal destruction, a study has revealed. Over-fishing is affecting almost half of all bony fish species in the Arabian Gulf
PRINCE RUPERT - The Prince Rupert Port Authority issued a development moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks Thursday. It will prohibit any industrial work in the marine area that could pose a health and ecology risk to salmon populations in the mouth of the Skeena River.
A research team drilling thousands of feet under the Antarctic Ice Sheet has found new evidence of microbial life there — life forms not known to exist elsewhere.
In the sapphire-to-stygian waters that cover 70 percent of Earth’s surface, fish school in iridescent sheets, whales sing mournful tunes, and jellyfish bloom like wildflowers. The ocean is a teeming mystery that most of us rarely dip our toes in. Thankfully, underwater photographers are working to bring portraits of its inhabitants back to shore.
Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday.
As Australian beaches succumb to destructive coastal surges due to climate change, Wendy Harmer considers the price of inaction at storm-battered Collaroy-Narrabeen
The warning signs are increasingly hard to ignore. Sea-level rise is real, displacing thousands of people, destroying millions of acres of land and generating billions of dollars in losses. Due to competing predictions of future global temperatures, scientists are unsure exactly how fast or high sea levels will rise.
As we quickly approach the turning point of a new decade, there is much speculation on what would be decided in terms of regulations imposed on the shipping activity.
IntraFish is reporting live from the US National Fisheries Institute Global Seafood Market Conference in San Diego. Keep checking back for all the latest.
The dwarf lantern shark is among the smallest species of fish in the world. The name of the shark comes from the fact that they are a small (dwarf) shark and are bioluminescent (lantern) in the dark environment of the deep sea level (Benthic zone) where they dwell. The Dwarf lantern shark was recently discovered in 1964.
For many, the Northeast Passage through the Arctic could one day be a ‘Northern Suez Canal’. While icy waters have frozen such dreams, recent advances in nuclear technology might finally unlock the full economic potential of the once-daunting Arctic waters.