Japan's certification system for protecting marine resources, called Marine Eco-Label Japan (MEL), is expected to be approved as an international standard by the end of this year, government sources said.
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Rising seas will endanger more than 300 million people in the next 30 years, according to a startling new study published in late October in the journal Nature Communications. By 2050, the impact of rising sea levels will be much more severe than previously thought, “threatening to all but erase some of the world’s great coastal cities” in low-lying areas from Egypt’s Nile Delta to southern and eastern China to Southeast Asia, as The New York Times put it. One of those cities is Ho Chi Minh City, the economic hub of Vietnam, which could be underwater along with the rest of southern Vietnam by mid-century, as these new projections suggest. Many coastal regions across Southeast Asia would be doomed. Yet despite this imminent danger, Southeast Asian countries are lagging behind in preparing for the deluge.
This is what's being done to protect communities from flooding
On the night of Jan. 4, 2018 as 30 km/h winds swept the surface of the Halifax Harbour, Jamie Rouse and his son-in-law were standing on the Fisherman’s Cove boardwalk just outside of Rouse’s seafood restaurant, Boondocks, warily watching the rising waters.
LONDON — Extinction Rebellion activists staged a surprising demonstration Sunday, floating a model of a sinking house down the River Thames in protest over rising sea levels.
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The warning comes from the Essex Region Conservation Authority. Watershed Management Director Tim Byrne said at Thursday's board meeting that the region is "woefully unprepared" for emergency flooding.
One of Credit Suisse’s (CS) most senior bankers has said investments could “go to zero quickly” if companies ignore climate change " and cites coastal property investments as an example.
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. — Vanishing coastlines. Damaged lighthouses. Unexpected storm surges. Washed-out roads.
Pollution stretches across 2,400km of coastline, with scientists fearing contamination of food chain
Scientists say a failure of national management means excessive amounts of harmful chemicals--many now banned in other countries such as the EU, USA and Canada--are damaging the nation's waterways and the Great Barrier Reef.
There’s a pretty well-worn backpacker route that runs from Southeast Asia all the way down to New Zealand.
Early-career scientists came together recently to learn to use a suite of ocean biogeochemical sensors, with the goal of closing the knowledge gap between ocean technology and potential end users.
The Government looks set to push forward with a series of new environmental levies to encourage behavioural change and bring in additional funding to tackle waste blackspots.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday pulled up the Maharashtra government for "turning a blind eye" to illegal constructions carried out by "powerful and eminent" people in the coastal Alibaug district.
Sea levels rose as much as three metres per century during the last interglacial period as Antarctic ice sheets melted, a pace that could be exceeded in the future, given the turbo-charged potential of human-led climate change.
The latest stage of coastal management work at Quinns Beach includes a $2.1 million upgrade and extension of groyne three and refilling beach sand.
It is intuitive that climbing global temperatures will increase the pace of polar ice melt, which will in turn raise sea levels and flood coastal lands. Recent research reveals, however, that the scale of such flooding could be exponentially worse than previously anticipated. New data suggests that many countries, many of which are in Asia, will be transformed — literally — as coastlines are redrawn by rising waters and hundreds of millions of people will be forced from their homes. Japan will be hard hit by this development and must do more to mitigate its impact.
Coastal residents in Norfolk are at risk of becoming 'climate refugees' due to erosion, rising sea levels and climate change, it has been claimed.
Agriculture and Marine Resources Minister Michael Pintard yesterday pushed back against suggestions the country’s spiny lobster industry has been totally devastated, telling Eyewitness News the country is still able to satisfy the demand for spiny lobster.
A Norwegian parliamentary committee on the morning of Nov. 4 presented a 237-page report that lays out how it would suggest taxing the aquaculture industry there as much as 40%, Dagens Naeringsliv, a Norwegian newspaper, reports.
The restoration of the beach at Ramsgate Baths is proving to be not only a civic engineering success but is also generating great interest for spectators.
A new study has shown that Britain's puffins may struggle to adapt to changes in their North Sea feeding grounds and researchers are calling for better use of marine protection areas (MPAs) to help protect the country's best known seabirds. Britain's coasts support globally important populations of many species of seabird, but they face many challenges as their established habitats change.
Satellite technology has been helping scientists track the Pacific Ocean Blob since its discovery in 2014. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring satellite maps documented the return of this devastating surge of unnaturally warm water that is killing corals and other marine life.
Project hails the shellfish reefs as nature’s solution to coastline impact of climate change Conservationists say the oysters act as a barrier to slow storm surges and protect communities from rising sea levels
Between ice age dynamics and global heating, Halifax Harbour is rising faster than most coastal waters around the world and putting billions worth of buildings at risk.
Melville’s experience as a whaler equipped him with a deep knowledge of cetology and marine biology, making Moby-Dick a true novel of the sea
The Wave in Bristol produces whitewater for beginners to 1.8-metre barrells for dudes
Since the first tariff threats tweeted by United States President Donald Trump, the global markets have become an involuntary spectator and sometimes unwilling participant in the political reality show known as trade negotiations. For the first time in history, the veil of trade talks was ripped off and made public.
Sea level rise this century could flood coastal areas that are now home to 340 million to 480 million people, researchers from Climate Central, a research and advocacy group, report. That’s roughly triple the number of people estimated to be at risk using previous coastal elevation data.
Canberra, Australia — A shark bit off a British tourist's foot and mauled another British tourist's leg on Tuesday as the men snorkeled on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials said.
Marine sediments play a crucial role in the global carbon cycle due to the oxygen consumption and CO2 respiration of the organisms that live in and on the ocean floor. To help predict the changing contribution of this respiration to the carbon cycle in a warming world, researchers from the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) and universities in Taiwan have compiled the largest open-access database available of the sediment community oxygen consumption and CO2 respiration. Their findings are published in Nature Scientific Data.
Study may spawn ways to genetically alter and control red seaweeds
Half of the marine life in the world's oceans depends on the enrichment of phytoplankton by dissolved iron, just as plants at the base of the food chain on land need nutrients to help them grow.
Of the 200 U.S.-flag shipping companies that were formed after World War I, only one remains in operation today.
The European Commission said that Spain overfished its tuna quota in the Indian Ocean in 2017. As a result, the amount caught in excess by the Spanish fleet that year has been deducted from the country's fishing quota for 2019.
South Africa’s approach to managing its fishing industry is supposed to include all interested parties. Fishers and government should work together to make decisions. But this has proven to be easier said than done.
China's environmental authority vowed on Tuesday to step up legislative efforts in environmental protection of the seas and announced policy achievements for this year.
Company's licence pulled by government in mid-October
In a few years’ time, offshore wind could power the slot machines at this beachside gambling town.
Chinese state-owned company China National Fisheries Corporation (CNFC) has launched a new tuna processing plant in Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.
A journey through ancient isles, myths and deadly seas along the western coast of Ireland
Charles Darwin's ship was decommissioned in 1870, when it was thought to be have been dismantled by the person that bought it.
The country's science-based approach shows fishing can be environmentally sustainable.
Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the Earth, and it's getting crowded out on the water.
Coral systems must adapt if they are to survive, and governments in countries with reefs can help them
Cornwall is one of the counties in the UK which is likely to be the most affected by climate change. As temperatures are increasing, ice is melting and the sea levels are rising.
Commitment Strengthens Sustainability of Ocean Economy, Enhances Health of Planet, and Advances Global Economic Security
“Coastal cities are literally the interface between man and nature. That is where it is happening,” spoke Marc Collins, the former tourism minister of French Polynesia and founder of Oceanix as we sat together in Bryant Park beneath the towers of Manhattan.
It is becoming increasingly possible that sea-level rise of a meter or more will occur this century. You might expect this threat to preoccupy coastal homeowners. But many deny the need to act, for fear their property values will fall.
On 23 and 24 October, Norway will host the “Our Ocean” conference: An annual international conference that was initiated in 2014 by the US Department of State outside of any UN process. The people who live with and are surrounded by the ocean, and who are most affected by the deterioration of the marine environment, are not present in the conference panels: Fishers, coastal communities and first-affected by climate change indigenous groups.
Stunning footage has been captured of a critically endangered shark swimming at a gas field in the UK North Sea.
Premier Dwight Ball says government needs to work with industry leaders to make sure an event like the die-off of over 2.6-million salmon on the province’s south coast, never happens again.
Danish ‘national treasure’ will be transported to safety at speed of 26 feet per hour
A scheme to improve coastal defences in Elmer and better protect 325 properties from flooding and erosion is underway.
Replacing the buildings around New Zealand waiting to be lost to rising seas could exceed $19 billion, reports say.
The beach nourishment operations at Hayling Island are set to begin today with the dredger expected to arrive at the dredge site, Chichester Harbor Approach Channel, at approximately midday, Eastern Solent Coastal Partnership – ESCP reports.
Blockchain player Diginex and data intelligence and analytics company Verifik8 signed a long-term agreement to protect workers in the Thai aquaculture. By combining blockchain and analytics, both companies are looking to better protect workers from exploitation.
Across the world we are seeing the effects of climate change, however, residents of Portrane in North County Dublin are experiencing first-hand its devastating consequences.
Crude oil has been washing up on the coast of the Brazilian northeast for over a month, leaving more than 150 of Brazil’s postcard-perfect beaches covered in thick, sludgy black patches.
Sea levels are expected to rise due to climate change
In addition to their scientific value, many satellite images are simply intriguing to look at. Satellites capture an incredible variety of views of Earth. See the mesmerizing beauty of river deltas, mountains, and other sandy, salty, and icy landscapes. Some might even remind you of actual famous works of art!
It's a race to the bottom for the finalists of the flushest competition in the country as many eagerly await to see which toilet will be throned as the best loo in New Zealand.
They are making sandcastles with excavators at Ramsgate Beach. Summer is coming, but Botany Bay has swallowed the beach whole and waves are lapping at the sea wall.
The Interreg France (Channel) England Programme has approved the biggest ever Interreg project that will prove to be game-changing for the European tidal stream energy sector.