When John Fredriksen — the world’s most famous living shipping magnate — makes a big move, a common response is to ask: What does he know that we don’t?
Due to soaring temperatures, tropical coral reefs are facing a bleak future. But recent research shows that some of these corals are migrating to cooler subtropical seas, offering a measure of hope that these ecosystems can survive the existential threat of climate change.
A legendary writer, a quirky biologist and their jolly adventure in the Sea of Cortez
With up to 14,000 tons of sunscreen being washed off people into oceans each year, it’s time for all of us to understand how sunscreen damages coral reefs. Our simple and allegedly healthy habit of putting on lotion before exposing ourselves to UV radiations is indeed taking its toll on marine life and biodiversity.
BySnorkels & Fins
It is not the sheer number of tourists descending on Venice that bothers Italian food blogger Monica Cesarato so much as the type of visitor.
Owners of highly valued beachfront properties have significantly encroached on the public’s right to access beaches by extending the edge of their properties on to public coastal land, or blocking access paths, city officials said at a public participation meeting in Fish Hoek on Thursday evening.
A day at the beach is taken for granted by most Australians, and until now it's only been a dream for a group of people living at Whyalla, on Spencer Gulf, in South Australia.
Iron age site has been occupied by Romans, used as Second World War defences and formed part of a golf course
The state government has given up hope of trying to save a popular Mornington Peninsula beach and along with it, dozens of bathing boxes.
A pair of French tourists have been found guilty of attempting to take home nearly a hundred pounds of sand from a beach on the Italian resort island of Sardinia
> Ultra-large oil carrier stores fuel ahead of IMO 2020 rules > Vessel, slowly accumulating supplies for months, heads to Asia
But draft criticized for draconian measures such as outlawing foul language.
The benefits of the scheme are immense. Although principally protecting the gas terminal, the dune will extend up and down the coastline around it, protecting 100 homes and the coastal road to the south. Tourism may also increase, with benefits and business opportunities for those nearby.
SINGAPORE – Singapore needs at least $72 billion to build defenses against rising sea levels, its leader said Sunday as the low-lying city-state gears up against the impact of climate change.
EARLIER THIS WEEK OUR TEAM IN CHERBOURG, FRANCE SAID GOODBYE TO THE FIRST 107-METER BLADE PRODUCED AT THE FACTORY. TODAY, WE’RE PROUD TO CONFIRM THAT THE BLADE HAS COMPLETED ITS VOYAGE TO THE UK!
ByLM Wind Power
IQALUIT, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Arctic waters are essential to the livelihoods, identity and natural heritage of countless Inuit communities.
Researchers examined more than a million individual corals across 44 countries for a new study on how to save coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
British multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer, Tesco, is updating its salmon standards with the intention of reducing the amount of wild-caught fish that is fed to salmon in aquaculture.
ByThe Fish Site
“New assets will support our coastal communities, grow the economy and will help to renew the fleet”
One-third of Irish people now view climate change as a top issue for the European Union to tackle, a new poll has revealed.
As greenhouse-gas emissions continue to concentrate in the atmosphere and heat up the planet, the oceans are warming faster than ever. That's devastating for coral reefs, since warmer temperatures prompt coral bleaching — when coral expels its algal food sources and turns ghostly white, increasing its risk of death. A diver photographed a coral-bleaching event over two months in Tahiti to show the stark contrast between before and after.
Global outrage should focus on North American fishing and shipping industries as well
YouthLink Scotland is spearheading a project to examine the impact of global warming on Scotland's coastline.
United Kingdom - The real secret behind Margate’s revival isn’t so much the restored Dreamland amusement park, but the trains. A decade ago, it gained high-speed, InterCity-like trains to St Pancras, putting it within 90 minutes of London.
Here’s the thing about chasing the world’s biggest waves: you don’t really know where they are. You do, however, know where they’re not.
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The announcement that 11 billion tons dropped off the Greenland Ice Sheet in one day turned out to be a made-for-television example of the effects of climate change. Dramatic videos of water pouring off the glaciers went viral. But apart from the occasional spectacular image, it’s hard to focus the attention of the news media on the Greenland Ice Sheet. And that’s too bad.
It’s a magical sight: Just as the light begins to vanish, thousands of tiny penguins waddle out of the surf on an island in southeastern Australia, then head up the beach and along well-worn paths toward their burrows.
Spanning a busy arterial road that separates the historic center from the harborfront, BLOX (center), designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the Dutch architecture firm founded by Rem Koolhaas, opened in 2018 as the new home of the Danish Architecture Center. The 89,000-square foot (27,000 sq m) BLOX also features 22 rental apartments, coworking and conference space, a fitness studio, a public playground, and two cafés.
Feilden, Clegg, Bradley Studios (FCBStudios) has been granted detailed planning permission for ‘hayle north quay’ – a mixed-use project to revitalize a cornish harbour in the UK. the intervention, which will provide a variety of uses over a total area of 20 acres, will be positioned within a UNESCO world heritage site. considering the sensitive location, the design responds to and embraces the history of the harbour while still creating a contemporary insertion on the coast of cornwall.
Karen St. Germain, systems architecture and advanced planning director for NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service, presented this potential future architecture for NOAA's Earth observation constellation in April 2019 at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.
These are turbulent times for the Arctic. Not only is it heating up about twice as quickly as the rest of the planet, causing a disastrous decline of Arctic sea ice, but it's also increasingly vulnerable to environmental harm from activities like mining, drilling and fishing.
ALASKA (Mark Price/The Charlotte Observer) - A team of ocean explorers captured images last week of a surreal transparent squid with glowing internal organs in the Gulf of Alaska, as part of a study backed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NASA is elevating environmental conservation efforts with its new Geosynchronous Littoral Imaging and Monitoring Radiometer (GLIMR) instrument, which will make observations of coastal waters to help improve resource management, boost economic activity, and protect ecosystem sustainability.
As the single most important vital component in every building and road, to say nothing of its starring role in every pane of window glass and the silicon chips of our phones and computers, the world is using more than 50 billion tonnes of sand every year – and rising.
Clouds hang low over the hills and a sporadic, warm rain slicks the docks at the Pacific Gateway Marina in Port Renfrew. It should be a good day for anglers around the community, which advertises sports fishing as its specialty, attracting British Columbians and tourists from around the world who want to catch salmon and halibut.
Japanese whaling fleets set sail Monday to hunt whales commercially for the first time in 31 years, a day after Tokyo formally left the International Whaling Commission.
Singapore wants to expand its territory through reclaimed land
Salmon farming is going through unprecedented change. Industry giant Mowi has offered to move away from "contentious" sea loch sites in north-west Scotland, in exchange for permission to replace the capacity in wilder waters.
The public, scientists, local authorities and industry are invited to give their views on urgent questions and inform future policies
Deep sea sediments are notoriously nutrient poor, however, microbes belonging to the Archaea group of unicellular microorganisms have been efficiently scavenging dead cells, and play an important role in the geochemical carbon and nitrogen cycles of the ecosystem, researchers have found.
A Colombian judge on Friday requested the arrest and extradition of a US engineering executive from Chicago Bridge & Iron for his alleged role in what the prosecution calls the “biggest corruption scandal in history.”
New Delhi/ Kochi: The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected all four review peititions filed by the flat builders in Maradu in Kerala's Ernakulam district. This means around 350 flats, which violated the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules, have to be razed immediately.
A team of international researchers led by La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne have, for the first time worldwide, applied marine geology techniques at an ancient harbour archaeological site to uncover ancient harbour technologies of the first centuries AD.
Marine sediments tell the history of an environment, including oil spills. By "reading" sediments from the past century, a research team has now determined how much oil hydrocarbon is accumulated in different vegetated coastal habitats of the Arabian Gulf and the significance of this for environmental management.
Due to its vast size and depth, the deep-pelagic ocean (200 meters and below) helps maintain the health of the planet by playing a role in carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and waste absorption, and even supports the production of economically valuable fisheries.
It is an ordinary Monday morning at Beau Vallon beach, Seychelles. A group of men and women prepare the beach for the soon-to-arrive tourists, cleaning up the plastics and algae washed ashore by the Indian Ocean that do not fit the image of the tropical paradise that the Seychelles projects to the world.
The vigor with which the government has prosecuted its crackdown in domestic waters has certainly been unprecedented this year in China – it seems that every village government in the country has had a publicity event that involves pouring bags of fish seedlings into local waters.
Until recently, the growth of fishing was largely unregulated, leading to over-capacity of fishing boats, inter-state conflict and overfishing of some species.
With the glittering Port Phillip Bay at its doorstep, Brighton is among Melbourne’s poshest and most expensive suburbs.
Australia - A popular beach in Byron Bay on the New South Wales north coast has been washed away by what locals are describing as the worst erosion in at least 30 years.
The case of five seaside properties in Maradu in Kerala represents one of the latest clashes between development and environment.
“Rebuilding fish populations can increase revenue and jobs in coastal communities. The United States has some of the most stringent and effective legislation in the world mandating fisheries rebuilding. It has successfully rebuilt a total of 45 fish stocks resulting in more resilient ecosystems and greater economic opportunities for the fishing industry,” says Laughren.
ByGood News Network
Warrnambool, Victoria -- A dedicated group of south-west volunteers have been rewarded with a state government grant to continue their environmental work cleaning up the region's beaches.
The B.C. government says helicopters will be used to fly thousands of salmon to their spawning grounds upstream on the Fraser River to avoid a rock slide.
BOWEN, Australia — Locals and vacationers in this small Australian town were eager to get to know U.S. Marines patrolling their streets this week as part of the biennial Talisman Sabre exercise.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Rising sea levels and decreasing land surface, driven by global climate change, pose an existential crisis to coastal communities in Jakarta, Semarang, and Demak.
The health of Havelock Estuary is continue to deteriorate, leading a councillor to ask what is being done to improve its condition.
The tax haven has a luxury housing crisis – it doesn’t have enough land for the 2,700 multimillionaires forecast to settle there over the next decade
A decade ago, Rotterdam's rundown inner-city Zomerhofkwartier district was slated for redevelopment - a project that was shelved when a global economic crisis hit.
EASY access to Millport Beach for pedestrians will be protected by experts drawing up plans for state-of-the-art flood defences for the island.
The Norwegian territory of Svalbard has been open to citizens of the world since 1920. But don’t call it a utopia.
Scotland's largest offshore windfarm - which will save eight million tonnes of carbon emissions over its lifetime and generates enough energy to power 450,000 homes - has been officially opened by The Duke of Rothesay. The Beatrice windfarm located eight miles off the coast of Wick is the fourth largest in the world and the largest ever single private investment in Scotland at £2.5bn. It has been in planning for a decade.
Recently, there has been intense focus on how to reduce plastic waste globally. Việt Nam News reporter Bồ Xuân Hiệp speaks with Kristin Hughes, director of the Global Plastic Action Partnership, about solutions that are needed in Việt Nam, which is a disproportionately high contributor of plastic pollution into the oceans.
ByViet Nam News
Coastal First Nations is an alliance of Wuikinuxv Nation, Heiltsuk Nation, Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation, Nuxalk Nation, Gitga’at Nation, Metlakatla Nation, Old Massett, Skidegate, and Council of the Haida Nation.
There is far more financial risk in the system resulting from climate change than we fully understand. The sooner we bring it to light, the better for all of us.
The European Commission has detected “significant weaknesses” in how Ireland controls fish catches within EU waters, highlighting issues around weighing and an “ineffective sanctioning system for offenses”.
Sand dunes are an much-loved part of our coastline, but they have been in decline for decades. Now a new project aims to protect the dunes and the rare animals who live in them — with over £4m of funding.
The Queensland’s City of Gold Coast multi-million dollar commitment to its beaches has paid off, with new figures from the Ocean Beaches Strategy mid-life review revealing favorable progress in protecting the coastline, the city said in its latest release.
A newly modified Deep Blue 1 -- China's largest offshore salmon farm -- has been towed back to sea following "regular maintenance", which includes the retrofitting of a large 35-meter tower.
People walk near a giant sea wall which is used as a barrier to prevent sea water from flowing into land and cause flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saturday, July 27, 2019. Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said in an interview that he wants to see the speedy construction of the giant sea wall to save the low-lying capital of Jakarta from sinking under the sea, giving renewed backing to a long-delayed multi-billion-dollar mega project.
Tourism is booming globally but not everyone is celebrating, as residents question the economic benefits and ecologists point to environmental damage from overtourism.