The minister dismissed most of the appeals against last year’s approval of expanded beach mining operations north of the Olifants River
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ByThe Points Guy
The third-highest number of hooded plover fledglings has been recorded for the decade, with 17 little birds making it through to their first flight this season.
Even with COVID-19 present worldwide, they see need.
Polar bears in the Barents Sea population use their environment in two different ways. Bears that spend most of their time offshore are exposed to higher levels of pollutants than bears that stay along the coast due to differences in feeding habits, energy expenditure, and geographical distribution.
When humans are staying home in fear of contacting the coronavirus, other creatures of Mother Nature have staged a comeback to the world’s longest sea beach at Cox’s Bazar. A calm and placid ambience now prevails in the most frequently visited beach of the country, as the local authorities have imposed a ban on people’s movement.
The Russian Antitrust Service (RAS) has proposed changes to the mechanism of fishing quota distribution that could expand a major overhaul of how the country manages its seafood sector.
Crucial work has started to reduce the risk of flooding and coastal erosion along Kent's shoreline.
The Philippines’ largest port could shut in less than a week if shipping containers aren’t moved to free up space for new cargo amid a lockdown that’s preventing businesses from retrieving freight.
Irish aquaculture producers have been asked to fill in a form to strengthen the sector's case for financial aid from the government as they struggle to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
ByThe Fish Site
Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans.
“The Pleistocene” often evokes images of ice ages – with much of the planet covered by great ice sheets. In reality, this geological epoch that started 2.6 million years ago and lasted until about 11,700 years ago was a time of wildly swinging climatic conditions, typically with long, cold “glacial” phases interspersed with warm “interglacials”.
In 2018, friends Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel bought a 100-person survival lifeboat and spent just over a year transforming the utilitarian vessel with a mission to take it on an epic 5,000km, four-month cruise from the Sussex coast to the Arctic Circle. This is their story...
Holiday towns around the country are seeing a string of beach house owners move out of major cities and into their second homes to wait out the coronavirus outbreak.
Construction at the Yangjiang Nanpeng Island offshore wind farm in China is back in full swing, according to MingYang Smart Energy.
Irreplaceable ocean ecosystem surrounds the Tristan da Cunha archipelago
Pierre LeBlanc needs to decide by Friday whether he’ll bring in dozens of temporary foreign workers.
Shoppers across the UK are unknowingly consuming 2.5 times more fish than they think, according to 'Caught Out', a new report from Feedback and the Changing Markets Foundation which ranks the top ten UK supermarkets according to the sustainability of the farmed seafood that they sell.
In the not too distant future, global warming could deprive Japanese cuisine of an essential element: konbu, or edible kelp.
ByThe Japan Times
Nature along KZN’s coast is slowly improving amid the 21-day lockdown, with shark nets and drumlines temporarily removed.
Therefore, climate action should be central to our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A lot of plans have been scrapped. This has led to crystal clear waters (if not dolphins) in Venice, iconic Balinese surf breaks uncrowded like the 1960s and an exodus of selfie sticks from Machu Picchu.
Concern is building in the market over who is going to buy the most recently harvested shrimp.
Two of the world’s largest offshore aquaculture projects in construction are nearing the final stages of completion in China.
The northern-hemisphere winter of 2019-20 was the warmest ever on land. Land-surface air temperature and ocean-surface temperature. Average from December 2019 to February 2020, change from average during same months from 1951-80
The global economy’s most abrupt and consequential shock in at least a generation is unfolding at ports and other hubs of international commerce as the U.S. and Europe struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
For the first time, researchers have documented seasonal migrations of fishes across the deep seafloor, revealing an important insight that will further scientific understanding of the nature of our planet.
As he approaches his 94th birthday, Attenborough finds himself on a very different planet to the one he grew up on. We need to reconnect with nature, he tells Nick Rufford, for our own health - as well as the Earth’s
The maritime industry has been deeply affected as a result of the upheaval caused by the coronavirus and its impacts to Chinese manufacturing and logistics services.
Let us resolve to leave the standing forests and other natural landscapes alone and revisit the provisions of forest land diversion under the legal framework to minimise biodiversity loss and buffer humanity from zoonotic emerging infectious diseases.
The Great Barrier reef is currently experiencing coral bleaching due to climate change.
The third mass coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef in five years is under way, with central and southern regions more badly affected than in the 2016 and 2017 events. Key tourist sites have been spared.
Government will prosecute beach operators who flout the directives of social distance, Mr Akwesi Agyemang, the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has said.
A collaborative research project between the Universities of Manchester, Utrecht, and Durham, and the National Oceanography Centre has revealed for the first time how submarine sediment avalanches can transport microplastics from land into the deep ocean.
A slender little fish called the sand lance plays a big role as "a quintessential forage fish" for puffins, terns and other seabirds, humpback whales, and other marine mammals, and even bigger fish such as Atlantic sturgeon, cod, and bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine and northwest Atlantic Ocean. But scientists say right now they know far too little about its biology and populations to inform relevant management, climate adaptation and conservation efforts.
Every spring, nature puts on a breathtaking display on the British Columbia coast.
Just off the coast of Singapore, a group of scientists huddles together in the warm ocean water as waves roll and crash around them.
Several have passed by the capital recently.
You won't see a blue shark near the beach, but thanks to 50 years of tagging data, scientists are learning about their wide-ranging lives at sea.
Last week, I wrote that the appropriate economic response to the coronavirus crisis was to “bail out everyone,” including crippled industries like airlines and hotels. There is one notable exception to this rule, however.
Surrounded by darkness, many deep-sea creatures emit light to help find prey or avoid predators. Scientists have long known that small organs called photophores are responsible for this bioluminescence. Now they’ve learned that photophores can also detect light, acting like rudimentary eyes all over the body.
North Sea operator Taqa has confirmed more than a dozen suspected cases of Covid-19 across two of its assets.
Owing to Janta Curfew because of coronavirus, cities across the nation came to a halt. Even the city that never sleeps, slept peacefully - yes, Mumbai.
The current pace of climate change exceeds historical events by 1-2 orders of magnitude, which will make it hard for organisms and ecosystems to adapt. For a long time, it has been assumed that adaptation was only possible by changes in the genetic makeup—the DNA base sequence. Recently, another information level of DNA, namely epigenetics, has come into focus.
Nearly half of Tunisia's sandy beaches are threatened by coastal erosion: bad news for tourism, which accounts for 8% of the country's GDP
Hundreds of thousands of people living in coastal areas are reeling from acute drinking water shortage. Besides, indiscriminate extraction of groundwater for irrigation purposes is adding to this crisis. Illegal encroachment has stopped the water flow of a number of waterbodies across the country, spelling environment and ecological disaster.
It was one of the first outbreaks of the coronavirus to capture global attention: For weeks in February, the cruise ship Diamond Princess was moored off the shore of Japan with hundreds of infected people aboard.
Global ocean energy production has risen tenfold over the last decade, according to a report issued today by a leading ocean energy organisation.
Genetically tweaked salmon that grows three times faster than normal fish ... fillets grown in labs from fish cells ... now plant-based seafoods such as "vegan shrimp," or "Toona" are gaining footholds in the marketplace — and confusing customers.
Local legend has it that Beinn Ghobhlach mountain in the Scottish Highlands was once home to a witch. Resentful of sharing the area with people, she planned to cast a spell that would destroy the surrounding forests, making the land uninhabitable. Before she could unleash the destruction, an enraged god used his sword to split her and the mountain in half, saving the forests and the people who relied on them.
Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp has urged the state government to allow sand dredged from the Hunter River for the construction of the proposed Newcastle Gas Terminal project to be redirected to Stockton Beach.
Near-100MW project to be brought online with Simply Blue Energy off Wales in 'mid-2020s' with aim to crack 50GW Celtic Sea play
TEPCO and Ørsted signed an MoU to establish a framework and organisational structure for the joint development of the Choshi Offshore Wind Project.
A green basin, an urban farm and a floating home — the programme Insight explores the solutions being devised to keep climate change and floodwaters at bay in the Thai capital.
In an example of the measures that cruise lines are taking as they wind down operations, the Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) vessels Columbus and Vasco da Gama swapped their European and Australian passengers at sea Wednesday so that all could return home.
Only a year after losing their homes to floods in parts of Australia's north eastern coast of Queensland, people are moving into new houses built on or near the same plots. But while banks have been only too willing to offer them long-term loans at rates in line with the national average, insurance companies, who suffered insured losses of A$1.24 billion ($820 million) as a result of the Townsville floods, are more cautious.
It had rained all morning across Jakarta on the first Tuesday in February. The rivers in the Indonesian capital quickly filled up, carrying all kinds of debris toward the Java Sea. In one of the city's largest waterways, a Dutch-made device was trapping some of the trash to prevent it from washing out into the ocean.
Holland America Line said Tuesday it will bring the Westerdam cruise ship to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, instead of Juneau after it had been turned away from several Asian ports over the coronavirus.
The global escalation of COVID-19 is hampering some North American recycling programs, impacting Chinese users of U.S. recovered fiber, constraining global shipping, denting stock prices and threatening an economic recession.
The average age of dredging fleet in Russia is 36 years and the country urgently needs to put new dredgers into operation, Gennady Egorov, director of the St. Petersburg-based Marine Engineering Bureau, said in a recent statement.
The most frequented area in the city — the beachfront area — has increased significantly, thanks to the nourishment of eroded beaches undertaken by the Visakhapatnam Port Trust and the lull in the activity of tidal waves.
Germany-based Schottel has supplied the propulsion units for the country’s first seagoing government agency LNG-fueled vessel, the Atair.
ByLNG World News
Several North Sea operators are reducing offshore crews on their UK platforms in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.
Flights have been temporarily suspended to one of the UK’s largest offshore gas fields after a suspected coronavirus case at an adjacent drilling rig.
Octopus is heavily consumed in countries like Spain and Italy in Southern Europe. However, the extensive supply of Octopus comes from countries such as Indonesia and Mexico. Octopus growth rates are relatively high and they also have a short life cycle, making them suitable for commercial aquaculture. The major producer of Octopus are; China and Japan. Globally, the importers of Octopus are; the United States, Italy, and Spain. According to this latest report, the Global Octopus Market is expected to reach 624,490 Metric Tons by the period of 2019 - 2025.
As questions are asked about the impact of turbine blades on marine wildlife, scientists have developed a sophisticated fish collision model for the burgeoning tidal power industry.
Blooms of smelly and unsightly sargassum seaweed have impacted the tourism industry across the Caribbean. Now, solutions must balance environmental factors and local livelihoods.
The recent rains across NSW have brought much needed relief.
One by one, major cruise lines are halting operations and mothballing ships as they face biggest challenge since 9/11
At a time when shallow seagrass meadows have disappeared from 92% of UK’s vast coastline, scientists have realized that this curious and gentle habitat is needed now, more than ever, to help reduce CO2-induced warming—and guard against potentially rising seas.
A 3D-printed anchor and self-charging mooring line monitoring device are among eight floating wind farm innovations unveiled as winners of a technology acceleration competition.
The study of the oceans is crucial for countries such as India and Myanmar because it helps governments to predict and manage responses to climatic and ocean changes, particularly monsoon rains and drought, and the dangers posed by potentially deadly cyclones.
Sir David Attenborough has called for a moratorium on deep-sea mining, warning that it “risks creating terrible impacts that cannot be reversed”.
Apocalyptic predictions may grab our attention, but they can also stoke xenophobia and miss the full picture of what’s happening on the ground
THE dramatic impact of storm surges and heavy winter rain on the local environment has prompted green groups to hold a coastal vigil this weekend to raise awareness of climate change.
Sharks eating whales isn’t exactly new- it’s the circle of life, after all. But to date, white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) feeding events involving large whales have largely been described only in terms of observed scavenging events.
The U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has expanded its ban on imports of shrimp and other seafood caught in the habitat of the critically endangered vaquita porpoise, which lives in Mexican waters in the northern Gulf of California.
Special Report: This is the fifth installment of a Times-Picayune and Advocate series exploring how the Netherlands’ climate change adaptation strategies could be a model for the Louisiana coast. The series was produced in collaboration with WWNO New Orleans Public Radio and Climate Central, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. For more information, go to pulitzercenter.org/connected-coastlines
Research Lives: Prof Rónadh Cox, Edward Brust professor of geology and mineralogy, Williams College, Massachusetts and UCD School of Earth Sciences
Research links ENSO climate pattern to Southeast Asian coral reefs
Time is the most precious commodity in any industry. Speed in obtaining raw data to identify trends is invaluable. It gives you time to plan. While economists and other market watchers waited until early March to see if China’s manufacturing plants were operating with the release of satellite air pollution data, those who followed the flow of trade were ahead of the game.
‘I am convinced the sea air always does good,’ declares Henrietta Musgrove in Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Austen often poked fun at the Georgian notion of the sea as a source of bountiful health and healing; in many respects, it was the eighteenth century’s answer to today’s wellness fad.
Every morning, come rain or shine, 64-year-old Koji Suzuki grabs his board and checks out the surf crashing onto the Fukushima coastline, some of the best rollers in Japan.
Researchers are trying to pour cold water on the increasing number of female sea turtles being born due to rising temperatures.
Cases regarding the pipeline’s impacts on endangered killer whales and Indigenous rights won’t be heard, but opponents of the project say its future is far from certain
The Government has issued a resolution promulgating a master plan and a five-year plan on the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s resolution on the sustainable development of the Vietnamese sea-based economy until 2030 with a vision to 2045.
ByVNA / Vietnam
Funding for flood defences is expected to be doubled to £5.2bn in the forthcoming Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said, as the Prime Minister paid his first visit to a flood-hit area since the recent storms.
At the Trump Doonbeg golf course on Ireland’s west coast, the ocean has been inching closer to a private bar overlooking the 18th hole. Since the links opened in 2002, waves crashing on the edge of the greens have swallowed about a meter of beach each year.
Red Sea corals and especially corals of the Gulf of Aqaba in the northern Red Sea may be one of the last reefs to survive the century. Scientists estimate 70 to 90 percent of all coral reefs will disappear by mid-century, primarily as a result of climate change and pollution.