At Copenhagen global warming conference, alarms on ocean acidification

At the Copenhagen global warming conference, researchers have been seeking attention to what’s often been an “orphan” issue in the climate change debate: increasing ocean acidity and its risks for fisheries. Commercial fishermen and other mariners join together to raise awareness of ocean acidification caused by fossil fuel emissions, in Homer, Alaska, on September 6. … Continue reading At Copenhagen global warming conference, alarms on ocean acidification

News clips for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

At Copenhagen global warming conference, alarms on ocean acidification- Christian Science Monitor Obama Ocean Task Force Plans to Resolve Competing User Conflicts- Environment News Service- About new interim MSP framework How Best to “Weatherproof” Earth’s Corals Against Warming-Induced Bleaching- CO2 Science Magazine Endangered crab falls prey to poachers for medicine testing- Times of India- about … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, December 16, 2009

News clips for Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

UN-backed experts propose ban in trading in endangered bluefin tuna- UN News Centre Nigeria: IMO Battles to Retain Regulation of Ship Emission- AllAfrica.com NOAA Assesses Post-Tsunami Marine Debris in American Samoa- NOAA Portions of Arctic coastline eroding, no end in sight, says new CU-Boulder study- EurekAlert Submersibles find new species northwest of Hawaii- The Associated … Continue reading News clips for Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

News clips: Friday, December 11th, 2009

Copenhagen Global Climate Summit Ocean acidification rates pose disaster for marine life, major study shows- Guardian- Report launched from leading marine scientists at Copenhagen summit shows seas absorbing dangerous levels of CO2. Scientist: Extinction threatens Coral Reefs unless CO2 limited to 350ppm- Bay Area Indymedia- Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg from the University of Queensland gave a … Continue reading News clips: Friday, December 11th, 2009

News clips for Thursday, December 10, 2009

UN may curtail 400-year-old ‘freedom of the seas’- Times Online – UK – includes quotes and video of MCBI’s Jeff Ardron. Op-Ed Contributor We Have a Real Emergency – New York Times- by Mikhail Gorbachev on climate change NOAA Approves Western and Central Pacific Bigeye Tuna Catch Limit – NOAA Pitch of Blue Whale Songs … Continue reading News clips for Thursday, December 10, 2009

News clips for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Endangered Species NOAA Staff Free Juvenile Whale in Hawaii- NOAA’s National Ocean Service- On Dec. 6, rescuers in Hawaii successfully freed a young humpback whale that had become dangerously entangled in rope. Link has a video showing the whale being freed. Looks like it was a pretty amazing feat. NOAA offers reward for info on … Continue reading News clips for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

News clips for Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Tahiti fisheries commission meeting considers Pacific tuna and protection for international waters- Fishnewseu From sci-fi tech, food for the masses- National Post- about food security- discusses fish farming & fishing New film “Oceans” gives fish-eye view of sea life- Reuters Four scientists have their say on climate change issues- Daily Telegraph Op-Ed Contributor Act Naturally- … Continue reading News clips for Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

The Ocean Manifesto A five-point plan to turn back the tide and save the seas from death Frank Pope High-tech geoengineering might one day just be able to return atmospheric carbon dioxide to below 350 parts per million, at which level coral reefs can persist. But long before then the multiplying effects of changing climate … Continue reading

News clips: December 5-7, 2009

The Ocean Manifesto- Times Online- For the ocean to survive, we need to throw it five lifelines by doing the following: 1: Establishing marine reserves, 2: Ending the freedom of the seas, 3: Controlling fishing fleets, 4: Banning bottom trawling, 5: Controlling pollution. Madagscar’s major reefs among most at risk from climate change- WWF International … Continue reading News clips: December 5-7, 2009