In the New York TimesBy CARL ZIMMERDecember 11, 2007 The word “big” doesn’t do justice to whales. Humpback whales can weigh up to 40 tons. Fin whales have been known to reach 80 tons. Blue whales, the biggest animals to have ever lived, reach 160 tons — the same mass as about 2,000 grown men … Continue reading Fin Whale at Feeding Time: Dive Deep, Stop Short, Open Wide
Dec 10th 2007 From Economist.com It’s time to put greens in their place EVERY day the world we live in seems to get a little greener. There are green politics, green economics, green living and, well, Green.view. The colour is used as a synonym for environmentalism. This is bad. Whilst chlorophyll is, without doubt, hugely … Continue reading Blue in Green
In our national efforts to reduce carbon emissions, wave energy may provide an alternative energy source. This New York Times article gives a good overview of efforts along the Pacific Northwest to test wave energy technologies. But will the benefits outweigh the potential downsides?…… NEWPORT, Ore. — Chris Martinson and his fellow fishermen catch crab … Continue reading Efforts to Harvest Ocean’s Energy Open New Debate Front
From: Tierney LabBy: John TierenyDec 6th, 2007 How can a fishermen make more money? By catching fewer fish. That happy lesson is well known in the waters of Australia, as I discovered when I visited the lobster and tuna fisheries there for a New York Times Magazine article. But now there’s even better news, for … Continue reading A Win-Win for Fish and Fishermen
A New York Times Video: China’s rapid economic expansion has jeopardized the nation’s prized wildlife and biodiversity, such as the Yangtze turtle. Related Article
Our new research raises doubts concerning the viability of plans to fertilize the ocean to solve global warming. Ocean fertilization schemes, which resemble an artificial summer, may not remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as has been suggested because they ignore the natural processes revealed by this research. Read More:Press Release: www.mlutz.net/release.htmMichael Lutz … Continue reading New research discredits a $100 billion fix to global warming
From: Friend of the Sea Friend of the Sea has recently made available to the seafood industry and retailers a Seafood Carbon Footprint Calculator which estimates how many kilos of CO2 emissions are generated by a kilo of seafood on the shelves. The Calculator applies fuel efficiency data known for most commercial fisheries and aquaculture, … Continue reading Seafood Carbon Footprint Calculator
A New York Times EditorialNovember 20, 2007 The world’s scientists have done their job. Now it’s time for world leaders, starting with President Bush, to do theirs. That is the urgent message at the core of the latest — and the most powerful — report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a group of … Continue reading The Scientists Speak
Out of the Estuarine Research Foundation’s 19th Biennial Conference comes scientific observations of rapid changes in important coastal ecosystems: “Climate change is here,” Howarth said. “We’re measuring it. Half the talks being given here are about how things look different now compared to 10 or 15 years ago.” Read more here…….
Australian scientists working on decoding humpback whale communication systems were able to identify over 30 distinct vocalizations, including pick up lines and mother-calf calls. Read Environmental News Network coverage of this research here.