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In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot. The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading
The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating ... keep reading
This article is from the Environmental News Service. Climate change is causing the world’s oceans to acidify at rates not seen for the last 55 million years, and the only way to moderate this danger is to reduce human emissions of carbon dioxide, conclude 540 scientists from 37 countries ... keep reading
Two students from University of California San Diego (UCSD) have designed an exciting project that ticks all the boxes. It is educational, functional, aesthetic and easy to use. In their own words, they have created “a natural, self-sustainable ecosystem that is easy to care for”. ‘Aquarium enthusiasts’ Eric and Kevin ... keep reading
This article by Julia Reisser and Charitha Pattiaratchi comes from The Conversation- Australia. Each square kilometre of Australian sea surface water is contaminated by around 4,000 pieces of tiny plastics, according to our study published today in journal PLOS ONE and data repository Figshare. These small plastic fragments, mostly ... keep reading
The power generation industry is demanding smarter solutions around water supply and wastewater strategies, according to new research. Tighter environmental regulations and water scarcity are pushing power plant operators to rethink how they use this resource, as water and power generation are inseparable. Fossil fuel-fired power stations require a reliable ... keep reading
After 28 activists and two journalists were detained in Russia when Greenpeace tried to unfurl a banner from a petroleum vessel, the organisation has been accused of being ill-prepared. However the governments from Britain and the Netherlands, and activists and supporters across the globe, have said the charges against the ... keep reading
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found out that some marine plant ecosystems can develop strategies to adapt to, and even mitigate, climate change. Professor Carlos Duarte, Director of UWA's Oceans Institute said seagrass, mangrove and salt-march ecosystems ranked among the world's most intense carbon sinks ... keep reading
An independent scientific review panel has concluded that the mass stranding of approximately 100 melon-headed whales in the Loza Lagoon system in northwest Madagascar in 2008 was primarily triggered by acoustic stimuli, more specifically, a multi-beam echosounder system operated by a survey vessel contracted by ExxonMobil Exploration and Production (Northern ... keep reading
The Russian state prosecutor today laid charges of piracy against a Greenpeace activist who protested against oil drilling in the Arctic. A freelance videographer has also been charged with piracy, which carries a maximum 15 year jail sentence. It is an extreme and disproportionate charge. Charges are expected to be ... keep reading
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