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Ion Exchange a native wildflower and seed nursery has delivered the first Bio Floating Island to the Illinois DNR. The Floating Island was recently anchored in a lake at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Headquarters. John Wilker, DNR natural areas program manager who managed the project, said "the floating ... keep reading
Why are the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico hotspots of sea level rise? Global, regional, and local factors all affect the rate of local sea level rise. In the Gulf region, land is subsiding, which allows the ocean to penetrate farther inland. Along the East Coast, changes in the ... keep reading
This is a story told by US photographer John Wathen who bore witness to the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster. Its helpful for any of us who are threatened by deep sea oil drilling-everywhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduv3APYawA keep reading
The Surfrider Foundation has a mission . It's the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. You can think about that as three concepts. "Protection and enjoyment", we don't want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep ... keep reading
A ban on on plastic shopping bags comes into effect in Tasmania in November after a bill was passed in Tasmania's Upper House last week. South Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT have already enacted similar bans. Support has been strong from the Greens and the Liberal Party ... keep reading
Two leading marine science and conservation organizations, the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue, issued the 1st-ever quantitative, scientifically rigorous national ranking of states’ protection of their ocean waters. SeaStates:How Well Does Your State Protect Your Coastal Waters? shows that most states and territories are failing to safeguard our ... keep reading
WWF urges member states of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) who are meeting next week in Mexico, to improve the management of tuna stocks and the conservation of other vulnerable species, which may be affected by tuna fishing operations.The IATTC is responsible for the conservation and management ... keep reading
Today an international team of scientists, artists and educators will launch an expedition to study the global marine debris crisis from one of the most breathtaking places on the planet: southwest Alaska. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center, in partnership with several ... keep reading
Scottish Ministers have approved the installation of the world's largest wave farm off the north-west coast of Lewis in Scotland.Once completed, the 40MW wave farm will have the capacity to power nearly 30,000 homes. Wave energy firm Aquamarine will be able to begin installing oyster wave energy ... keep reading
Earlier this month, Australia’s Big Four banks copped a serve over their support of the coal and gas extraction industries, focusing attention on the ways large banks' investment decisions can put the future of the Great Barrier Reef at risk. A study conducted by Friends of the Earth-affiliate Market ... keep reading
Written by Melissa Bos & Bob Pressey/The Conversation last month, about Coal & Oil, Economics, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans
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