Browsing: Environmental News

We use science to educate and protect. This is our mission. This is what drives us relentlessly forward. The challenges facing this critical apex predator are many, and seemingly overwhelming. More than 100 million are slaughtered every year for their fins. Climate change is dramatically disrupting the oceanic ecosystem and food chain. And mankind’s attitudes are indifferent at best; savage at worst. We believe science—rigorous, peer-reviewed, professional—can inform and guide governing bodies and society at large to conservation policies that ensure the sustainability of all shark species. Work Real Information to Really Inform Few species are more misunderstood, and more…

Share.

What does an anti-oil & gas activist in Houston, Texas, have in common with a lawyer advocating for plastic bag bans in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a waste picker in Delhi, India? They’re all part of the global fight to end plastic pollution – and they’re all featured in a new documentary film that BIG PLASTIC doesn’t want you to see. For decades, we’ve been told we can’t live without the conveniences of plastic. Sure it’s cheap, lightweight, and durable, but what are the consequences of this prolific material? The answer is more complex – and more concerning – than just…

Share.

2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. It is also the year when the highest temperatures ever were recorded on the continent. With melting ice, warming waters, and increased fishing, all of the creatures that live there need us more than ever. But we need Antarctica just as much. This vast icy continent is critical to stabilizing our climate, and it circulates vital ocean nutrients that sustain fish populations, and humans, all over the world.Petition Antarctica 2020 Take a look at this great petition which aims to urge world leaders protect Antarctica’s waters. Learn more at: https://www.only.one/act/antarctica

Share.

Certificates sent to budding conservationists staying #AtHomeWithSixSenses After 10 weeks of exploring the oceans around Six Senses Laamu, the first series of the online Junior Marine Biology program has made a satisfying splash. What’s more, it is not too late to dive in, as all classes were recorded, which means they can be taken any time, and in any order. The online Junior Marine Biology program is a series of free web-based classes, made up of short informative videos, activities to do at home and one-on-one feedback by the team of 10 marine biologists at the Maldives Underwater Initiative (MUI). Each class explored…

Share.

To kick-off Oceans Week HFX and celebrate World Environment Day, Coastal Action is hosting a webinar to share our work focused on the oceans! Join Coastal Action’s Coastal & Marine Team on Friday, June 5th at 11AM AST for a webinar that explores Coastal Action’s plastic pollution projects. The webinar will include a discussion of our Ocean Friendly Atlantic initiative, a program that encourages and recognizes businesses in reducing their plastic waste. The Coastal & Marine Team will also share results from the Atlantic Canada Microplastic Research Project and discuss our future projects! The webinar will be an interactive session…

Share.

REEF GURU is excited to announce the launch of its new online reef education site – with courses on the biology, identification and secret lives of reef fish and reef critters, the mini reef guru and the junior reef guru online kids educational activity packs, as well as a free course on the importance & threats to coral reefs. The courses and kids packs are available at: https://learn.reefguru.uk. Free reef-themed colouring sheets for kids of all ages are also available for download on the Reef Education page of our main website : https://www.reefguru.uk In the reef fish course, participants will…

Share.

“Iceberg Alley” is a long stretch of water that flows from the Arctic to Newfoundland. “Iceberg Alley” is home to south-floating icebergs in the spring and summer that have melted off the coast of Greenland’s glaciers, driven down Baffin Bay with north / south currents and into the Labrador Sea, where some of them melt in the warmer waters. Many of them travel past Newfoundland further south and this makes for a photographer’s haven. April and May are the months when icebergs are the most abundant, but they sometimes can get trapped in the sea ice, so for the best…

Share.

When I picture a worst-case scenario for the future it is one where solar, wind and hydro proliferate. Rather than seeing these technologies as solutions to our environmental problems, I see them as a way of prolonging the lifespan of empire, powering this destructive culture and allowing industrial humans to continue their exploitation a little bit longer. Bright green environmentalism is the belief that through 100% renewables, recycling and electric cars, we can have industrial civilization without destroying the planet. Deep green environmentalism is the belief that we need to radically change the way society functions in order to be…

Share.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT DURING THE 22nd SCIENTIFIC CRUISE MALDIVES (SCM 2019) During 1998 the Maldivian coral reefs have been affected by a massive bleaching event, with consequent mass mortality of corals, due to thermal anomalies that occurred at the global scale throughout the tropical region. In 2004 the same Maldivian reefs were hit by the disastrous Sumatra tsunami. In April 2016, a new thermal anomaly hit the Maldives, with surface water temperatures among the warmest ever recorded before (2-3 °C above the seasonal average), which maintained for several weeks and causing widespread coral bleaching and mass mortality. Since 1997, professors…

Share.

The Florida Aquarium’s Animal Response Team, supported by Florida Blue, offers a story of inspiration and hope in the wake of the ever-evolving situation around COVID-19. “Titan and Starbird,” two threatened loggerhead sea turtles, were released on the pristine sands of the Atlantic Ocean at Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park in the city of New Smyrna Beach. “Conservation never stops,” said Roger Germann, President and CEO of the Aquarium. “Even though The Florida Aquarium is closed to the public, we are still caring for our animals 24/7, and that means releasing these two sea turtles back to the ocean.” The two loggerhead sea turtles arrived at The Florida Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center…

Share.
1 2