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Protect and preserve the Red Sea before it becomes a dead sea by Sadiya A. Nadeem April 15, 2013   |  Source : Saudi Gazette

Hidden beneath the ocean, coral reefs are the world’s most magical, beautiful and diverse ecosystem. Often referred as the “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs occupy only less than one percent of the world’s ocean surface, yet they offer coastli...

Scientists call for larger ocean reserves April 15, 2013   |  Source : ScienceAlert  | Copyright : 2013 ScienceAlert Pty Ltd.

Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruction. Working in the world’s largest unfished marine reserve, the remo...

Closure of fisheries’ libraries called a ‘disaster’ for science by Margaret Munro April 14, 2013   |  Source : Postmedia News  | Copyright : Postmedia News

The libraries are home to the 50 illustrated volumes from Britain’s Challenger expedition that sailed the seas in the late 1800s exploring the mysteries of the deep. The shelves heave with reports detailing the DDT pollution that wiped out young salm...

No green economy without blue economy, says FAO April 12, 2013   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2013

Efforts to end hunger and fight the effects of climate change in the Pacific Islands will hinge on the success of sustainable development, including wise use of oceans and fisheries, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told ministers from the reg...

Tanzania: Minister touts coastal land protection by Issa Yussuf April 09, 2013   |  Source : Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)  | Copyright : 2013 Tanzania Daily News

Authorities and environmentalists in Zanzibar have been sparing no efforts to minimise scaring erosions caused by rising sea water in coastal areas, the State Minister, Environment, Ms Fatma Abdulhabib Fereji informed the House. "We should know that ne...

Rebuilding US shores, increasing the risks by JUSTIN GILLIS April 08, 2013   |  Source : NYT  | Copyright : 2013 The New York Times Company

This might be a good time to take a look at the most important environmental law that nobody has ever heard of in the United States. The real estate industry fought that law bitterly in Congress, but lost, and it landed on Ronald Reagan’s desk in 1...

Fish on boat set adrift by 2011 tsunami that hit Japan land in US by Kim Murphy April 08, 2013   |  Source : Washington Post  | Copyright : 1996-2013 The Washington Post

Since a tsunami struck Japan more than two years ago, a variety of debris has washed up on U.S. beaches — including large boat docks and a soccer ball, found in Washington state’s Olympic National Park, from the Otsuchi Soccer Club. That was trumpe...

Rising sea levels threat to Kolkata, Shanghai, Dhaka, says chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change April 07, 2013   |  Source : BS

Rising sea levels due to climate change are threatening the survival of big cities located near coastal areas like Kolkata, Shanghai and Dhaka, said Dr R K Pachauri, chairperson of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "There is a very ...

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage March 25, 2013   |  Source : e! Science News  | Copyright : 2013 e! Science News

Predictions of climate impacts on fisheries can be a mirage Published: Monday, March 25, 2013 - 23:03 in Earth & Climate In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck...

Costa Rica may be green, but faces challenges protecting its blue oceans March 14, 2013   |  Source : AIDA  | Copyright : 2013 AIDA

Costa Rica is known as a green country, but it faces a big challenge offshore. The nation must save its coral reefs. AIDA, with funding from Conservation International, is releasing a report in Spanish with a comprehensive plan for protecting Costa ...

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