Greenpeace opens case against Anadarko
Greenpeace has opened its case against the Environmental Protection Agency and Texan oil giant Anadarko in the High Court at Wellington. The organisation alleges the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed in its role to properly consider wh ...
09 Dec 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Study to bring wave of ocean data to negotiating table
Despite the ocean?s importance for the planet, it usually takes a back seat in political discussions about global issues, like climate change. The World Ocean Assessment study aims to change that by providing policymakers with the scientific data ...
09 Dec 2013 | www.scidev.net
EPA told Anadarko full oil spill reports weren't necessary
Texan oil giant Anadarko says it offered to give full oil spill modelling reports to the environmental regulator tasked with clearing its Taranaki Basin drilling plans, but was told that would not be necessary. The company and the Environmental P ...
09 Dec 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
More whales die in Florida Everglades
Eleven whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in the Florida Everglades are dead, say national wildlife officials. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official Blair Mase said wildlife workers spotted the dead whales on ...
09 Dec 2013 | www.theguardian.com
Commission fails to make changes to overfishing
Greenpeace has spoken out about the increasing need "to take steps to ensure sustainable fishing" following the end of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission 10th meeting.
09 Dec 2013 | www.worldfishing.net
Dong Energy upbeat about offshore wind power thanks to higher subsidy
Dong Energy, the company that claims to be the biggest developer of windfarms in the world, believes it is "game on" in the North Sea with nothing to hold back new investment. The upbeat message from the Danish firm's British chairman, Brent Ches ...
08 Dec 2013 | www.theguardian.com
Urgent plea for pest awareness
Although there has recently been a lot of focus on our freshwater streams and rivers, the threat to the seas where we do most of our boating has largely gone unnoticed. The Ministry for Primary Industries says these waters are in danger, primaril ...
07 Dec 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Simon Bridges victim of hoax website hack
Energy Minister Simon Bridges has become the victim of a hoax website hack by Greenpeace activists opposed to oil drilling. A replica of his website was created which appeared to have been hacked, with a black cloud swirling across the screen tha ...
06 Dec 2013 | www.nzherald.co.nz
Construction of World's Most Advanced Deep-diving Robotic Vehicle
Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) has begun working with the Deep Submergence Laboratory at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to design and build the world?s most advanced robotic undersea research vehicle for use on SOI?s ship Falkor. ...
06 Dec 2013 | www.whoi.edu
249: Ocean Acidification (radio)
The most serious, debilitating circumstance affecting the ocean today may be acidification, the changing pH or acid balance in the water column with devastating impacts on the marine food chain, species migration and reproduction. In this episode ...
06 Dec 2013 | worldoceanobservatory.org
Roaming sharks go home to give birth
Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce. The researchers say it strengthens the argument for restrictions on fishing at specific sites.
06 Dec 2013 | www.bbc.co.uk