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Scientists Say That To Hold back Sea Level Rise – Undersea Walls Could Halt Sliding Glaciers

Building walls on the seafloor may become the next frontier of climate science, as engineers seek novel ways to hold back the sea level rises predicted to result from global warming. By erecting barriers...

Jamaica Says It Will Move To Ditch Single-Use Plastic Bags Straws And Styrofoam In 2019

Jamaica is introducing a ban on single use plastic bags, plastic straws and Styrofoam in a bid to reduce the impact plastic is having on the environment. Daryl Vaz, the minister without portfolio in...

Are Plastic Six-Pack Rings Still A Threat To Our Oceans?

Much like the plastic straw, six-pack rings are often seen as enemies of the ocean. Though straws and six-pack rings account for only a tiny fraction of all the plastic trash in the ocean, images of...

New Study Shows That Wind Farms Could Divert Hurricane Rains

Nature’s strength was laid bare again last week as two tropical storms marauded through Southeast Asia and the southeastern United States. Super Typhoon Mangkhut, thought to be one of the most powerful cyclones to...

Small And Disconnected Marine Reserves Do Little For Ocean’s Far Ranging Top Predators

Marine protected areas (MPAs), regions of the sea closed to harmful human activities, are effective in safeguarding coral ecosystems, which are often heavily used by coastal communities. But as new research shows, when MPAs are...

Australian Fishermen Fear Oil And Gas Exploration Will Destroy Seafood Industry

There are calls for a moratorium on seismic surveys by the oil and gas industry from members of the fishing industry after new Australian research shows it has serious impacts on invertebrates such as...

Bomb Disposal Teams Regularly Called For ‘Magnet Fishers’ – Issue Warning

Army bomb disposal teams are regularly being called out when magnet fishers have found artillery at the bottom of canals and river beds, the Ministry of Defence has told the BBC. In some cases,...

First Major Desalination Field Study Shows Minimal Impact To Marine Life

Highly saline flows from the Sydney Desalination Plant will not affect surrounding marine life as commonly believed, a major new study led by UNSW Sydney shows. The results of a world-first major study into...

Study Asserts Appetite For Shark Fin Soup Is Still A Serious Risk For Threatened Sharks

Fishing pressure on threatened shark populations has increased dramatically in recent years and it is urgent that consumers reject shark fin products altogether — a study in Marine Policy by researchers from the Swire Institute of...

500 Million Year Old Fossils Offer Clues To How Life Exploded On Seafloor

Stephen Pates, a researcher from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, has uncovered secrets from the ancient oceans. With Dr. Rudy Lerosey-Aubril from New England University (Australia), he meticulously re-examined fossil material collected over 25...