Oceans

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

Oil Spill Fouls Pristine Patagonian Waters

  SANTIAGO, Chile, July 29, 2019 (ENS) – An oil spill under investigation by the Chilean Navy on the far southern coast of Patagonia has been contained, mining company CAP SA said on Sunday. The diesel oil spill of 40,000-liters (10,500...

 

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

World’s Biggest Algae Bloom ‘Here to Stay’

  ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, July 9, 2019 (ENS) – The largest bloom of macroalgae in the world, an unprecedented belt of brown algae, now stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico – and it’s likely here to stay warn...

 

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

West Antarctic Glaciers Unstable, Melting Into the Sea

  LEEDS, England, UK, May 16, 2019 (ENS) – The warming of ocean waters over the 25 years between 1992 and 2017 have caused the glacier ice in West Antarctica to thin so rapidly that 24 percent of the region’s ancient ice is...

 

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Disrupts Recovery of Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 13, 2019 (ENS) – The damage caused to the Great Barrier Reef by the warming climate has compromised the capacity of its corals to recover, finds new research published earlier this month...

 

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

Whales to Be Freed From Russian Whale Jail This Summer

  NAKHODKA, Russia, April 9, 2019 (ENS) – Officials in Russia have agreed to free almost 100 whales held in cramped sea pens in the Russian Far East for nearly a year after being caught for sale to foreign aquariums, especially in...

 

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

Japan Restricts Its Whalers to Japanese Waters

  TOKYO, Japan, April 7, 2019 (ENS) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary, Yoshihide Suga, issued a written statement in the last week of 2018 announcing the government’s decision to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission,...

 

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

Oregon Governor Signs Offshore Drilling Ban into Law

  SALEM, Oregon, March 27, 2019 (ENS) – Oregon Governor Kate Brown, a Democrat, today signed a bill into law that creates a new line of defense against offshore oil and gas drilling that could undermine the coast’s thriving tourism,...

 

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

Inslee Budgets a Billion for Washington’s Orcas, Salmon

  OLYMPIA, Washington, December 14, 2018 (ENS) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee Thursday announced an unprecedented $1.1 billion investment to protect the 74 Southern Resident orcas in Washington State waters and increase their number...

 

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

Argentina Protects Wonders of the Patagonian Sea

  BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, December 13, 2018 (ENS) – Argentina has created two new massive offshore marine parks in the southwest Atlantic that will help protect habitat and feeding grounds for penguins, sea lions, fur seals, sharks,...

 

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

Aquariums, States Blast Atlantic Coast Seismic Permits

  NEW YORK, New York, December 7, 2018 (ENS) – The Trump administration has decided to authorize the use of seismic air guns to locate oil and gas pockets deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean floor, reversing Obama administration policy,...

 

Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime

Interpol Operation Exposes Marine Pollution Crime

  LYON, France, November 14, 2018 (ENS) – A month-long international law enforcement operation against maritime pollution has revealed hundreds of violations and exposed serious cases of contamination worldwide. Code named 30 Days...

 

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

Federal Judge Bans Fracking Off California Coast

  LOS ANGELES, California, November 12, 2018 (ENS) – Conservation and Native American groups have won their fracking lawsuit against the Trump administration. A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to stop issuing permits...

 

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2018 (ENS) – California is using its control over the last three miles between the Pacific Ocean and the shore to thwart President Donald Trump’s plans to open the Pacific Outer Continental...

 

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

  MANAMA, Bahrain, June 27, 2018 (ENS) – Conservationists around the world are celebrating the announcement by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Tuesday that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second...

 

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Corals on the northern part of the world’s largest coral reef, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine...

 

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

  CANCUN-PLAYA del CARMEN, Mexico, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs...

 

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

  BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s coral reefs are dying due to global warming, finds a unique study published Friday in the journal “Science.” For the first time, an international team of researchers...

 

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

  SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction...

 
 
 
 

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