Showing posts with label ecosystem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ecosystem. Show all posts

Saturday, February 03, 2018

Climate change affecting lake on Roof of the World

fragile ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Qinghai Lake - China's largest inland saltwater lake - completely froze over in late January, two weeks later than normal. Experts said the delay signals the growing effect of global warming on the fragile ecosystem of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Major fishing nations agree on Arctic fishing moratorium

Major fishing nations agree on Arctic fishing moratorium
The world's major fishing nations have agreed a deal to ban commercial fishing in the high seas portion of the central Arctic Ocean.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish

Human antidepressants found in brains of Niagara River fish
Researchers have discovered high concentrations of human antidepressants in the brains of fish found in the Niagara River of Canada, according to CTV Tuesday.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Massive Spill Kept Secret: Australia Oil Regulator Hid Key Leak Data for Months

Australia’s governmental oil watchdog group knew for months about a previously uncontrolled underwater oil leak but kept the information hidden from the public until now.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Africa uses only 10 percent of hydropower potential

Only 10 percent of Africa’s hydropower potential has been tapped, according to an energy expert.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Tibet Plateau reports 99 new lakes in last four decades

 Climate change researchers working across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau say rapid warming has resulted in the formation of 99 new lakes and "extensive" lake expansion over the last four decades.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

US and Canada prevent oil drilling in Arctic waters

The United States and Canada will freeze future oil and gas drilling in their Arctic waters, a move applauded by environmentalists but denounced by the energy industry.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Fukushima Radiation Reaches US West Coast, Cesium-134 Found in Canadian Salmon

Cesium-134, the fingerprint of seaborne radiation from the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, has been detected on the West Coast of the United States for the first time, as well as in Canadian salmon.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

El pueblo Navajo interpone una demanda millonaria contra EE.UU.

La Nación Navajo ha presentado una demanda de contra el gobierno de Estados Unidos por los daños y perjuicios causados por los vertidos de la mina Gold King, en agosto de 2015. Millones de litros de desechos tóxicos acabaron cerca del territorio de la tribu, afectando considerablemente al ecosistema local y al estilo de vida de la tribu.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Japan whaling ships set out for Antarctic

Japanese whaling ships departed Friday on the annual Antarctic hunt, the government said, defying a worldwide moratorium and international opposition.

Friday, October 28, 2016

New Zealand hails unanimous agreement on Antarctic marine reserve

The New Zealand government Friday hailed a breakthrough agreement to create the world's biggest marine protected area (MPA) in the Ross Sea region of the Antarctic.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Great Barrier Reef begins to show signs of recovery from coral bleaching

One of the most popular reef spots at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia has almost fully recovered from the worst coral bleaching ever known in recent history, a NewsCorp report said on Monday.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

UN cultural agency hails creation of world’s largest marine protected area

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Obama creates world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii

President Barack Obama will expand the country's largest contiguous fully protected conservation area to create the world's largest marine protected area in Hawaii, covering 582,578 square miles of land and sea, the White House said.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New video captures coral bleaching process. The filmed experiments were conducted in an aquarium

What exactly happens to coral during a bleaching event?

Recently, researchers in Australia employed a microscope, camera and smart tablet to find out how the organisms respond to heat stress. It's the first time scientists have filmed the behaviors specific to bleaching.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Super ants' from Asia invading British gardens faster than ever

An invasive garden ant hailing from Asia continues to conquer new territory in England. The species, Lasius neglectus, is capable of building super colonies boasting dozens of queens and several thousand ants.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Warming Arctic could disrupt migration patterns of millions of birds

Millions of birds pass through the Arctic on their annual migration routes. They arrive north to breed, expecting cool summer weather.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Israel's Dead Sea will dry out by 2050: experts

The world famous Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth and also the planet's saltiest body of water will dry out by the year 2050, experts have warned.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Smell of death hits Australia's Great Barrier Reef: WWF

The smell of death has inundated Australia's Great Barrier Reef, scientists and environmentalists say, as the ghostly white bleached coral is inundated by an algal slime.

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