Wednesday 04 April 2012
New report on the state of polar regionsScienceDaily.com | 04 Apr 2012
A new synthesis of reports from thousands of scientists in 60 countries who took part in the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-08, is the first in over 50 years to offer a benchmark for environmental conditions and new discoveries in the polar regions.
Celtic Sea herring fleet MSC certifiedWorld Fishing | 04 Apr 2012
The Celtic Sea herring fishery has been certified to the Marine Stewardship Council Standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery.
Experts to assess Total gas leak as weather improvesReuters | 04 Apr 2012
ABERDEEN/LONDON (Reuters) - Weather conditions are forecast to improve later on Wednesday, allowing French energy company Total to fly experts to its North Sea Elgin oil and gas platform to assess the steps needed to stop a large and potentially explosive gas leak.
Endangered right whale protection goes high-techReuters | 04 Apr 2012
BOSTON (Reuters) - Efforts to protect the North Atlantic right whale have gone high-tech with the creation of an iPad/iPhone application that can warn mariners when they approach an area where the highly endangered mammals are congregating.
Tuna ban in Pacific partially liftedGuardian Unlimited | 04 Apr 2012
Pacific nations have reopened the Pacific high seas to commercial tuna fishing after a two-year ban imposed to preserve declining bigeye tuna stocks. In a meeting in Guam last week, member countries of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) lifted the fishing ban on pockets 1 and 2 of the Pacific Ocean.
Ship leaks oil as wild weather returnsThe Independent UK | 04 Apr 2012
Treacherous weather conditions were last night hampering efforts to drain 40,000 litres of oil from a cargo ship which ran aground in an environmental protection area in north Wales, as high winds and snow caused havoc across the UK.
Shark protection measures an EU firstWorld Fishing | 04 Apr 2012
Changes introduced by the Scottish Government mean vulnerable species of sharks, skates and rays now have greater protection, over and above EU legislation.
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