Thursday 21 June 2012
Emperor penguins threatened by Antarctic sea ice lossEurekAlert | 21 Jun 2012
A decline in the population of emperor penguins appears likely this century as climate change reduces Antarctic sea ice, according to a detailed projection published this week. The study concludes that the number of breeding pairs in a much-observed penguin colony may drop by about 80 percent by 2100.
Turning down the dial: Ocean energy development with less soundScienceDaily.com | 21 Jun 2012
A new laboratory test can help limit the injuries fish receive from loud, underwater booms created during pile driving, the practice of pounding long, hollow steel piles into the ocean floor to erect structures such as tidal energy turbines.
Melting Sea Ice Threatens Emperor PenguinsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 21 Jun 2012
At nearly four feet tall, the Emperor penguin is Antarcticas largest sea bird—and thanks to films like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, its also one of the continents most iconic. If global temperatures continue to rise, however, the Emperor penguins in Terre Adélie, in East Antarctica may eventually disappear, according to a new study by led by researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).
Major European retailer slammed for false sustainable fish claimsfishupdate.com | 21 Jun 2012
In a landmark ruling that should signal the end of a hugely destructive commercial fishing practice, Frances advertising authority, ARPP, ruled that the French supermarket giant Intermarché must pull all advertisements that claim its deep-sea fish are sustainably caught.
Scottish MEP says CFP reform has passed major hurdlefishupdate.com | 21 Jun 2012
ACCORDING to Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson, the reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) passed a major hurdle yesterday as the European Parliament's fisheries committee adopted a number of his proposals.
Celebrities back Greenpeace campaign to protect ArcticReuters | 21 Jun 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - One hundred celebrities backed a Greenpeace campaign against oil drilling and unsustainable fishing in the Arctic on Thursday, as oil giant Shell prepares to start exploratory drilling in the region.
Sir Paul on Arctic: 'Let it be'BBC | 21 Jun 2012
Greenpeace is launching a campaign backed by stars like Sir Paul McCartney to have the Arctic region declared a sanctuary by the United Nations.
'Magnetic emulsions' clean up oilBBC | 21 Jun 2012
Researchers demonstrate "emulsions" that respond to magnetic fields in an advance that could revolutionise the cleanup of oil spills.
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