Thursday 19 April 2012
EARTH: US Navy navigates a sea change in the ArcticEurekAlert | 19 Apr 2012
(American Geological Institute) The idea that the Arctic is changing is not breaking news. Sea-ice extent has been declining by 12 percent per decade since 1979, and the ice is thinning too. Because of this, new shipping routes are becoming accessible during the summer months, and the Arctic is beginning to attract parties interested in resource exploration, scientific research and tourism.
Study Amplifies Understanding of Hearing in Baleen WhalesWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 19 Apr 2012
For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems of their toothless grazing cousins, baleen whales, remained a mystery.
BP oil spill settlement: Judge asked to sign offNew Zealand Herald | 19 Apr 2012
BP and a team of plaintiffs' attorneys presented a federal judge with the formal terms of a proposed class-action settlement designed to resolve billions of dollars in economic damage claims spawned by the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
New EU-Pacific development partnership to tackle climate change and fight poverty European Commission | 19 Apr 2012
Brussels, 04 April 2012 - Pacific islands are an alarming case of the adverse effects of climate change where rising sea levels have an impact upon every aspect of citizens' lives and hamper the economic development. The EU has decided to reinforce its response to these raising challenges and issue a Communication ''Towards a renewed EU–Pacific development partnership''.
IMP confirms large numbers of cod in Lofotenfishupdate.com | 19 Apr 2012
The Institute of Marine Research (IMR) has confirmed what has been seen: there are huge numbers of cod in Lofoten, in Vesterålen and outside the island.
New prosecutor seeks to stop Chevron Brazil opsReuters | 19 Apr 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A new prosecutor in the case against Chevron Corp and drilling firm Transocean Ltd for an offshore oil spill said Thursday he will seek to suspend the companies' operations in Brazil, a sign that he may be just as tough on the companies as his predecessor.
How much is a dolphin worth?Guardian Unlimited | 19 Apr 2012
Two years after the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, BP and US authorities wrangle over how much should be paid in damages.
MPs demand an end to mackerel warWorld Fishing | 19 Apr 2012
Today senior members of the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee called on Štefan Füle to block Iceland's accession to the EU until it agrees to a fair settlement of the dispute over mackerel.
Portuguese Sardine fishery: Corrective action plan approvedWorld Fishing | 19 Apr 2012
The current suspension of the Portuguese sardine fishery MSC certificate will remain in place after independent certifier, Intertek Moody Marine, accepted an action plan to address the current sardine stock issue.
Canada's advances fisheries issuesWorld Fishing | 19 Apr 2012
Keith Ashfield, Canada's Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, met with US Administration officials in Washington, DC this week to discuss bilateral and multilateral fisheries management and related issues.
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