Accidents and Spills
Shipwreck hotspots threaten oceansBBC | 07 Jun 2013
Researchers find that some of the worst locations for accidents at sea are also some of the most environmentally sensitive areas.
Water leak at Fukushima nuclear plantBBC | 06 Jun 2013
Radioactive water is leaking from a storage tank at Japan's tsunami-hit Fukushima power plant, following several other recent leaks and power failures.
Fukushima radioactivity not a health riskWorld Fishing | 05 Jun 2013
New research has shown that radiation found in tuna contaminated by the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident poses the same threat to consumers as from one dental x-ray.
Fukushima tuna safe to eat - studyGuardian Unlimited | 04 Jun 2013
Earlier this year, a media storm ensued when researchers confirmed that Pacific bluefin tuna caught in Californian waters were marked by radioactive elements absorbed from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. But now researchers have released a paper intended to allay fears about eating the fish.
Report: 36 Shipwrecks Scattered Across U.S. Sea Floor May Pose Oil Pollution ThreatNOAA's National Ocean Service | 22 May 2013
This week, NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. sea floor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation's coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel oil and oil cargo.
Divers try to free Rena debrisNew Zealand Herald | 14 May 2013
Six containers of pollutants remain to be emptied by divers working on the fast-disappearing hulk of the Rena.
Shipping chemical 'unsafe for birds'BBC | 13 May 2013
Conservation organisations call for the regulations to be tightened on the use of a shipping chemical that has killed or injured thousands of seabirds.
Seafood Safety and PolicyWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 07 May 2013
Part 6 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health
Tale of the TunaWoods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 06 May 2013
Part 5 of an eight-part series on the impact of Fukushima on the ocean and human health. One species that has become emblematic of the disaster is a shimmering giant: the Pacific bluefin tuna.
How Is Fukushima's Fallout Affecting Marine Life?Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution | 03 May 2013
The Fukushima nuclear disaster delivered an unprecedented amount of radioactivity into the sea over a relatively brief time. How did that pulse of cesium and other radioisotopes make its way through the marine food chain?
Nearly 3,000 birds die from chemical spill in English ChannelGuardian Unlimited | 03 May 2013
Nearly 3,000 birds have been killed or injured by a chemical spill in the English Channel, conservationists said on Friday.The RSPB, RSPCA and local wildlife charities described it as one of the worst UK marine pollution incidents in decades and said it was more devastating than the MSC Napoli disaster six years ago.
Health defects found in fish exposed to Deepwater Horizon oil spillEurekAlert | 02 May 2013
(University of California - Davis) Three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, crude oil toxicity continues to sicken a sentinel Gulf Coast fish species, according to new findings from a research team that includes a University of California, Davis, scientist.
'White graphene' to clean up spillsBBC | 01 May 2013
A material called boron nitride - originally touted as useful for next-generation electronics - turns out to be a high-performance pollutant "sponge".