GEF Reports on Tuvalu IWRM Demonstration ProjectInternational Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) | 08 May 2013
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Pacific "Implementing Sustainable Water Resources and Wastewater Management in Pacific Island Countries" (IWRM) project has issued a progress snapshot on Tuvalu, reporting overall improvements in wastewater management and sanitation.
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
Guadeloupe and Martinique threatened as pesticide contaminates food chainGuardian Unlimited | 06 May 2013
On 15 April more than 100 fishermen demonstrated in the streets of Fort de France, the main town on Martinique, in the French West Indies. The contamination caused by chlordecone, a persistent organochlorine pesticide, means their spiny lobsters are no longer fit for human consumption. The people of neighbouring Guadeloupe are increasingly angry for the same reason.
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?
'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".
Study: Source of organic matter affects Bay water qualityEurekAlert | 24 Apr 2013
(Virginia Institute of Marine Science) A study led by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science reveals that organic carbon in runoff from urbanized landscapes is more likely to persist as it is carried downstream, thus contributing to low-oxygen "dead zones" in coastal waters.
Residents: Get rid of RenaNew Zealand Herald | 23 Apr 2013
Fresh Rena debris found washed ashore from Mount Maunganui to Maketu is why the cargo ship must be removed from Astrolabe Reef, residents say. Wild weekend weather released countless 2.5mm Lotrene beads from inside Rena's sunken stern.
Pollution may 'wipe out' a generation of seabirdsThe Independent UK | 17 Apr 2013
An entire generation of seabirds could be wiped out on a section of the British coastline after hundreds were found dead last week, wildlife authorities have warned.
Birds killed 'by same sticky agent'BBC | 15 Apr 2013
Experts say the sticky substance that has killed hundreds of seabirds is almost certainly the same as that which affected scores in February.
Stricken seabirds wash up along south coast of EnglandGuardian Unlimited | 15 Apr 2013
Hundreds more dead and distressed birds have been found washed up along the south coast. The birds - mostly guillemots but also a smaller number of razorbills and puffins – have been found covered in a sticky, oily substance on beaches across Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.
RSPCA rescues dozens of birds covered in sticky substanceThe Independent UK | 12 Apr 2013
Dozens of birds have been recovered from beaches in the south west covered in an oily substance, three months after more than 300 birds were affected by oil pollution, suspected to have seeped from chemical tankers.
Mystery sticky substance back to blight seabirdsGuardian Unlimited | 11 Apr 2013
More than 30 birds have been rescued after being washed up on beaches across the south coast of England covered in a sticky substance, the RSPCA said on Thursday.
Gulf of Mexico can 'self-deep-clean'BBC | 09 Apr 2013
Scientists reveal new insights into how the Gulf of Mexico's natural processes degraded oil-related compounds after the Deepwater Horizon spill.