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New study will help find the best locations for thermal power stations in Iceland

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:38:19 EST ~ A new research article gives indications of the best places in Iceland to build thermal power stations. Find out more...

Intense industrial fishing

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:46 EST ~ A new study examines how China maintains large catches and what it means for fishery management elsewhere Find out more...

International effort announced to try to save the world's most endangered marine mammal

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:22:50 EST ~ An ambitious, emergency plan to help save the vaquita porpoise from extinction in the northern Gulf of California has been recommended by the International Committee for the Recovery of the Vaquita (CIRVA). The plan involves relocating some of the remaining vaquitas to a temporary sanctuary, while crucial efforts aimed at eliminating illegal fishing and removing gillnets from their environment continue. Find out more...

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:56:26 EST ~ Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay changed its nutrition guidelines of these pinnipeds as well as the structure of the coastal trophic network, according to new research. Find out more...

Climate change to shift global pattern of mild weather

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:34:15 EST ~ As scientists work to predict how climate change may affect hurricanes, droughts, floods, blizzards and other severe weather, there's one area that's been overlooked: mild weather. But no more. Scientists have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect the frequency and location of mild weather. Find out more...

Food security threatened by sea-level rise

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:24:23 EST ~ Coastal countries are highly prone to sea-level rise, which leads to salt-water intrusion and increased salinity levels in agricultural land. Also typical for these regions are floods and waterlogging caused by cyclones and typhoons, as well as prolonged drought periods. Find out more...

How China is poised for marine fisheries reform

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:05:37 EST ~ China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within and outside of China recommend major institutional reform. Find out more...

Ocean acidification to hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:13:20 EST ~ The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast's marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways you might expect, new research shows. Find out more...

Humpback habitats off Madagascar revealed as energy exploration ramps up

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:23:08 EST ~ How humpback whales use marine habitats off the eastern coast of Africa is only partially understood, and that has become a conservation concern as offshore energy exploration expands in the region. However, a new study found that humpback whales that were satellite tagged off the coast of Madagascar during peak breeding season are traveling much further in the southwest Indian Ocean than previously thought. Find out more...

The fire through the smoke: Working for transparency in climate projections

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:43:36 EST ~ To help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change, a group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind the most recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change regarding the potential ecological, social, economic and meteorological repercussions of climate change. Find out more...