Category Archives: Oceans

North Carolina Legislates on Level of Sea Level Rise

Source: Scientific American Blog A group of legislators from 20 coastal NC counties whose economies will be most affected by rising seas have legislated on how future predictions should be calculated. In House Bill 819 2011 section 2, paragraph e, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Oceans

Biofuels from Seaweed

Source: E. coli, best known for causing serious food poisoning, has been bioengineered to digest all the sugars found in seaweed and produce bioethanol and other useful products. The researchers estimate that seaweed farms along 3% of the world’s … Continue reading

Posted in Biofuels, Oceans

Greenpeace USA activist training

image: activists today are creative everywhere for all sorts of causes. From Greenpeace; Greenpeace is now accepting Fall 2009 applications for the Greenpeace Organizing Term, a semester of intense activist training for college undergraduates, ages 18-24. The Greenpeace Organizing Term … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Media, Nature & Conservation, Nuclear, Oceans, Politics, Protest, US, Youth | 2 Comments

Green Reflections

Looking back over 2008 in terms of climate change, there hasn’t been enough news to give us hope but to take a brief (very brief) look back at some of the green news that comes to mind, here are a … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Carbon footprint, Climate change, Energy, Extreme weather, General, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, People, Politics, Politics & Policy initiatives, Protest, Science, Transport | 3 Comments

‘Salty vegetables with your fish sir?’

image: sea kale Article Around the world, many agricultural areas are becoming less productive as salt levels in water supplies increase. Only 1% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. “Salinisation is irreversible,” says Professor Jelte Rozema from the department of … Continue reading

Posted in Academia, Biodiversity, Climate change, Desertification, EU, Food & Agriculture, Oceans, Sustainablity, Thinking outside the box, Water | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Major review of EU fisheries policy.

Article A global survey found that fisheries managed using individual transferable quotas (ITQs) were half as likely to collapse as others. Long-term quotas give fishermen a stake in conserving fish stocks. The study was published in the journal Science just … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, EU, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, Politics & Policy initiatives, Sustainablity, UK | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Sharks: Dangerous or Endangered?

Sharkwater is a documentary available on DVD which highlights the plight of the shark. It’s a beautiful but disturbing account of our theft of the oceans and it exposes, amongst other related issues, the very cruel and inhumane practise of … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Films Movies TV, Nature & Conservation, Oceans, Wildlife | 6 Comments