environment

Home environment

USA Creates Three Marine Protected Areas in Pacific

As one of his last acts in office President Bush has designated three areas of the Pacific Ocean, covering nearly 200000 square miles, as...
oysters

Oyster Reef Decrease Ocean Acidification

Scientists have identified many benefits for restoring oyster reefs to Chesapeake Bay and other coastal ecosystems. Oysters filter and clean the water, provide habitat...

Emission impossible for carbon trading

Short-sighted plans to allow European companies to buy their way out of making reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions are undermining efforts to prevent...
Sustainable fishing stamps

Stamping out over-fishing

For the first time, Britain's Royal Mail has issued stamps championing an environmental issue - and that issue is over-fishing.

Red Sea in Egypt to be Plastic Bag Free

The Governor of the Red Sea in Egypt has decreed that the Red Sea will be the first plastic bag free Governorate with effect...
European Sea Anemones

State of Europe’s seas getting worse

Europe is woefully behind in its ambition of achieving a 'good environmental status' of our seas by 2020, according to a report published today...

Greenpeace confronts Mediterranean Tuna Fishermen

The Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior has headed off to sea on a campaign to defend the Mediterranean and halt destructive bluefin tuna fishing operations....

Acoustic Tools Help Whales

New acoustic sensors are being used in research and conservation projects around the world, with some very important practical results. Among them is improved...

Creature of the Month: Plumose Anemone

Plumose anemones (Metridium senile) occur in large numbers in good diving areas in temperate waters. They comprise a tall, smooth column topped with a...
Manta Ray

Mantas and Tuna on Red List of Endangered Species

The latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals two species of Manta Ray are vulnerable, and the situation is particularly serious for tunas. Among the marine species classified as critically endangered – the most serious risk category – are staghorn and elkhorn coral, the hawksbill turtle and the Mediterranean Monk Seal. The marine realm though is very poorly covered in the IUCN Red List, comprising less than 5% of the species included.