environment

Home environment Page 5
Renewable energy - windmills

What are the different types of renewable energy?

Renewable energy is generating power using sustainable, environmentally-friendly sources. Research has shown that the effects of climate change, caused by industries such as meat,...
Diving in the Red Sea

IUCN Issue Marine Reserve Guidelines: When is a Marine Reserve not a Marine Reserve?

Our sea creatures are in trouble. What with warming temperatures, pollution, plastic debris and over-fishing, the oceans need protecting more than ever before. And governments are becoming more committed to creating marine reserves. But are they just paying lip service to the problem or really addressing it?
Gulf of California map

Seabird diets provide early warning of fishery declines

The proportions of sardines and anchovies in the diet of pelicans, gulls and terns in spring, can signal the need to reduce fishing efforts in the ensuing season and prevent a fisheries collapse.

EU launches shark protection plan

The European Commission has launched a Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks. The aim is to rebuild shark stocks and...
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...
Reef blocks

New artificial reef technology aims to restore marine environments

A pioneering system for building artificial reefs is ideal for restoring complex marine environments. One of its most important roles is to help protect vulnerable fish stocks and other marine species whose habitats are at risk.

Coral Reefs are Disappearing faster than Rainforests

The rate and extent of coral loss are greater than expected, American researchers have found. And the reduction of coral rapidly causes a...
Fresh Fish Seafood In Market by Kittikun Atsawintarangkul

What is an endangered marine fish worth? Nothing in Canada.

Cost, and not threat status, governs the listing of imperiled fishes in Canada. In fact, if it costs anything at all to protect marine...

New Zealand’s blue whales under threat from seafloor mining

A group of blue whales that frequent the South Taranaki Bight between the North and South islands of New Zealand appears to be part...

Swarms of ocean robots to monitor oil spills

Swarms of miniature robotic ocean explorers that could one day help predict where ocean currents will carry oil spills, and which marine areas should...