Breaking Waves: Ocean News http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/servicedhiver.fr/www.guardian.co.uk/profile/www.lloyds.com/the-market/tools-and-resources/research/exposure-management/emerging-risks/emerging-risk-reports/%C2%A3page/n8/mode/www.monbiot.com en Climate crisis is making world’s forests shorter and younger – study http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/climate-crisis-making-world-s-forests-shorter-and-younger-study <p>Rising temperatures, natural disasters and deforestation taking heavy toll, say scientists</p> <p>Climate breakdown and the mass felling of trees has made the world’s forests significantly shorter and younger overall, an analysis shows. </p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/climate-crisis-making-world-s-forests-shorter-and-younger-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 18:00:37 +0000 admin 78059 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fall slightly as new clean energy comes online http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-slightly-new-clean-energy-comes-online <p>Reduction largely wiped out by a rise in carbon pollution from big industrial sites, particularly liquefied natural gas plants</p> <p>Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last year, according to official data released on Friday, as new clean energy plants came online and the drought continued to limit farming output.</p> <p>But the reduction was largely wiped out by an increase in carbon pollution from big industrial sites, particularly liquefied natural gas plants off the country’s northern coast.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-slightly-new-clean-energy-comes-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:37 +0000 admin 78056 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Rapid shift to renewable energy could lead Australia to cheap power and 100,000 jobs http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/rapid-shift-renewable-energy-could-lead-australia-cheap-power-and-100000-jobs <p>Ambitious goal requires us to ‘get over the political roadblock’ says Malcolm Turnbull, who backed climate change thinktank’s report<br /></p> <p>A dramatic expansion of renewable energy over the next five years could establish Australia as a home for new zero-emissions industries, cut electricity costs and create more than 100,000 jobs in the electricity industry alone, a new analysis suggests.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/rapid-shift-renewable-energy-could-lead-australia-cheap-power-and-100000-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:37 +0000 admin 78057 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org NSW water officials knew decades of unmeasured floodplain harvesting by irrigators was illegal http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/nsw-water-officials-knew-decades-unmeasured-floodplain-harvesting-irrigators-was-illeg <p>Senior group meeting in January discussed the legal implications of practice that critics blame for preventing water flowing further down the Murray-Darling system</p> <p>New South Wales water officials have acknowledged that decades of unregulated and unmeasured floodplain harvesting by irrigators was illegal, the minutes of recent meetings show.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/nsw-water-officials-knew-decades-unmeasured-floodplain-harvesting-irrigators-was-illeg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 17:30:37 +0000 admin 78058 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org ‘Make noise and don’t panic’: India tries to ward off locust invasion http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/make-noise-and-don-t-panic-india-tries-ward-locust-invasion <p>Delhi braces for swarm while farmers in badly-hit north play loud music and honk car horns to try to prevent decimation of fields</p> <p>Residents of Delhi are bracing themselves for a possible invasion of locusts, which have been ravaging areas in the north of the country.</p> <p>A change in wind direction could save the city, but Dr K L Gurjar, deputy director of the Locust Warning Organisation, has warned residents to be prepared to “make a lot of loud noise so that instead of settling, they keep flying and fly past the city. And don’t panic”.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/make-noise-and-don-t-panic-india-tries-ward-locust-invasion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 13:01:14 +0000 admin 78055 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org The world wasn't ready for a Green New Deal in 2009. Today, it may be | Larry Elliott http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/world-wasnt-ready-green-new-deal-2009-today-it-may-be-larry-elliott <p>There is no easy route to a greener global economy. But since coronavirus hit, politics and business are thinking again</p> <p>Timing matters. Early 2020 saw an economic collapse the likes of which have not been seen in living memory. Growth has collapsed, unemployment has soared, poverty has increased.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/world-wasnt-ready-green-new-deal-2009-today-it-may-be-larry-elliott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 12:02:37 +0000 admin 78054 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org New Trump public land rules will let Alaska hunters kill bear cubs in dens http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/new-trump-public-land-rules-will-let-alaska-hunters-kill-bear-cubs-dens <p>The ‘amazingly cruel’ move by the National Park Service reverses Obama-era regulations which also affect wolves and coyotes </p> <p>The Trump administration is finalizing rules that will allow hunters in Alaska’s national preserves to shoot bears and wolves, and their cubs and pups, while they are in their dens.</p> <p> Related: <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/20/alaska-brown-bears-environment-mining">A proposed mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more</a> </p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/new-trump-public-land-rules-will-let-alaska-hunters-kill-bear-cubs-dens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 10:30:28 +0000 admin 78053 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Animal feedlots are a likely threat to drinking water in Minnesota, says report http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/animal-feedlots-are-likely-threat-drinking-water-minnesota-says-report <p>Manure from the state’s 80 million farm animals risks overloading its rivers and lakes with nitrogen and phosphorus</p> <p>Millions of tons of manure from Minnesota’s animal feedlots is a risk to consumer health as it threatens to raise nitrate and phosphorus levels in the state’s rivers, lakes and drinking water, a study has found.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/animal-feedlots-are-likely-threat-drinking-water-minnesota-says-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 10:00:28 +0000 admin 78052 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org India's first 'green' village adapts to life without tourists http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/indias-first-green-village-adapts-life-without-tourists <p>Khonoma’s residents are sanguine about the Covid-19-enforced loss of visitor income – and it’s all thanks to their sustainable lifestyle</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/indias-first-green-village-adapts-life-without-tourists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 09:30:27 +0000 admin 78051 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org David Attenborough to publish 'witness statement' on climate crisis http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/david-attenborough-publish-witness-statement-climate-crisis <p>Broadcaster and historian says A Life on Our Planet book will record ‘dreadful damage wrought by mankind’ and propose solutions</p> <p>David Attenborough is to publish his “vision for the future” of Earth this autumn, laying out “the dreadful damage” done by humanity, and the ways “we can begin to turn things round”.</p> <p>A Life on Our Planet, which the 94-year-old has described as his “witness statement”, will cover his career documenting the natural world and his first-hand observations of the decline of the planet’s environment and biodiversity, as well as possible solutions.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/david-attenborough-publish-witness-statement-climate-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 28 May 2020 09:00:26 +0000 admin 78050 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org