Breaking Waves: Ocean News http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/wagleyoffshoreonshore.com en Millions more Americans breathing dirty air as planet warms – report http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/millions-more-americans-breathing-dirty-air-planet-warms-report <p>Forty-three percent of Americans live in places where they’re breathing unsafe air, according to American Lung Association</p> <p>An increasing number of Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of smog or particulate air pollution – both of which are being made worse by climate change, according to a new report. </p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/millions-more-americans-breathing-dirty-air-planet-warms-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 04:01:11 +0000 admin 72900 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Prince Edward Island elevates Green party to opposition in Canadian first http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/prince-edward-island-elevates-green-party-opposition-canadian-first <p>‘My god, I love this island,’ says leader Peter Bevan-Baker after news party will form official opposition </p> <p>A Green party will form the official opposition for the first time in Canadian history, following a <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/22/canadas-greens-eye-victory-on-prince-edward-island">closely watched election</a> in the province of Prince Edward Island. The unprecedented result signifies a major milestone for the environmentally oriented political party.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/prince-edward-island-elevates-green-party-opposition-canadian-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 02:49:21 +0000 admin 72899 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org 'Skirting ethical rules': Trump's key staff under investigation at interior agency http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/skirting-ethical-rules-trumps-key-staff-under-investigation-interior-agency <p>Based in part on reporting by the Guardian last year, a non-partisan group alleged a ‘disturbing pattern of misconduct’<br /></p> <p>Following allegations of a “disturbing pattern of misconduct” at Donald Trump’s interior department, based in part on Guardian reporting, the agency’s watchdog has opened an investigation into six top officials there.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/skirting-ethical-rules-trumps-key-staff-under-investigation-interior-agency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:35:50 +0000 admin 72898 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org The Greta Thunberg effect: at last, MPs focus on climate change http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/greta-thunberg-effect-last-mps-focus-climate-change <p>Michael Gove admits to feeling guilt as young activist says: your fossil fuels policy is beyond absurd</p> <p>Greta Thunberg took her climate message to the heart of power in Westminster on Tuesday, with a quiet but powerful message to MPs that prompted politicians to declare contrition for their failure to act.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/greta-thunberg-effect-last-mps-focus-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:56:56 +0000 admin 72897 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Carbon dioxide from Silicon Valley affects the chemistry of Monterey Bay http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/carbon-dioxide-silicon-valley-affects-chemistry-monterey-bay <p>Elevated concentrations of carbon dioxide in air flowing out to sea from Silicon Valley and the Salinas Valley could increase the amount of carbon dioxide dissolving in Monterey Bay waters by about 20 percent.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:55:20 +0000 admin 72895 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Labour endorses Extinction Rebellion activists after week of protest http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/labour-endorses-extinction-rebellion-activists-after-week-protest <p>Shadow health secretary pledges to make climate change a central policy focus</p> <p>Labour has backed the Extinction Rebellion protesters who have carried out a week of civil disobedience and occupations to highlight the ecological emergency, likening them to the Chartists, suffragettes and anti-apartheid activists.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/labour-endorses-extinction-rebellion-activists-after-week-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 18:14:55 +0000 admin 72894 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/soft-tissue-makes-coral-tougher-face-climate-change <p>A new study has revealed soft tissues that cover the rocky coral skeleton promote the recovery of corals following a bleaching event.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 17:36:51 +0000 admin 72896 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/arctic-warming-will-accelerate-climate-change-and-impact-global-economy-0 <p>Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:40:27 +0000 admin 72891 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/arctic-warming-will-accelerate-climate-change-and-impact-global-economy <p>Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land snow, will accelerate climate change -- and have a multi-trillion dollar impact on the world economy.</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:40:27 +0000 admin 72892 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org How have you been affected by the climate movement? http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-have-you-been-affected-climate-movement <p>From Extinction Rebellion to Greta Thunberg, the message about climate change is louder than ever before. Tell us how you feel about the movement</p> <p>As the last Extinction Rebellion protesters were <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/21/police-clear-extinction-rebellion-protesters-from-waterloo-bridge">cleared from Waterloo Bridge</a> on Sunday night, many moved on to sites at Marble Arch and Parliament Square, marking a week-long occupation in London mirrored in 33 other countries.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-have-you-been-affected-climate-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:35:40 +0000 admin 72893 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org