Breaking Waves: Ocean News

11/25/2014 - 14:47
EPA says crackdown on mercury from coal plants could save 11,000 lives Court will consider whether implementation costs should have been weighed Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 13:45
Delay to measures phasing out energy-guzzling halogen bulbs risks €8.6bn of energy savings being lost, efficiency groups warn Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 09:21
Animal charity says that around double the usual number of hedgehogs are being brought in to be nurtured back to health Some arrived when they were little bigger than a human thumb after becoming separated from their families, while others turned up bigger and beefier, but in desperate need of antibiotics for prickly little coughs. One creature had to be rushed in after a close encounter with a bonfire. The animal charity the RSPCA is reporting a bumper year for hedgehog rescues with around double the usual number being brought in to be nurtured back to health before being released again into the wild. Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 09:19
Britain is third highest contributor to air pollution that costs Europe up to £149bn a year, says EU agency report Britain has 10 of Europe’s top 50 “super-polluting” power stations and factories, helping to cost it more in health and environmental impacts than any other countries, except for Germany and Poland. Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 09:14
The NSF is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Program Director in the Marine Geology and Geophysics Program in the Division of Ocean Sciences (OCE), Directorate for Geosciences (GEO) in Arlington, VA. The successful candidate will manage a portfolio of research in marine geophysics, including research relating to: the structure and tectonic evolution of the oceanic lithosphere and its associated volcanic, magmatic, hydrothermal, and earthquake activity; the tectonics and morphology of the seafloor and the geodynamic processes that create it; and subseafloor fluid flow that controls the exchange of heat and chemical species between seawater, abyssal ecosystems, and ocean crust and oversee. The individual selected for this position will also oversee NSF-funded marine geophysical infrastructure, coordinating closely as needed with the Division of Ocean Sciences facilities group on assets such as the Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool, R/V Langseth, and marine geophysics data centers. Specific details regarding the duties, qualifications, benefits and how to apply are found on the USAJOBS website. Applicants wishing to apply for a Permanent Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0002. Applicants wishing to apply for a Federal Temporary, IPA or VSEE Appointment should see Job Announcement OCE-2015-0003. Please contact Thomas Janecek ([email protected]; 703-292-5393) for more details regarding this position.
11/25/2014 - 09:00
A new free market climate bill puts Republicans in Congress between a rock and a hard place Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 08:20
One of three Siberian tigers released into the wild by Russia’s president responsible for couple of deaths in China, say reports Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 05:33
Record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles, all dead, were bound for illegal export to China Vietnam’s environmental police have seized a record haul of over 1,000 endangered sea turtles which were being prepared for illegal export to China, an official said on Tuesday. “The turtles were all dead,” said Le Hong Thai, an official of the Ministry of public security’s environmental police department. Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 01:00
Biggest ever survey in 16 countries finds adverts for live tigers, orangutans and chimps – plus a ‘toilet-trained’ gorilla The world’s endangered wildlife is for sale on the world wide web: live tigers, bears, orangutans and chimpanzees are all just a few clicks away. For those seeking a more manageable purchase, there are emerald boas, hummingbirds or poison dart frogs available by the dozen. The trade in animal products is just as vigorous. Ivory dominates, but also on offer are polar bear rugs, snow leopards’ teeth and a £55,000 cup fashioned from a rhino’s horn. Continue reading...
11/25/2014 - 00:30
Claxton, Norfolk: By weakening the grass further, this wonderful plant creates space for native flowers with good nectar sources for insects Continue reading...