Breaking Waves: Ocean News

05/23/2015 - 01:00
Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust risk losing moral authority, say researchers including ‘hockey stick’ graph originator Michael Mann Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 23:30
Ruthven, Highlands The greatest threats to sand martin colonies in the Highlands are the notorious spates, when rivers rapidly rise in heavy rain and literally wash out the holes and their contents, eggs or chicks Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 18:06
Scientists cannot explain why the Bellinger river snapping turtle has been all but wiped out by a mysterious disease with a 100% mortality rate Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 14:58
A timely grant means a live stream is back online and Round Island, where 14,000 male walruses gather every year, can welcome visitors once more Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 14:08
Stuffed animals including a tiger’s head and birds of prey are seized by National Crime Agency officers Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 13:31
Ben van Beurden agrees that we need to capture the carbon emissions of fossil fuel reserves, but predicts that the world will be ‘zero carbon’ by the century’s end Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 10:39
Crews clean up the California coast for a third day on Friday after an estimated 477 litres of oil leaked from a broken pipeline in the Pacific ocean off Santa Barbara. The cause of the leak has yet to be determined. Cleanup operations are continuing around the clock as rescuers try to save wildlife trapped in the oil Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 10:30
Insurance company to move £350m out of coal companies and triple investments in green technologies The insurance company Axa has said it will remove around €500m (£355m) of coal investments from its portfolio, in a move that reflects long-term concerns in the insurance industry over climate change. The company has also pledged to triple its investments in green technologies and services to more than €3bn by 2020 and provide investors with more information on the risk to its investments from climate change. Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 10:05
A fox facing up to a pride of lions, Tibetan antelope and sleeping koalas feature in this week’s pick of images from the natural world Continue reading...
05/22/2015 - 09:53
Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or contributed to the crash of the crab fishery of central California during the last half century. New research shows that infected crabs can rid themselves of parasites by moving into the less salty water of estuaries. Low salinity kills the worms creating a parasite refuge for the crabs.