Breaking Waves: Ocean News

02/07/2023 - 21:00
In this episode of Going Coastal, Jon and Marissa bring on ASBPA Shore & Beach editor Beth Sciaudone and long-time Shore & Beach article author Tim Kana to talk about the publication process. Beth and Tim have a wealth of knowledge and experience in communicating their research through peer-reviewed publications from conference proceedings to high-impact journals. Join us as we peek behind the curtain of the longest running coastal journal and gain a new perspective on the importance of science communication. To learn more about the ASBPA Student and New Professionals Chapter including future mentorship opportunities, follow ASBPA SNP on Twitter: @asbpa_snp, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asbpa-snp, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASBPA.SNP/ Follow Marissa on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mtorres480/ Follow Jon on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jon-miller-291a921a, Instagram: @StevensCoastal or Twitter: @StevensCoastal
02/07/2023 - 19:35
Birds stored haul of acorns over the years in Santa Rosa house’s chimney, where they spilled into a wall cavity Exterminator Nick Castro was inspecting a home for mealworms when he discovered something … nuts. Tens of thousands of acorns came cascading out from behind a bedroom wall. “Unreal,” Castro posted on his company’s Facebook page. As he reached behind the wall, the little oak nuts kept spilling out. Castro – who owns Nick’s Extreme Pest Control in Santa Rosa, California – said he filled a total of eight garbage bags with 700lbs of acorns. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 19:01
BMW, Renault and Peugeot PHEVs all exceeded carbon dioxide output claimed in standard lab tests, on-road tests show Popular plug-in hybrid cars emit significantly more carbon dioxide than official measures suggest, according to new on-road tests by academics that add to concerns over the true impact of cars sold as better for the environment. Cars from BMW, Renault and Peugeot all emitted much more than standard lab tests had claimed, with the BMW 3 Series in particular emitting more than three times advertised, according to the research by Austria’s Graz University of Technology. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 18:00
Up to 9bn plastic cigarette butts are discarded and washed into waterways in Australia each year Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Almost two years after the former Coalition government declared “war on cigarette butts”, a promised taskforce to reduce pollution still hasn’t been established. Up to 9bn plastic cigarette butts are discarded and washed into waterways in Australia each year, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature. The filters can take up to 15 years to break down into microplastic. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 17:38
Crime scene established at Keysborough as residents within 2km warned to stay indoors Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast A crime scene has been established after a fire engulfed a plastics factory in Melbourne’s south-east, sending a plume of toxic smoke into surrounding suburbs. A police officer raised the alarm when he noticed smoke coming from the Olive Grove building while patrolling at 5.10am on Wednesday morning. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 14:42
The discovery of an 80-million-year-old fossil plant pushes back the known origins of lamiids to the Cretaceous, extending the record of nearly 40,000 species of flowering plants including modern-day staple crops like coffee, tomatoes, potatoes and mint.
02/07/2023 - 10:37
Charity says death of bird named Flamingo in Manhattan likely ‘caused by inhaling the toxins’ from pink dye A pigeon that was allegedly dyed pink as part of a gender reveal ceremony has died, a bird charity said. The pigeon, named Flamingo, had captured hearts in recent days after it was rescued in New York City. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 09:39
David Nixon disobeyed judge’s order not to mention climate crisis as motivation during trial over road-blocking protest An environmental activist has been jailed for eight weeks after disobeying a judge’s instruction not to mention the climate crisis as his motivation during his trial for taking part in a road-blocking protest. David Nixon, 36, a care worker from Barnsley, was sentenced at Inner London crown court on Tuesday after admitting contempt of court the day before by using his closing address to begin telling a jury about his reasons for protesting. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 09:30
Sewage, poor sanitation and a lack of regulation give rise to antimicrobial resistance and threaten global health, report says Pollution from livestock farming, pharmaceuticals and healthcare is threatening to destroy a key pillar of modern medicine, as spills of manure and other pollution into waterways are adding to the global rise of superbugs, the UN has warned. Animal farming is one of the key sources of strains of bacteria that have developed resistance to all forms of antibiotics, through the overuse of the medicines in farming. Continue reading...
02/07/2023 - 09:30
Political and Indigenous leaders hope to replicate success of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest conservation area Nearly a decade ago, Canadian political leaders, environmental activists and Indigenous nations came together to shelter a sprawling 6.4 million-hectare area of trees, sea wolves, salmon and grizzly bears – a project that was named, with some branding acumen, the Great Bear Rainforest. The plan has since been hailed as a triumph for protecting swathes of old-growth cedar and spruce and drawing global attention to an area of pristine forest the size of Ireland. Continue reading...