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  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • Weir removal opens up Gayton Brook for fish migration

    A weir that was preventing fish from migrating on the Gayton Brook in Staffordshire has been removed by the Environment Agency. The work has been carried out as part of the Gayton Brook Catchment Restoration Project which was set up to tackle issues in the failing watercourse, in partnership with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust The project was launched in 2010 and identified two weirs in the Gayton ...

  • New barrier to stop invasive crayfish

    New barriers have been developed to prevent invasive American signal crayfish from moving upstream and colonising important European crayfish habitat. The barriers, designed to stop crayfish but allow fish to pass, have been found to be effective where water flow rates are sufficiently high. Since signal crayfish were introduced into European waters in 1959, native crayfish populations have ...

  • Could a remote-controlled boat help UK fish to flourish?

    A new remote-controlled boat being developed at Cranfield University for the Environment Agency could assist in the recovery of some fish populations in the UK by improving migration routes and access to vital food and breeding grounds. The surveying device, or ‘boat’, will gather detailed information about the hydrodynamics of rivers to identify why some man-made passages are more ...


    By Cranfield University

  • U.S. EPA Water Quality Grant Aids Native Fish Recovery in Palo Alto

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and partner agencies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA), California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC), and San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (RCD) announced the near completion of work to remove a fish-passage barrier, improving access to high quality spawning habitat for ...

  • Climate Change Dislocates Migratory Animals, Birds

    NAIROBI, Kenya, November 17, 2006 (ENS) - Climate change is already having severe impacts on migratory species, from whales and dolphins to birds and turtles, and is likely to be increasingly disruptive, finds a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, released Thursday at the UN climate conference here. Migratory species are in many ways more vulnerable that other ...

  • Prepare for Pond Deicing Before it’s Too Late

    Preparing for Deicing should be done in the warmer months of the year. Once the water freezes, it will be too late to install aeration, however, most people don’t think about Pond Deicing until winter is upon them. Make the call for Aeration while it’s warm and start prepping your pond for winter now.  Five Reasons Why Pond ...


    By Keeton Industries, Inc.

  • Study Shows Widespread Climate Changes Underway in B.C`s Oceans Affecting Fisheries, Deep Sea-Diversity and Coastal Habitats

    A newly-released report by WWF and the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) reveals that the effects of climate change are reducing fish habitat on B.C.'s coast, threatening the province's lucrative groundfish and shellfish fisheries. The study is the first regional synthesis of its kind to document observed and expected impacts of a changing global climate on B.C's marine ecosystems and ...


    By WWF UK

  • River Rhine commended for river basin management

    The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is given for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management. The other finalists were the Órbigo River in Spain, the Upper Drau in Austria, and the Mura-Drava-Danube in Central Europe. River basin management of the Rhine has improved dramatically in recent years, ...

  • Embargoed until 00.01 hrs Friday 28 January 2010:changing climate, changing infrastructure

    Roads, railways, energy and water supply networks and other infrastructure all need to be able to cope with the effects of a changing climate. The first batch in a series of reports produced by organisations which maintain national infrastructure and published by Defra today set out potential risks and solutions. Reports from seven organisations including Network Rail, National Grid and ...

  • Sea rise may still pose a man-sized threat

    For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man. They ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Joint paper on the Action for Biodiversity in the EU and the Fitness Check of the Birds and Habitats Directives

    BatLife Europe, BirdLife Europe, Buglife-The Invertebrate Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity, ClientEarth, EUROPARC Federation, European Environmental Bureau (EEB), European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC), European Natural Heritage Foundation (Euronatur), Eurosite, Fern, Friends of the Earth Europe, Oceana, International Mire Conservation Group ...


    By Wetlands International

  • RBC blue water project announces 2011 leadership grants

    Thirty organizations, delivering projects in five countries, will share more than $4 million for programs that help protect watersheds and improve access to clean drinking water via RBC Blue Water Project's leadership grants. "Since we launched the RBC Blue Water Project in 2007, we have now provided funding to over 450 organizations around the world that care about protecting and preserving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Third Africa environment outlook addresses key environmental risks for human health and draws pathways for sustainable future

    Africa's leaders should put implementing environment and health issues at the top of their national and continent-wide policies if growing challenges such as air pollution, vector-borne diseases and chemical exposure are to be addressed, according to a new report compiled by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released today. African Environment Outlook-3 (AEO-3), commissioned by the African ...

  • Chris Huhne: `The Geopolitics of climate change`

    Introduction Thank you all for coming along today, to listen the second in a series of three speeches. Last week, I talked about the economics of climate change. Next week, I will look the science of climate change, and the international negotiations. Today, I want to focus on the geopolitics. Not what causes climate change, or how we might stop it; but what it ...

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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