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  • Nationwide sea-floor ecology study starts off WA

    The study is being conducted by the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), CSIRO’s Wealth from Oceans Flagship and The University of Western Australia Oceans Institute (UWA OI) – as a collaboration through the Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) – to increase understanding of how ocean currents affect coastal ecosystems. "A focus of the study will be on how ...

  • Ecology and Environment, Inc. awarded US$40m navy contract

    Ecology and Environment, Inc., (NASDAQ: EEI) has announced that it has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a ceiling of $40 Million  for environmental planning and engineering services by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Atlantic. The work to be assigned will include National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation in support of proposed ...

  • Survey Reveals Need to Get Canadian Consumers Hooked on Seafood Sustainability

    Sustainability is currently a non-factor in buying or eating seafood for Canadians, a new Leger poll suggests. But a family-owned Canadian company is determined to change this. Sustainable seafood refers to fish and seafood caught in a way that ensures the long-term health and stability of individual fish species, as well as the oceans' ecological balance as a whole. Overfishing is one of the ...


  • Ecological Services and Lake Management Environmental Firm Receives 2011 Top Workplace Award

    EnviroScience, Inc. was recently honored as one of the top places to work, ranking 6th out of 60 ranked small businesses in Northeast Ohio as listed in the Top Workplaces 2011 awards published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Top Workplaces 2011 award holds special significance because the selections are based upon the opinions of the employees.  The top companies ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • EnviroScience, Inc. Awarded Five-Year $37.3 Million EPA Contract for National Aquatic Resource Surveys

     EnviroScience, Inc. has been selected as a prime contractor for a five-year $37.3 million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency's National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) program. "The expertise of our biologists, lab specialists and fishery scientists makes us a natural fit for the EPA's requirements of gauging the health of the nation's water," said Martin A. Hilovsky, ...


    By EnviroScience, Inc.

  • Australian oil spill report confirms need for long term environmental plan

    An independent marine scientists' report into the environmental effects of the Montara oil spill says a systematic, long-term monitoring effort is the only way to ascertain the true impacts of the spill on the region's biodiversity. This supports the Government's actions to commission a long-term monitoring plan with the company - PTTEP. The report describes the results from a survey of marine ...


    By Australian Government

  • Australian Government locks in long term environmental agreement with oil spill company

    The Australian Government and the company responsible for the Montara oil spill have struck an agreement for a long-term scientific environmental monitoring program for the area affected by the spill. Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, said the monitoring program will provide a longer term understanding of the impacts of the spill on the marine environment, in addition to the ...


    By Australian Government

  • Tasmanian scientists expand their view of the ocean

    The technology is being provided through the new Tasmanian science node of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) which is being launched today at CSIRO in Hobart. “The ocean waters and habitats surrounding Tasmania are important to the state’s economic wellbeing, yet are poorly understood,” IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, said. “This complex environment has ...

  • Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

    Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what controls the formation of these marine mineral deposits on the floor of the North East Atlantic. Chief ...

  • Rising carbon dioxide and ‘acidified` waters in puget sound

    Scientists have discovered that the water chemistry in the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound, US, main basin is becoming more "acidified," or corrosive, as the ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. These changes could have considerable impacts on the region"s shellfish industry over the next several decades. The study, co-sponsored by NOAA, the University of Washington Applied ...


  • Environmental study to inform location of future offshore energy developments

    A new study of the UK's shores, published this week, recommends there's scope for between 5,000 and 7,000 more offshore wind turbines, enough to power the equivalent of almost all the homes in the UK and make a massive contribution to renewable energy targets. Experts have spent more than a year surveying the environment of the UK's seas to assess the potential for further development in offshore ...


  • Little hills have big effect on biodiversity

    New research, published today in Progress in Oceanography by scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton, show that deep-sea hills increase the biodiversity of forams - a very important group of shelled protozoans. There are over 25 ...

  • Pacific Coral Reefs Dying Faster Than Expected

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, August 7, 2007 (ENS) – The central and western Pacific Ocean contains 75 percent of the world's coral reefs and the world's highest coral diversity, but corals in this region are vanishing much more rapidly than previously thought, according to research that will be published tomorrow. The reefs are disappearing at a rate of one percent per year, a ...

  • Hawaii, Fiji, Denmark, Bali and California: 2016 CBE Summer Fellows

    This summer, nine Middlebury Institute students from the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management concentration of the International Environmental Policy degree program are pursuing fully funded internships at top marine organizations around the world through the Center for the Blue Economy. Launched in 2011, the ...

  • Climate change hits SE Australia fish species

    CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation and Wealth from Oceans Flagships have identified 43 species, representing about 30 per cent of the inshore fish families occurring in the region, that exhibited shifts thought to be climate-related. These include warm temperate surf-zone species such as Silver Drummer and Rock Blackfish that are breeding and have become more abundant, and range increases in ...

  • Ocean climate center unveiled

    NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary has opened its new Ocean Climate Center at its headquarters in San Francisco. The Ocean Climate Center will serve as an ocean and climate change communication centre for the Bay Area and facilitate the exchange of technical, scientific, policy and education information and ideas. The Center will bring together a diversity of ...


  • Public views on Baltic eutrophication have important policy implications

    Citizens in countries surrounding the Baltic Sea would be willing to contribute financially towards long-term management of eutrophication, according to a recent study. Furthermore, most would like to see the Baltic Sea managed as a single whole, rather than only improving their local coastal area. Eutrophication, caused by nutrient release from human activities such as agriculture, industry and ...

  • Audubon Scientists Find Gulf Birds and Oil Too Close for Comfort - Residual Risks at Six Months Highlight Urgency of Monitoring and Restoration

    NEW YORK - Residual oil and chemicals from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster pose substantial ongoing risks to birds that breed or nest along hard-hit areas of the Louisiana coast, according to new National Audubon Society field surveys. Audubon science teams found plentiful birds that appeared both resilient and loyal to their normal habitats as the ...


    By National Audubon Society

  • Green goes Mainstream: biodiversity is climbing the corporate agenda

    Business leaders in biodiversity-rich developing economies are concerned about losses of "natural capital", a new report launched today highlights. Over 50 per cent of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) surveyed in Latin America and 45 per cent in Africa see declines in biodiversity as a challenge to business growth. In contrast, less than 20 per cent of their counterparts in Western Europe share ...

  • Egyptian climate change atlas sparks debate

    Claims that climate change will leave 4,000 square kilometres of Egypt under water and ten per cent of the population homeless have led to a dispute within the academic community about the country's environmental future. An 'Atlas of Risks of Climate Change on the Egyptian Coasts and Defensive Policies', launched at a press conference in Cairo last month (3 November), surveyed the threats facing ...


    By SciDev.Net

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