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  • Growth of algae affected by ocean acidification and nutrient pollution

    Ocean acidification and eutrophication may affect the growth of microscopic algae — phytoplankton — with knock-on impacts for marine food chains and fisheries, warns a new study. By growing phytoplankton under different scenarios the researchers found that phytoplankton species are affected differently according to the acidity and nutrient content of the water. Ocean acidification is ...

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • EPA Awards $214,000 to Reduce Sources of Ocean Pollution

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded more than $214,000 in grants to the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. and the Monterey Bay Aquarium to reduce sources of marine debris in partnership with local students, governments and businesses. The Institute will use a $164,245 grant to implement a study to reduce disposable plastic packaging—a major source of ocean ...

  • World Oceans Day: Protecting oceans around the globe

    Oceans cover more than 70 per cent of the Earth's surface - they have a significant effect on our climate and play a crucial role in maintaining the many ecosystem services such as fisheries. UNEP is working to protect oceans all around the planet; for World Oceans Day, here is an overview of some of the UNEP programmes around the world. Oceans are the source of most rainfall and they regulate ...

  • Scientific Sailing Expedition Kicks Off to Safeguard Oceans from Plastic Pollution

    The "Race for Water Odyssey" (R4WO) has cut to the chase by dropping anchor in Bordeaux, the expedition's departure city. Initiated by the "Race for Water" Foundation, the R4WO aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in oceans. In 300 days, the expedition crew will cover over 40,000 nautical miles in a specially designed catamaran, stopping off to conduct 11 scientific ...

  • Wyndham green partners with plastic free ocean to raise awareness about pollutants in our waters

    Wyndham Green by Wyndham Worldwide is proud to announce the sponsorship of The Wyndham Green Paddle 2010 featuring ultra-endurance athlete Tom Jones and his quest to raise public awareness about the great risks to the environment and the world"s oceans from improper and excessive use of plastic. From May 16th to August 12th, Tom Jones will attempt to create a new world record by paddling from Key ...

  • EPA Reaches Agreement with Municipality of Culebra Puerto Rico to Address Water Pollution in Atlantic Ocean

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck announced a legal settlement with the Municipality of Culebra for discharging pollutants from the Parcelas Culebra Lot Development into the Culebra Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System. This sewer system discharges into to the Ensenada Honda, the Lobina Lagoon, and the Atlantic Ocean. The settlement requires the ...

  • Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

    A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia Pabortsava, who lead microplastic research at NOC, said “There is considerable uncertainty about the concentration and characteristics of the many ...

  • CO2 removal cannot save the oceans

    Greenhouse-gas emissions from human activities do not only cause rapid warming of the seas, but also ocean acidification at an unprecedented rate. Artificial carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere has been proposed to reduce both risks to marine life. A new study based on computer calculations now shows that this strategy would not work if applied too late. CDR cannot compensate for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water sampling system for oil pollution

    General Oceanics Rosette Water Samplers with GO-FLO sampling Bottles and Idronaut 316CTD. This flexible system can be configured for any size vessel and deployed with or without a conducting sea cable. The GO-FLO water bottles equipment with the new CAM release can be opened discretely at any depth to avoid contamination from above. The Idronaut conductivity sensor is not damaged by contact with ...


    By General Oceanics Inc.

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • Oil containment boom for open water and ocean use available

    Granite Environmental, Inc., located on the East Coast of Florida, offers 36 and 42 inch oil boom  for spill responders, beginning July 2nd, 2010. The 36" and 42" ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • Obama to Create World`s Largest Ocean Preserve

    Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling, fishing and other activities in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean. Using presidential authority that doesn't require new action from Congress, Obama proposed to expand the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, which President ...


    By Associated Press

  • Study: Plastic Debris Widespread on Ocean Surface

    Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says. Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife. The new work drew on results from an around-the-world cruise by a research ship that towed a mesh net at 141 sites, as well as other studies. Researchers estimated the total ...


    By Associated Press

  • Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

    The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans’ health—and our own well being—at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans’ condition (www.worldwatch.org). “Our sense ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Overfishing and Climate Change, Combined, Intensify Ocean Threats

    The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans’ health—and our own wellbeing—at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans’ condition (www.worldwatch.org). “Our sense of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Scientists warn of profound changes in World`s oceans

    Climate change is transforming the world's oceans by increasing the temperature and acidity of seawater, and altering atmospheric and oceanic circulation, reported a panel of scientists this week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, annual meeting in Boston.  'The vastness of our oceans may have engendered a sense of complacency about potential impacts from ...

  • Golden opportunity for CTG’s Sensor Systems at Oceans 2007

    At Oceans 2007 Vancouver (29 September to 4 October 2007 Vancouver Exhibition and Conference Center, Vancouver, BC), CTG will exhibit novel sensor systems that have been developed alongside the UK and US government agencies and departments for use in detecting water contamination. With the continued threat of terrorism, CTG has been testing the highly advanced Fast Repetition Rate Fluorescence ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Chelsea Technologies Group is working to stop ocean stowaways

    Ballast water is critical to the safe operation of ocean-going vessels. However, during ballast water exchange, thousands of aquatic organisms and pathogens can stowaway and be transported from one part of the world to another. The transfer of these organisms in ships' ballast water can have devastating effects on the marine environment and ultimately the health and well-being of the people who ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • Coral reefs may be protected by natural ocean thermostat

    The research team, led by NCAR scientist Joan Kleypas, looked at the Western Pacific Warm Pool, a region northeast of Australia where naturally warm sea-surface temperatures have risen little in recent decades. As a result, the reefs in that region appear to have suffered relatively few episodes of coral bleaching, a phenomenon that has damaged reefs in other areas where temperature increases ...

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