New Zealand’s Bold Move to Protect the Pacific Marine Environment.

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Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt

Green Prophet

Conservationists in Egypt have however raised concerns about the possible destruction of coastal and marine environments in the process of building the bridge. Bringing a whole new trading centre to the region will also put pressure on the marine environment and its resources.

Why oil and gas companies should buy whales hearing aids

Green Prophet

Whales, the earth’s largest marine mammals, have had more than their share of ecological problems in all parts of the world’s seas and oceans. One of their biggest risks is noise in marine habitats caused by drilling for oil and gas. .

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Sign to Save Lebanon’s Turtles! Ancient Naqura Coast on Mediterranean Sea At Risk

Green Prophet

Lebanese environment campaigners are calling on nature lovers far and wide to help them protect an important piece of their natural heritage along the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel’s Mediterranean Seacoast Severely Threatened by People

Green Prophet

Why have dolphins and other types of marine life almost disappeared from I srael’s shores? And why are projects such as deep water energy drilling and desalination threatening to make the eastern Mediterranean an area increasingly devoid of most marine life?

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Dubai Marine Life At Risk After Devastating Shark Catch

Green Prophet

The Arabian Gulf marine ecosystem took a devastating hit this week after a pregnant great hammerhead shark was landed and forty-five pups gutted out of it in a Dubai fish market. Travel & Nature extinction Marine ecosystem marine environment marine protection Sharks

UAE Divers Organisation Says: “Stop Buying Sharks and Shark Fin Soup”

Green Prophet

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Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Conservancy Talk

Earlier this month, the Haitian government decreed its first marine protected area located in the south coast of Haiti. The Nature Conservancy along with the United Nations Environmental Program, helped create the building blocks for this marine protected area.

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A Classic Case of Whodunit Arises Over Toxic Waste In Lebanon

Green Prophet

Business & Politics Water greenpeace kerosene spill marine environment Mediterranean Sea pollution salmonellaGreenpeace is taking industry to task for releasing factory-generated effluent into the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon’s coast.

Will Submerged Atlantis Super Volcano Cause Giant Tsunami?

Green Prophet

The Mediterranean Sea basin, especially that bordered by Greece, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel will soon have a new Marine Center that will help to reveal some of the secrets of this ancient and historical body of water. Travel & Nature Greece marine environment Volcanos

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Jellyfish Attack on Israel Power Plant A Clear Sign of Global Warming?

Green Prophet

According to marine biologists, two of the main reasons for such a large number of jellyfish are global warming causing sea temperatures to rise and resulting in a reduction of some fish species; and over-fishing which eliminates many of the jellyfish’s natural predators.

Can World’s Oceans Become Extinct?

Green Prophet

Over fishing, especially of predator fish species like bluefin tuna and numerous shark species could cause a drastic change in marine ecosystems. Sharks, a major marine predator, caught for soup. Climate Travel & Nature environment marine environment oceans

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The Red Sea is Filled With Tiny Treasures – Saudi Researchers Intent on Discovery

Green Prophet

On the coast and half way between the two extremes of the Red Sea, KAUST has access to a significant wealth of undiscovered treasures floating- no, better – marinating right in front of them. Cleantech, Science & Technology coral reefs marine environment Red Sea Saudi Arabia

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Tourism website for sustainable marine management

Green Traveler Guides

The site has launched a special micro-site containing the very latest research, forums and interviews on topics such as assisted coral reef regeneration, marine turtle conservation, and managing potentially destructive environmental impacts.

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Cyprus Researcher: Protect Sea from Natural Gas Drills

Green Prophet

Drilling for undersea gas in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone may have serious impacts on marine life. The exploitation of natural resources is inextricably linked with the environment, the food chain and sustainable development.”.

Abu Dhabi beach gains Blue Flag award

Green Prophet

Green Prophet has recently reported on schemes to improve Abu Dhabi’s environmental record, especially amongst its marine habitats, and to educate local schoolchildren about conservation. Abu Dhabi’s Corniche has become the Arabian Gulf’s first Blue Flag beach.

Why Dolphins Have Disappeared from Israel’s Shores

Green Prophet

Although grey whales have occasionally been spotted in the Mediterranean and bottle nose dolphins are often seen following commercial fishing trawlers , neither of these marine mammals are now commonplace in the Mediterranean; especially along Israel’s shoreline. While this sighting was good news for marine biologists, it was also noted in the article that an unusually large number of carcases of dolphins and whales have washed ashore, with a total of 16 already found by mid August.

Hope Amidst Dubai’s Marine Destruction

Green Prophet

Listed as vulnerable on the International Union of Conservation’s (IUCN) list of endangered species, it is unknown what killed the juvenile male dugong , though piles of construction materials and half-built towers hint at the dangers marine life face along Dubai’s glittering shoreline.

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NATO’s Steel Fish To Protect Med from Oil Spills

Green Prophet

This body of water already has been affected considerably by pollution, global warming and climate change, and by invasions of marine life from other bodies of water – especially by large numbers of jelly fish, whose natural enemies have been considerably reduced by over-fishing.

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Fossil Fuel Fast Facts

Green Living Tips

HTML clipboardHow much of the world's petroleum products wind up in marine environments? How much coal is used for each person in the USA annually? What's the connection. between natural gas and our food? Find out the answers to these questions and.

Researching the deep of the sea with “Deep Heart” station

Green Prophet

The marine environment makes up over 70% of our planet’s surface, it holds 97% of all water and is the cradle of life on earth. Still, the ecological, physical and chemical processes underlying marine ecosystems remain largely unknown.

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California Kelp Contaminated by Fukushima Radiation

Sustainability Ninja

In the marine environment, it was significant, but probably not harmful at the levels we detected it, except it may have affected certain fish’s thyroid systems.”

Ship Carrying Thick Black Bitumen Sinks off Oman’s Pristine Coast

Green Prophet

Unlike Egyptian authorities, however, who frequently attempt to cover up oil spills in the Red Sea , the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs responded swiftly and openly to the crisis. Image via Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs.

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Moving Red Sea fish farm cages shows positive eco results: new study

Green Prophet

A new study looks at what happened to the Red Sea marine environment when fish cages were moved to the Mediterranean Sea. In order to determine the long-lasting affects of the Eilat fish farms studies were made by research teams led by Dror Angel, a marine researcher at the Leon H.

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1st sustainable seafood restaurant on SF’s Fisherman’s Wharf

Green Traveler Guides

Aquarium of the Bay, a nonprofit marine nature center and certified green business, is dedicated to inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed. | Green Travel News |.

Gentle Kuwaiti Marine Activism (VIDEO)

Green Prophet

But a new video narrated so eloquently by Dalal Al-Abdulrazzak, a Kuwaiti Phd candidate studying Gulf marine ecology at the University of British Columbia, provides a glimpse into a less-celebrated segment of society – one that we really need to support.

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The Melting of Icebergs Creates Surprising Ocean Din

Celsias

There is growing concern about how much noise humans generate in marine environments through shipping, oil exploration and other developments, but a new study has found that naturally occurring phenomena could potentially affect some ocean dwellers.

Celine Cousteau partners with Contiki Holidays

Green Traveler Guides

Cousteau will help educate staff and travelers of the Toronto-based youth travel company about environmental issues, particularly those affecting marine ecosystems. “Contiki‘s choice to help protect the marine environment is a cause which deeply resonates with me.”.

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Going Green Ends With Water from the Sea

Green Prophet

With several other desalination plants under construction on the shoreline south of Tel Aviv, we can expect major changes in the marine environment, if careful existing safety measures aren’t enforced.

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Water Pollution Facts, Causes, Effects & Solutions

Greentumble

River and marine pollution. Water pollution is degraded water, toxic to humans or the environment [4]. Oil tank and rig disasters account for around 10 percent of marine pollution [21]. . Further reading: How Do Oil Spills Affect the Environment.

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International day for biological diversity

Green (Living) Review

On the UN International Day for Biological Diversity, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for a greater awareness of the threats to marine biodiversity as without life in the ocean there would be no life on Earth. The first global census of marine life (which ran from 2000 to 2010) has logged 250,000 species; yet in its final report, the census team suggested that for every species known, there are at least four yet to be discovered.

Mauka to Makai: Community Conservation from Mountains to Oceans

Conservancy Talk

His name was Bert Weeks, and he was a Hawai’i Marine Fellow for the Conservancy. I mentioned that, as a fish biologist, I was aching to “take our work into marine waters”, and was especially interested in learning about Hawai’i’s locally-managed marine areas.

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Sea of Cortez: Conserving the World’s Aquarium

Nature Conservancy - Science

By Alison Green, senior marine scientist. That is the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez, and it is one of the most rich and spectacular marine environments on earth — so much so that it inspired Jacques Cousteau to call it the “Aquarium of the World.”.

Home Washing Machines May Be Source of Harmful Ocean “Microplastic” Pollution

Celsias

Mark Browne and colleagues explain that the accumulation of microplastic debris in marine environments has raised health and safety concerns.

University of Barcelona develops innovative wind prospecting system

EcoFriend

The system specially designed for marine environments is based on a hot air balloon that has a module with the meteorological sensors. We are well aware that wind energy will mainly be developed for marine environments in the future.

Citizen Science Tuesday: COASST

Nature Conservancy - Science

Would you like to learn more about the marine wildlife in your area? Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a partnership led by the University of Washington , is your chance to learn about the marine environment while contributing baseline data for conservation science.

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Deja Vu

Environmental Economics

It is metal, so it can't be a permanent solution in a marine environment, DOT said. Remember the new inlets ? A temporary manufactured bridge will be installed across the largest breach at Hatteras Island, restoring traffic on N.C. 12 within a month, Gov. Bev Perdue announced Friday.

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Masdar Launches the Seychelles’ First Renewable Energy Plant

Green Prophet

Masdar built eight turbines that can operate in low wind conditions on two different islands; they are connected by three kilometers of subsea cables and are designed to function well despite the highly corrosive marine environment.

Galapagos cruise earns double green certification

Green Traveler Guides

E coventura , a family-owned company of eco-friendly expedition vessels in the Galapagos , has earned Rainforest Alliance verification in recognition of its commitment to conserving the environment and supporting local communities. | Green Travel News |.

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Arab action on shark finning, and body parts trade is too little, too late

Green Prophet

Andrea Pauly, an Associate Program Officer for the Convention on Migratory Species Secretariat , said that sharks play a vital ecological role as “filter feeders and top predators in the marine environment” to keep the oceans healthy.

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Mediterranean Surveillance Crew Eyes Oil Spills from the Sky

Green Prophet

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) were also involved.

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Washing Machines -An Unexpected Source of "Microplastic" Pollution

Celsias

Mark Browne and colleagues explain that the accumulation of microplastic debris in marine environments has raised health and safety concerns.

New Science Shows Seagrass Meadows Suppress Pathogens

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s one more important check in the win column for the value of seagrasses, which have the dubious honor of being perhaps simultaneously the most important and the most overlooked marine ecosystem on Earth. Seagrass Meadows: The Most Important Marine Ecosystems You Never Think About.

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