Breaking Waves: Ocean News http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/www.nationaltrust.org.uk/www.guardian.co.uk/profile/www.lloyds.com/the-market/tools-and-resources/research/exposure-management/emerging-risks/emerging-risk-reports/%C2%A3page/n8/mode/www.tfl.gov.uk en How sea otters help save the planet http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-sea-otters-help-save-planet <p>New research into the complex links of the food chain suggest that the lovable mammals play a key role in managing carbon dioxide levels </p><p>Charles Darwin once mused on the impacts that predators could have on the landscapes around them. In particular, he wondered – in <em>On the Origin of Species</em> – how neighbourhood cats might affect the abundance of flowers in the fields near his house at Downe in Kent. He concluded the animals’ potential to change local flora was considerable.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-sea-otters-help-save-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:15:16 +0000 admin 64726 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org 'Heaven's water': the launch of Amsterdam’s first rainwater beer http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/heavens-water-launch-amsterdam-s-first-rainwater-beer <p>A group of Dutch entrepreneurs has used their country’s wet weather as a business opportunity by creating a rainwater bitter</p> <p>It may have been the <a href="http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2016/06/june-is-wettest-ever-in-the-south-and-changeable-weather-will-continue/" rel="nofollow">wettest June</a> since records began in some of the Netherlands, but that’s no reason for the Dutch to be despondent.</p> <p>A small group of entrepreneurs has demonstrated that it’s the perfect excuse to make beer, launching a brew made from rainwater.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/heavens-water-launch-amsterdam-s-first-rainwater-beer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:00:15 +0000 admin 64725 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org The eco guide to home baking http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/eco-guide-home-baking <p>Baking your own bread sounds like the pinnacle of green cooking, but we still need to be aware of road miles and heat use</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/eco-guide-home-baking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:00:13 +0000 admin 64724 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org From basket weavers to salt farmers: the women leading a renewables revolution http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/basket-weavers-salt-farmers-women-leading-renewables-revolution <p>From female basket weavers in Tanzania to the women farming salt in Gujarat, social enterprises are helping women become clean energy entrepreneurs</p> <p>“People call us Mama Solar,” says Solar Sister entrepreneur Hilaria Paschal. In her native Tanzania, Paschal and her fellow basket weavers buy solar lights and clean cookstoves from Solar Sister, a social enterprise empowering women to bring clean energy to rural African communities, and sell them to friends and neighbours living without access to electricity. <br /></p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/basket-weavers-salt-farmers-women-leading-renewables-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:00:10 +0000 admin 64721 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Why won't TV show more women's cycling? http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/why-wont-tv-show-more-womens-cycling <p>The two most important bike races in the world are on right now: but you can only watch the Tour de France boys on telly. Meanwhile, fans of the Giro Rosa must check Twitter to follow the girls. <strong>Helen Pidd </strong>talks to TV networks — and cycling commentator Ned Boulting —to find out why</p> <p>July is the best month of the year for cycling fans: three glorious weeks of the Tour de France to gorge on, provided you can wrestle the remote from any Wimbledon watchers in your life.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/why-wont-tv-show-more-womens-cycling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 06:52:55 +0000 admin 64722 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org These urgent bird calls are designed to distract http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/these-urgent-bird-calls-are-designed-distract <p><strong>South Uist </strong>If the oystercatchers had sounded anxious, the new arrival sounds almost desperate, for its call has a panicky breathlessness about it</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/these-urgent-bird-calls-are-designed-distract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 09 Jul 2016 04:30:06 +0000 admin 64720 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Great Barrier Reef: government must choose which parts to save, says expert http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/great-barrier-reef-government-must-choose-which-parts-save-says-expert <p>Professor Hugh Possingham says authorities must confront prospect that some parts of reef are doomed and focus on what to preserve</p> <p>Governments must decide which parts of the Great Barrier Reef they most want to save and confront the prospect that some of it may be doomed, an expert on conservation modelling has warned.</p> <p>University of Queensland professor Hugh Possingham said agencies, including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, needed to make tough decisions about which parts of the natural wonder are most worth preserving “rather than trying to save everything”.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/great-barrier-reef-government-must-choose-which-parts-save-says-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:15:37 +0000 admin 64719 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org ONW: Week of July 4, 2016 – Number 325 http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/onw-week-july-4-2016-number-325 <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p><a href="http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=222a27da663bc7a6c129815e5&amp;id=314c858747" title="http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=222a27da663bc7a6c129815e5&amp;id=314c858747">http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=222a27da663bc7a6c129815e5&amp;id=314c858747</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=222a27da663bc7a6c129815e5&amp;id=314c858747">ONW: Week of July 4, 2016 – Number 325</a> appeared on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://oceanleadership.org">Consortium for Ocean Leadership</a>.</p><p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/onw-week-july-4-2016-number-325" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:20:31 +0000 admin 64717 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Jon White – From the President’s Office: 7-8-2016 http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/jon-white-president-s-office-7-8-2016 <p>Ocean Leadership ~</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/jon-white-president-s-office-7-8-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:23:14 +0000 admin 64715 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org Liberal Tories support Sadiq Khan on air pollution | Letters http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/liberal-tories-support-sadiq-khan-air-pollution-letters <p>Sadiq Khan plans to introduce a new charge for London’s most polluting cars (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jul/05/sadiq-khan-unveils-plans-for-extra-charge-on-londons-most-polluting-cars" title="">Report</a>, 5 July). The mayor is right to propose bold action to tackle the public health crisis of air pollution, which causes thousands of premature deaths each year in London.</p> <p><a href="http://worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/liberal-tories-support-sadiq-khan-air-pollution-letters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 17:49:18 +0000 admin 64716 at http://worldoceanobservatory.org