Breaking Waves: Ocean News http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/badanieeav.evenweb.com en Halogen light bulbs could disappear from Australian stores within two years http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/halogen-light-bulbs-could-disappear-australian-stores-within-two-years <p>Manufacturers will act early on September 2020 ban as LED already the preferred option</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2015/dec/08/daily-email-au">• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon </a><br /></p> <p>Halogen lights will disappear from Australia within two years, as the industry and federal government pivot towards more efficient and environmentally-friendly LED lighting. </p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/halogen-light-bulbs-could-disappear-australian-stores-within-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 18:00:36 +0000 admin 66102 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Government advisers call for emissions fund to end investment in 'junk credits' http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/government-advisers-call-emissions-fund-end-investment-junk-credits <p>Revealed report finds tens of millions going into projects that don’t create new emissions reductions <br />• <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/guardian-australia-morning-mail/2014/jun/24/-sp-guardian-australias-morning-mail-subscribe-by-email">Sign up to receive the top stories every morning</a></p> <p>Independent experts advising the Turnbull government have called for changes to the Coalition’s Direct Action climate policy to prevent tens of millions of dollars of public money going to projects that would have gone ahead anyway.<br tabindex="-1" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/government-advisers-call-emissions-fund-end-investment-junk-credits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 18:00:33 +0000 admin 66103 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org We need to clean up our act on roadside pollution | Letters http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/we-need-clean-our-act-roadside-pollution-letters <p>Guardian readers respond to Michael Gove’s defence of what the government is doing to address air pollution </p><p>We must cut through the smog of rhetoric if we are to have clean air. Through deft political sleight of hand, the environment secretary Michael Gove’s defence of what the government is doing to address air pollution (<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/24/what-the-government-is-doing-to-address-the-air-pollution-problem" title="">Letters</a>, 24 May) diverts attention from the cause of dirty air in most of our cities: diesel-fuelled vehicles.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/we-need-clean-our-act-roadside-pollution-letters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 16:02:37 +0000 admin 66104 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org England may get more national parks after protected areas review http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/england-may-get-more-national-parks-after-protected-areas-review <p>Michael Gove says move prompted by rising population and decline in certain habitats</p> <p>A new wave of <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2009/jul/28/uk-national-parks-activity-guide">national parks</a> could be created after the environment secretary, Michael Gove, announced plans for a review of protected areas.<br /></p> <p>The review, which will also consider areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), will look at how they can bolster wildlife, improve visitor access and support people who live and work there.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/england-may-get-more-national-parks-after-protected-areas-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 09:20:33 +0000 admin 66091 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Rare birds ‘at risk of poisoning from eating lead shot’ http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/rare-birds-risk-poisoning-eating-lead-shot <p>Warning by expert panel says up to 400,000 wildfowl a year may suffer lead poisoning </p><p>Several rare bird species, including a breed of red-headed duck listed as “vulnerable”, are under threat from lead poisoning linked to shooting, a new report says.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/rare-birds-risk-poisoning-eating-lead-shot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 07:00:18 +0000 admin 66089 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org How ships bring agonising death to last Greek whales http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-ships-bring-agonising-death-last-greek-whales <p>Government promises action on collisions to avoid slaughter on busy shipping routes</p> <p>In an office up a steep hill in a seaside suburb of Athens, a tiny blue light flickers from a computer terminal. Dr Alexandros Frantzis, Greece’s foremost oceanographer, points it out. The light, he says, tracks marine traffic “in real time”.</p> <p>It is key to saving one of the world’s most endangered whale populations.</p> <p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/27/shipping-routes-move-save-whales-greek-seas-dying-agony">Continue reading...</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 06:05:17 +0000 admin 66090 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Gove urged to follow Europe with ban on single-use plastic http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/gove-urged-follow-europe-ban-single-use-plastic <p>Campaigners demand that post-Brexit Britain matches the EU’s plan to tackle waste </p><p>The EU is to ban plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery, cotton buds and balloon sticks in a bid to tackle the rising tide of plastic waste, a move that has prompted urgent calls for the environment secretary, Michael Gove, to guarantee that the UK will follow Brussels’ lead after Brexit.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/gove-urged-follow-europe-ban-single-use-plastic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 27 May 2018 04:59:16 +0000 admin 66088 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org ‘Going to get worse’: red fire ants detected in Queensland's Scenic Rim http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/going-get-worse-red-fire-ants-detected-queenslands-scenic-rim <p>Pests could cost the state in billions if the spread continues, Invasive Species Council warns</p> <p><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/info/2015/dec/08/daily-email-au">• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon </a></p> <p>One of the world’s worst invasive pests, red fire ants, have been detected outside a containment zone in Queensland’s scenic rim.</p> <p>The ants, destroyers of crops and harbingers of doom for many forms of outdoor recreation, are considered a potential $45bn problem should they become widely established in Queensland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/going-get-worse-red-fire-ants-detected-queenslands-scenic-rim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 26 May 2018 22:02:02 +0000 admin 66077 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Chicken safety fear as chlorine washing fails bacteria tests http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/chicken-safety-fear-chlorine-washing-fails-bacteria-tests <p>British microbiologists find that American technique at heart of Brexit trade row does not kill listeria and salmonella </p><p>The chlorine washing of food, the controversial “cleaning” technique <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/nov/01/liam-fox-reopens-cabinet-rift-with-defence-of-chlorinated-chicken" title="">used by many US poultry producers </a>who want access to the British market post-Brexit, does not remove contaminants, a new study has found.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/chicken-safety-fear-chlorine-washing-fails-bacteria-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 26 May 2018 13:00:57 +0000 admin 66066 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org America's tree sitters risk lives on the front line http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/americas-tree-sitters-risk-lives-front-line <p>In the hills on the border of Virginia and West Virginia protesters – mainly women – are defying police and energy companies in non-violent environmental activism</p> <p>Way out in the Appalachian hills, on the line between Virginia and West Virginia, after an hour-long backwoods hike up Peters Mountain, an orderly clutch of tents were surrounded by a plastic yellow ribbon that read, “police line do not cross”.</p> <p>Past that, a woman sat on top of a 50ft pole.</p> <p><a href="http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/americas-tree-sitters-risk-lives-front-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sat, 26 May 2018 10:00:54 +0000 admin 66065 at http://www.worldoceanobservatory.org