Breaking Waves: Ocean News

04/09/2024 - 01:00
Advocates fear situation could escalate in Javari valley, a region plagued by violence and poor healthcare More than 100 Indigenous people in Brazil’s Javari valley have been diagnosed with flu-like symptoms, raising fears that the situation could escalate into an epidemic. The valley, where Indigenous advocate Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips were killed in 2022, is home to the largest population of Indigenous people in voluntary isolation and of recent contact worldwide. The Korubo people were first contacted by government officials in 1996, and they continue to live with little interaction with other Indigenous groups and local authorities. Continue reading...
04/09/2024 - 00:00
Onshore wind and solar could provide 226GWh of electricity without impairing food production, says Friends of the Earth England could produce 13 times more renewable energy than it does now, while using less than 3% of its land, analysis has found. Onshore wind and solar projects could provide enough electricity to power all the households in England two and a half times over, the research by Exeter University, commissioned by Friends of the Earth (FoE), suggested. Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 23:00
G20 countries spent $142bn in three years to expand operations despite a G7 pledge to stop doing so, study finds The world’s biggest economies have continued to finance the expansion of fossil fuels in poor countries to the tune of billions of dollars, despite their commitments on the climate. The G20 group of developed and developing economies, and the multilateral development banks they fund, put $142bn (£112bn) into fossil fuel developments overseas from 2020 to 2022, according to estimates compiled by the campaigning groups Oil Change International (OCI) and Friends of the Earth US. Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 23:00
npj Ocean Sustainability, Published online: 09 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s44183-024-00061-x Author Correction: Advancing tuna catch allocation negotiations: an analysis of sovereign rights and fisheries access arrangements
04/08/2024 - 23:00
npj Ocean Sustainability, Published online: 09 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s44183-024-00059-5 Beyond boundaries: governance considerations for climate-driven habitat shifts of highly migratory marine species across jurisdictions
04/08/2024 - 21:00
If the anomaly does not stabilise by August, ‘the world will be in uncharted territory’, says climate expert Another month, another global heat record that has left climate scientists scratching their heads and hoping this is an El Niño-related hangover rather than a symptom of worse-than-expected planetary health. Global surface temperatures in March were 0.1C higher than the previous record for the month, set in 2016, and 1.68C higher than the pre-industrial average, according to data released on Tuesday by the Copernicus Climate Change Service. Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 19:07
Walker Corporation had proposed 3,000 apartments, marina and shops for the site, which is a critical habitat for the endangered eastern curlew • Toondah Harbour: should a wetland home to endangered birds become $1.3bn worth of shops, high-rises and a marina?• To the moon and back with the eastern curlew The environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, has announced she will reject an apartment and retail development on an internationally important wetland at Queensland’s Moreton Bay. Plibersek said on Tuesday she would refuse Walker Corporation’s Toondah Harbour project – first proposed eight years ago and opposed by a long-running community campaign backed by scientists and conservationists – because it would have an unacceptable impact on the Ramsar site. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 17:29
This blog is now closed. Brittany Higgins questions whether she was drugged on night of alleged rape in new court submission Mona ordered to allow people ‘who do not identify as ladies’ into Ladies Lounge exhibit Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast A search will resume this morning for a woman who went missing while bushwalking at Belmore Falls in New South Wales. Just after 1pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to Belmore Falls near Robertson after reports a woman had slipped and fallen down a cliff. An extensive search was initiated, but the 20-year-old was not located and the search was suspended at dusk. We’ve got large multinationals in the supermarket ring who aren’t captured. So I’d like to see this expanded over time. Woolworths, I think, makes a good point, and that is the code to be extended should be expanded to cover rivals Amazon, Costco and even Chemist Warehouse. We’ll have more to say on that in coming weeks and months. Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 12:08
Modelling climate change over a 500 year period shows that much of the boreal forest, the Earth's northernmost forests and most significant provider of carbon storage and clean water, could be seriously impacted, along with tundra regions, treeless shrublands north of the boreal forest that play a significant role in regulating the Earth's climate.
04/08/2024 - 10:00
Australian limits on acceptable levels of these toxic chemicals in drinking water ‘orders of magnitude’ higher than in US Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast High levels of so-called forever chemicals have been found in surface and groundwater all over the world, with Australia one of several hotspots for toxic PFAS, a University of New South Wales study has found. Researchers examined groundwater samples from around the world and found 69% had per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at levels above Canada’s safe drinking water criteria and 32% had levels higher than the US proposed drinking water hazard index. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...