Breaking Waves: Ocean News https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves en South Sudan’s floods inspire a first generation of rice growers – in pictures https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/south-sudan-s-floods-inspire-first-generation-rice-growers-pictures <p>With floods covering much of the land, farmers in Paguir, an isolated village in Fangak county, are replacing despair with resilience and learning new skills to survive</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/south-sudan-s-floods-inspire-first-generation-rice-growers-pictures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2023 08:00:16 +0000 admin 90399 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Tropical Queensland’s spotted-tail quoll facing extinction https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/tropical-queensland-s-spotted-tail-quoll-facing-extinction <p>Rapid decline stumps researchers, who theorise traffic collisions, climate crisis, cane toads and inbreeding could play a role </p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/tropical-queensland-s-spotted-tail-quoll-facing-extinction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2023 03:00:45 +0000 admin 90397 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Northern Territory faces legal challenge over approval of Tamboran drilling and fracking in Beetaloo basin https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/northern-territory-faces-legal-challenge-over-approval-tamboran-drilling-and-fracking- <p>Central Australian Frack Free Alliance argues NT environment minister failed to properly consider Tamboran project’s impact</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/northern-territory-faces-legal-challenge-over-approval-tamboran-drilling-and-fracking-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2023 02:21:19 +0000 admin 90398 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Celebrities and scientists mourn mountain lion P-22 at sold-out memorial https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/celebrities-and-scientists-mourn-mountain-lion-p-22-sold-out-memorial <p>City’s most famous feline was euthanized last year after being hit by vehicle, but his legacy lives on with a highway wildlife crossing</p> <p>On a sunny Saturday in Los Angeles, a packed outdoor crowd of 6,000 people at the Greek Theater cried, sang and swayed together as they bid adieu to one of the city’s most treasured residents: a mountain lion known as P-22.</p> <p>In a city more synonymous with billboards than biodiversity, an ageing bachelor puma made tracks into people’s hearts. When he was euthanized at the end of 2022 after being hit by a car, it stung.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/celebrities-and-scientists-mourn-mountain-lion-p-22-sold-out-memorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 21:43:21 +0000 admin 90395 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Georgia officials condemned for labeling ‘Cop City’ protests domestic terrorism https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/georgia-officials-condemned-labeling-cop-city-protests-domestic-terrorism <p>Lawyers for climate activist killed by police say charges send warning: ‘If you stand in our way, we will take you out of our way’</p> <p>Lawyers for the family of a climate activist who was shot dead by police in Georgia last month have condemned officials’ attempts to brand his fellow<strong> </strong>protesters of Atlanta’s planned “Cop City” training facility as <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/28/georgia-cop-city-atlanta-protests">domestic terrorists</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/georgia-officials-condemned-labeling-cop-city-protests-domestic-terrorism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 19:27:20 +0000 admin 90394 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Insulate Britain protester faces prison over contempt of court conviction https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/insulate-britain-protester-faces-prison-over-contempt-court-conviction <p>David Nixon defied judge’s instruction not to cite climate crisis as motivation for causing public nuisance</p> <p>A supporter of the Insulate Britain climate protest campaign faces a prison sentence after he was convicted for contempt of court for telling a jury his actions were motivated by the climate crisis.</p> <p>David Nixon was one of four defendants found guilty at Inner London crown court on Monday for causing a public nuisance by blocking the junction of Bishopsgate and Wormwood St in the City of London on 25 October 2021.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/insulate-britain-protester-faces-prison-over-contempt-court-conviction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 18:21:05 +0000 admin 90392 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Church of England to consider greener alternatives to burial https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/church-england-consider-greener-alternatives-burial <p>Water cremation and human composting among methods to be discussed by General Synod this week</p> <p>The Church of England is to consider backing more environmentally-friendly methods of disposing of dead bodies, including water cremation and human composting.</p> <p>An internal consultation will consider the theological, practical and pastoral issues around alternatives to cremation and burial that are used in some countries.</p> <p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/feb/06/church-of-england-to-consider-greener-alternatives-to-burial">Continue reading...</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 17:08:44 +0000 admin 90391 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Investigate Bolsonaro for genocide, says Brazil’s Marina Silva https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/investigate-bolsonaro-genocide-says-brazil-s-marina-silva <p>Exclusive: Environment minister calls for ex-president to be held to account as she prepares to tackle illegal gold miners</p> <p>Former president Jair Bolsonaro should be investigated for genocide, Brazil’s environment minister, Marina Silva, has said, as she prepares an operation to drive illegal goldminers from the site of a humanitarian disaster on Indigenous land.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/investigate-bolsonaro-genocide-says-brazil-s-marina-silva" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 15:46:20 +0000 admin 90390 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org A pear: ‘Ah, so you give me your rotten pears! What real jackasses you are!’ | Helen Sullivan https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/pear-ah-so-you-give-me-your-rotten-pears-what-real-jackasses-you-are-helen-sullivan <p>The stem is evidence, the thing that reminds you the fruit once weighed down a branch in a heavy orchard</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/pear-ah-so-you-give-me-your-rotten-pears-what-real-jackasses-you-are-helen-sullivan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 14:00:02 +0000 admin 90388 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Leaked video footage of ocean pollution shines light on deep-sea mining https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/leaked-video-footage-ocean-pollution-shines-light-deep-sea-mining <p>Company rebuts claims by scientists that ‘uncontrolled and unscientific’ practices highlight dangers of going ahead with seabed mining</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyvetFS-rls">Video footage</a> from a deep-sea mining test, showing sediment discharging into the ocean, has raised fresh questions about the largely untested nature of the industry, and the possible harms it could do to ecosystems as companies push to begin full-scale exploration of the ocean floor as early as this year.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/leaked-video-footage-ocean-pollution-shines-light-deep-sea-mining" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 12:50:06 +0000 admin 90387 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org