Breaking Waves: Ocean News

01/27/2023 - 06:00
Residents of Rio Verde Foothills had their water turned off by Scottsdale, which cites the mega-drought for the move In the warmth of Arizona’s winter sun, 50 residents gathered in front of neighborhood activist Cody Reim’s house last weekend, eager to discuss a solution to their problem. Despite living a few miles from a river, their community has no water supply services. With a megaphone in hand and a case of bottled water at his feet, Reim called out to the crowd in his yard. Continue reading...
01/27/2023 - 03:00
The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including a swooping kingfisher, a giant cane toad and feral chickens Continue reading...
01/27/2023 - 02:00
Exclusive: Shadow environment secretary Jim McMahon says access to land and waterways ‘needs to change’ The Labour party will pass a right to roam act if it comes to power, the Guardian can reveal, after widespread outcry when wild camping was outlawed on Dartmoor. In the bill, which is currently being drawn up by the party amid widespread but careful optimism that the next general election will see Labour return to office, there could be a new law that would allow national parks to adopt the right to wild camp, as well as expanding public access to woodlands and waterways. Continue reading...
01/27/2023 - 01:00
Mayor Eric Adams announced the initiative was part of the ‘Working People’s Agenda’ at his second state of the city address Uber and Lyft vehicles in New York City will be required to be zero-emission by 2030, New York officials announced on Thursday. The decision could affect the 100,000 for-hire vehicles operating throughout New York. Continue reading...
01/27/2023 - 01:00
From an eerie flooded cave in Mexico to a lone jellyfish in Cornwall, the winning images of the 2022 DPG/Wetpixel Masters competition highlight our planet’s breathtaking diversity and the art of underwater photography Continue reading...
01/26/2023 - 21:16
Government told to focus on boosting uptake of electric vehicles, public transport, cycling and walking rather than offset ‘gimmick’ Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Drivers in New South Wales will be offered the chance to buy carbon offsets when they renew their car registration in a step critics have described as a “gimmick” that could undermine efforts to cut transport emissions. The NSW treasurer and energy minister, Matt Kean, announced the scheme on Friday saying it would give people “looking for practical ways to take action on climate change” more ways to cut their emissions. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
01/26/2023 - 21:00
Welcome to the New Year! Genevieve and Kyra discuss roadblocks they have encountered in their marine science careers. They have an open and honest conversation about studying and working in the marine science field. This is in an effort to help young marine scientists and voice concerns over work ethics. Pay, degree requirements, internships, and living arrangements are all discussed.
01/26/2023 - 19:01
RSPB shares results as Britons encouraged to spend an hour counting birds in annual Big Garden Birdwatch Watching birds and hearing birdsong have a positive impact on wellbeing for more than nine in 10 people, according to a survey to mark the largest garden wildlife count in the world. People are being urged to boost their mental health and help scientists by spending an hour this weekend counting the birds in their garden or local park for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. Continue reading...
01/26/2023 - 14:05
Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages have weakened resilience of 2.5m sq km of forest, says study Human activity and drought may have degraded more than a third of the Amazon rainforest, double the previous estimate, according to a study that heightens concerns that the globally important ecosystem is slipping towards a point of no return. Fires, land conversion, logging and water shortages, have weakened the resilience of up to 2.5m sq km of the forest, an area 10 times the size of the UK. This area is now drier, more flammable and more vulnerable than before, prompting the authors to warn of “megafires” in the future. Continue reading...
01/26/2023 - 11:00
Scientists identify parts of ocean suitable for seaweed cultivation and suggest it could constitute 10% of human diet to reduce impact of agriculture An area of ocean almost the size of Australia could support commercial seaweed farming around the world, providing food for humans, feed supplements for cattle, and alternative fuels, according to new research. Seaweed farming is a nascent industry globally but the research says if it could grow to constitute 10% of human diets by 2050 it could reduce the amount of land needed for food by 110m hectares (272m acres) – an area twice the size of France. Continue reading...