Breaking Waves: Ocean News

04/19/2019 - 16:00
Humanity survived the cold war because no one pushed the button. On climate change, the button has been pushed again and again About this series Support Guardian Australia’s independent journalism with a one-off or recurring contribution I’ve been asking myself a question – and even posing it makes me queasy. Is it too late – are we beyond saving? Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 13:10
Pink boat becomes focus of attention on fifth day of Extinction Rebellion protests The siege of the Berta Cáceres started started shortly after noon when police in high-vis jackets surrounded the bright pink boat in Oxford Circus, central London, with two cordons and then steadily peeled off the Extinction Rebellion activists stuck to it. Officers with angle grinders cut through the bars below the hull of the vessel, named after the murdered Honduran environmental activist, which protesters had chained and glued themselves to. Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 09:28
Mating grouses, grousing mates, a final turtle and a newborn giraffe Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 08:00
Exclusive: eight in 10 trying to cut plastic waste and 46% feel guilty about it, survey shows Eight in 10 consumers are trying to reduce their plastic waste and half would be willing to pay higher prices for eco-friendly packaging, according to a survey that highlights the impact of the Blue Planet documentary and the campaign to reduce such rubbish. The research by YouGov shows 46% of people in the UK feel guilty about the amount of plastic they use, which is motivating them to consider changes in their behaviour, including paying more so companies will find alternatives to single-use plastics. Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 05:58
Swedish 16-year-old, who is taking campaign to parliament, keen to be part of Extinction Rebellion action Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old founder of the school strikes for action against climate change, has said she hopes to join the Extinction Rebellion protests when she visits London next week. The Swedish activist will also take the campaign to the UK parliament, where she will speak to dozens of MPs including the Green party MP Caroline Lucas, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, and the environment secretary, Michael Gove. Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 02:43
Activists all born after 1990 gather at key roundabout to highlight dangers of climate change Extinction Rebellion and Attenborough put climate in spotlight Youth activists have taken the Extinction Rebellion protests to Heathrow on the fifth day of action, demonstrating beside the main roundabout on the road to the airport. The activists, all born after 1990, unfurled a banner asking: “Are we the the last generation?” as dozens of police prevented them from blocking the road. Continue reading...
04/19/2019 - 02:00
Scientists are warning against new legislation to grow Iceland’s fish farming industry, but industry is pressuring for a go-ahead A five-fold expansion in open net fish farms that scientists believe could decimate Iceland’s wild salmon stocks is pitting Big Aquaculture against ecologists in the country. Next month, a parliamentary bill is expected to extend farm licenses from 10 to 16 years, while omitting critics from oversight panels and handing primary monitoring powers to industry. Continue reading...
04/18/2019 - 13:05
Met comes under pressure to crack down on the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators Scotland Yard has defended its response to the rolling protests in London that have caused disruption to millions and pushed climate change towards the top of the national news agenda. The Metropolitan police has come under increasing pressure to crack down on the Extinction Rebellion demonstrators who have blocked transport networks in the capital in recent days; not least from the home secretary, Sajid Javid, who has urged officers to “take a firm stance”. Continue reading...
04/18/2019 - 12:30
Home secretary asks police to be firm against demonstrators ‘disrupting the lives of others’ Sajid Javid has called on police to use the “full force of the law” against Extinction Rebellion protesters causing disruption in London to draw attention to the issue of climate change. The home secretary, who is positioning himself for a run at the Conservative party leadership, made a series of tweets condemning “any protesters who are stepping outside the boundaries of the law”. Continue reading...
04/18/2019 - 12:12
A new study suggests reefs suffering coral bleaching can still be productive, as fish dependent on reefs get a bulk of their food delivered via the currents flowing past.