Breaking Waves: Ocean News https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves/theroofrepairexperts.tumblr.com en Building a green economy could stop ‘nightmare’ degradation of Amazon https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/building-green-economy-could-stop-nightmare-degradation-amazon <p>US scientist Thomas Lovejoy says the rainforest’s rich biodiversity has been undervalued compared to economic activities such as farming and mining</p> <p>The Amazon will be transformed into a “highly degraded nightmare” unless a sustainable biodiversity-based economy develops which properly values ecosystem services and products produced by the rainforest, a leading scientist has warned.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/building-green-economy-could-stop-nightmare-degradation-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 11:30:30 +0000 admin 80691 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org 'No more broken treaties': indigenous leaders urge Biden to shut down Dakota Access pipeline https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/no-more-broken-treaties-indigenous-leaders-urge-biden-shut-down-dakota-access-pipeline <p>Tribes and environmentalists hail decision to cancel Keystone XL pipeline but call on president to go further</p> <p>Indigenous leaders and environmentalists are urging President Joe Biden to shutdown some of America’s most controversial fossil fuel pipelines, after welcoming his executive order cancelling the Keystone XL (KXL) project.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/no-more-broken-treaties-indigenous-leaders-urge-biden-shut-down-dakota-access-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 10:00:28 +0000 admin 80690 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Biden raises hopes of addressing climate crisis as Cop26 nears https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/biden-raises-hopes-addressing-climate-crisis-cop26-nears <p>President has vowed to rejoin Paris agreement, cut fossil fuel reliance, and invest in low-carbon growth<br /></p> <p>Joe Biden’s <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/biden-environment-paris-climate-agreement-keystone-xl-pipeline">pledges of strong action on the climate crisis</a> have buoyed international hopes that 2021 can be a breakthrough year, resetting the world on a greener path to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/08/joe-biden-paris-climate-goals-0-1c">net zero greenhouse gas emissions</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/biden-raises-hopes-addressing-climate-crisis-cop26-nears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 06:00:24 +0000 admin 80688 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Country diary: the power of water in the valley https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/country-diary-power-water-valley <p><strong>St Dominic, Tamar valley:</strong> Rainfall may have destroyed the weir, but there are still old methods present to pump water back uphill </p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/country-diary-power-water-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 05:30:22 +0000 admin 80689 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org 'Never been more optimistic': speeches, songs and celebrations cap Biden's inauguration day –as it happened https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/never-been-more-optimistic-speeches-songs-and-celebrations-cap-bidens-inauguration-day <ul> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/20/joe-biden-inauguration-donald-trump-impeachment-kamala-harris-washington-covid-coronavirus-live-updates?page=with:block-6008c5d08f0816a8da7c2dc9#block-6008c5d08f0816a8da7c2dc9">Press secretary Jen Psaki addresses pool</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/20/joe-biden-executive-orders-day-one">Biden marks start of presidency with flurry of executive orders</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2021/jan/20/joe-biden-inauguration-donald-trump-impeachment-kamala-harris-washing<br /> </a></li></ul><p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/never-been-more-optimistic-speeches-songs-and-celebrations-cap-bidens-inauguration-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 23:13:35 +0000 admin 80686 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/biden-returns-us-paris-climate-accord-hours-after-becoming-president <p>Biden administration rolls out a flurry of executive orders aimed at tackling climate crisis</p> <p>Joe Biden has moved to reinstate the US to the Paris climate agreement just hours after being sworn in as president, as his administration rolls out a cavalcade of executive orders aimed at tackling the climate crisis.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/biden-returns-us-paris-climate-accord-hours-after-becoming-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 22:28:02 +0000 admin 80687 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Wild lynx could be reintroduced into Scottish Highlands https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/wild-lynx-could-be-reintroduced-scottish-highlands <p>Study tests public support for bringing back species after 500-year absence, while farmers fear for sheep<br /></p> <p>A consortium of conservationists that hopes to release wild lynx into the Scottish Highlands has launched a year-long study to see whether the public supports their reintroduction.</p> <p>The study, part-funded by two billionaire Danish estate owners in the Highlands, Anders Povlsen and Lisbet Rausing, will test whether farmers, landowners and rural communities will agree to a pilot project in a remote area of Scotland.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/wild-lynx-could-be-reintroduced-scottish-highlands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 17:03:56 +0000 admin 80685 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Subalpine regions struggle to recover after 2019-20 bushfires as eucalypt forests fare better https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/subalpine-regions-struggle-recover-after-2019-20-bushfires-eucalypt-forests-fare-bette <p>The Bushfire Recovery Project, led by five scientists, is tracking forest regrowth in NSW and Victoria using data gathered by citizen scientists</p> <p>Forests in some subalpine areas near Mount Kosciuszko and in Victoria’s East Gippsland region are struggling to recover from the 2019-20 bushfires, according to researchers examining the aftermath of the disaster.</p> <p>But eucalypts in forested areas of the New South Wales south coast appear to be recovering well, say the scientists, who are tracking the sites using data gathered by groups of citizen scientists.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/subalpine-regions-struggle-recover-after-2019-20-bushfires-eucalypt-forests-fare-bette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:30:07 +0000 admin 80684 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Coal seam gas company pushes to drill hundreds of new wells at off-limits Queensland site https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/coal-seam-gas-company-pushes-drill-hundreds-new-wells-limits-queensland-site <p>Arrow Energy is seeking to amend its environmental authority at Hopeland, where one of the state’s worst contamination disasters occurred</p> <p>A coal seam gas company has proposed drilling hundreds of new wells in an area the Queensland government previously declared off-limits after one of the state’s worst environmental contamination disasters.</p> <p>Arrow Energy, a joint venture between Shell and PetroChina, has lodged an application to amend its environmental authority for a petroleum lease at Hopeland in the western downs, which forms part of the company’s Surat gas project.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/coal-seam-gas-company-pushes-drill-hundreds-new-wells-limits-queensland-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 16:30:07 +0000 admin 80683 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Sweden to build reindeer bridges over roads and railways https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/sweden-build-reindeer-bridges-over-roads-and-railways <p>‘Renoducts’ will help animals who have to roam further for food due to global heating</p> <p>Sweden is to build up to a dozen bridges so reindeer can safely cross railway lines and major roads in the north of the country as global heating forces them to roam further afield in search of food.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/sweden-build-reindeer-bridges-over-roads-and-railways" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 13:16:18 +0000 admin 80681 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org