Breaking Waves: Ocean News

11/14/2019 - 16:19
Scientists have used MODIS satellite imagery to understand long-term ocean movements from sea ice dynamics. The engineers used image-processing algorithms to remove clouds, sharpen details, and separate individual floes. Image analysis algorithms mapped the floe movement over a period of days. The resulting ocean current maps were about as accurate as maps made using traditional methods. Tracking sea ice will help scientists better understand the sources driving sea ice transport.
11/14/2019 - 16:18
A recent study examines hatchery practices in regards to how Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW are affecting wild populations over the past decades. Over 65 years, Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW have skewed towards releasing larger fish that are more easily preyed upon.
11/14/2019 - 14:54
• Hamilton’s been talking with Chase Carey ’for nearly three years’• Vettel: ‘I would like to see some of the goals achieved sooner’ Lewis Hamilton has said he wants to play a fundamental part in Formula One’s ambitious and radical plans to address the climate emergency. Hamilton has repeatedly made his concern for the environment clear and has committed to pursuing a sustainable lifestyle. The British driver, who goes into this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix having won his sixth world championship, believes F1 faces a difficult challenge but one on which he is committed to working. Continue reading...
11/14/2019 - 14:39
Highly endangered finch, which is under threat from the Adani Carmichael coalmine, harnessed support of conservationists Follow live reaction to the black-throated finch’s 2019 Bird of the Year triumph The black-throated finch has been voted Australian bird of the year for 2019, beating the tawny frogmouth in a landslide. The highly endangered finch, which is under threat from the expansion of the Adani Carmichael coalmine, was backed by a highly organised online campaign linking it to deforestation, the climate emergency and opposition to the mine. Continue reading...
11/14/2019 - 14:19
Politicians in northern England warn of lasting damage, after 1,758 properties badly hit Leaders of councils across northern England have called for “massive” increases in funding to deal with major incidents, as the Guardian learned that around 1,800 homes and businesses have been badly flooded in the region. Dozens of weather warnings remain in place around the country, from Oxfordshire to Yorkshire and across the West Midlands, where more than 100 schools were forced to close on Thursday. Continue reading...
11/14/2019 - 14:13
The final votes in the Guardian/BirdLife Australia poll have been counted and the results are in • How the highly endangered black-throated finch harnessed support of conservationists 10.36pm GMT And with that, we’ll be wrapping up our live coverage for this morning. The black-throated finch, on debut, has landed with the biggest winning margin in bird of the year history. 10.24pm GMT Magpies, the 2017 winners, have staged a walkout after learning this morning’s result. Lorena Allam, Guardian Australia’s Indigenous affairs editor and magpie supporter, captured this image from her home this morning. Continue reading...
11/14/2019 - 13:59
Ocean Leadership ~ Credit: University of Southern Mississippi Office of University Communications From: University of Southern Mississippi/ By: Kendra Ablaza Dr. Monty Graham, Associate Vice President for Research, Coastal Operations at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), was recently selected to chair the national Consortium for Ocean Leadership (COL) Board of Trustees based in Washington, D.C.  Graham will serve as chair of the board through 2021. (…) The consortium also provides expertise in managing, coordinating, and facilitating scientific programs and partnerships; influencing sound ocean policy; and educating the next generation of ocean leaders as a way to promote a society that views its well-being as intimately connected to the well-being of our oceans. Dr. Graham will be one of 14 consortium trustees representing universities, institutes, foundations and companies working to advance the future of ocean science and technology. Eight of the appointed trustees come from Carnegie-classified doctoral universities with very high research activity located all over the country, including Stanford University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of New Hampshire. “I am honored to serve as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. This organization is advancing ocean leadership from the depths of our seas to the halls of Congress,” said Graham. Dr. Graham also serves as Chair of Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s Ocean Task Force and Co-Chair of the Gulf – Caribbean Oceanographic Consortium. He is also a board member for Ocean Exploration Trust, Inc. “Oceans are extremely integral parts of our lives, and understanding the ocean’s influence and importance is essential for our future. The work of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership is helping to advance scientific understanding of our oceans, as well as ocean education and ocean advocacy,” added Graham. (…) Read the full press release here: The post USM’s Graham Appointed to Lead Consortium for Ocean Leadership Board of Trustees appeared on Consortium for Ocean Leadership.
11/14/2019 - 11:59
Two new articles use samples and data collected during the Tara Oceans Expedition to analyze current ocean diversity across the planet, providing a baseline to better understand climate change's impact on the oceans.
11/14/2019 - 10:25
PM cancels stop-off in Glastonbury after being heckled on visit to school Latest UK politics news – live updates Boris Johnson has been accused of refusing to meet members of the public and running scared of protests during a visit to Somerset. Johnson was in south-west England to try to bolster the campaigns of Tory colleagues against strong Liberal Democrat challenges. But in Taunton he was heckled by protesters as he visited a school and a planned stop-off at a bakery on the edge of Glastonbury was ditched. Continue reading...
11/14/2019 - 05:05
Heavy rain warning for already wet areas as ex-Tory minister rejects flood defence criticism Residents of South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are being warned to remain vigilant as more rain is expected in previously flooded areas. The Met Office issued several alerts for ice, rain and snow across the country on Thursday, while the Environment Agency warned further flooding could occur. Continue reading...