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The impacts of underwater noise on marine wildlife
Levels of anthropogenic (human-generated) noise have doubled every decade for the past 60 years in some regions. This destructive underwater noise is mostly caused by the military, the oil and gas industry and shipping traffic. Bjørnar Nicolaisen, coastal fisherman in Norway, on the impacts of underwater noise on marine wildlife.
Beaches as waste dumps: “A Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris”
Marine and beach littering constitutes a worrying environmental footprint of humankind. And while plastic pollution and wasteful use of disposable plastics and throw-away products is increasingly being discussed in the public, the real problem is much more complex. Austrian marine biologist Dr. Michael Stachowitsch is taking on this pressing environmental problem in his new book “The Beachcomber’s Guide to Marine Debris” – with a good sense of humour.
Nairobi, Kenya, March 21st 2019. Over the course of the past three days, delegates and stakeholders have come together at the United Nations in Nairobi to address the fragmentation, lack of coherence, and general inadequacy of international environmental law. In part,...read more
Nairobi, Kenya, March 15 2019. At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), member states of the UN Environment Programme failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways,...read more
One might expect you as a guest to have some manner and behave in a respectful and polite way towards your host who wants you to feel welcome. But imagine a guest turn your home into a garbage bin, dump waste, trawl nets, drive lorries straight through your living...read more