XPRIZE (www.xprize.org), the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced its largest commitment to date – a multi-year effort to launch three additional ocean XPRIZEs by 2020, as part of the XPRIZE Ocean Initiative. To accompany the Initiative, XPRIZE… Read More ›
Saving the Oceans
Salem, OR–(ENEWSPF)–August 29, 2013. Governor Kitzhaber announced yesterday that Oregon is joining with the state of California to establish a new panel to focus on the extent, causes, and effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia along the Pacific coastline. The… Read More ›
Rising levels of acids in seas may endanger marine life, says study Oceans are one of the biggest areas of focus for current climate change research. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/dpa/Corbis Rapidly rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are causing a… Read More ›
But if current trends continue, the unthinkable could happen: the Great Barrier Reef could die.
William Cheung, Daniel Pauly and their colleagues at the University of British Columbia looked at 52 distinct marine ecosystems that cover most of the world’s coastal and shelf areas. Even after accounting for the impact of fishing and wide variations in the oceans that cover 71 percent of the planet, water temperatures rose steadily each decade between 1970 and 2006.
Editor’s note: The following is from a recent SLO Coast Journal Report for May 2013. Another article follows– “Endangered Coral Reefs.” Pollution-threatened Bays Need to be Marine Sanctuaries by Carol Georgi and Karl Kempton, Former Energy Planner for San Luis… Read More ›
Thank You Ocean Reports: The first major study of California’s marine protected areas shows they are on track to help to improve ocean health. Scientists, fishermen, resource managers and environmentalists gathered recently to share results from the first five years… Read More ›
Editor’s Commentary: Several years back I attended a local informational event about the gray whale presented by NOAA’s Dr. Wayne Perryman. Prior to this informational event, Sue Arnold, CEO of the California Gray Whale Coalition (CGWC), was in the same… Read More ›