Archive for September, 2010

Palau, at risk from rising seas, aims to drill for oil

Posted Thursday September 30, 2010 by Reef Relief

By Justin Nobel Palau is a paradox: The low-lying Pacific island nation...

By Justin Nobel Palau is a paradox: The low-lying Pacific island nation is threatened by climate change but may soon be drilling for oil. Seismic tests in the 1970s indicated...

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UN asks for action on nature loss, citing poverty

Posted Thursday September 30, 2010 by Reef Relief

September 22, 2010 By Richard Black, BBC News Governments must protect nature...

September 22, 2010 By Richard Black, BBC News Governments must protect nature better in order to safeguard their countries’ wealth, says the UN, as ministers meet for a day of...

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Dwindling shark population causing mayhem in food chain

Posted Thursday September 30, 2010 by Reef Relief

By Emmanuelle Landais, Staff Reporter Gulf News Dubai – The sight of...

By Emmanuelle Landais, Staff Reporter Gulf News Dubai – The sight of hundreds of bloodied dead sharks, waiting to be sold at fish markets across the UAE does not bode...

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Just 2 Days Left to help Reef Relief at No Cost to You

Posted Wednesday September 29, 2010 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief has kicked off our Fall membership and fund-raising drive. Our goal is...

Reef Relief has kicked off our Fall membership and fund-raising drive. Our goal is to raise $50,000 by winter solstice, December 21, 2010. You can help us reach this goal at no cost...

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Local action, global change

Posted Wednesday September 29, 2010 by Reef Relief

Reef Relief would like to thank all the amazing volunteers who came...

Reef Relief would like to thank all the amazing volunteers who came out to the 25th year of the International Coastal Clean Up. On Saturday, September 25th, Reef Relief volunteers...

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Cause of Dead Zone in Gulf: Tile Drainage Directly Related to Nitrate Loss

Posted Wednesday September 29, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2010) — Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2010) — Tile drainage in the Mississippi Basin is one of the great advances of the 19th and 20th centuries, allowing highly productive agriculture in what was...

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Genetically Engineered Salmon Safe to Eat, but a Threat to Wild Stocks, Expert Says

Posted Tuesday September 28, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2010) — Craig Altier, a member of the Food...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2010) — Craig Altier, a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee and an associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at...

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Taking the Pulse of Coral Reefs

Posted Tuesday September 28, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2010) — Healthy reefs with more corals and fish...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 2010) — Healthy reefs with more corals and fish generate predictably greater levels of noise, according to researchers working in Panama. This has important implications for understanding...

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City of Key West Gets New Pumpout Boat

Posted Friday September 24, 2010 by Reef Relief

KeyWest City.com – Date of Record: September 23, 2010 The City of Key West...

KeyWest City.com – Date of Record: September 23, 2010 The City of Key West on Wednesday took delivery of a brand new pumpout vessel, serving as a reminder that pumping out your...

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China Tops World in Catch and Consumption of Fish

Posted Thursday September 23, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2010) — China leads the world in tonnage of...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2010) — China leads the world in tonnage of fish caught annually as well as the amount of fish consumed, according to new finding. Read the full...

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Attend the Children’s Movement of Florida’s Key West Milk Party Event September 30

Posted Wednesday September 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

Go here for details: http://childrensmovementflorida.org/about/the_florida_tour/...

Go here for details: http://childrensmovementflorida.org/about/the_florida_tour/...

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Locally-Run Protected Areas Could Reverse Fisheries’ Death Spiral

Posted Wednesday September 22, 2010 by Reef Relief

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 15, 2010 (IPS) – Local fishers...

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 15, 2010 (IPS) – Local fishers objected to the creation of a new no-fishing marine protected area off the coast of Belize in 1996....

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World’s coral faces second mass die-off

Posted Tuesday September 21, 2010 by Reef Relief

By JUSTIN GILLIS This year’s extreme heat is putting the world’s coral...

By JUSTIN GILLIS This year’s extreme heat is putting the world’s coral reefs under such severe stress that scientists fear widespread die-offs, endangering not only the richest ecosystems in the...

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Coral Off Puerto Rico’s Coast ‘Ideal Case Study’ for Gulf Oil Spill’s Impact

Posted Thursday September 16, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2010) — Coral living off the coast of Puerto...

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2010) — Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Read...

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Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise and Peril: While Industry Contributes $240B Annually, Overfishing Takes Toll on People and Revenue

Posted Thursday September 16, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Global fisheries, a vital source of food...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Global fisheries, a vital source of food and revenue throughout the world, contribute between US$225-$240 billion per year to the worldwide economy, according to four...

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Expanding Threat of Hypoxia in U.S. Coastal Waters

Posted Wednesday September 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — A report issued September 3 by key...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — A report issued September 3 by key environmental and scientific federal agencies assesses the increasing prevalence of low-oxygen “dead zones” in U.S. coastal waters and...

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Human Impacts on the Deep Seafloor

Posted Wednesday September 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Scientists have for the first time estimated...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Scientists have for the first time estimated the physical footprint of human activities on the deep seafloor of the North East Atlantic. The findings, published...

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Ending the Oceans’ ‘Tragedy of the Commons’

Posted Wednesday September 15, 2010 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical...

ScienceDaily (Sep. 14, 2010) — Leading international marine scientists are proposing radical changes in the governance of the world’s oceans to rescue them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts....

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Scientists Find Thick Layer Of Oil On Seafloor

Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010 by Reef Relief

September 10, 2010 Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of...

September 10, 2010 Scientists on a research vessel in the Gulf of Mexico are finding a substantial layer of oily sediment stretching for dozens of miles in all directions. Their...

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Protect corals with reef networks, U.N. study says

Posted Tuesday September 14, 2010 by Reef Relief

(Reuters) – The world should safeguard coral reefs with networks of small...

(Reuters) – The world should safeguard coral reefs with networks of small no-fishing zones to confront threats such as climate change, and shift from favoring single, big protected areas, a...

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