Posts filed in Oil Drilling/ Climate Change

Deformed fish in Alberta: Scientist thinks he knows why

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:57PM EDT OTTAWA –...

The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:57PM EDT OTTAWA – A renowned Canadian scientist says there appear to be similarities between fish deformities found downstream from Alberta's oilsands...

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Has Canada’s government been muzzling its scientists?

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information...

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information Commission is to investigate claims that the government is "muzzling" its scientists. The move is in response to...

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Record Dolphin, Sea Turtle Deaths Since Gulf Spill

Posted Friday April 05, 2013 by Reef Relief

Apr 2, 2013 02:27 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas . Discovery...

Apr 2, 2013 02:27 PM ET // by Jennifer Viegas . Discovery News The Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened in the Gulf of Mexico nearly three years ago, but the...

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Your Climate Change©

Posted Friday March 22, 2013 by Reef Relief

Protect Earth From Climate Change With a Billion Linked-Hands Start Date: March...

Protect Earth From Climate Change With a Billion Linked-Hands Start Date: March 1st;, 2013    End Date: April 22nd;, 2014 (Earth Day) Dear Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, We,...

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Our nutrient world: food, pollution and agriculture

Posted Thursday February 21, 2013 by Reef Relief

February 18, 2013. www.sciencemediacentre.org A new report commissioned by the United Nations...

February 18, 2013. www.sciencemediacentre.org A new report commissioned by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlights how humans have massively altered global cycling of nitrogen, phosphorus  and other nutrients.  While...

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Pink and purple pigments act as sunscreen for corals

Posted Monday February 11, 2013 by Reef Relief

7 February 2013, by Tom Marshall. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk The chemicals that give some...

7 February 2013, by Tom Marshall. http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk The chemicals that give some corals their luminous pink and red colours also protect them from damage caused by too much sunlight, scientists...

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New Evidence Highlights Threat to Caribbean Coral Reef Growth: Many Caribbean Coral Reefs Are Starting to Erode

Posted Thursday January 31, 2013 by Reef Relief

ScienceDaily. Jan. 29, 2013 — Coral reefs build their structures by both...

ScienceDaily. Jan. 29, 2013 — Coral reefs build their structures by both producing and accumulating calcium carbonate, and this is essential for the maintenance and continued vertical growth capacity of...

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Protect dolphins from deafening airgun blasts

Posted Wednesday January 16, 2013 by Reef Relief

Call your Representative today to stand up for our Atlantic wildlife Seismic...

Call your Representative today to stand up for our Atlantic wildlife Seismic airgun testing is used to find deep pockets of oil in the sea floor. The decibels produced by...

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Bengali Mangrove Forests Are Fading Away

Posted Monday January 14, 2013 by Reef Relief

Jan. 10, 2013 — Mangrove forests of the Sundarbans are disappearing, taking...

Jan. 10, 2013 — Mangrove forests of the Sundarbans are disappearing, taking endangered species like the Bengal tiger with them. RAPID deterioration in mangrove health is occurring in the Sundarbans,...

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Declare War On Climate Change. We demand President Obama and Congress accept Climate Change as an enemy of the people.

Posted Monday January 14, 2013 by Reef Relief

We petition the obama administration to: We, the people, demand the President...

We petition the obama administration to: We, the people, demand the President of the United States and it's legislative body recognize Climate Change as great and Grave a threat to...

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Attend a Hearing to Save 66 Corals

Posted Sunday January 13, 2013 by Reef Relief

The government has set up a number of hearings to discuss the...

The government has set up a number of hearings to discuss the 66 corals proposed for endangered species protections. Please attend a public meeting in your area and give your...

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Report on state business climate cites need for energy and environmental planning

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

Bruce Ritchie, 01/02/2013 – 04:13 PM. http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/ A Florida Department of Economic...

Bruce Ritchie, 01/02/2013 – 04:13 PM. http://www.thefloridacurrent.com/ A Florida Department of Economic Opportunity report on the state's business climate is calling for a statewide strategy to ensure adequate future water...

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US scientists’ consensus – Climate change is already having major effects on ecosystems and species

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/ Emerging consensus shows climate change is already having major effects on...

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/ Emerging consensus shows climate change is already having major effects on ecosystems and species December 2012. Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of...

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A Glimmer of Hope for Coral Reefs

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

by Dennis Normile on 7 January 2013, 3:10 PM. Science Now Climate...

by Dennis Normile on 7 January 2013, 3:10 PM. Science Now Climate change is expected to devastate coral reefs, as warmer oceans are believed to be inhospitable to corals. But...

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Reef port expansion not justified: WWF

Posted Wednesday January 09, 2013 by Reef Relief

PUBLISHED: 04 Jan 2013 07:56:26 | UPDATED: 04 Jan 2013 08:32:40.http://www.afr.com author:...

PUBLISHED: 04 Jan 2013 07:56:26 | UPDATED: 04 Jan 2013 08:32:40.http://www.afr.com author: Patrick Caruana The Queensland government's own figures show the building of new coal ports in and near the...

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NOAA proposes listing 66 reef-building coral species under the Endangered Species Act

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court...

NOAA press release: November 30, 2012 In compliance with a federal court ordered deadline, and consistent with existing international protections, NOAA Fisheries announced today that it is proposing Endangered Species...

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Lawsuit Targets $3 Billion in U.S. Funding for Fossil Fuel Project in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

From: Editor, Center for Biological Diversity Published December 14, 2012 08:52 AM...

From: Editor, Center for Biological Diversity Published December 14, 2012 08:52 AM Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging the U.S. Export-Import Bank's nearly $3 billion in financing for a...

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Wind and Solar Power Paired With Storage Could Power Grid 99.9 Percent of the Time

Posted Friday December 14, 2012 by Reef Relief

Science Daily Dec. 10, 2012 — Renewable energy could fully power a...

Science Daily Dec. 10, 2012 — Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according...

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Ocean-grabbing threatens the food security of entire communities

Posted Monday November 19, 2012 by Reef Relief

From: Olivier De Schutter, Ecologist, www.enn.com Published November 15, 2012 08:43 AM...

From: Olivier De Schutter, Ecologist, www.enn.com Published November 15, 2012 08:43 AM All over the world, food systems and the ecosystems they rely on are coming under pressure from the...

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