“He said we shouldn’t worry about rising sea levels,” Eskridge said. “He said that ‘your island has been there for hundreds of years, and I believe your island will be there for hundreds more.’”
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Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
CALL FOR PAPERS for the Autumn Conference: Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness
21-22 November 2017, Manchester
We are currently seeking proposals for presentations for our Autumn Conference on ‘Mitigation, Monitoring and Effectiveness’. This two-day conference will focus on recent research into the effectiveness of habitat and species mitigation, innovative approaches to monitoring and data capture/use, and the role of the profession in contributing to the evidence base for the effectiveness of mitigation techniques.
"Every year, millions of tonnes of plastics are produced and trashed, with a small portion ending up in the sea, and gobbled up by tiny fish. Even though countries don’t report on how much plastic they are flushing, a recent study suggests that around 86% of the plastic running through rivers was coming from a single continent—Asia."
VIa Plastics News
"The American Chemistry Council is criticizing a major U.N. conference on the oceans for pushing bans or reductions in the use of some plastic products, saying it would have liked to see more attention on broader solutions to ocean pollution like improving waste management."
"NOAA Fisheries announced Monday that it is seeking public comment on proposals under the Marine Mammal Protection Act that would allow companies that are proposing to conduct geophysical surveys in the Atlantic Ocean using seismic air guns to incidentally, but not intentionally, harass marine mammals."
"An emerging technique – analyzing DNA in skin, scales and feces animals leave behind – has shown promise for revealing hidden ecosystems on land and in fresh water. But deep ocean environments have largely proven too complex for the approach. Now, Stanford scientists show progress in using this analysis to overcome complicated water movements and other obstacles to detect ocean animals in locations where the water can be more than 7,200 feet deep."
"The Trump administration on Monday threw out a new rule intended to limit the numbers of endangered whales and sea turtles getting caught in fishing nets off the West Coast, saying existing protections were already working."
"But now, President Trump is shifting that dynamic and driving a wedge into a heretofore harmonious policy arena. Here are five specific decisions that add up to a declaration of war by the current administration on healthy oceans and coasts:"
Via The Telegram
"Two Memorial University professors are among a group of 15 Canadian scientists who have appealed to the federal government for stronger conservation measures in marine protected areas."