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Deep Ocean Management Needed To Protect Earth's Last Frontier
2014-02-17 13:48:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Advancements in extraction technology have made minerals and other resources in the deep sea more accessible than ever, yet knowledge of how the pursuit of these resources might affect the surrounding deep-sea ecosystem is somewhat limited. Now, a group of scientists is calling for a new "stewardship mentality" across countries, economic sectors, and disciplines that is focused on maintaining future health and integrity of the deep...

2013-04-16 12:22:21

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Mann, director with The Pew Charitable Trusts' environmental program, issued the following statement today in response to the federal government's release of the implementation plan for the National Ocean Policy. That policy, established by executive order in July 2010, directs federal agencies to use their authority under existing law to protect, maintain, and restore the health of marine ecosystems, and to promote sustainable...

2013-03-26 11:10:15

New mathematical tool developed by a Scripps scientist can help avoid misleading conclusions for species management In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" novel. But by the end of the decade the nets came up empty and the fishery collapsed. Where did they all go? According to a new study led by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, the forces behind the...

2013-02-05 12:23:40

MADRID, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Ecology and Conservation Biology category has been granted in this fifth edition to U.S. marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco for her experimental work, which has advanced understanding of coastal ecosystems and laid the scientific groundwork for the design of marine reserves. Lubchenco, in the words of the jury's citation, "has been a leader in establishing marine reserves based on solid principles of...

2012-12-03 13:48:40

Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore. However, evaluations of the local effects of climate change are often confounded by natural and human induced factors that overshadow the effects of changes in climate on ecosystems. In the December issue of the journal BioScience, a group of scientists writing on long-term studies of watershed and natural elevation gradients at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire and in...

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2011-06-08 09:40:00

UN marks World Oceans Day with calls to preserve seas for future generations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all governments and peoples to play their part to ensure that the world's oceans are protected for future generations, warning that they face major threats in the years ahead. In a statement issued to mark World Oceans Day, which is being celebrated around the globe today, Mr. Ban outlined what he called "many severe challenges related to oceans." "These range from...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Huang, Yun-feng Cui, Sheng-hui; Ouyang, Zhi-yun Key words: Marine protected areas, ecosystem-based management, ecological indicators, urbanisation SUMMARY In the process of rapid urbanisation in China, environmental problems have increased, from sewage discharge to climate change. Marine protected areas (MPAs) are widely advocated as a means to comprehensively manage human activities and resources in ocean and coastal areas. However, MPAs only safeguard populations or assemblages...

2008-02-18 10:01:22

On Sunday, Brown University marine conservation scientist Heather Leslie addresssed how the fast-growing field of resilience science can produce more effective ocean protection policies at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Resilience science is the study of how ecosystems resist and respond to disturbances, both natural and man-made. This increasingly influential area of environmental science...