Aquatic ecology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33020/all en Anxiety drug pollution makes fish go rogue: study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/anxiety-drug-pollution-makes-fish-go-rogue-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Anti-anxiety drugs find their way into wastewater where they make fish more fearless and antisocial, with potentially serious ecological consequences, researchers said Thursday.</p> <p>Scientists examining perch exposed to the sedative Oxazepam -- which, like many medications, passes through the human body -- found that it made them more likely to leave their school and strike out on their own.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/anxiety-drug-pollution-makes-fish-go-rogue-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Fish Technology Water AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:04:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756040 at http://www.globalpost.com Algae 'island' blooms off Western Australia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/algae-island-blooms-western-australia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An algal bloom the size of the southern Australian island of Tasmania has been stirred up in the wake of tropical cyclone Rusty, an expert said Wednesday.</p> <p>The powerful storm hit Western Australia last week, bringing torrential rains and wild seas to the major iron ore hub in the resource-rich Pilbara.</p> <p>In its wake it has created a massive bloom of algae produced by the agitation of microscopic plants or phytoplankton, University of Western Australian oceangrapher Charitha Pattiaratchi said.</p> <p>"Basically it's an algal bloom. It's not harmful," he told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/algae-island-blooms-western-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Biological oceanography Water AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774768 at http://www.globalpost.com Cristiano Ronaldo advocates for mangrove conservation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/cristiano-ronaldo-advocates-mangrove-conservation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Sports Desk, Mar 11 (EFE).- Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will serve as ambassador for Indonesia's Mangrove Care Forum, the Bali-based organization said Monday.</p> <p>The forum's mission is raising public awareness about the importance of preserving mangrove forests.</p> <p>"I am privileged to be able to play a role in conserving mangroves in Indonesia," the Real Madrid forward said in a statement released by the forum.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130311/cristiano-ronaldo-advocates-mangrove-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Association football Football in Portugal Agencia EFE Mon, 11 Mar 2013 16:01:10 +0000 Agencia EFE 5779844 at http://www.globalpost.com Region urged to conserve water resources http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/region-urged-conserve-water-resources <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The general assembly of the Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) began here on Friday with a warning that fresh water is becoming in short supply.</p><P>“Drought and floods are putting all kinds of pressure on the human systems within the Caribbean, from public health to crop use and this means extending clean water to the poorest people who still lack it, will become an even bigger challenge in the future,” warned GWP-C, Chairman Trevor Thompson.</p><P>Thompson told the meeting being attended by delegates from the English, Dutch, French and Spanish Caribbean that the region must tak</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/region-urged-conserve-water-resources" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Hydrology Social Issues Technology Water Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:09:35 +0000 Asianet 5807059 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising sea levels threaten migratory birds - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/rising-sea-levels-threaten-migratory-birds-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Millions of birds that stop at coastal wetlands during annual migrations could die as rising sea levels and land reclamation wipe out their feeding grounds, researchers warned Monday.</p> <p>The study into the migratory habits of shorebirds predicted that a loss of 23 to 40 percent of their main feeding areas could lead to a 70 percent decline in their population.</p> <p>Led by a team of scientists from Australia's government-backed National Environmental Research Programme, the study said some areas have already reported alarming population losses of 30-80 percent.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130506/rising-sea-levels-threaten-migratory-birds-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Biology Technology Zoology AFP Mon, 06 May 2013 04:00:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5831604 at http://www.globalpost.com Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" could reach record size in 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130620/gulf-mexicos-dead-zone-could-reach-record-size-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, Jun 20 (EFE).- The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," an area affected by low oxygen levels, could expand to a record 22,000 sq. kilometers (8,494 sq. miles) this year, well above the average, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, said.</p> <p>Researchers at the University of Michigan, Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium are forecasting that this year's dead zone could be "among the ten largest recorded," NOAA said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130620/gulf-mexicos-dead-zone-could-reach-record-size-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Fisheries Water Agencia EFE Thu, 20 Jun 2013 16:36:56 +0000 Agencia EFE 5862614 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. and Canada need to reduce algae blooms in Lake Erie, report says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130829/us-and-canada-need-reduce-algae-blooms-lake-erie-report-says <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Canada and the U.S. should crack down on sources of phosphorus runoff blamed for a rash of harmful algae blooms on Lake Erie, an advisory agency said Thursday.</p> <p>The International Joint Commission said in a draft report that urgent steps are needed to curb runaway algae — which produce harmful toxins and contribute to oxygen-deprived "dead zones" where fish cannot survive.</p> <p>The issue prompted both nations to reach their first agreement to improve Great Lakes water quality more than 40 years ago, when some considered Erie ecologically dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130829/us-and-canada-need-reduce-algae-blooms-lake-erie-report-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Chemistry Water The Canadian Press Thu, 29 Aug 2013 20:48:33 +0000 The Canadian Press 5921020 at http://www.globalpost.com Mangroves bring wildlife back to Senegal coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/mangroves-bring-wildlife-back-senegal-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crabs scuttle among mangrove roots in a dense riverbank forest in southern Senegal, where a major reforestation project is reviving wildlife and boosting the west African country's lukewarm economy.</p> <p>"Everything you see here has been replanted. Before 2006, there wasn't a single tree," said Senegalese environmental activist and government minister Haidar El Ali in Tobor, a village near Ziguinchor, the main city of the Casamance region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/mangroves-bring-wildlife-back-senegal-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Aquatic ecology Biogeography Technology AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 06:11:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937217 at http://www.globalpost.com Mangroves bring wildlife back to Senegal coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/mangroves-bring-wildlife-back-senegal-coast-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crabs scuttle among mangrove roots in a dense riverbank forest in southern Senegal, where a major reforestation project is reviving wildlife and boosting the west African country's lukewarm economy.</p> <p>"Everything you see here has been replanted. Before 2006, there wasn't a single tree," said Senegalese environmental activist and government minister Haidar El Ali in Tobor, a village near Ziguinchor, the main city of the Casamance region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130918/mangroves-bring-wildlife-back-senegal-coast-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Aquatic ecology Biogeography Technology AFP Wed, 18 Sep 2013 11:20:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5937384 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. offers $162 million for Sandy-struck Atlantic Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/us-offers-162-million-sandy-struck-atlantic-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five days before the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy's strike on the U.S. Northeast, the Interior Department announced $162 million in funding for research and restoration projects to help protect the Atlantic Coast from future storms.</p> <p>Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced the aid on Thursday at New Jersey's Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, whose 47,000 acres of wetlands absorbed much of Sandy's energy and storm surge, and protected some communities in the storm's path.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131024/us-offers-162-million-sandy-struck-atlantic-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Wetland Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:46:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5969980 at http://www.globalpost.com Toxic river a bane to one in eight Argentines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/toxic-river-bane-one-eight-argentines <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Riachuelo, a densely populated river basin on the edge of Buenos Aires, is among the world's most polluted sites and has been targeted for clean-up after two centuries of stench.</p> <p>The river was listed this week as one of the ten most polluted places in the world in a report by the Blacksmith Institute environmental institute and Green Cross Switzerland.</p> <p>The basin -- which covers a dizzying jumble of open-air garbage dumps just beside crowded shantytowns, raw sewage and factories -- is home to an estimated five million people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/toxic-river-bane-one-eight-argentines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Buenos Aires Business Hospitality Human Interest Law Politics Provinces of Argentina AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:18:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980713 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/afp-graphics-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Friday's graphics:</p> <p> -- INTERNATIONAL -- </p> <p>AFGHANISTAN-US-MILITARY</p> <p>- Map showing NATO troop deployments in Afghanistan and chart detailing the US military presence since 2001. 130 x 190 mm</p> <p>IRAN-NUCLEAR-TALKS</p> <p>- Graphic explaining uranium enrichment. 130 x 122 mm</p> <p>KENNEDY-50YEARS</p> <p>- Timeline of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 297 x 210 mm</p> <p>- 3D graphic of Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. 183 x 140 mm</p> <p>- Family tree showing the destinies of J.F K. and close relatives.</p> <p>200 x 79 mm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/afp-graphics-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Behavior Fisheries Social Issues Technology War AFP Fri, 22 Nov 2013 07:23:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5996892 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/afp-graphics-advisory-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Friday's graphics:</p> <p> -- INTERNATIONAL -- </p> <p>Available by 1500 GMT:</p> <p>HONDURAS-VOTE</p> <p>- Factfile on Honduras, which holds a presidential election on Sunday. 90 mm wide</p> <p>Available now:</p> <p>LATVIA-ACCIDENT</p> <p>- Map of Latvia locating supermarket collapse in Riga. 90 x 65 mm</p> <p>IRAN-NUCLEAR-TALKS</p> <p>- Explanation of the production of uranium and plutonium bombs. 130 x 129 mm</p> <p>- Explanation of uranium enrichment. 130 x 122 mm</p> <p>AFGHANISTAN-US-MILITARY</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131122/afp-graphics-advisory-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Behavior Fisheries Social Issues Technology War AFP Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:32:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5997140 at http://www.globalpost.com Philippines to plant more mangroves in wake of Typhoon Haiyan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/philippines-plant-more-mangroves-wake-typhoon-haiyan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Philippines said Sunday it will plant more mangrove areas to prevent a repeat of the deadly storm surges that claimed hundreds of lives during Super Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month.</p> <p>President Benigno Aquino's spokesman Herminio Coloma said the move was among the measures that will be part of the "comprehensive programme of environmental protection", that is being forged in the wake of the killer typhoon.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131124/philippines-plant-more-mangroves-wake-typhoon-haiyan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Biogeography Disaster Mangroves AFP Sun, 24 Nov 2013 16:05:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5998788 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131126/afp-graphics-advisory-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tuesday's graphics:</p> <p> -- INTERNATIONAL -- </p> <p>Available by 1800 GMT:</p> <p>BRITAIN-SCOTLAND-POLITICS</p> <p>- Factfile on Scotland and its relations with the rest of the UK. 130 mm wide</p> <p>Available now:</p> <p>CENTRAFRICA-UNREST</p> <p>- Map of the Central African Republic, with mini-factbox on the humanitarian crisis. 90 x 63 mm</p> <p>THAILAND-POLITICS-PROTESTS</p> <p>- Map locating protests in central Bangkok. 90 x 104 mm</p> <p>US-NEWTON-HOMICIDE</p> <p>- Factfile on the Bushmaster .223 90 x 99 mm</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131126/afp-graphics-advisory-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aquatic ecology Behavior Fisheries War AFP Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:47:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6000448 at http://www.globalpost.com