Greenpeace: Lebanon Oil Spill Could Take a Year to Cleanup
Beirut, Lebanon - Aug 27, 2006 20:56 EST
Cleanup of a massive oil spill caused by Israeli air strikes on a fuel oil depot could take up to one year, the environmental group Greenpeace Mediterranean said Tuesday.
The watchdog released pictures it said showed oil that had sunk to...
Kiwi Claim: Japan Ripping Off $2b Worth of Tuna
Wellington, New Zealand - Aug 23, 2006 18:36 EST
New Zealand is deeply concerned about the vulnerable status of the Southern Bluefin Tuna stock and would be very disappointed if allegations that the global quota for Southern Bluefin Tuna has been substantially over-caught are substantiated says Minister of Fisheries,...
Foundation: Excess Levels of Dioxin Found in Canadian Shark Liver Oil Extract
Taipei, Taiwan - Aug 23, 2006 18:31 EST
An excess level of dioxins has been found in a shark liver oil extract imported from Canada, the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation warned on Tuesday.
The foundation, in cooperation with National Tsing Hua University's chemistry department, tested the level of the...
Indian Scientists: 'Sweet' Seawater No Miracle; Tests Show Pollution, Sewage
Mumbai, India - Aug 22, 2006 22:28 EST
Even as people flocked to the Mahim creek here to drink the Arabian seawater following rumours that it had turned sweet, municipal authorities Saturday said the water was undrinkable.
Based on studies by oceanography scientists, the Mumbai municipal authorities stated that...
Malaysian Minister: Controversial Sipadan Clubhouse was Given OK in 2003
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Aug 15, 2006 21:54 EST
The go-ahead for the controversial RM4.5mil clubhouse project on Pulau Sipadan was given by the Federal Cabinet on July 2, 2003, said State Tourism, Culture and Environment assistant minister Datuk Karim Bujang.
The approval was for Sabah Parks to implement the...
Bacteria Can Help Predict Ocean Change; 'We Found Predictable Kinds'
Los Angeles, California - Aug 14, 2006 22:37 EST
Every creature has its place and role in the oceans – even the smallest microbe, according to a new study that may lead to more accurate models of ocean change.
Scientists have long endorsed the concept of a unique biological niche...