coastal ecosystems

Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs

September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.Coral ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Exotic cactus species found in Cuba

June 4th, 2012 - 9:55 am ICT by IANS
Havana, June 4 (IANS) Scientists in Cuba have discovered the presence of a rare and exotic but harmful coastal species of cactus called Opuntia stricta, on small islets in the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sri Lanka to stop destructive fishing in northern seas

June 12th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 12 (IANS) Sri Lanka would place barriers at strategic locations in the island's northern seas to stop destructive fishing methods, a minister has said.The region includes some of ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First harmful algal bloom species genome sequenced

February 22nd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A team of researchers including U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI) scientists led by Igor Grigoriev has successfully completed and annotated the first genome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New approach to ease the oceans from overfishing, pollution and human impact

September 15th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Leading international marine scientists have proposed changes in the governance of the world's oceans in a bid to save them from overfishing, pollution and other human impacts.Based ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Will growing seagrass beds bring back rare sea cows to Chilika?

March 1st, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
By Jatindra Dash Chilika (Orissa), March 1 (IANS) Wild life experts are hoping the highly endangered dugong or sea cow could again come visiting Orissa's Chilika Lake, thanks to the expanding beds ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Naveen Patnaik seeks wetlands research centre at Chilika

September 26th, 2009 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 25 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested the central government to set up a dedicated research centre for management of wetlands and coastal ecosystems at Chilika Lake, Asia's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

58 percent of world’s seagrass meadows on the decline

June 30th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): An international team of scientists has warned that accelerating losses of seagrasses across the globe threaten the immediate health and long-term sustainability of coastal ecosystems, with 58 percent ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Shellfish threatened by rising levels of CO2

May 27th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that shellfish are threatened from rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) that contribute to the acidification of open ocean.The research ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Innovative technique to record human impact on coastal waters

December 3rd, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): Scientists are using stable isotope techniques on the shell of a hard clam to record human impact on coastal waters, in the form of wastewater inputs.With their ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Seabird ammonia emissions contribute to atmospheric acidity

September 24th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 24 (ANI): A new study has shown ammonia emissions from seabirds to be a significant source of nitrogen in remote coastal ecosystems, contributing to nutrient enrichment (eutrophication) and acidification ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |