Breaking Waves: Ocean News

04/09/2024 - 05:50
Retailer works on changing diet with aim of cutting 11,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year Marks & Spencer is investing £1m in tackling cows’ carbon footprint by changing the diet of the herds that provide its milk. The retailer is working with all 40 of the pasture-grazed dairy farmers in its supply base with the aim of cutting 11,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually produced by cattle burps and manure. Continue reading...
04/09/2024 - 05:29
Court finds in favour of group of older Swiss women who claimed weak policies put them at greater risk of death from heatwaves Weak government climate policies violate fundamental human rights, the European court of human rights has ruled. In a landmark decision on one of three major climate cases, the first such rulings by an international court, the ECHR raised judicial pressure on governments to stop filling the atmosphere with gases that make extreme weather more violent. Continue reading...
04/09/2024 - 05:00
Florida is on track to ban cell-cultivated meat while three others float it – but experts say the reasoning has little to do with safety, ethical or environmental questions At a press conference in February, the Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, told a room full of reporters: “We’re not going to do that fake meat. That doesn’t work.” He’d been discussing legislation under debate in the statehouse that would ban cell-cultivated meat – an emerging technique that, instead of slaughtering animals for consumption, grows meat in a lab using a small sample of animal cells. A few weeks later, a Republican member of the Florida legislature – and cattle rancher – Dean Black took to the House floor, saying, “Cultured meat is not meat … it is made by man, real meat is made by God Himself … If you really want to try the nitrogen-based protein paste, go to California.” Continue reading...
04/09/2024 - 04:56
Law says people who decide to live next to an existing farm, shop, bar or restaurant cannot complain about noise Anyone thinking of moving to the French countryside who objects to being woken by crowing cockerels, mooing cows, the sound of tractors or the smell of manure will be sent packing from the courts from now on. The French parliament has adopted a law in an effort to put an end to hundreds of noise complaint cases brought by disgruntled neighbours every year, mostly new arrivals from towns seeking rural peace and quiet. Continue reading...
04/09/2024 - 03:03
PA Burns Reserve and the Altona Coastal Park the latest sites to have ‘small amounts of asbestos’ discovered Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Victoria’s environment watchdog and a Melbourne council have confirmed traces of asbestos at eight parks and reserves across Melbourne, as the regulator probes the sources of the contamination. In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Environment Protection Authority confirmed small amounts of asbestos-contaminated material had been discovered at PA Burns Reserve in Altona, in Melbourne’s west. The EPA said its inspection over the weekend found “good quality mulch laid over industrial waste”. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 23:00
npj Ocean Sustainability, Published online: 09 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s44183-024-00061-x Author Correction: Advancing tuna catch allocation negotiations: an analysis of sovereign rights and fisheries access arrangements
04/08/2024 - 23:00
npj Ocean Sustainability, Published online: 09 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s44183-024-00059-5 Beyond boundaries: governance considerations for climate-driven habitat shifts of highly migratory marine species across jurisdictions
04/08/2024 - 19:07
Walker Corporation had proposed 3,000 apartments, marina and shops for the site, which is a critical habitat for the endangered eastern curlew • Toondah Harbour: should a wetland home to endangered birds become $1.3bn worth of shops, high-rises and a marina?• To the moon and back with the eastern curlew The environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, has announced she will reject an apartment and retail development on an internationally important wetland at Queensland’s Moreton Bay. Plibersek said on Tuesday she would refuse Walker Corporation’s Toondah Harbour project – first proposed eight years ago and opposed by a long-running community campaign backed by scientists and conservationists – because it would have an unacceptable impact on the Ramsar site. Sign up for Guardian Australia’s free morning and afternoon email newsletters for your daily news roundup Continue reading...
04/08/2024 - 17:29
This blog is now closed. Brittany Higgins questions whether she was drugged on night of alleged rape in new court submission Mona ordered to allow people ‘who do not identify as ladies’ into Ladies Lounge exhibit Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast A search will resume this morning for a woman who went missing while bushwalking at Belmore Falls in New South Wales. Just after 1pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to Belmore Falls near Robertson after reports a woman had slipped and fallen down a cliff. An extensive search was initiated, but the 20-year-old was not located and the search was suspended at dusk. We’ve got large multinationals in the supermarket ring who aren’t captured. So I’d like to see this expanded over time. Woolworths, I think, makes a good point, and that is the code to be extended should be expanded to cover rivals Amazon, Costco and even Chemist Warehouse. We’ll have more to say on that in coming weeks and months. Continue reading...
04/07/2024 - 23:00
npj Ocean Sustainability, Published online: 08 April 2024; doi:10.1038/s44183-024-00057-7 The human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable ocean