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China set to lead on biodiversity by Feng Hao April 28, 2019   |  Source : The Third Pole

In 2020, delegates from nearly 200 countries will meet in the capital of Yunnan province, southwest China, to agree on a new framework to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems. The talks will be crucial to restoring the planet’s health. Accor...

Powerful quake hits Philippines, day after deadly temblor April 23, 2019   |  Source : Devdiscourse News Desk  | Copyright : VisionRI

A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The US Geol...

UK CubeSat takes aim at illegal maritime activity April 23, 2019   |  Source : The Engineer  | Copyright : 2019 Centaur Media plc and / or its subsidiaries and licensors

A new UK CubeSat platform set to launch in 2020 will track electronic emissions from ships in an effort to crack down on illegal maritime activity. All ships are equipped with Automatic Identification Signals (AIS) which allow them to identify each oth...

Ireland fishing bill clashes with EU red tape by Seán McCárthaigh April 23, 2019   |  Source : The Times  | Copyright : Times Newspapers Limited 2019

Legislation to grant special licences to fishermen on offshore islands has been blocked by the government because it is incompatible with EU laws. Michael Creed, the agriculture minister, said that a Sinn Féin private members’ bill had also been ove...

97% of New Zealand catches are from sustainable stocks April 22, 2019   |  Source : UCN  | Copyright : 2019 Undercurrent News

The Environment Aotearoa Report 2019, released by New Zealand's ministry for the environment and StatsNZ, shows the environmental performance of the country’s seafood industry has improved markedly. This was according to the Deepwater Group, represen...

International Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species April 22, 2019   |  Source : UNESCO  | Copyright : UNESCO World Heritage Centre 1992-2019

International Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22 April to remind us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with sustenance, and that we have a collective responsibility to achieve balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of p...

Conserving mangroves, a lifeline for the world April 22, 2019   |  Source : Apple Newsroom  | Copyright : 2019 Apple Inc. All rights reserved

The roots of a mangrove tree are like veins. They rise up and plunge down into the salty waters of Cispatá Bay in Córdoba, Colombia, along the coast of the Caribbean Sea, sprawling in every direction. A series of channels have formed an arterial highway...

Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) 2019 ends with Africa reaffirming its commitment to implementing the SDGs April 22, 2019   |  Source : africanews.com

The fifth Africa Regional Forum for Sustainable Development (ARFSD) ended in Marrakesh Thursday with ministers and officials in charge of environment and sustainable development reaffirming their governments’ commitment to fully implementing the sustain...

Cheaper, safer processed fish underway in Nigeria by Vincent A. Yusuf April 21, 2019   |  Source : Daily Trust  | Copyright : 1998 - 2019 Media Trust Limited

Residents of the Federal Capital City (FCT) and neighbouring states in Nigeria will soon have cheaper, safer and standard smoked fish to buy when the newly installed processing facility in Abuja becomes fully operational. The Food and Agriculture Organ...

Ghana fishermen to demonstrate against closed season April 21, 2019   |  Source : GhanaWeb  | Copyright : 1994 - 2019 GhanaWeb

Some fisherfolk in Jamestown in Accra, Ghana, have threatened to stage a demonstration to protest the government’s decision to ban fishing for a period in the country. Some of the fishermen say they are not adequately prepared to stay out of work fo...

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