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Researchers find link between Atlantic hurricanes and weather system in East Asia August 12, 2020   |  Source : NSF  | Copyright : National Science Foundation

Research led by University of Iowa investigators has identified a climate system in East Asia that may influence the frequency of tropical storm development in the Atlantic Ocean. In the new study, the U.S. National Science Foundation-funded researcher...

4 Thai eco-warriors on Nature's comeback during COVID August 12, 2020   |  Source : Thailand Tatler  | Copyright : 2020 Tatler Asia Limited. All rights reserved.

Four eco-warriors in the vanguard of environmental protection in Thailand talk to Tatler Thailand about the impact of the coronavirus lockdown on the nation’s wildlife and its tourism industry and the chance it affords us to implement permanent changes ...

Namibia fishing body backs quota auctions for virus funds August 12, 2020   |  Source : AFP

Namibia’s main fishing federation on Tuesday said it backed plans by the government to auction fishing quotas on the international market to help fund its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, Fisheries Minister Albert Kawana announced tha...

Mauritius oil spill: Locals scramble to contain environmental damage August 09, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

Volunteers in Mauritius are scrambling to create cordons to keep leaking oil from a tanker away from the island. The MV Wakashio, believed be carrying 4,000 tonnes of oil, ran aground on a coral reef off the Indian Ocean island on 25 July. Locals ar...

Oil spill threatens ecological disaster as Mauritius declares emergency August 09, 2020   |  Source : Reuters  | Copyright : 2020 Reuters. All Rights Reserved.

Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say. The...

Coronavirus: How UK `fishing trade transformed to survive lockdown by Amy Gladwell August 09, 2020   |  Source : BBC News  | Copyright : 2020 BBC

Some fishermen and women in the United Kingdom have said business has boomed since coronavirus forced them to transform their trade. The industry has been hit hard by the pandemic with fish prices plummeting in March when lockdown began. But some sm...

Over 40,000 fishermen in Malaysia can now enjoy social security benefits August 09, 2020   |  Source : Malay Mail  | Copyright : 2020, Malay Mail, All Rights Reserved.

A total of 42,000 fishermen in Malaysia, including those who are working independently in the fisheries sector, would be allowed to make contributions to the Social Security Organisation (Socso) under the Self-Employment Social Security Act 2017. Agric...

Coastal lockout: Police brought in to limit entry to Belgian beach towns by Alan Ḥope August 09, 2020   |  Source : The Brussels Times  | Copyright : 2019 The Brussels Times

The mayor of Blankenberge, Daphné Dumery (N-VA) has brought in local police to stop day trippers entering the town following yesterday’s pitched battle on the beach between police and trouble-makers. Last night Dumery said the town was closed to day...

Severe weather warning for Sydney as rising floodwaters trigger South Coast evacuations by Josh Dye August 09, 2020   |  Source : SMH

A severe weather warning has been issued for large parts of coastal NSW – including metropolitan Sydney – as heavy rain and wild winds lash the state, forcing some South Coast communities to evacuate. On Sunday night the Bureau of Meteorology warne...

For the Philippines’ Mangyans, COVID-19 extends a long history of discrimination by Robert Bociaga August 07, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

On May 12, the Philippine island of Mindoro reported its first confirmed case of a tribal resident being infected with COVID-19. The patient, a 4-year-old Indigenous Mangyan child with no travel history, was taken to a government hospital in the city of ...

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