Breaking Waves: Ocean News https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-waves en Removing UK climate protesters’ defence ‘could erode right to trial by jury’ https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/removing-uk-climate-protesters-defence-could-erode-right-trial-jury <p>Attorney general’s attempt to end climate protesters’ use of consent defence is slippery slope, says KC</p> <p>A UK government attempt to remove one of the last remaining defences for climate protesters would be a slippery slope to the erosion of the constitutional right to trial by jury, the court of appeal was told on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/removing-uk-climate-protesters-defence-could-erode-right-trial-jury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:48:56 +0000 admin 94792 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org University of Florida student senate passes ‘green new deal’ https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/university-florida-student-senate-passes-green-new-deal <p>In a rebuke to Governor Ron DeSantis’s denialism, the student body calls for campus-wide measures to tackle the climate crisis</p> <p>The University of Florida student senate voted in favour of a “green new deal” late on Tuesday, becoming the first public university to adopt such a resolution through student government.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/university-florida-student-senate-passes-green-new-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 15:12:17 +0000 admin 94791 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org New Australian environment laws would not stop widespread deforestation, organisations say https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/new-australian-environment-laws-would-not-stop-widespread-deforestation-organisations- <p>Three groups familiar with draft conservation laws say they do not go far enough and may allow political influence on development decisions</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/new-australian-environment-laws-would-not-stop-widespread-deforestation-organisations-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:00:26 +0000 admin 94790 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Labour tells NFU conference it will end imports that undercut British farmers https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/labour-tells-nfu-conference-it-will-end-imports-undercut-british-farmers <p>Shadow farming minister commits to forging closer relationship with EU as polling shows farmers favour Labour over Tories</p> <p>Labour has laid out its plans for farmers at the National Farmers’ Union conference, promising to end imports that undercut British farmers and forge a closer trading relationship with the EU.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/labour-tells-nfu-conference-it-will-end-imports-undercut-british-farmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:19:30 +0000 admin 94785 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org How traditional Hawaiian food is playing a key role in wildfire recovery https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-traditional-hawaiian-food-playing-key-role-wildfire-recovery <p>The firestorm that engulfed Lahaina last year disrupted a whole way of life and led some to reflect on food, land and a future beyond tourism</p> <p>In the aftermath of last summer’s catastrophic wildfire in West Maui, Miriam Keo began to question everything – from her well-paid union job at an upscale resort and the island’s reliance on tourism and food imports, to what role she, a Native Hawaiian, should play in rebuilding Lahaina. At the heart of much of this soul searching was the question of food (<em>meaʻai</em>) and land (<em>Āina</em>) – who controls it, and why it matters.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/how-traditional-hawaiian-food-playing-key-role-wildfire-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 12:00:23 +0000 admin 94784 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Butterfly genomes have barely changed for 250m years, study reveals https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/butterfly-genomes-have-barely-changed-250m-years-study-reveals <p>Analysis gives clues as to why butterflies and moths have been resilient through dramatic changes on Earth – and could help with future conservation</p> <p>The genomes of butterflies and moths have remained largely unchanged for more than 250m years despite their enormous species diversity, according to <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-024-02329-4">a new study</a> published in the journal Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/butterfly-genomes-have-barely-changed-250m-years-study-reveals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:00:12 +0000 admin 94783 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org ‘A picture of hell’: inside the UK’s nuclear reactors – in pictures https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/picture-hell-inside-uk-s-nuclear-reactors-pictures <p>Armed with a Geiger counter, Michael Collins was given access to multiple power stations across the UK – he found them tranquil, beautiful and sinister</p> <p> <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2024/feb/21/a-picture-of-hell-inside-the-uks-nuclear-reactors-in-pictures">Continue reading...</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 07:00:09 +0000 admin 94782 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Lab tests v the real world: how does the fuel consumption of Australian SUVs compare? https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/lab-tests-v-real-world-how-does-fuel-consumption-australian-suvs-compare <p>The Australian Automobile Association has found some SUVs use up to 20% more fuel on the road than reported in laboratory tests. Is your vehicle underperforming?</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/lab-tests-v-real-world-how-does-fuel-consumption-australian-suvs-compare" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 06:57:37 +0000 admin 94781 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Floating spiders and insect-eating plants: leaky dams revive Dorset’s bogs https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/floating-spiders-and-insect-eating-plants-leaky-dams-revive-dorset-s-bogs <p>Porous dams in Purbeck are being used to ‘rewet’ the mires, bringing a richer landscape for flora and fauna</p> <p>Leaky dams may not sound ideal but they are being used to great effect on dried-out marshland in the English West Country to produce fresh habitat for carnivorous plants and a spider that whizzes over the surface of water to grab prey.</p> <p>Bales made out of heather and bunds constructed out of peaty soil and timber are being used to create porous dams on two mires, Agglestone and Greenlands, in Purbeck, Dorset.</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/floating-spiders-and-insect-eating-plants-leaky-dams-revive-dorset-s-bogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 05:00:06 +0000 admin 94779 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org Some vehicles on Australian roads use 20% more fuel than claimed – which models are the worst? https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/some-vehicles-australian-roads-use-20-more-fuel-claimed-which-models-are-worst <p>BMW X3 has biggest gap between manufacturer’s laboratory consumption claims and real-world testing in latest Australian Automobile Association data</p> <p><a href="https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org/breaking-wave/some-vehicles-australian-roads-use-20-more-fuel-claimed-which-models-are-worst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 04:32:13 +0000 admin 94780 at https://www.worldoceanobservatory.org