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  • 13 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    Marshlands in the south east of England could start to disappear from the year 2040 due to rapid sea level rise, according to new research involving Durham University scientists. Using data from more than 800 sediment cores which record how salt marshes responded to variable rates of sea-level rise over the past 10,000 years, the […]

  • 12 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A coalition of scientists, business owners, Australian elected officials, and civil society groups from the U.S. and Australia, including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth U.S., have sent a letter to U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) Chairman Fred Hochberg calling on the Bank to reject any proposal to finance Adani’s coal mine, railways and export […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Hurricane Arthur is threatening to harm the renourishment project done in Sandbridge. The project saw a placement of 2 million cubic yards of sand along public beachfront from Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge to the Dam Neck Naval facility. The renourishment project, which was completed after Hurricane Sandy, is expected to protect the beach from […]

  • 3 July 2014

    Wrightsville Beach renourishment project is threatened by the upcoming Tropical storm Arthur, according to city officials. WWAY3 news channel reported that the $9 million worth contract, which provided around 900,000 cubic yards of sand to the beach, is expected to act as protection from the storm. Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens said: “We hope […]

  • 3 July 2014
    Business & Finance

    Tropical storm Arthur is posing a threat to the recently done Folly Beach renourishment project. The $30.7million worth project was finalized on June 15. Some 1.5 million cubic yards of sand dredged from the seafloor were placed along the coast to provide storm protection. As abcnews4 reports, officials took pictures of the beach pre-storm, so […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Research & Development

    The Queensland Resources Council, in media stories, is selectively citing pre-existing problems in order to divert efforts from addressing the fastest growing new threat to the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation, Australian Marine Conservation Society reported. Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, said a new research paper did not consider proposed new and expanded […]

  • 16 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Abbot Point dredging will not impact the Great Barrier Reef, said North Queensland Bulk Ports (NQBP). Offshore disposal of dredged material at Abbot Point will have a localised, temporary impact, with recovery in a relatively short period, according to NQBP. [mappress] May 16, 2014

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Queensland Government has called on environmental groups and organisations to stop peddling misinformation regarding the Great Barrier Reef. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell said the deceitful campaigns are an attack on Queensland’s reputation and harmful to jobs. “These alarmist claims are doing nothing but muddying the waters around the real threats […]

  • 3 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Queensland’s peak body for the resources sector has welcomed the release of the Australian Government’s progress report to UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on the state of conservation of the Great Barrier Reef (‘the State Party Report’). Queensland Resource Council Chief Executive Michael Roche said the report outlines the significant progress made by Australia in the […]

  • 2 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The consortium carrying out a historic expansion of the Panama Canal says it may have to suspend work due to the financial problems, according to foxnews.com. Led by Spain’s Sacyr Vallehermoso, the consortium, which also includes Impregilo of Italy, Jan De Nul Group and Panama’s Constructora Urbana, is claiming $1.6 billion (1.16 billion euros). The […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Great Barrier Reef is not under threat from responsible dredging activities such as those proposed for the port of Abbot Point near Bowen, announced qld.gov.au. Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development Jeff Seeney said the latest scientific evidence on reef health proved that dredging has minor impacts on reef ecosystems when compared to other […]

  • 10 September 2013

    The Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA) is facing a threat from the planned P14-billion Manila Bay reclamation project. The only wetland in an urban setting, LPPCHEA was included in the list of Wetlands of International Importance as stated in the briefing notes of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. LPPCHEA located in Metro […]

  • 29 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) and The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) are warning that the massive fracking gas, coal and other industrial projects planned for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialization of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 20 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The peak representative group for Queensland minerals and energy companies has released its latest fact sheet focusing on shipping, ports and co-existence with the Great Barrier Reef. The fact sheet is the latest component in the ‘Working Alongside the Great Barrier Reef’ public awareness campaign launched last month by the Queensland Resources Council. Its release […]

  • 15 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society and Turtle Island Restoration Network program director Teri Shore have warned the massive port projects and other industrial activity planned for the Great Barrier Reef will push globally significant species of turtles closer to the brink of extinction. The industrialisation of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area will destroy […]

  • 20 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) has challenged the Minister for the Environment Tony Burke to address the core concerns of the World Heritage Committee over the issue that could ruin the Great Barrier Reef – industrialisation including port development, thousands more coal ships and dredging and dumping in the Reef’s waters. Felicity Wishart, Great […]

  • 14 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    The World Heritage Committee (WHC) is considering placing the magnificent Great Barrier Reef in the “endangered” category, because of the adverse impact of proposed new ports and coal loading facilities, which would add to the current pollution problems of soil, fertiliser and pesticides from coastal farms and developments. Each year 16 tonnes of pesticides are […]

  • 13 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    In response to potential flooding in eastern Washington, officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, are sending flood teams to the Yakima and Okanogan Basins. One three-person flood team arrived in Yakima County Thursday and is supplying 1,000 tons of rock and overseeing its use, inspecting problem areas and levees, and providing […]

  • 14 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    Low water levels, not low funds, maybe the biggest threat to the 2013 boating season in New Buffalo’s 1,000-vessel recreational harbor. “The water level is 17 inches below what it was this time last year. That’s huge, almost a foot and a half. We’ve broken the record low since the Army Corps of Engineers has […]

  • 17 January 2013

    A leading coastal scientist has warned that some of the world’s best known beach resorts may not survive projected sea level rises and that problems caused by changing sea levels are compounded by a lack of political will and short-term coastal management initiatives. Professor Andrew Cooper, Professor of Coastal Studies in the School of Environmental […]

  • 7 January 2013

    The Australian Marine Conservation Society has  warned about the impacts on the highly vulnerable Great Barrier Reef as a result of massive port development planned by the Queensland Government. Plans to expand current and build new ports will affect the feeding and breeding ground of the Reef’s unique species and result in thousands more ships […]

  • 19 December 2012
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water. In an article published online December 17 in the Proceedings of […]

  • 14 September 2012
    Business & Finance

    Aging infrastructure for marine ports, inland waterways, and airports threatens more than 1 million U.S. jobs according to a new Failure to Act report from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Between now and 2020, investment needs in the nation’s marine ports and inland waterways sector total $30 billion, while planned expenditures are about […]

  • 27 August 2012

    Seventy-eight percent of Florida’s west central coast and 23 percent of the Panhandle are very likely to face beach and dune erosion as Tropical Storm Isaac moves into the area early next week, according to an assessment released by the U.S. Geological Survey on Friday. These numbers are likely to increase if the storm reaches […]

  • 19 June 2012

    Commercial fishermen raise concerns about the impacts of industry. The James Cook University study says that Gladstone dredging sediment is drifting up to 35 kilometres out to sea, reports abc.net. Gladstone Ports Corporation has previously said floods are the cause of sick fish. Commercial fishermen hope that the ports corporation takes notice, but the ports […]

  • 4 June 2012

    Monitoring stations at Gladstone Harbour recorded dangerously high turbidity levels at the same time as UNESCO was issuing dire warnings about the possible degradation of the Great Barrier Reef’s World Heritage status last week. Queensland Greens spokesperson, Dr Libby Connors says the turbidity caused by dredging in the harbour stirs up sediments containing toxic heavy […]

  • 30 April 2012

    According to Businessday, operators in the gas distribution channel have raised alarm over what they termed threat to the gas pipelines particularly in the Badagry axis of Lagos State, by the activities of illegal sand dredgers. Adesegun Oniru, the state commissioner for Waterfront Development and Infrastructure said: “Sand dredgers are depleting the sand along the […]

  • 17 April 2012

    Cochin Port Trust deputy chairman, G Krishnakumar, said that as long as the container growth is dynamic, there is no fear that the Vizhinjam will be a competitor to the International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) in Vallarpadam. Vizhinjam needs at least `6,000 crore to create the breakwater for ships so as to be free of […]