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  • 3 September 2010

    Extraction of sand in the waters of Cagayan continues to threaten one of the country’s most expensive fish, whose dwindling population is… By Charlie Lagasca (philstar) [mappress] Source: philstar, September 3, 2010;

  • 1 November 2010

    The establishment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facilities at Gladstone could have a disastrous impact on threatened… (smh) [mappress] Source: smh, November 1, 2010;

  • 7 December 2011

    A new threat for the Kansas River has been reported. Five privately owned dredging companies keep insisting on increasing the dredging operations from 2.2 million tons to 3.2 million tons. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks conducted a study which says that these private dredging operations are triggering notable harm to the river. Sand […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 May 2010

    PETALING JAYA: Villagers affected by rampant sand mining at Sungai Kuang in northern Selangor are threatening to pour sand into the engines…   [mappress] Source: thestar, May 27, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 21 June 2010

    Scores of threatened animal and plant species will be destroyed or have their habitats wiped out to clear the way for Queensland’s… [mappress] Source: Courier Mail, June 21, 2010;

  • 14 July 2011

    With the pending expansion of the Panama Canal posing a competitive threat, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday the top priority for… (dailynews) [mappress] Source: dailynews, July 14, 2011;

  • 13 July 2011

    Flooding is a global phenomenon that has continued to constitute a major threat to cities and indeed nations across the world. At present… (vanguardngr) [mappress] Source: vanguardngr, July 13, 2011;

  • 27 February 2012

    There is a possibility that a great deal of pressure might be imposed on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to accept more than 100 million tons of dredging waste under plans to expand coal production and export port facilities in central Queensland. MacKay Conservation Group co-ordinator Patricia Julien stressed that the plans to impose […]

  • 20 January 2011

    Spain’s management of the renowned bird migration refuge at Doñana comes under review tomorrow, as international experts begin assessing … [mappress] Source: panda, January 20, 2011

  • 27 June 2010

    Villagers on a small island in China’s Guangdong province are worried about the threat to their lives and economic activity with the island… [mappress] Source: thaindian, June 27, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 20 May 2010

    Officials of a Belgian firm tapped to help in the dredging and rehabilitation of the Pasig River Thursday admitted fearing for their lives… [mappress] Source: mb, May 20, 2010;

  • 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 […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Robbins Rest Coastline Resiliency Project which is aimed to reduce significant coastal erosion threat on Fire Island has been completed now. According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the contractors have completed all emergency repairs of Robbins Rest on Fire Island. The work on the project that will address coastal erosion and improve coastal resiliency in the area began in […]

  • 21 November 2011

    Tourism, the multi-million dollar fishing industry, farming and the lifeblood of the Valley, the Clarence River, are under threat from the…   By Rodney Stevens (dailyexaminer) [mappress] Source: dailyexaminer, November 21, 2011;

  • 29 June 2011

    Another popular Port dive spot and the access channel to Nelson Bay’s marina are under threat from encroaching sands.   BY SARAH PRICE (portstephensexaminer) [mappress] Source: portstephensexaminer, June 29, 2011

  • 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 […]