Scotland: Natural Gas Leak in the North Sea


The link below is to an article reporting on another leaking ocean well, this time in the North Sea off Scotland. Owner of the well, ‘Total,’ has said that it may take 6 months to stop the leak.

For more visit:
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/27/us-total-gasleak-idUSBRE82Q0G720120327

Australia: Great Barrier Reef Again Under Threat


The link below is to an article on how the Great Barrier Reef is again threatened by pesticide use in North Queensland.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/27/great-barrier-reef-australia-pesticides

Introduced Species: Macquarie Island


The link below is to an article on Macquarie Island, which is located to the south of the Australian mainland (Macquarie Island – not the article). The article provides a good case study of problems associated with introduced species.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/121598