Artificial Reef Memorials: A Place to Leave Your Remains


The link below is to an article reporting on a company that will add the remains of a person when they are cremated to an artificial reef.

For more visit:
http://boingboing.net/2012/03/27/memorial-reefs-cast-your-love.html

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Asia: Dams to Cause Environmental Disaster – Mekong River


The link below is to an article reporting on the construction of some 78 dams along the Mekong River system in south-east Asia, raising major concerns for the health of the river system and its fish population.

For more visit:
http://www.scidev.net/en/agriculture-and-environment/news/dams-a-potential-catastrophe-for-mekong-fisheries.html

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

Global Warming: Temperatures Rising Quicker


The link below is to an article reporting on the possibility of an increased rate of global warming than previously thought.

For more visit:
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/03/earth-warming-faster-than-expected.html

Denmark: 100% Renewable Energy Goal by 2050


The link below is to an article on how Denmark is attempting to have a green energy future.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/mar/26/wind-energy-denmark