fishing grounds

Fish Perish as Climate Change Disrupts Ocean Systems

Fish Perish as Climate Change Disrupts Ocean Systems

MONACO, February 22, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change is threatening the world’s fish populations, already stressed by pollution, alien infestations and over-exploitation, warns a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP. The worst impacts are concentrated in 10 to 15 percent of the oceans, a far greater area than previously believed. These locations…

Rehab Prospects Good After Korea's Worst Oil Spill

Rehab Prospects Good After Korea's Worst Oil Spill

SEOUL, South Korea, December 31, 2007 (ENS) – The prospects for environmental rehabilitation after the worst oil spill in South Korean history are good due to “quick and effective action” by the Korean authorities, a joint United Nations-European Commission Assessment Team has found. The team said in its initial report that emergency assistance was not…

Oil Spill Threatens South Korea's West Coast Wetlands

Oil Spill Threatens South Korea's West Coast Wetlands

TAEAN, South Korea, December 7, 2007 (ENS) – About 15,000 tons of oil spilled off the west coast on Friday when a barge carrying a crane collided with a tanker lying at anchor, puncturing it in three places. The accident is the largest offshore oil spill ever to take place in South Korea, a police…