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Fish Perish as Climate Change Disrupts Ocean Systems

Article: 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

Article: 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

Article: 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…