Sea level influenced tropical climate during the last ice age
The Indo-Pacific warm pool was much dryer during the last ice age than today, because lower sea level exposed the Sunda Shelf. The large landmass, in place of the warm ocean, altered the atmospheric circulation, shifting convection further west into the Indian Ocean.
First SIDS DOCK Pacific Meeting Reviews Progress
The first SIDS DOCK Pacific Regional Meeting reviewed the current work of the first phase of the SIDS DOCK Support Programme and discussed its next phase. SIDS DOCK is an initiative developed by small island developing States (SIDS) for SIDS to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and contribute towards sustainable development with support from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank.
Fish scheme up for ethics award
The UK's first "community supported fishery", the cooperative Catchbox scheme, has been nominated for an Observer Ethical Award in the Big Idea category.
Mixed fish stocks necessary to ensure future fisheries
THE Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) has welcomed today's publication of an in-depth study by leading fisheries scientists into the impact and serious implications of man-made reduced marine biodiversity, in particular greatly reduced numbers of predatory fish towards the top of the food chain.