Author: Miguel Llanos,

  • Canada closing its marine pollution program

    Canada has been sending letters to government scientists notifying them that their jobs will be eliminated or affected by the closure of the country’s marine pollution program — but at least one isn’t going without making some noise. “It’s perplexing that we face the loss of this program, given the 25,000 chemicals on the market…

  • Navy raises sonar impact on dolphins, whales dramatically

    New Navy estimates showing many more dolphins, whales and other marine mammals could be hurt by sonar off Hawaii and Southern California caused alarm among environmentalists on Friday. The Navy, for its part, emphasized those were worst-case estimates and that the numbers cover a much larger testing area than before.

  • Himalayan Ice melt less than thought

    Estimates from satellite monitoring suggest the melt rate from the Himalayas and other high-altitude Asian mountains in recent years was much less than what scientists on the ground had estimated, but those monitoring the satellite data warn not to jump to the skeptical conclusion. The region’s ice melt from 2003-2010 was estimated at 4 billion…