Oil spills like the one in the Gulf of Mexico interfere with the ocean’s natural filtration system, allowing arsenic levels to build up and threaten the long-term health of marine plants and animals, researchers found.
U.S. President Barack Obama will take the case for acting on climate change to Al Roker and other TV weather personalities, hoping they can help convince the public that the risks of floods and droughts is a reason to curb greenhouse gases.
Ocean acidity is likely to more than double by 2100 because of fossil-fuel pollution, putting fisheries at risk and diminishing the capacity of the seas to absorb carbon-dioxide emissions, a study showed.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc , Europe’s largest oil company, won approval from the Australian government to proceed with the development of the world’s first liquefied natural gas project using a floating plant.
Australia said it is expanding protection along the entire 3,000-kilometer (1,800-mile) Great Barrier Reef after a Chinese coal carrier ran aground this month, damaging a section of the World Heritage-listed area.