Water & Oceans

Marine Photobank

A program of SeaWeb, Marine Photobank is an online collection of high quality ocean conservation images. People worldwide can upload and download marine photos, images and graphics showing human impacts on life in the ocean. The images are available at no cost for non-commercial purposes as well as for media use, upon free registration.

MD: "Easing of Storm-Water Pollution Rules Approved"

"An O'Malley administration proposal to ease Maryland's stringent new storm-water pollution rules won legislative approval [Monday] night, capping a fierce debate over whether the Chesapeake Bay would suffer from giving developers more time and leeway in having to clamp down on rainfall washing off their building projects."

Source: Baltimore Sun, 04/07/2010

"Fuel Leak Threatening Great Barrier Reef"

"HONG KONG -- Salvage experts and a tugboat crew struggled on Monday to save a large Chinese freighter that slammed into the Great Barrier Reef off Australia  over the weekend, trying to prevent the vessel from breaking apart as some of the 1,075 tons of engine fuel in its tanks began oozing from the hull, threatening the world’s largest collection of coral."

Source: NYTimes, 04/05/2010

Senate Trio's Climate Bill Said To Hide Info on Fracking Poisons

A March 23, 2010, Greenwire article reports that the draft Kerry-Lieberman-Graham climate bill may include language to keep potentially toxic ingredients from gas drilling secret from the public whose health may be harmed by them.

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