The Scottish government has failed to meet its target for preventing damage to important marine life, according to a leaked report by scientists from Scotland's nature agency that shows losses of vital underwater habitats.
The vast majority of protected landscapes across Europe are rated as in poor or bad condition and vital species and their habitats continue to decline despite targets aimed at protecting them, according to a report.
A new round of testing for "forever chemicals" in St. Mary's County, MD, found "no levels of concern" in oysters or in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay tributaries where the shellfish were growing, according to state environmental officials.
As these tempests move over the ocean, they suppress cloud coverage and rainfall in their wakes, new research has revealed. Such changes, which might become more pronounced with climate change, could affect navigation and fishing, researchers have suggested.