The North Atlantic warming and cooling cycles are known as the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) and new research from the University of Reading suggests that the warming cycle that has been in place since the 1990s may be the cause of the wetter summers the UK and northern Europe have been encountering lately. Published in
Scientists of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have compiled for the first time a harmonised catalogue of earthquakes for Europe and the Mediterranean region, going back a thousand years, and consisting of approximately 45,000 earthquakes. Such a database provides governments and aid organisations reliable information for risk assessment of earthquakes and quake generated tsunamis,
The Aegean and Libyan Seas in the eastern Mediterranean are split by the island of Crete, which is seen in prominence in this Envisat image.
A Sea Shepherd Conservation Society boat full of environment activists, the Steve Irwin, is headed towards Libyan waters today, perhaps arriving as early as later tonight.
Industrial fishing fleets can catch fish in numbers unimaginable to fishermen a few decades ago. The capabilities are more than unimaginable, though. They are also unsustainable. With bluefin tuna on the brink of extinction, fishing quotas are set for these giants of the sea in the European Union. But annual quotas can be caught in