Marine Pollution

Police investigate ship for marine pollution

Natalie O'Brien Police have been asked to investigate allegations that the MV Island Trader, which ran aground in the world-heritage listed Lord Howe Island lagoon, was also responsible for two separate marine...

French reject Orica's toxic waste

Just French protestors against plans by Orica to send toxic waste to France for destruction. Photo: Supplied

Natalie O'Brien Environmentalists across the world have applauded a decision by the French government to veto plans by chemical giant Orica to ship more than 100 tonnes of highly toxic waste from Sydney to France...

Sunken ship oil spill leaves endangered species at risk


Rania Spooner and Courtney Trenwith An emergency plan has been activated to respond to a sunken ship that is spilling oil and phosphate off the coast of Christmas Island, creating a potential environmental disaster.

Sea Shepherd opposes call for shark cull


Sea Shepherd strongly opposes the West Australian government's call for a shark cull following shark attacks in the state. The organisation's Australia director Jeff Hansen explains why.

Sea of rubbish threatens marine life

A sea of rubbish the size of South Australia is threatening to become one of the great ecological disasters of our time, an environmentalist says.

Wrecked trawler sparks fuel fears

The Portsea back beach yesterday was littered with brightly coloured plastic boxes along the shoreline, washed up from the wrecked fishing trawler.

Maris Beck Fears diesel-loaded trawler that ran aground near Point Nepean marine park could break up.