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200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

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200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

Source: TakePart/Taylor Hill - June 1, 2015

Demand for shark fin soup has waned in countries like China, but the seizure of more than 200,000 shark fins in Ecuador this week shows that even a smaller-scale shark fin trade can have huge consequences.

The fins were destined for China, according to prosecutor Vicente Parraga in Ecuador’s Manabi province, and would have fetched up to $1.5 more…

Historical Studies of Great Barrier Reef by Catlin Seaview Survey Crucial to UNESCO Decision

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Historical Studies of Great Barrier Reef by Catlin Seaview Survey Crucial to UNESCO Decision

Source: BBC News - June 1, 2015

As Unesco considers if the Great Barrier Reef should be listed as "in danger", scientists are tapping into a record of the reef created by more…

The Ocean Cleanup to Launch World’s First Plastic Pollution Collector in 2016

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The Ocean Cleanup to Launch World’s First Plastic Pollution Collector in 2016

Source: Al Jazeera America/Renee Lewis - June 1, 2015

The world's first system designed to rid the oceans of plastic pollution will be deployed near Japan in 2016, with more…

200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

Photo: Nicholas Wang/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

200,000 Illegal Shark Fins Confiscated During Raid in Ecuador

Source: TakePart/Taylor Hill - June 1, 2015

Demand for shark fin soup has waned in countries like China, but the seizure of more than 200,000 shark fins in Ecuador this week shows that more…

California Should Look to Israel for Drought Answers

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California Should Look to Israel for Drought Answers

Source: The Seattle Times/Isabel Kershner - June 1, 2015

JERUSALEM — At the peak of the drought, Shabi Zvieli, an Israeli gardener, feared for his livelihood.

A hefty tax was placed on excessive household more…

World Oceans Day

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World Oceans Day

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - June 1, 2015

On June 8 we celebrate World Oceans Day to recognize our relationship with the ocean through global connection. A recent survey conducted by The Ocean Project indicates that public more…

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The TerraMar Project and OceanAMP form Partnership: Ocean Conservation Meets Journalism 3.0

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The TerraMar Project and OceanAMP form Partnership: Ocean Conservation Meets Journalism 3.0

May 21, 2015

BERLIN and NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 - OceanAMP and The TerraMar Project announced a new partnership today to unite their efforts to save the more…

Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

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Student Op-Ed: The Truth About SeaWorld is We Don’t Have the Facts

Source: Teens4Oceans/Nicole Kunin - May 21, 2015

After the release of Blackfish on January 19th, 2013, SeaWorld, a multi-million dollar corporation, began to suffer through years of harsh criticism and long term more…

The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer

The Narrow Edge by Deborah Cramer

Source: SILive/Todd Simmons - May 8, 2015

There is a line in Deborah Cramer's excellent book The Narrow Edge that puts life into perspective. Like the rest of the book, it is a sentence more…

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