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BP Settles All Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 Billion

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BP Settles All Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 Billion

Source: Wall Street Journal/Sarah Kent and Daniel Gilbert - July 2, 2015

LONDON— BP PLC on Thursday agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, ending most litigation more…

Three Whales Entangled in Fishing Gear Saved in a Week

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Three Whales Entangled in Fishing Gear Saved in a Week

Source: CTV Vancouver/St. John Alexander - July 1, 2015

For the third time in a week, rescuers have freed an entangled whale off the B.C. coast.

The latest distressed whale was spotted on Sunday more…

Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

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Grenada to Rebuild Barrier Reefs

Source: Inter Press Service/Desmond Brown - June 30, 2015

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (IPS) - The Eastern Caribbean nation of Grenada is following the example of its bigger neighbours Belize and Jamaica in taking action more…

Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

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Refugio Oil Spill Was Like a Firehose Without a Nozzle

Source: AP/Michael R. Blood and Brian Melley - June 29, 2015

LOS ANGELES -- Firefighters investigating a reported petroleum stench at a California beach last month didn't take long to find a spill -- oil was more…

United States and China Join Forces to Conserve and Protect the Ocean

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United States and China Join Forces to Conserve and Protect the Ocean

Source: Department of State - June 26, 2015

"China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of more…

Economics of Bluefin Tuna, Why It’s Selling For Less Than $3 Per Pound

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Economics of Bluefin Tuna, Why It’s Selling For Less Than $3 Per Pound

Source: NPR/Clare Leschin-Hoar - June 25, 2015

Twenty minutes before the San Diego Tuna Harbor Dockside Market was set to open, the line was 75 people deep and starting to curl past more…

Manhattan Beach Tar Balls Linked to Refugio Beach Oil Spill

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Manhattan Beach Tar Balls Linked to Refugio Beach Oil Spill

Source: Patch/Paige Austin - June 24, 2015

A tar sample taken from Manhattan Beach last month has been traced for the first time to the Santa Barbara oil spill, a U.S. Department more…

Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

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Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

Source: Seychelles News Agency/Didier Dogley and Achim Steiner - June 23, 2015

Seychelles News Agency - In 1985, the West Indian Ocean was one of the cleanest oceanic regions on the planet. 30 years later, despite rapid population growth and more…

The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here, and Humans are the Cause

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The Sixth Mass Extinction is Here, and Humans are the Cause

Source: AFP/Erin Brodwin - June 22, 2015

Close to half of all living species on the Earth could disappear by the end of this century, and humans will be the cause.
This more…

Landmark Resolution Signals New Era of Protection for the Global Commons

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Landmark Resolution Signals New Era of Protection for the Global Commons

Source: High Seas Alliance - June 19, 2015

The UN General Assembly today adopted a new resolution to develop a legally-binding treaty for the conservation of marine biodiversity on the ‘high seas’. This more…

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