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Sustainable Management of Marine Biodiversity in Sight

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Sustainable Management of Marine Biodiversity in Sight

Source: IEDE/Kitty Stapp - January 30, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 29 (IPS) - After almost 10 years of often frustrating negotiations, the U.N. ad hoc committee on BBNJ decided, by consensus, to more…

Governments to Forge First Treaty for Protecting High Seas

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Governments to Forge First Treaty for Protecting High Seas

Source: Environment News Service - January 29, 2015

NEW YORK, New York, January 27, 2015 (ENS) – Government representatives from around the world agreed Saturday to develop the first legally-binding agreement to conserve more…

1,000 Foot Waves are Moving Across the Ocean

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1,000 Foot Waves are Moving Across the Ocean

Source: TakePart/Zachary Slobig - January 28, 2015

Right now, two research vessels carrying some 40 marine scientists are battling stormy conditions in the Tasman Sea to learn more about gigantic subsurface waves—some more…

Major Breakthrough for the Oceans

Major Breakthrough for the Oceans

Source: Greenpeace/Sofia Tsenikli - January 27, 2015

It is time for Ocean Lovers worldwide to celebrate! After years of political foot-dragging, and four hectic days of negotiations at the United Nations, a breakthrough came in the more…

United Nations Moves Towards High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

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United Nations Moves Towards High Seas Biodiversity Treaty

Source: High Seas Alliance - January 26, 2015

New York, 24 January 2015: States took a major step toward urgently needed ocean protection at the UN today agreeing to develop a legally binding more…

Launch of a Revolutionary Strategy to Restore and Protect the World’s Oceans

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Launch of a Revolutionary Strategy to Restore and Protect the World’s Oceans

By Deborah Wright - January 23, 2015

The rapid deterioration of the world’s seas calls for a breakthrough in our reasoning and a fundamental change in our behavior.

In today’s back-to-front world more…

Miliband Calls for Global Treaty on the Oceans

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Miliband Calls for Global Treaty on the Oceans

Source: The Times/Will Pavia - January 22, 2015

Governments should appoint ministers for the oceans and agree to a global treaty to halt the despoiling of the seas, the former foreign secretary David more…

Poaching Ships Brazenly Ignore Navy Patrol in Antarctic Waters

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Poaching Ships Brazenly Ignore Navy Patrol in Antarctic Waters

Source: AP/Nick Perry - January 21, 2015

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - (AP) -- Staying hidden behind sea ice and large waves, sailors aboard a navy patrol boat from New Zealand sneaked up more…

Secrets of the Deepest Diving Animals

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Secrets of the Deepest Diving Animals

Source: BBC/Jane Palmer - January 20, 2015

When it comes to diving deep, Cuvier's beaked whales lead the pack. In a study published in March 2014, scientists tracked these typically elusive whales and reported more…

Study Finds Ocean Life is on the Brink of Mass Extinction

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Study Finds Ocean Life is on the Brink of Mass Extinction

Source: New York Times/Carl Zimmer - January 16, 2015

A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented more…

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