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China Building Island in Disputed Spratly Islands for Offshore Airstrip

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China Building Island in Disputed Spratly Islands for Offshore Airstrip

Source: Reuters/David Brunnstrom - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could more…

Building Coral Reefs to Keep Okinotori Territorial Claims Above Water

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Building Coral Reefs to Keep Okinotori Territorial Claims Above Water

Source: New York Times/Yuriko Nagano - November 21, 2014

TOKYO — Amid warnings that rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to the disappearance of some entire island states, two tiny uninhabited islets in more…

World Parks Congress Sets New Marine Parks Target

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World Parks Congress Sets New Marine Parks Target

Source: ABC AU/Linda Vergnani - November 20, 2014

The once-a-decade World Parks Congress concluded in Sydney with a new target to reserve 30 per cent of the world's marine areas in parks where more…

Damage to Ocean Threatens Economy

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Damage to Ocean Threatens Economy

Source: Business Green/Will Nichols - November 18, 2014

The vast oceans that cover 70 per cent of the planet's surface have barely been explored, yet are increasingly under threat from climate change, over-fishing, more…

Drastic Measures for California’s Severe Drought

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Drastic Measures for California’s Severe Drought

Source: The Week/Randy Simmons - November 18, 2014

Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any more…

President Obama Urges Australia to Take Action on Climate Change

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President Obama Urges Australia to Take Action on Climate Change

Source: Business Insider/Chris Pash - November 17, 2014

Barack Obama’s speech to the University of Queensland during the Brisbane G20 leaders summit was a call to action on climate change to Australia and more…

Australians Protest Climate Change

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Australians Protest Climate Change

Source: Reuters/Sue-Lin Wong - November 14, 2014

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government's reluctance to put more…

Could the Oceans be Dead by 2048?

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Could the Oceans be Dead by 2048?

Source: The Inertia/Alexander Haro - November 13, 2014

An international team of ecologists and economists has made an incredibly scary prediction. In just a few short years, the world’s oceans will empty of fish. more…

Big Money From Big Oil Undermines Climate Action

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Big Money From Big Oil Undermines Climate Action

Source: RTCC/Ed King - November 12, 2014

The world’s 20 leading economies are throwing billions to fund oil, gas and coal exploration despite warnings that dangerous climate change is inevitable unless most more…

Charting Climate Change Effects

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Charting Climate Change Effects

Source: Business Insider/Chelsea Harvey - November 11, 2014

Some effects of climate change are obvious, such as warming temperatures, melting ice caps, and rising sea levels. But other impacts are more surprising.

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