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U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

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U.S. Calls For More Global Attention on Climate Change Impacts on Ocean

Source: The Guardian/Oliver Milman - August 27, 2015

The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans, amid growing concern over changes affecting corals, more…

Sweden’s Ocean Ambassador Fights for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

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Sweden’s Ocean Ambassador Fights for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Source: Grist/Clayton Aldern - August 26, 2015

To risk a truism: The oceans do a lot for us. The currents drive the climate and the monsoons, ocean water absorbs carbon and heat more…

In 2012, U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy Grew Faster Than Overall GDP

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In 2012, U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy Grew Faster Than Overall GDP

Source: NOAA - August 25, 2015

The U.S. ocean economy outpaced the domestic economy between 2011 and 2012, with an increase of $22 billion in gross domestic product, from $321 billion more…

It Versus Thou, Cecil’s Death Is the Tip of the Iceberg

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It Versus Thou, Cecil’s Death Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Source: William Winram - August 24, 2015

From Pride to Hide
His name was Cecil. He was a 13-year old black-maned Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi), the star of Zimbabwe’s Hwange more…

Can Islamic Scholars Change Thinking on Climate Change?

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Can Islamic Scholars Change Thinking on Climate Change?

Source: Nature/Davide Castelvecchi, Quirin Schiermeier, and Richard Hodson - August 21, 2015

Fewer than four months before politicians gather in Paris to try to hammer out an international climate agreement, Islamic scholars have underscored the urgency of more…

Richard Feely Researches Ocean Acidification, Prompts Leaders to Act

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Richard Feely Researches Ocean Acidification, Prompts Leaders to Act

Source: The Washington Post - August 20, 2015

Every day, the oceans absorb 22 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, acidifying the water and threatening the marine ecosystem and the welfare of coastal more…

Feds Move to Dismiss Ocean Blasting Lawsuit

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Feds Move to Dismiss Ocean Blasting Lawsuit

Source: AP/Wayne Parry - August 19, 2015

ATLANTIC CITY – The federal government has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought by New Jersey environmental officials against a research project that blasts the ocean more…

Latin American Should Lead the Way to Protecting the World’s Ocean

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Latin American Should Lead the Way to Protecting the World’s Ocean

Source: Inter Press Service/Marianela Jarroud - August 18, 2015

SANTIAGO, Aug 17 2015 (IPS) - Latin America should assume a position of global leadership by adopting effective measures to protect the oceans, which are threatened more…

Protecting the High Seas

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Protecting the High Seas

Source: The New York Times/Ian Urbina - August 17, 2015

Suppose a group of scientists wanted to dump 100 tons of iron dust into the sea based on a controversial climate-change theory that the ore more…

Kiribati President Calls for Global End to Coal Mining

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Kiribati President Calls for Global End to Coal Mining

Source: Bloomberg Business/Alex Morales - August 14, 2015

The world should stop developing new coal mines to step up the fight against climate change, according to Anote Tong, president of the Pacific island-nation more…

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