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Cuba to Use Mangroves to Combat Rising Seas

Photo: Steeve Maltais

Cuba to Use Mangroves to Combat Rising Seas

Source: AP/Andrea Rodriguez - July 24, 2014

Many people in this hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four more…

Dar es Salaam to Build Megacity Prepared for Climate Change

Photo: Maria Sarungi/The Citizen

Dar es Salaam to Build Megacity Prepared for Climate Change

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Kizito Makoye - July 23, 2014

DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tanzania’s largest commercial city - one of the fastest-growing in Africa - has redrawn its master plan to more…

High Seas Absorb CO2, But Only if There is Fish

Photo: Roger Grace/Greenpeace

High Seas Absorb CO2, But Only if There is Fish

Source: Rabble/Stephen Leahy - July 22, 2014

Marine life in the high seas soak up twice as much CO2 from the atmosphere as Canada emits every year, a new study by the Global more…

Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

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Australia to Cut Carbon Tax, Replace With Incentives

Source: AFP/Martine Parry - July 21, 2014

Australia's axing of its carbon tax and a plan to replace it by offering incentives to polluters to increase their energy efficiency is "the perfect more…

Hope For The Antarctic Ocean

Photo: Wim van Passel/Oceanwide Expeditions

Hope For The Antarctic Ocean

Source: DW/Irene Quaile - July 18, 2014

A new report calls for protection measures in the Antarctic Weddell Sea, one of the world’s last, intact ecosystems. Cooperation between Germany and Russia could more…

A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Vietnam And China Conflict

Photo: AP/Vietnam Coast Guard

A Firsthand Glimpse Into The Vietnam And China Conflict

Source: CNBC/Eunice Yoon - July 17, 2014

It's not often you get a chance to see one of the most dangerous flashpoints in Asia.

We went on a boat to the South more…

California Sets Tough Water Conservation Measures in Face of Severe Drought

Photo: California Department of Water Resources

California Sets Tough Water Conservation Measures in Face of Severe Drought

Source: Reuters/Jennifer Chaussee - July 16, 2014

(Reuters) - Water regulators in California approved tough new conservation measures on Tuesday to limit outdoor water use, including daily fines of up to $500 more…

UN Appoints Special Envoy For Climate Change

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UN Appoints Special Envoy For Climate Change

Source: UN - July 15, 2014

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed former Irish President Mary Robinson as his Special Envoy for Climate Change to mobilize political will and action ahead of the more…

China Boosts Protection for Underwater Archaeological Sites

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China Boosts Protection for Underwater Archaeological Sites

Source: Xinhuanet/Yang Yi - July 14, 2014

As China attempts to register the Maritime Silk Road with UNESCO, protection of archeological sites in the South China Sea is underway.

Shipwrecks around Shanhu more…

Large Swath of Coastline Designated as Critical Habitat For Sea Turtles

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Large Swath of Coastline Designated as Critical Habitat For Sea Turtles

Source: UPI/Brooks Hays - July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 10 (UPI) --The U.S. federal government set a record yesterday, as wildlife officials designated an additional 685 miles of nesting beach and some more…