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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…

Half the Planet is Unprotected and How We Can Fix It

Half the Planet is Unprotected and How We Can Fix It

Source: Ecowatch/David Miliband - January 22, 2015

Even the most crowded cities make room for parks. That’s because everyone knows the benefits. Protecting wild spaces allows us to leave a wealth of more…

The Indian Ocean Region’s Blue-Water Navies

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The Indian Ocean Region’s Blue-Water Navies

Source: The Diplomat/Abhijit Singh - January 21, 2015

In India’s strategic institutes and think-tanks, maritime analysts are sometimes faced with an uncomfortable question. “Why is it,” inquisitive observers wonder, “that the Indian Navy more…

Ending the Partisan Divide over Climate Change

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Ending the Partisan Divide over Climate Change

Source: Forbes/Tom Zeller, Jr. - January 20, 2015

The revelation late last week that global average temperatures set a new record in 2014 seemed to underscore a political and cultural shift on climate change that, more…

Ocean Advocates Blast Seismic Airgun Tests

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Ocean Advocates Blast Seismic Airgun Tests

Source: Florida Today/Jim Waymer - January 15, 2015

SATELLITE BEACH – They prefer "spin baby spin" to "drill baby drill" off Florida's East Coast — wind turbines, that is, not oil rigs.

Environmental more…

Protect the Ocean to Fight Disease

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Protect the Ocean to Fight Disease

Source: Huffington Post/Dr. Ellen Prager and Carl Safina - January 14, 2015

Why should we curb ocean pollution, stop overfishing, prevent invasive species and save coral reefs?

Because the next wonder drug in the battle against some more…

New Jersey Man Gets Jail Time for Narwhal Tusk Trafficking

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New Jersey Man Gets Jail Time for Narwhal Tusk Trafficking

Source: Reuters/Dave Sherwood - January 13, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine — A New Jersey man convicted of illegally trafficking the spear-like tusks of the narwhal, a protected species of arctic whale nicknamed the more…

Forecast for 2015: Maritime Challenges for Indian Ocean

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Forecast for 2015: Maritime Challenges for Indian Ocean

Source: CIMSEC/Vijay Sakhuja - January 12, 2015

What could be the trend lines for 2015 in the Indian Ocean? A quick survey of events, incidents and trends in the Indian Ocean during more…

Recycling Solutions to Profit from Modern-Day Waste

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Recycling Solutions to Profit from Modern-Day Waste

Source: The Huffington Post/Peter Neill - January 9, 2015

Let's talk about recycling. The idea is certainly not new, in that for millennia humans have maintained and re-used tools and resources as part of more…

St Ives Artist Creates Sculptures from Fishing Nets

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St Ives Artist Creates Sculptures from Fishing Nets

Source: The Cornishman/CMChloe - January 8, 2015

A St Ives artist has created a series of sculptures from fishing nets to promote an ocean protection campaign.

Katrina Slack has teamed up with the World more…

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