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Reigning in Japan’s New Whaling Program

Photo: AFP Photo/Sea Shepherd Australia/Glenn Locktich

Reigning in Japan’s New Whaling Program

Source: Brisbane Times/Andrew Darby - September 17, 2014

An international struggle is under way over attempts to rein in Japan's plans for a new Antarctic lethal whaling "research" program.

A proposal to tightly more…

Ban on Sharks and Manta Rays a Win for Conservation

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Ban on Sharks and Manta Rays a Win for Conservation

Source: BBC News/Matt McGrath - September 16, 2014

All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.
Without a permit more…

Indian Ocean Region Better Prepared for Next Tsunami

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Indian Ocean Region Better Prepared for Next Tsunami

Source: UN - September 15, 2014

12 September 2014 – A decade after the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, which killed nearly 250,000 people and left an arc of devastation across 12 more…

Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency Rejects Shark Culling

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Western Australia Environmental Protection Agency Rejects Shark Culling

Source: The Guardian/Michael Safi - September 12, 2014

Baited drumlines will not be deployed in Western Australia this summer after the Environmental Protection Authority recommended that the state’s controversial shark culling program not be extended, more…

The Politics of Ocean Health, Conservation, and Biodiversity

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The Politics of Ocean Health, Conservation, and Biodiversity

Source: Huffington Post/Peter Neill - September 11, 2014

Since the founding of the World Ocean Observatory more than a decade ago, I have attended many conferences and international meetings on ocean and climate policy and more…

Destroying Reefs to Make Islands, China’s Bid to Win the South China Sea

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Destroying Reefs to Make Islands, China’s Bid to Win the South China Sea

Source: BBC News/Rupert Wingfield-Hayes - September 10, 2014

The boat pitches up and down and rolls from side to side in the heavy swell. The noise of the big diesel motor, just below more…

National Ban Called for Certain Shampoos

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National Ban Called for Certain Shampoos

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/Peter Hannam - September 9, 2014

The NSW government has called for a national ban on the sale and production of shampoos and other products containing microplastics before they inflict worse more…

Canada to Map the Ocean Floor to Prep for Potential Oil Spills

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Canada to Map the Ocean Floor to Prep for Potential Oil Spills

Source: Clean Tech Canada/Dene Moore - September 8, 2014

VANCOUVER—Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for someone to map the ocean floor near the British Columbia coast, an area it says could be affected more…

BP Grossly Negligent in Gulf Oil Spill, Federal Judge Rules

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BP Grossly Negligent in Gulf Oil Spill, Federal Judge Rules

Source: Fuel Fix/Collin Eaton - September 5, 2014

HOUSTON – A federal judge on Thursday ruled that BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico four years ago was the result of gross more…

Indian Government’s Plan to Clean Ganga Draws Sharp Critique from Supreme Court

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Indian Government’s Plan to Clean Ganga Draws Sharp Critique from Supreme Court

Source: NDTV/A. Vaidyanathan - September 4, 2014

New Delhi:  The Centre's action plan may not help clean the river Ganga "even after 200 years", the Supreme Court said on Wednesday in a sharp more…