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Climate Change Is Threatening the Statue of Liberty

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Climate Change Is Threatening the Statue of Liberty

Source: CNBC/Anmar Frangoul - May 27, 2016

Climate change is "fast becoming one of the most significant risks for world heritage sites worldwide" according to a new report from UNESCO, the United more…

Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

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Africa Throws Out Its Nets to Reverse the Tide of Plastic Pollution

Source: Times Live - May 26, 2016

This is the warning issued on Wednesday by the African Marine Waste Network‚ to be launched in July‚ as African countries join hands to stem more…

Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

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Troubled Waters: Conflict in the South China Sea Explained

Source: The Conversation/John Rennie Short, University of Maryland - May 25, 2016

A United Nations arbitration court will soon rule over the sovereignty of islands in the South China Sea, a territorial dispute between China and the more…

Biologist Amazed DFO Admits to Finding Fish Disease in Farmed Fish

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Biologist Amazed DFO Admits to Finding Fish Disease in Farmed Fish

Source: News 1130/Renee Bernard - May 24, 2016

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – An independent biologist is saying “finally” after the Department of Fisheries and Oceans admitted it has detected a potential disease in farmed more…

McDonald’s Gets Dragged Into New Zealand’s Fish Sustainability Conversation

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McDonald’s Gets Dragged Into New Zealand’s Fish Sustainability Conversation

Source: One News Now - May 23, 2016

A leaked memo about sustainability of the New Zealand fishing industry is now gaining international attention with global food giant McDonald's also being brought into more…

Protests, Fire, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown

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Protests, Fire, and Distrust in the Wake of Chile’s Fishery Shutdown

Source: Hakai Magazine/Christine Ro - May 20, 2016

In an outpouring of frustration that began earlier this month, Chilean fishers have been using flaming barricades to block access to Chiloé Island, an island of about 160,000 people off more…

Nordics’ Unite to Fight Ocean Plastic

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Nordics’ Unite to Fight Ocean Plastic

Source: CPH Post Online/Christian W - May 19, 2016

The Nordic environmental ministers have agreed to place more focus on tackling plastic and microplastics in the oceans.

The agreement means the Nordic nations will more…

Negotiators Work on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement

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Negotiators Work on the Meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement

Source: Scientific American/Jean Chemnick, ClimateWire - May 18, 2016

Climate negotiators from around the world met yesterday for the first time since brokering the Paris climate deal to start filling in some of the more…

Exposed: Half of the Fish Caught in New Zealand Waters Go Unreported

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Exposed: Half of the Fish Caught in New Zealand Waters Go Unreported

Source: The New Zealand Herald/Nicholas Jones - May 17, 2016

Officials are sceptical of a study that claimed more than half of the fish caught in New Zealand waters do not show up in official more…

Japan’s Whaling Fleet Sets Sail for Northwestern Pacific

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Japan’s Whaling Fleet Sets Sail for Northwestern Pacific

Source: The Japan Times/Kyodo - May 16, 2016

Japan resumed what it calls research whaling in the northwestern Pacific on Thursday as whaling vessels departed a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

The mission more…

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