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Large No-Fishing Zones Need to be Created to Save Global Fish Stocks

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Large No-Fishing Zones Need to be Created to Save Global Fish Stocks

Source: BDLive/Pericles Anetos - September 1, 2014

To save declining global fish stocks large no-fishing zones need to be created in the high seas, Trevor Manuel said during a lecture at the CSIR more…

California Moves Closer to Becoming First State to Ban Plastic Bags

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California Moves Closer to Becoming First State to Ban Plastic Bags

Source: Contra Costa Times/Jessica Calefati and Josh Richman - August 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO -- California appears headed to becoming the first state in the nation to ban single-use plastic grocery bags after the controversial legislation won approval more…

Pacific Day at New Zealand Embassy Highlights Ocean’s Importance

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Pacific Day at New Zealand Embassy Highlights Ocean’s Importance

Source: New Zealand Herald/Marie Damour - August 28, 2014

The ocean regulates our climate while generating half of the oxygen we breathe. More than three billion people worldwide rely on fish as a significant more…

Leaked UN Report Cites Severe Risks of Climate Change

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Leaked UN Report Cites Severe Risks of Climate Change

Source: Bloomberg Business Week/Alex Morales - August 27, 2014

Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for climate change, according more…

Thousands Dangerously Take to Sea Seeking Asylum

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Thousands Dangerously Take to Sea Seeking Asylum

Source: New York Times/Nick Cumming-Bruce - August 26, 2014

GENEVA — The United Nations refugee agency sounded the alarm on Friday over tens of thousands of people, many of them Muslim Rohingyas from Myanmar, more…

New Zealand Bans Shark Finning

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New Zealand Bans Shark Finning

Source: APNZ - August 25, 2014

Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters from October.

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy made the announcement more…

Navy Tests Ships in Indoor Ocean

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Navy Tests Ships in Indoor Ocean

Source: Smithsonian Magazine/Abigail Tucker - August 22, 2014

“There are no freak waves in the world,” says naval architect Jon Etxegoien. “They are all predictable.”
He’s strolling the shores of an indoor ocean—a more…

With State Economies in the Balance, Senators Rally for Ocean Acidification Legislation

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With State Economies in the Balance, Senators Rally for Ocean Acidification Legislation

Source: The Columbian - August 21, 2014

When it comes to ocean acidification, the state of Washington is in damage-control mode. There is little doubt such acidification has — and will — more…

Who does the ocean floor belong to?

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Who does the ocean floor belong to?

Source: The Weather Channel/Michele Berger - August 20, 2014

That cell phone you carry. It’s made from copper, gold, lead, nickel, zinc and a plethora of less known, hard-to-pronounce metals, not to mention the mined materials more…

Ocean Acidification Erodes Marine Economy

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Ocean Acidification Erodes Marine Economy

Source: Climate News Network/Kieran Cooke - August 19, 2014

LONDON − The waters off the U.S. state of Alaska are some of the best fishing grounds anywhere, teeming with salmon and with shellfish such more…