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8 Reasons to Let the Arctic Ocean off the Hook

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8 Reasons to Let the Arctic Ocean off the Hook

Source: The Arctic Journal/Jennifer Morgan - June 29, 2016

A new ocean is forming at the top of the world and the fishing industry is already planning to ruin it. Greenpeace has seven basic more…

Climate Change Is High on the Agenda as Trudeau and Obama Meet for North American Leaders’ Summit

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Climate Change Is High on the Agenda as Trudeau and Obama Meet for North American Leaders’ Summit

Source: New York Times/Ian Austen and Coral Davenport - June 28, 2016

OTTAWA — When Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, appeared at the United Nations this spring to sign the Paris climate accord, the rapturous ovation more…

Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

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Will New Toxic Chemical Safety Law Actually Protect Us?

Source: The Conversation/Noah M. Sachs, University of Richmond - June 27, 2016

In a major overhaul of U.S. regulation of toxic chemicals, Congress recently passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the more…

More Profit, Less Fish: Study Reveals Canada Is Failing at Ocean Stewardship

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More Profit, Less Fish: Study Reveals Canada Is Failing at Ocean Stewardship

Source: CBC News/Geoff Bartlett - June 24, 2016

A new study shows Canada's fishery is in dire straits, with the industry more focused on making money than building sustainable catches for future generations.

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Northeast’s Regional Ocean Plan Nears Completion

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Northeast’s Regional Ocean Plan Nears Completion

Source: Ellsworth American/Stephen Rappaport - June 23, 2016

ELLSWORTH — Six years ago, President Obama signed an executive order establishing a National Ocean Policy that called for the creation of nine regional planning boards more…

Why Environmentalists Should Focus on the Ocean

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Why Environmentalists Should Focus on the Ocean

Source: Huffington Post/Llewellyn King - June 22, 2016

Memo to environmental activists: It’s the oceans, stupids.

This summer, hundreds of millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere will flock to beaches to swim, more…

China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

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China’s Plan to Halve Meat Consumption Welcomed by Climate Campaigners

Source: The Telegraph/Neil Connor - June 21, 2016

Climate change campaigners have welcomed new guidelines which urge Chinese consumers to eat 50 per cent less meat, even though food experts say enticing the country’s growing more…

Protests Erupt Against Taiwanese Plastic Company Suspected to be Behind the Chemical Spill That Has Killed Millions of Fish in Vietnam

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Protests Erupt Against Taiwanese Plastic Company Suspected to be Behind the Chemical Spill That Has Killed Millions of Fish in Vietnam

Source: Shanghaiist/Sarah Lin - June 20, 2016

Demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest the actions of a Taiwanese plastics company suspected of poisoning millions of fish which have been washing more…

South Korean Loophole Allows Fishermen to ‘Accidentally’ Catch Whales

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South Korean Loophole Allows Fishermen to ‘Accidentally’ Catch Whales

Source: National Geographic/Rachael Bale - June 17, 2016

Days before the Whale Festival in Ulsan, South Korea, last month, authorities raided a cold storage unit and found more than 27 tons—about 40 whales’ worth—of whale more…

India to Mine the Ocean Floor

India to Mine the Ocean Floor

Source: The Hindu - June 16, 2016

India will sign a contract with the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a United Nations organisation, later this year that will give the country exclusive rights more…

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