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Tools for Ocean Health

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Tools for Ocean Health

Source: Phys.org/David Stacey - November 27, 2014

The ocean is undergoing global changes at a remarkable pace and we must change with it to attain our best possible future ocean, warns the more…

Opposing Whale Hunt is ‘Eco-Imperialism’ Says Japan’s Top Whaling Official

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Opposing Whale Hunt is ‘Eco-Imperialism’ Says Japan’s Top Whaling Official

Source: Reuters - November 26, 2014

Tokyo - Opposition to Japan's whaling programme is a kind of "eco-imperialism" that imposes one value system on another and is based on emotion, not more…

Water Treatment is Necessary, but Prevention is Key

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Water Treatment is Necessary, but Prevention is Key

Source: Chicago Sun Times/Rahm Emanuel and Mark Tercek - November 25, 2014

The world’s cities spend roughly $90 billion per year on infrastructure to move and treat water. This price tag is increasing as urban populations grow, more…

China Building Island in Disputed Spratly Islands for Offshore Airstrip

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China Building Island in Disputed Spratly Islands for Offshore Airstrip

Source: Reuters/David Brunnstrom - November 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could more…

Building Coral Reefs to Keep Okinotori Territorial Claims Above Water

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Building Coral Reefs to Keep Okinotori Territorial Claims Above Water

Source: New York Times/Yuriko Nagano - November 21, 2014

TOKYO — Amid warnings that rising sea levels caused by global warming could lead to the disappearance of some entire island states, two tiny uninhabited islets in more…

World Parks Congress Sets New Marine Parks Target

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World Parks Congress Sets New Marine Parks Target

Source: ABC AU/Linda Vergnani - November 20, 2014

The once-a-decade World Parks Congress concluded in Sydney with a new target to reserve 30 per cent of the world's marine areas in parks where more…

Damage to Ocean Threatens Economy

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Damage to Ocean Threatens Economy

Source: Business Green/Will Nichols - November 18, 2014

The vast oceans that cover 70 per cent of the planet's surface have barely been explored, yet are increasingly under threat from climate change, over-fishing, more…

Drastic Measures for California’s Severe Drought

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Drastic Measures for California’s Severe Drought

Source: The Week/Randy Simmons - November 18, 2014

Last January, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a State of Emergency following projections of severe drought. State bureaucrats and local officials jumped into action and mandated any more…

President Obama Urges Australia to Take Action on Climate Change

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President Obama Urges Australia to Take Action on Climate Change

Source: Business Insider/Chris Pash - November 17, 2014

Barack Obama’s speech to the University of Queensland during the Brisbane G20 leaders summit was a call to action on climate change to Australia and more…

Australians Protest Climate Change

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Australians Protest Climate Change

Source: Reuters/Sue-Lin Wong - November 14, 2014

SYDNEY (Reuters) - More than 400 protesters stuck their heads in the sand on Australia's Bondi Beach on Thursday, mocking the government's reluctance to put more…

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