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Saving the Marshall Islands

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Saving the Marshall Islands

Source: CNN/John D. Sutter - July 3, 2015

(CNN) - Swimming polar bears, melting ice caps.

You've heard that stuff.
But stop and think for a minute about the fact that climate change more…

BP Settles All Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 Billion

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BP Settles All Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Claims for $18.7 Billion

Source: Wall Street Journal/Sarah Kent and Daniel Gilbert - July 2, 2015

LONDON— BP PLC on Thursday agreed to pay $18.7 billion to settle all federal and state claims arising from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, ending most litigation more…

Jacques Cousteau’s Famed Boat Calypso Rots Amid Dispute

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Jacques Cousteau’s Famed Boat Calypso Rots Amid Dispute

Source: The New York Times/Alissa J. Rubin - July 1, 2015

Concarneau, France — In its day, the Calypso was more than an oceanographic research vessel. It was the constant companion of the famed French explorer more…

Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution, the Sustainable Approach

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Preventing Ocean Plastic Pollution, the Sustainable Approach

Source: Huffington Post/Katie Allen - June 30, 2015

Our ocean is in trouble. Each year, more than 8 million metric tons of plastic trash flows into the sea -- much of it single-use disposal items more…

Singapore Launches Marine Conservation Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity

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Singapore Launches Marine Conservation Action Plan to Protect Biodiversity

Source: The Straits Times/Audrey Tan - June 29, 2015

SINGAPORE - Marine habitats such as coral reef or sandy seabed ecosystems, and the plants and animals associated with them, will be better protected under more…

United States and China Join Forces to Conserve and Protect the Ocean

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United States and China Join Forces to Conserve and Protect the Ocean

Source: Department of State - June 26, 2015

"China and the United States – the two largest economies in the world, two of the top fishing nations in the world, and two of more…

Economics of Bluefin Tuna, Why It’s Selling For Less Than $3 Per Pound

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Economics of Bluefin Tuna, Why It’s Selling For Less Than $3 Per Pound

Source: NPR/Clare Leschin-Hoar - June 25, 2015

Twenty minutes before the San Diego Tuna Harbor Dockside Market was set to open, the line was 75 people deep and starting to curl past more…

China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

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China Claims Island Building in South China Sea Doesn’t Harm Ocean Ecology

Source: Reuters - June 24, 2015

BEIJING - China's construction on disputed reefs in the South China Sea will not destroy ocean ecology, the country's maritime regulator said, in the face more…

Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

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Celebrating 30 Years, the Nairobi Convention Remains Model for Ocean Foresight

Source: Seychelles News Agency/Didier Dogley and Achim Steiner - June 23, 2015

Seychelles News Agency - In 1985, the West Indian Ocean was one of the cleanest oceanic regions on the planet. 30 years later, despite rapid population growth and more…

California Turns to the Ocean for Water During Historic Drought

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California Turns to the Ocean for Water During Historic Drought

Source: Al Jazeera America/Haya El Nasser - June 22, 2015

CARLSBAD, California — Along the sun-dappled shores of the Pacific Ocean, the electronic signs up and down Interstate 5 flash constant reminders to save water more…

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