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African Nations Face Shared Ocean Challenges

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African Nations Face Shared Ocean Challenges

Source: Vanguard/Godfrey Bivbere - July 29, 2016

A university don, Professor Dagogo Fubara, yesterday in Lagos stated the challenges facing oceans in Africa as indiscriminate dumping, unregulated fishing, lack of adequate knowledge more…

Vietnam Continues to Point Fingers Over Massive Fish Die Off

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Vietnam Continues to Point Fingers Over Massive Fish Die Off

Source: RFA/Cat Linh and Brooks Boliek - July 28, 2016

The owners of the Formosa Ha Tinh steel mill have accepted responsibility for a chemical spill that devastated the fishing industry along Vietnam’s central coast, but more…

Kerry Tells Filipino Youth to Lead Ocean Conservation Efforts

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Kerry Tells Filipino Youth to Lead Ocean Conservation Efforts

Source: Rappler/Janelle Paris - July 27, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – United States Secretary of State John Kerry called on the Filipino youth to initiate marine conservation during the Sea and Earth Advocate more…

Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

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Climate Change Takes Center Stage at DNC

Source: The Huffington Post/Nick Visser - July 26, 2016

Just one night into the Democratic National Convention, things are looking a whole lot brighter for the environment under a potential Hillary Clinton presidency than anything we heard more…

India Looks to Become More Prominent in Indian Ocean Politics

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India Looks to Become More Prominent in Indian Ocean Politics

Source: All India/Press Trust of India - July 25, 2016

HYDERABAD - India is trying to come to the "centre stage" of Indian Ocean politics where China is a "big player" as the region is going more…

An Investment in Ocean Literacy

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An Investment in Ocean Literacy

Source: Dal News/Matt Reeder - July 22, 2016

“Who feeds on octopus?” asked Dal Biology professor Boris Worm, as someone grabbed the roll of bright pink tape being passed around a circle of kids more…

Indonesia Needs to Plan Ahead as Climate Change Threatens Transportation

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Indonesia Needs to Plan Ahead as Climate Change Threatens Transportation

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Ratna Kusumaningrum - July 21, 2016

Mobility is a key issue in urban regional planning and development. As urban population grows, the need for quality and well-performing transportation grows as well.

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Whales Win Another Court Case Against the U.S. Navy

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Whales Win Another Court Case Against the U.S. Navy

Source: Christian Science Monitor/Simone McCarthy - July 20, 2016

A new court ruling has been issued in the ongoing conflict between the US Navy and marine wildlife advocates. This time, the ruling has come more…

National Ocean Policy Celebrates Anniversary With Two Ocean Plans

National Ocean Policy Celebrates Anniversary With Two Ocean Plans

Source: NRDC/Alison Chase - July 19, 2016

Today is the 6th anniversary of the National Ocean Policy, created by Executive Order 13547 to better coordinate the work of dozens of federal and state agencies with overlapping more…

There’s Finally a Plan for the Mid-Atlantic Coast

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There’s Finally a Plan for the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Source: Press of Atlantic City/Michelle Brunetti - July 18, 2016

The ocean off the Mid-Atlantic coast may seem to be a mass of open water, but it’s far from that, according to a draft plan more…

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