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The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

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The ‘Planetary Crisis’ of Ocean Plastic Addressed By United Nations

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - December 7, 2017

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned.
Lisa Svensson said governments, firms more…

All Eyes On UN Climate Change Conference: How Telling the Right Stories Can Inspire People to Act

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All Eyes On UN Climate Change Conference: How Telling the Right Stories Can Inspire People to Act

Source: The Conversation/Tom van Laer/Ross Gordon - November 7, 2017

The latest UN Climate Change Conference since the 2015 Paris Agreement is taking place in Bonn between November 6-17 – and the world will be watching. The more…

How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

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How I Sea: Bella’s Challenge

Source: The TerraMar Project - September 13, 2017

Hi my name is Bella and I am 11 years old. I come from Dalyellup in Western Australia. We are lucky to live right on more…

Who Governs the High Seas?

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Who Governs the High Seas?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - August 10, 2017

Since the creation and ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), many international experts have debated how best to more…

The United Nations Ocean Conference

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The United Nations Ocean Conference

Source: The TerraMar Project - August 3, 2017

In June 2017, the United Nations hosted the first Ocean Conference to solidify a global approach for the management and conservation of the oceans.

The more…

United Nations Makes Move to Protect Biodiversity of the High Seas

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United Nations Makes Move to Protect Biodiversity of the High Seas

Source: News Deeply/Todd Woody - July 27, 2017

Around 9:15 P.M., on Friday, July 21, the United Nations quietly took a major step toward protecting nearly half the planet’s surface. Most people, though, probably more…

Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

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Scientists Warn That ‘New Rules’ Are Urgently Needed to Protect the Oceans

Source: BBC News/Roger Harrabin - July 13, 2017

New rules are urgently needed to protect life in the open seas, scientists have warned.
A report to a UN ocean conference in New York more…

Sustainability Development Goal 14: Save the Ocean, Save the World

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Sustainability Development Goal 14: Save the Ocean, Save the World

Source: The TerraMar Project - July 11, 2017

On January 1, 2016 The United Nations identified 17 goals for the world to reach in order to achieve sustainable development on Earth. Goal number more…

Small Island Nations Transforming Into Big Ocean Powers: How Pacific Island Nations are Taking the Lead in Ocean Conservation

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Small Island Nations Transforming Into Big Ocean Powers: How Pacific Island Nations are Taking the Lead in Ocean Conservation

Source: News Deeply - July 11, 2017

At a mere 8 square miles (21 square km), the South Pacific island nation of Nauru – population 10,000 – ranks as the smallest member of more…

The Ocean Conference Revisited

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The Ocean Conference Revisited

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - June 29, 2017

As a follow up to a World Ocean Radio episode from mid-May, we offer an overview of the Ocean Conference in New York last week more…