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The Biosphere Gains 23 New Nature Reserves, While US Removes 17

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The Biosphere Gains 23 New Nature Reserves, While US Removes 17

Source: National Geographic/Casey Smith/Michael Greshko - June 21, 2017

A major list of the world’s wildest natural treasures was just expanded—although a number of sites were also removed.

The International Coordinating Council of the Man more…

Soul of the Sea

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Soul of the Sea

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - June 21, 2017

At the United Nations Ocean Conference in New York in June, each attending delegate was presented with a new book by co-authors Dr. Gregory Stone more…

Only By Working Together Can We Ensure the Health of Our World’s Ocean

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Only By Working Together Can We Ensure the Health of Our World’s Ocean

Source: UN News Centre - June 9, 2017

The future of the planet’s oceans is burdened by threats such as climate change, pollution and destructive fishing practices – and the lack of capacities more…

UN Ocean Conference Opens With Calls for United Action to Reverse Human Damage

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UN Ocean Conference Opens With Calls for United Action to Reverse Human Damage

Source: UN News Centre - June 6, 2017

Opening a “game-changing” international conference on the health of the world’s oceans and seas, top United Nations officials today urged coordinated global action to protect more…

UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

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UN Ocean Conference ‘dream come true’ for Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago

Source: UN News Centre - June 5, 2017

Protecting the oceans is among the objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the blueprint for a more just and equitable world adopted by the more…

Lessons From ‘Grandpa Oyster’ on Sustainable Ocean Business

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Lessons From ‘Grandpa Oyster’ on Sustainable Ocean Business

Source: UN News Centre - June 1, 2017

Shigeatsu Hatakeyama’s oyster farm was completely destroyed by the deadly tsunami that hit north-east Japan in March 2011.

“I thought to myself my business was more…

U.S. Resisting Plan to Link Climate Change to Ocean Health at UN Ocean Conference

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U.S. Resisting Plan to Link Climate Change to Ocean Health at UN Ocean Conference

Source: Reuters/Alister Doyle - May 31, 2017

The United States is resisting plans to highlight how climate change is disrupting life in the oceans at a U.N. conference of almost 200 nations more…

The SDG Media Zone to Amplify Global Discussions at the United Nations Oceans Conference

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The SDG Media Zone to Amplify Global Discussions at the United Nations Oceans Conference

Source: The SDG Media Zone/ - May 23, 2017

The SDG Media Zone will report from the OCEAN CONFERENCE on June 5th through June 8th at the United Nations Head Quarters, welcoming editors, bloggers, more…

UN Ocean Conference Seeks to Cut $35 Billion in Global Fisheries Subsidies

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UN Ocean Conference Seeks to Cut $35 Billion in Global Fisheries Subsidies

Source: UN News Centre - May 12, 2017

Harmful fishing subsidies that contribute to overfishing are estimated to be as high as $35 billion, fisheries experts from the United Nations trade and development more…

‘Ocean is the New Climate’: The World’s Oceans Need Our Attention, And The Ocean Conference is Answering the Call

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‘Ocean is the New Climate’: The World’s Oceans Need Our Attention, And The Ocean Conference is Answering the Call

Source: GreenBiz/Alan AtKisson - May 4, 2017

On April 29, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Washington, D.C. and other cities to show their support for climate change action. Just one more…