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The Overdrawn Global Bank Account Known as the Ocean

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The Overdrawn Global Bank Account Known as the Ocean

Source: The Huffington Post/Brad Ack - September 22, 2015

For generations, we believed the vastness and depths of the oceans left them beyond the capacity of humans to alter. In the last four decades, more…

Global Fish Population Halved Since 1970, Says New WWF Study

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Global Fish Population Halved Since 1970, Says New WWF Study

Source: WWF - September 16, 2015

GLAND, Switzerland – Populations of fish critical to human food security are in serious decline worldwide with some at risk of collapse according to the emergency more…

Expanding Marine Protected Areas Could Boost World Economy by $900B

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Expanding Marine Protected Areas Could Boost World Economy by $900B

Source: AFP - June 4, 2015

Lisbon (AFP) - More than $920 billion could be generated by 2050 and 180,000 jobs created by expanding the ocean's protected zones, according to a more…

World’s Seventh Largest Economy Headed Toward Collapse – The Ocean

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World’s Seventh Largest Economy Headed Toward Collapse – The Ocean

Source: CNN/Marco Lambertini - April 24, 2015

The world's seventh-largest economy is heading toward collapse. An economic powerhouse conservatively valued at $24 trillion, one that annually churns out the equivalent of $2.5 more…

Sun, Sand, and Shark Fins for Philippine Airlines

Source: SouthChinaMorningPost/Cheung Chi-fai - April 18, 2014

Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found what it described as a more…

Chinese Plant Harvests Endangered Whale Sharks and Other Species

Source: SouthChinaMorningPost/Darren Wee - January 29, 2014

This story is ugly but it must be told.  Killing millions of sharks a year without regard to their species is illegal and undermines healthy more…

Mozambique Creates Africa’s Largest Coastal Marine Reserve

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Mozambique Creates Africa’s Largest Coastal Marine Reserve

Source: WWF/Monica Echeverria - November 12, 2012

The Government of Mozambique announced today the creation of the largest marine protected area in Africa. Made up of ten islands off the coast of more…

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