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#112931
2017-05-19

Prince of Wales: plastic in world’s oceans is a ‘growing human disaster’

Plastic in the world’s oceans is a ‘growing ecological and human disaster’ which needs an urgent solution, the Prince of Wales said last night, as he launched a prize to find ways to tackle the crisis.

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#112939
2017-05-19

Study: inspiring action on climate change is more complex than you might think

We know humans are causing climate change. That is a fact that has been known for well over 100 years. We also know that there will be significant social and economic costs from the effects. In fact, the effects are already appearing in the form of more extreme weather, rising sea levels, ocean ...

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#112945
2017-05-19

Government action needed on climate resiliency and food security in West Africa

While some leaders in Washington are barely getting their toes wet to address global climate change, researchers at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) have dived in head-first. A new study published in Global Environmental Change modeled potential future scenarios f ...

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#112913
2017-05-18

A self-made billionaire is giving away his fortune to clean up the oceans

A Norwegian billionaire, who started out as a fisherman, has said he will give away most of his estimated $2.6 billion fortune in a bid to help clean up the world's oceans.

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#112898
2017-05-17

Africa Calls for Funding to Restore Degraded Forests, Land

Investing in forest and landscape restoration as well as ensuring their sustainability will improve livelihoods of African people, experts have said. Speaking at a two-day Forest and Landscape Investment Forum in Kigali, yesterday, the experts called for investments to make green cover of more t ...

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#112903
2017-05-17

Trojan fish': Invasive rabbitfish spread invasive species

he mystery of how some invasive species may rapidly invade and spread in the world's oceans without assistance by marine traffic may have been partly solved by a new Mediterranean Sea study. Red Sea rabbitfish invaded the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal in the 20th century. Soon after, more ...

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#112876
2017-05-16

Ongoing forest destruction has put Asia-Pacific at risk of missing global development targets – UN agency

The destruction of forests in many Asian countries continues apace, threatening the realization of global sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline, according to the United Nations agricultural agency.

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#112877
2017-05-16

Burning wood: Can the EU see the forest for the trees?

Somewhere in the swampy forests of the southeastern United States, a cypress tree is felled. Its lifelong work of absorbing and storing carbon is over. It will no longer hold the ground firm against erosion, or shelter endangered wading birds, reptiles, and amphibians. Instead, the tree is drive ...

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#112882
2017-05-16

Magnesium within plankton provides tool for taking the temperatures of past oceans

Scientists cannot travel into the past to take the Earth's temperature so they use proxies to discern past climates, and one of the most common methods for obtaining such data is derived from the remains of tiny marine organisms called foraminifera found in oceanic sediment cores.

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#112883
2017-05-16

Code of conduct needed for ocean conservation, study says

A diverse group of the world's leading experts in marine conservation is calling for a Hippocratic Oath for ocean conservation ? not unlike the pledge physicians take to uphold specific ethical standards when practicing medicine.

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#112884
2017-05-16

Toxic timebomb: why we must fight back against the world's plague of plastic

It’s everywhere. From the Mariana Trench to the floor of the Arctic Ocean, on tropical beaches and polar coasts. It’s in wildlife, seafood, sea salt and even on the surface of Mars. The world is blighted by plastic. Up to 12m tonnes of the stuff enters the world’s oceans every year (that’s one n ...

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#112894
2017-05-16

Data drive to help farmers cope with climate change via their smartphones

As smartphones spread to rural areas, an initiative backed by tech giants aims to help small farmers in poor countries access data on crops, weather and soil, helping them boost production in the face of climate change, a farming group said on Monday.

Meeting Document
#112874
2017-05-15

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Report of Sustainable Ocean Initiative Regional Capacity-Building Workshop for the Wider Caribbean and Central America, San José, 20 - 24 February 2017

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#112867
2017-05-15

Oxygen-starved oceans can take a million years to recover

About 183 million years ago something disrupted the Earth’s carbon cycle, which triggered a sudden drop in the oxygen levels of the world’s oceans, initiating a mass extinction of marine species.

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#112868
2017-05-15

Combating illegal fishing a priority for WEF on ASEAN

Illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing represents a dangerous threat to the environment, livelihood and health of Pacific Island nations — whose essential ocean resources are already under threat from the impact of climate change. Yet each year, it is estimated that 26 million metric tons o ...

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#112869
2017-05-15

L’Oréal, PepsiCo Strike Up New Partnerships to Push Forward Sustainability Agenda

Ushering the economy towards a more circular, sustainable model, global brands are teaming up to initiate change both at home and across the globe, proving that there is indeed strength in numbers.

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#112871
2017-05-15

The role of tourism in Rwanda’s conservation success

United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s theme for 2017 is sustainable tourism, a subject not so new in Rwanda. The country’s conservation journey began more than a decade ago and has since progressed enormously.

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#112838
2017-05-12

Collaborative forest management: who benefits?

Collaborative Forest Management (CFM) is a form of participatory forest management where both communities and forest management agencies are involved in sustainable management of forests. CFM is therefore an arrangement in which a local community and a government authority share roles, responsib ...

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#112856
2017-05-12

Scientists to journey into unknown ocean depths off southern coast of Australia

It sounds like the stuff of a Jules Verne novel — a voyage to the bottom of the sea.But in a first, a team of scientists is preparing to survey the darkest depths off the coast of Australia

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#112858
2017-05-12

50 new spiders discovered in Australia

The expedition, which identified spiders ranging from tarantulas as big as a human face to ant-mimicking spiders smaller than a thumbnail, involved 23 scientists, indigenous rangers and traditional owners. The surveys were part of the Bush Blitz discovery project, a partnership between the Austr ...

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#112828
2017-05-11

UNWTO names President of Costa Rica as Special Ambassador of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development -

As part of the observance of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is leading the campaign, has named Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera as Special Ambassador of this important global action. The initiatives de ...

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#112811
2017-05-10

Researchers find significant increase of invasive seaweed changing sea habitat

Walking along the beaches of New England, it is easy to spot large amounts of a fine red seaweed clogging the coastline, the result of sweeping changes in the marine environment occurring beneath the water. To further investigate, researchers at the University of New Hampshire looked at seaweed ...

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#112816
2017-05-10

Snowball Earth melting led to freshwater ocean 2 kilometres deep

A little more than 600 million years ago, you could have drunk from the ocean.After an extreme ice age known as snowball Earth, in which glaciers extended to the tropics and ice up to a kilometre thick covered the oceans, the melt formed a thick freshwater layer that floated on the super-salty o ...

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#112817
2017-05-10

Changes in water temperature have an impact on the dentex in Medes Islands

The movement of the dentex, a fish living in rocky sea floors and marine lands in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, is influenced by the changes in ocean temperatures, according to a study carried out in the Medes Islands and published in the journal Scientific Reports.

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#112791
2017-05-09

Oceans losing oxygen as world warms

To the list of global problems the world’s oceans are facing, you can add another: They’re losing oxygen.The Pacific Ocean off the U.S. West Coast, from central California to Alaska, is one of the hardest-hit areas.

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#112772
2017-05-08

How to fix climate change: put cities, not countries, in charge

Climate change is the most urgent challenge facing humankind. Other issues make headlines: terrorism kills; inequality affects everyday life for billions around the globe. But climate is paramount, because in sustainability human survival itself is at stake. Why then have the nations governing t ...

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#112779
2017-05-08

Iran, S. Korea bolster co-op in sustainable development, wetland conservation

Ramsar Regional Centre for Central and West Asia with the goal of enhancing the implementation of the Ramsar Convention in the region through training, research, advocacy and public awareness programs was established in in the Iranian city of Ramsar, the northern province of Mazandaran, in 2002.

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#112780
2017-05-08

Take a Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

The Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-BMB),together with the Deutsche GesellschaftfürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, is mounting a photo contest titled “Selfie for Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism 2017” which will run until M ...

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#112755
2017-05-05

Sustainable shopping: here's how to find coffee that doesn't cost the Earth

The morning coffee ritual is serious business; Australians drink roughly 16.3 million coffees a day. Plenty of news coverage has been devoted to its health benefits and cultural significance, but how much do you know about the environmental cost of your daily latte?

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#112747
2017-05-04

Mangroves optimized: How to make coastal habitats sequester even more carbon

Of all the carbon buried in the floors of Earth’s oceans, most of it is found in the narrow strip of tidal marshes, seagrass beds, and mangroves along their edge. Known as blue carbon ecosystems, these vegetated coastal habitats “occupy only 0.2% of the ocean surface, yet contribute 50% of the t ...

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#112751
2017-05-04

Deep Coral Reefs In The Hawaii Island Provide The Habitat For Shallow Reef Fishes

A recent study unveils how the deep coral reefs in the Hawaii Island play a significant role in conserving the shallow reef fishes. A great initiative by the marine biologists. Marine biologists from the Washington State University for the first time tried to explore essential facts about the de ...

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#112736
2017-05-03

DARPA’s Synthetic Biology Initiatives Could Militarize the Environment. Is that something we’re comfortable with?

Sure, the U.S. military has deployed the power of biology and nature before. For instance, the Navy trains dolphins to detect underwater mines. The Army Research Office studies life sciences to find new ways to better soldier protection and performance. And during the Vietnam War, the military e ...

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#112704
2017-05-02

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened today at United Nations Headquarters.

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#112688
2017-05-01

Overfishing: Harmful Ecosystem Effects Leading Fishing Industry's Collapse

Overfishing is a threat to the marine ecosystem and should be on the watch list of Ecological authorities in the Gulf of California. Gross neglect of fishing regulations could result in chaotic disturbance of the food chain that the ocean is providing to the inhabitants of coastal communities.

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#112693
2017-05-01

Keep plastics out of oceans

The UN Environment Programme, UNEP, has cautioned that there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic bottles, commented a UAE daily.

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#112698
2017-05-01

Mexico announces 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) led the installation of the National Council for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will make it possible, “To define the route to incorporate different visions in favor of a common cause: laying the foundations of the future to which we ...

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#112699
2017-05-01

How Companies Can Support Sustainable Development

Going green and sustainability are becoming industry buzzwords in a world where people are still arguing about climate change. But other than recycling paper waste and going digital, many companies don’t even know where to start when it comes to sustainability.

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#112672
2017-04-28

FEATURE: UN’s mission to keep plastics out of oceans and marine life

27 April 2017 – There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050 unless people stop using single-use plastic items such as plastic bags and plastic bottles, according to figures cited by the United Nations.

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#112661
2017-04-27

New Generation Rallies to Climate Cause in Trinidad

PORT OF SPAIN, Apr 26 2017 (IPS) - As two environmental activist groups in Trinidad and Tobago powered by young volunteers prepare to ramp up their climate change and sustainability activism, they are also contemplating their own sustainability and how they can become viable over the long-term.

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#112665
2017-04-27

Palm oil production, development and the environment

At the beginning of April, the European Parliament voted in favour of a resolution on palm oil and rainforest destruction that includes setting up a single certification scheme for palm oil imports by 2020 to guarantee that only sustainably produced palm oil enters the European Union market and ...

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#112670
2017-04-27

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

Imagine an area 34 times the size of Manhattan. Now imagine it covered ankle-deep in plastic waste — piles of soda bottles and plastic bags, takeout containers by the mile, drinking straws as far as the eye can see.

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#112656
2017-04-26

Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century

A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.

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#112617
2017-04-21

CBD Secretariat Prioritizes Biodiversity Mainstreaming for SDG Achievement

April 2017: Meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Executive Secretary Cristiana Paşca Palmer said her top priority is to raise the profile and political visibility of the Convention while working cooperatively with other entities to achieve ...

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#112619
2017-04-21

Food and Conservation Groups Invest in Soil to Sustain Food Production

A national effort to enhance farm sustainability through soil health has additional backing from a major consumer foods manufacturer.

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#112621
2017-04-21

Sustainable tourism

The United Nations General Assembly declared 2017 ‘The International Year of Sustainable Tourism’, a significant opportunity to promote the contribution of the tourism industry to creating abetter world.

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#112623
2017-04-21

Ocean Currents Are Sweeping Billions of Tiny Plastic Bits to the Arctic

Currents are acting like a conveyor belt for plastic, dumping the bits in pristine northern waters

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#112594
2017-04-20

Canary in the kelp forest: Sea creature dissolves in today's warming, acidic waters

The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern California coast, according to a new study.

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