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#109935
2016-09-12

Marine conservation efforts just took a major step forward

Ocean conservation efforts took a significant step forward on Friday when a measure to protect 30 percent of the world's oceans by 2030 passed during a major meeting in Hawaii.

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#109938
2016-09-12

Conservation Congress Sets Ambitious Target to Protect Oceans

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Sep 10 2016 (IPS) - A major environmental conference of governments and NGOs has called on nations to set aside at least 30 percent of the world’s oceans as “highly protected” areas by 2030, but delegates said opposition from China, Japan and South Africa had seriously undermin ...

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#109944
2016-09-12

Oceans given boost as nations agree to protect a third worldwide

Things are looking up for conservation of the world’s oceans. A major environmental conference of governments and NGOs has called on nations to set aside at least 30 per cent of them as “highly protected” areas by 2030.

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#109946
2016-09-12

Global conservation summit sets the direction for post-2015 sustainability agenda

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 10 September 2016 (IUCN) – The IUCN World Conservation Congress closed today in Hawaiʻi, setting the global conservation agenda for the next four years and defining a roadmap for the implementation of the historic agreements adopted in 2015.

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#109905
2016-09-09

International community rallies to address major threat to oceans

Accession by Finland has triggered the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention on 8 September 2017. The BWM Convention is a key international measure for environmental protection that aims to stop the spread of potentially invasive aquatic species through ships’ ballast ...

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#109908
2016-09-09

Giraffe genetic secret: Four species of tallest mammal identified

It is a famous, gentle giant of the African savannah, but the giraffe's genetics have just revealed that there is not one species, but four.

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#109915
2016-09-09

Ethiopia: Protecting Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Editorial: As agriculture is the mainstay of the nation's economy, maintaining the bio diversity and the ecosystem is critically vital. Also, the production of food and industrial crops and the development of the livestock sector heavily rely on the natural resources,with which they are interrel ...

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#109921
2016-09-09

An Ocean Perspective For A Planet At The Crossroads

A conversation between Ocean Conservancy’s CEO Andreas Merkl and Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and navigator of the iconic Hōkūle’a, as Hawaiʻi hosts the IUCN World Conservation Congress

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#109923
2016-09-09

Ocean warming affecting Arctic fish and birds

Until a few years ago, mackerel were unknown in Greenland's cold waters.

Meeting Document
#109899
2016-09-08

Document

Sustainable Ocean Initiative website

Meeting Document
#109891
2016-09-08

Document

CBD-Joint Expert Meeting on Addressing Biodiversity Concerns in Sustainable Fisheries

News Headlines
#109877
2016-09-08

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

MIDWAY ATOLL — Seventy-four years ago, a naval battle off this remote spit of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean changed the course of World War II.

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#109881
2016-09-08

Africa: Green Cities Key to Sustainable Economic Development - Experts

Hall, an architect from Light Earth Designs, was yesterday presenting Rwanda's current urbanisation and Green Cities Development Plans, at the ongoing Global Green Growth Week 2016, at JeJu Island, South Korea.

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#109838
2016-09-07

Arctic Ocean shipping routes 'to open for months'

Shipping routes across the Arctic are going to open up significantly this century even with a best-case reduction in CO2 emissions, a new study suggests.

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#109839
2016-09-07

Asia-Pacific ‘hot spot for water insecurity’

[MANILA] Economies in the Asia-Pacific region cannot sustain their present dynamic growth “unless water is brought into the equation” as the region faces a “crisis” in securing and managing the prime resource.

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#109841
2016-09-07

The oceans are heating up. That's a big problem on a blue planet

An increase in water temperatures is having a profound effect that, with hidden stores of frozen methane thawing out, will soon start to feed on itself

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#109843
2016-09-07

With Our Planet At The Crossroads, The Future Of Conservation Depends On Science

This week, conservation takes center stage as 6,000 global experts dive deep into the issues that will define the physical future of our planet. And with the all the far-reaching impacts of these decisions affecting the long-term sustainability of our planet, it’s a gathering that cannot come so ...

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#109847
2016-09-07

Scientists discover a new deep-reef Butterflyfish species in Papahanaumokuakea Monument

Scientists from NOAA and the Bishop Museum have published a description of a new species of butterflyfish from deep reefs of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The study was published today in the scientific journal ZooKeys.

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#109814
2016-09-06

Largest marine reserve opens amid controversy

The world’s largest ocean research and protection area, the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, was launched in Hawaii on 31 August amid criticisms of its impact on trade and fishing innovation.

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#109818
2016-09-06

Obama's Hawaii marine conservation area is just a drop in the ocean

At three times the size of California, the scope of the Papahānaumokuākea reserve has also highlighted how little of the world’s oceans are protected

News Headlines
#109819
2016-09-06

Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation'

IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease

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#109821
2016-09-06

Why the ocean is key to climate protection

The World Conservation Congress - the largest environment decision-making forum - is taking place in Hawaii. Ocean and climate change are high on the agenda.

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#109828
2016-09-06

Latest ocean warming review reveals extent of impacts on nature and humans

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, 5 September (IUCN) – Ocean warming is affecting humans in direct ways and the impacts are already being felt, including effects on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases, according to what has been called the most ...

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#109791
2016-09-02

Pacific Islands fail to agree plan to protect tuna

Countries from around the Pacific Ocean met to discuss ways of protecting the shrinking supplies but were unable to come to any agreement, officials say

News Headlines
#109792
2016-09-02

Arctic sea ice will miss record low despite major melt, experts say

As the sun begins its seasonal descent in the Arctic sky and temperatures drop, the summer melt of sea ice is slowing down. In the next few weeks, the span of the Arctic Ocean covered by ice will reach its annual low.

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#109798
2016-09-02

Global Congress Tackles Wildlife Trafficking, Ocean Conservation

The World Conservation Congress opened up its 10-day conference Thursday on Honolulu's Waikiki Beach.

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#109806
2016-09-02

Bringing Business on Board: New Protocol Unveiled at IUCN Congress

Despite global evidence that confirms a healthy environment is critical for helping alleviate poverty, building more inclusive economies and underpinning sustainable societies, the world’s biodiversity is continuing to decline.

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#109785
2016-09-01

Predictive tool vital to sustainable environmental futures

A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate change in developing countries.

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#109788
2016-09-01

Seabirds eat debris that looks like natural prey

BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- As pollution piles up in the ocean and on shore, seabirds are paying the ultimate price.

News Headlines
#109772
2016-08-31

High Seas Biodiversity Agreement: the importance of sustainable access and benefit sharing

As African States, we are fully cognisant of the contribution of oceans and seas to our development.

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#109741
2016-08-30

UN Negotiations Focus on What Lies Beneath the High Seas

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 2016 (IPS) - The high seas – oceans which fall beyond the jurisdiction of any country – make up about two thirds of the world’s ocean and half of the total surface of planet earth.

News Headlines
#109743
2016-08-30

South Africa’s traditional fishers buoyed by data-logging app

Small-scale fishers hope technology will convince ministers that there are enough stocks to feed communities sustainably

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#109749
2016-08-30

‘Make human rights the priority in all conservation efforts’ – UN experts urge governments

29 August 2016 – Ahead of the world’s largest forum for the adoption of conservation policies on protected areas, two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples today highlighted that effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights.

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#109733
2016-08-29

How Sweden recycles 99 percent of its waste

Sweden is already an environmental leader with its electric roads and plans to be 100% fossil fuel-free by 2050, but they’re not stopping there. The trailblazing Scandinavian nation also recycles 99 percent of its waste, with only a measly 1 percent going to landfills. A process called waste-to- ...

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#109728
2016-08-26

Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed.

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#109712
2016-08-25

Seals help show how melting ice shelves in East Antarctica affect deep ocean

A group of elephant seals in Antarctica has helped show how freshwater from melting ice shelves affects a key part of the engine that drives the circulation of the world's oceans.

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#109717
2016-08-25

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century.

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#109690
2016-08-24

Reef castaways: Can coral make it across Darwin's 'impassable' barrier?

An international team of researchers have shown that vulnerable coral populations in the eastern tropical Pacific have been completely isolated from the rest of the Pacific Ocean for at least the past two decades.

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#109698
2016-08-24

Some climate paths may harm sustainable development

In December 2015 in Paris, the world's leaders agreed to keep global average temperature rise well below 2°C above pre-industrial values.

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#109661
2016-08-22

Two new species of glowing spook fish discovered

Scientists have discovered two new species of bioluminescent deep-sea fish off New Zealand.

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#109665
2016-08-22

Climate change will mean the end of national parks as we know them

As the National Parks Service turns 100 this week, we look at how receding ice, extreme heat and acidifying oceans are transforming America’s landscapes, and guardians of national parks face the herculean task of stopping it

News Headlines
#109669
2016-08-22

Tanzania: Forest Landscape Needs Urgent Restoration

Tanzania has a target of attaining middle income status by 2025. Various strategies have been developed to facilitate achievement of the national target namely through the Tanzania Development Vision 2025 (TDV), Second Five Years Development Plan 2016 to 2021 and the global Sustainable Developme ...

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#109645
2016-08-19

Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes

Sea level changes in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new paper.

News Headlines
#109655
2016-08-19

Rising sea levels may help select coral reefs

PERTH, Australia, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Though the factors triggering rising seas may be harming the planet's marine species, more ocean water isn't necessarily a bad thing. New research suggests for some coral reef systems it may be beneficial.

Meeting Document
#109639
2016-08-18

Document

UNEP-EC- WS Regional Ocean Governance

News Headlines
#109626
2016-08-18

Researchers say addressing the second D in REDD can benefit the climate while ensuring timber harvests

Significant reductions in carbon emissions could be achieved by sustainable forestry practices in the tropics, researchers say — but so far, the world is not taking full advantage of this opportunity to mitigate global warming.

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#109628
2016-08-18

New online trawler tracking tool aims to help end overfishing

Developers hope the tool, that enables anyone with internet access to track fishing vessels worldwide, will create greater transparency in the oceans

News Headlines
#109602
2016-08-16

Alaskan native community will vote to stay or relocate due to climate change

The Native village of Shishmaref in western Alaska will face a vote on Tuesday, deciding whether they wish to stay where they have lived for generations or to relocate in an effort to escape the effects of climate change. The barrier island village is finding it harder and harder to hunt for foo ...

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