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With 82% of fish being removed faster than they can repopulate and climate change and acidification reducing the oceans' ability to absorb carbon, a crucial planetary life support system is in crisis. In the September issue of The Ethical Corporation magazine, we do a deep dive into oceans, and asse...
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Shared from the 9/6/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Livia Albeck-Ripka
© The New York Times Co. CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA»Diving beneath the ocean’s surface, Russell Hosp swam toward the limestone bed of the Great Barrier Reef, where he reattached bits of blue stag-horn coral. With tourists gone, he was...
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CEO Note: Historic agreement to protect Belize’s reef and ocean fisheries and wildlife BY ANDY SHARPLESS   AUGUST 24, 2020 The Government of Belize has taken a big step forward in protecting its ocean – home to 40% of the world’s second largest reef. After campaigning by t...
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https://www.popesprayer.va/ "Hello. Today, I’d like to speak to you about something that’s very important and that weighs on my heart: to speak about the oceans. Oceans contain the bulk of our planet’s water supply, and also most of the immense variety of living creatures, many of which are th...
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By Tom Udall and Michael Bennet, The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 Westerners have a special connection to the land. We are blessed with millions of acres of gorgeous and untamed beauty—snow-covered peaks, alpine lakes, mountain streams, wide open rural landscapes, and abundant wildlife. Th...
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Published: 01 April 2020 Nature volume 580,  Abstract Sustainable Development Goal 14 of the United Nations aims to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Achieving this goal will require rebuilding the marine life-support system...
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BY BOB BERWYN, INSIDECLIMATE NEWS APR 13, 2020  For the third time in the last five years, the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast underwent brutal bleaching. A warming climate is responsible for the destruction of the largest coral reef on Earth. Credit: Rick Loomis/Los Angeles Times vi...
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“It is strange to think of a sea turtle as an ecosystem,” says Amanda Feuerstein, program coordinator and research assistant at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, “but they are…they have all of these other animals living on their skin and shells.” Feuerstein is co-author of a rec...
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Shared from the 3/20/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Asta Bowen Writers on the Range As if its year-round wildfires weren’t enough, California is leading the way toward a zombie apocalypse. But unlike flames roaring across the landscape, this apocalypse is happening quietly, just below t...
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ESPAÑOL January 05, 2016 Sarah Engler  Plastic, of course, is uniquely problematic because it’s nonbiodegradable and therefore sticks around for a lot longer (like up to 1,000 years longer) than other forms of trash. And we're not just talking about people dumping their garbage o...
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The world’s oceans are gasping for breath, a report issued Saturday at the annual global climate talks in Madrid has concluded. The report represents the combined efforts of 67 scientists from 17 countries and was released by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It found that oxygen ...
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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 September 25, 2019 – This morning in the Principality of Monaco, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). The report scrutinizes current scientific understandings of the ...
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By Christina Larson The Associated Press, shared from The Denver Post  OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA»Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass ...
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The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is considered the gold standard for assessing the scientific consensus on global warming; if there is an overarching criticism of IPCC reports, it’s that they’re a little too conservative in their presentation of the t...
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Shared from the 8/26/2019 The Denver Post eEdition WORLD WILDLIFE CONFERENCE By Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten
The Associated Press GENEVA» Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean’s most awe-inspirin...
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By Bloomberg News Southern California is known for its pristinely maintained beaches. But those perfect ribbons of sand are causing problems for the surrounding ecosystems. Grooming and filling, primarily intended to beautify the sand for human recreation, is altering the biodiversity of beach eco...
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By Levon Sevunts |  The federal government and the Inuit announced Thursday the first step in the creation of a new marine protected area in the northernmost part of Nunavut in the High Canadian Arctic. The proposed Tuvaijuittuq Marine Protected Area is located off northern Ellesmer...
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  Shared from the 6/12/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The world’s oceans will likely lose about one-sixth of their fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, a new study says. Ever...
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By Margaret Cooney, Miriam Goldstein, and Emma Shapiro Posted on June 3, 2019, 12:01 am, Center for American Progress  Currently, in the United States, two major MPA policy approaches have found success and been proven to provide benefits to fishermen and other local stakeholder communities. O...
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BIOLOGISTS FIND TRASH IN BELLY OF STRANDED BABY DOLPHIN.FORT MYERS BEACH, FLA. » A rare deep-water dolphin stranded on a Florida beach and later euthanized had a stomach full of trash. Biologists said they found two plastic bags and a shredded balloon during a necropsy of the young r...
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