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First UN Ocean Conference signals global goal out of reach without major new action

First UN Ocean Conference signals global goal out of reach without major new action

New York, 9 June 2017 – On the concluding day of the first ever United Nations Ocean Conference, WWF calls for unprecedented action to achieve the agreed Ocean sustainable development…

Overfishing and pollution kill corals in a warming world.

In the wild worlds of coral reefs, seaweeds and corals are locked in mortal battles and scientists have revealed how overfishing, sewage and farm pollution can tip the balance in…

Circular Economy: 50% Marine litter reduction target firmly on the table

BRUSSELS: Today saw the release of the European Parliament’s draft opinion on the Circular Economy. Authored by Italian Socialist MEP Simona Bonafè, it contains proposals that will be vital to…

Death of largest tiger shark is a disgrace

Humane Society international (HSI) regards the recent catch and killing of a 625.5 kilo tiger shark as a conservation travesty which should never be permitted again. HSI marine scientist Jessica…

European Parliament calls for essential 50% cut in marine litter

Strasbourg – Seas At Risk is today welcoming the European Parliament’s call for an EU marine litter reduction target of 50% by 2025, which Seas At Risk and its members…

Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Rising ocean temperatures threaten spread of major heat stress to Hawaiian reefs As unusually warm ocean temperatures cover the north Pacific, equatorial Pacific, and western Atlantic oceans, NOAA scientists expect…

Ocean wealth valued at US$24 trillion, but sinking fast

The value of the ocean’s riches rivals the size of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding, according to a report released by WWF today. The report,…

Hidden oceanic gateway may be melting Totten Glacier

Hidden oceanic gateway may be melting Totten Glacier

A previously hidden gateway to the ocean underneath the largest glacier in East Antarctica could allow warm seawater to reach the base of the glacier, causing melt and potentially raising…

Great Barrier Reef at risk of becoming dumping ground

Great Barrier Reef at risk of becoming dumping ground

Geneva, Switzerland – Reckless industrialization alongside the Great Barrier Reef could cause severe damage to one of Earth’s most important environmental systems, according to a new report commissioned by WWF.…

Big miners’ call for more cuts to environmental protection is bad news for the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Marine Conservation Society has hit back at big coal and gas companies who are complaining about regulations that are designed to protect the environment. read more … –…

Scientists Find 20 Years of Deep Water Warming Leading to Sea Level Rise

Scientists Find 20 Years of Deep Water Warming Leading to Sea Level Rise

Scientists analyzing measurements taken in the deep ocean around the globe over the past two decades find a warming trend that contributes to sea level rise, especially around Antarctica. Greenhouse…

Effective action on bottom trawling scuttled in the final hours of negotiations

Effective action on bottom trawling scuttled in the final hours of negotiations

23 November 2006 UN fisheries negotiations ran into early this morning as delegates worked to find a compromise. They were looking at text which would have offered immediate protection for…