Oceans

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

California Blocks Trump’s Oil Drilling Off State Coast

  SACRAMENTO, California, August 28, 2018 (ENS) – California is using its control over the last three miles between the Pacific Ocean and the shore to thwart President Donald Trump’s plans to open the Pacific Outer Continental...

 

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

World’s Second Largest Reef Out of Danger

  MANAMA, Bahrain, June 27, 2018 (ENS) – Conservationists around the world are celebrating the announcement by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee Tuesday that the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System – the world’s second...

 

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

Climate Change Is Killing the Great Barrier Reef

  TOWNSVILLE, Queensland, Australia, April 18, 2018 (ENS) – Corals on the northern part of the world’s largest coral reef, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine...

 

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

New Kind of Insurance Protects Coral Reefs at Risk

  CANCUN-PLAYA del CARMEN, Mexico, March 19, 2018 (ENS) – A new type of insurance to protect coral reefs introduced at the 2018 World Ocean Summit in Mexico earlier this month has raised hope once again for the survival of coral reefs...

 

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

Belize Blocks Oil Development on Americas’ Longest Reef

  BELMOPAN, Belize, February 2, 2018 (ENS) – While President Donald Trump intends to open nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil development for the first time, the country with the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere has...

 

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

Giant Oil Spill Contaminates East China Sea

  BEIJING, China, January 17, 2018 (ENS) – An Iranian tanker carrying a full load of natural gas condensate that sank Sunday has been found on the bottom of the East China Sea, China’s Ministry of Transportation reported Wednesday....

 

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

Oceans Dying With Too Much Heat, Too Little Oxygen

  WASHINGTON, DC, January 8, 2018 (ENS) – The world’s coral reefs are dying due to global warming, finds a unique study published Friday in the journal “Science.” For the first time, an international team of researchers...

 

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

Mexico Launches Vaquita Roundup Using U.S. Dolphins

  SAN FELIPE, Mexico, October 13, 2017 (ENS) – An international team of experts has gathered in San Felipe at the request of the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, and has begun a unique plan to save from extinction...

 

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

Chile Safeguards Ocean at S. America’s Southern Tip

  SANTIAGO, Chile, September 25, 2017 (ENS) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has pledged to create a new marine protected area in Admiralty Sound in Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America. The new “Multiple Use Marine and...

 

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

Giant Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica as Climate Warms

  GREENBELT, Maryland, July 13, 2017 (ENS) – An iceberg weighing one trillion metric tonnes, one of the largest ever recorded, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 in what NASA...

 

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

U.S. Aquariums Battle Plastic Waste in Oceans, Lakes

  MONTEREY, California, July 10, 2017 (ENS) – Stopping the flow of plastic pollution into oceans and lakes is the goal of a new partnership of 19 U.S. aquariums that say plastic waste is one of the gravest threats facing ocean and...

 

World’s Largest Reef, Worth $56 Billion, Stressed Out

World’s Largest Reef, Worth $56 Billion, Stressed Out

  CANBERRA, Australia, June 28, 2017 (ENS) – Australian federal prosecutors are pursuing legal action against the master and owner of a ship they claim is responsible for an major oil spill near the Great Barrier Reef in 2015.  The...

 

All Nations Agree to Restore Ocean Health

All Nations Agree to Restore Ocean Health

  By Suzanne Maxx NEW YORK, New York, June 12, 2017 (ENS) – The 193 Member States of the United Nations agreed by consensus to a 14 point Call for Action that will begin the reversal of the decline of the ocean’s health at the conclusion...

 

UN Oceans Conference Opens on World Environment Day

UN Oceans Conference Opens on World Environment Day

  NEW YORK, New York, June 5, 2017 (ENS) – “This is our environment. It is the keystone of a sustainable future. Without a healthy environment we cannot end poverty or build prosperity,” said Secretary-General António...

 

Fiji’s Eco-Resorts Lead the Way to a Green Economy

Fiji’s Eco-Resorts Lead the Way to a Green Economy

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, May 31, 2017 (ENS) – The eco-resorts of Fiji blend the pristine ecology of the blue Pacific with the economical beauty of a simple life. They lead the world’s eco-tourism industry with a formula...

 

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

Ghost Net Art Can Save Marine Life

  THURSDAY ISLAND, Australia, April 30, 2017 (ENS) – To raise awareness of the harmful impact that ghost nets can have on the marine environment, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority, AFMA, is working with Torres Strait artists...

 

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

Trump Opens Offshore Continental Shelf to Oil Drilling

  WASHINGTON, DC, April 28, 2017 (ENS) – President Donald Trump today signed an executive order that directs the U.S. Department of the Interior to study new oil and natural gas drilling off the coast of California, the Atlantic states,...

 

Fiji Spearheads Development Beyond the Sustainable

Fiji Spearheads Development Beyond the Sustainable

  By Suzanne Maxx SUVA, Fiji, April 21, 2017 (ENS) – Fiji and other island nations may leapfrog the developed countries, becoming models for a greater than sustainable future – a transformational future – one that cherishes...

 

50 Reefs: A Global Plan to Save Corals from Extinction

50 Reefs: A Global Plan to Save Corals from Extinction

  SYDNEY, Australia, March 12, 2017 (ENS) – Ninety percent of the world’s coral reefs are expected to disappear by 2050 due to climate change, pollution and poor fishing practices. Now, a unique philanthropic coalition has launched...

 

UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

UN Campaigns to ‘Turn the Tide’ on Ocean Plastics

  BALI, Indonesia, February 26, 2017 (ENS) – An unprecedented global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter within five years was launched this week by UN Environment, the United Nations agency formerly known as UNEP....

 
 
 
 

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