European winner of the Goldman environment prize switched from journalism to activism to tackle the destructive practice of deep-sea bottom trawling It was a vampire squid that inspired the European winner of this year’s Goldman environmental prize to successfully challenge the devastatingly unsustainable practice of bottom-trawling. More than a decade before Blue Planet, Claire Nouvian […]

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Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows Degradation of the worlds natural resources by humans is rapidly outpacing the planets ability to absorb the damage, meaning the rate of deterioration is increasing globally, the most comprehensive environmental examine ever undertaken by […]

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The country set to cash in on climate change

Record temperatures threaten traditional ways of life in Greenland but as the sea ice retreats, new mining, fishing and tourism investments possibilities are helping communities to adapt Asked if he is fearful about the impact of climate change, Tnnes Kaka Berthelsens response is typical of many Greenlanders. We are more concerned about the Maldives, he […]

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North America far off from ocean preservation targets, report discoveries

Mexico, Canada and US collaborate on report that concludes the three nations will have to dramatically ramp up efforts to reach 10% protection goal North America is far from reaching national and international targets for protecting oceans, according to a first-of-its-kind report released on Wednesday. The Dare to Be Deep report, created by a alliance […]

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Bluefin tuna sells for PS500, 000 at Japan auction amid overfishing concerns

Huge fish sells for 74 m yen as conservationists call for moratorium to assist stabilise plunging Pacific stocks A bluefin tuna has fetched 74.2 m yen( 517,000) at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, amid warns that decades of overfishing by Japan and other countries “il take the” species to […]

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The ‘dark fleet’: Global Fishing Watch shines a light on illegal catches

Low light imaging data being used to expose unregulated and unreported angling on the high seas New data is being used to expose fleets of previously unmonitored fishing vessels on the high seas, in what campaigners hope will lead to the eradication of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. Global Fishing Watch( GFW) has turned low […]

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Pushing for prohibit on domestic tusk trade spurs feud at international summit

As coalition of countries, including US, push for resolution to end practise, Japan, Namibia, South Africa and Canada raise concerns at Hawaii meeting A resolution to end the domestic trading in ivory has descended into acrimony at a major conservation summit, with a handful of countries, including Japan and South Africa, objecting to the proposed […]

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Penguins starving to death is a sign that something’s very wrong in the Antarctic | John Sauven

Overfishing, petroleum drilling, pollution and climate change are imperilling the ecosystem. But ocean sanctuaries could help protect what belongs to us all, says Greenpeace director John Sauven The awful news that all but two penguin chicks have starved to death out of a colony of nearly 40,000 birds is a grim illustration of the enormous […]

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U.S. Officials Claim Manatees No Longer Endangered And Should Be Downlisted

The West Indian manatee, which calls the waterways and coastlines of Florida home, should no longer be classed as jeopardized and should be downlisted, in agreement with the U.S. Fish& Wildlife Service( FWS ). The rotund, slow-moving herbivore has recovered in numbers over the last 50 years to such an extent that the strict rules […]

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