How a vampire squid inspired a Goldman prize-winning marine life champion

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

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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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‘Coral bleaching is getting worse … but the biggest problem is pollution’

Conservationists are battling to save the 700 -mile Mesoamerican Barrier Reef in the Caribbean suffering the effects of mass tourism and global warming The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the largest hurdle reef in the western hemisphere- an underwater wilderness stretching over 700 miles along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. One of the […]

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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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‘Hungry bear’ crisis leaves two people dead in Russia’s far east

Overfishing and fewer food sources constructing bears more aggressive, say officials, who have killed 83 on Sakhalin Island this year Two people have been killed by bears in Russia’s far east as increasingly large numbers of the animals are approaching humans because of the lack of food sources. Authorities on Sakhalin Island last week told […]

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Forget’ the environment ‘: we need new words to impart life’s wonders | George Monbiot

We need better ways of talking about nature and our relationships with it, writes Guardian columnist George Monbiot If Moses had promised the Israelites a land flowing with mammary secretions and insect vomiting, would they have followed him into Canaan? Though this means milk and honey, I doubt it would have inspired them. So why […]

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Climate change impact on Australia may be irreversible, five-yearly report says

State of the Environment report says heritage and economic activity are being affected and the disadvantaged is likely to be worst hit An independent review of the state of Australias environment has detected the impacts of climate change are increasing and some of the changes could be irreversible. The latest Country of the Environment report, […]

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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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