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Global Partnership for Oceans: to Reverse Patterns of Degradation, UN

Global Partnership for Oceans: to Reverse Patterns of Degradation, UN

A powerful coalition of governments, international organizations, civil society groups and private interests are joining together under the banner of a Global Partnership for Oceans to confront widely documented problems of over-fishing, marine degradation, and habitat loss.

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Discovery Sheds New Light on Wandering Continents

Discovery Sheds New Light on Wandering Continents

Although the basic process that drives plate tectonics —the movement of the Earth’s crustal plates—is understood, many details remain a mystery…

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Amount of Coldest Antarctic Water Near Ocean Floor Decreasing for Decades

Amount of Coldest Antarctic Water Near Ocean Floor Decreasing for Decades

Oceanographers find that, the coldest deep ocean water, Antarctic Bottom Water, has been disappearing at an average rate of about eight million metric tons per second over the past few decades, equivalent to about fifty times the average flow of the Mississippi River. The world’s deep ocean currents play a critical role in transporting heat and carbon around the planet, thus regulating our climate.

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World Water Day 2012: Water and Food Security

World Water Day 2012: Water and Food Security

Water is precious. All living things need it to survive. But we are failing to take care of it. Many struggle to get it while others believe their taps will never run dry. The UN has designated March 22nd World Water Day to focus attention on the importance of fresh, clean water and to advocate for the sustainable management of fresh water resources.

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Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons

Management of fisheries at the community level can help curb overfishing and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ which is driving humans to decimate the planet’s dwindling fish stocks, an international scientific team concluded. In an analysis of 42 coral reef sites where coastal resources are managed by partnerships between governments, conservation groups, and fishers, they found that such co-management is largely successful in both sustaining fisheries and improving livelihoods.

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Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions off of Africa

Hydrogen Sulfide Emissions off of Africa

Pale green patterns tinted the water along the Namibian coast. But unlike other bright hues that occasionally show up in the ocean, these colors didn’t result from a phytoplankton bloom.

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Mission Blue: Coiba, Panama

Mission Blue: Coiba, Panama

Considered a precious jewel of the Pacific, Coiba National Park, located off the southwest coast of Panama, is made up of Coiba Island, 38 smaller islands and the surrounding marine areas within the Gulf of Chiriqui. The Mission Blue team, including oceanographer Sylvia Earle and Smithsonian senior scientists Hector Guzman, embarked on an expedition to draw attention to the importance of Coiba’s protection and explore its waters.

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Radical Sand Dune project

Radical Sand Dune project

Will a pioneering project to reshape sand dunes that are home to a stronghold of fen orchids and other rare plants and invertebrates, protect or destroy the habitat?

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Energy Companies Pledge to Measure Impacts of Large Dam Projects ?

Energy Companies Pledge to Measure Impacts of Large Dam Projects ?

The sixth World Water Forum ( held this year in Marseille, France from March 12-17) the world’s largest meeting devoted to water, is to create solutions to the water, energy, and food challenges presented by climate change and economic growth. But critics say new scorecard to evaluate social and environmental impacts of hydropower projects serves dam builders not local communities and denounced the protocol as an attempt to “greenwash” the industry.

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