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Restoring the Caribbean to the paradise it used to be

When people think of the Caribbean, it’s the turquoise seas, clean beaches, coral reefs teeming with fish, turtles and balmy breezes that come to mind. For us, this paradise…

One brick at a time: building a better future

The brick-clay industry employs around 10 million people in India. The industry also burns around 35–40million tonnes of coal per year, emitting carbon dioxide and sulfur,…

World’s first land-based commercial coral farm opened for more resilient reefs

Gator Halpern, Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean and Co-founder of Coral Vita, has opened the world’s first land-based commercial coral farm…

World Scouting and UN Environment team up to engage young people in global fight against plastic pollution

June 8, 2019 – For World Ocean’s Day, World Scouting is teaming up with UN Environment to create a new movement for action in the battle against plastic pollution. Already…

Women as climate action ambassadors in coastal districts of India’s Odisha State

People in the coastal districts of the eastern Indian state of Odisha are increasingly suffering from the effects of climate change. Most households in the area are…

A silent signal of distress: our ocean and air pollution

By Miao Wang Our oceans are the largest carbon sink on the planet. This big blue diffuser, for decades helping to buffer the impacts of climate change, is finally giving…

The fate of coral reefs at stake as key UN talks begin in Egypt: New coalition urges action to save reefs

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 12 November 2018 –A new coalition of inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private foundations is…

Prince of Wales announces global call to action for International Year of the Reef 2018

LONDON, United Kingdom (14 February 2018) – His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales today announced a global call to action to save coral reefs from complete global collapse…

Planting fragments of hope

Fifteen years ago, the waters around Islas Marietas in Mexico’s Nayarit State were so abundant with corals that people could see them for miles. They were hard to avoid, too…

The fight for a trash-free Caribbean Sea

March 27, 2017 – More than 700 islands and coastal countries share the riches of the Caribbean Sea, and the region´s prosperity depends on these crystal waters and clean…