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FlipFlopi launches first ever prototype of marine-litter boat

Lamu, Kenya 15 September 2018 – Amid the rising momentum to beat plastic pollution globally, Kenya will today see the launch of the world’s first 100% recycled marine…

Cloud computing to speed up stocktaking of Northwest Pacific blue carbon sinks

Cloud computing technology can speed up the assessment of Northwest Pacific seagrass beds which nurture biodiversity, purify seawater and mitigate climate change but are…

Sweden and UN Environment announce $6 million project to beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Bangkok, 10 September 2018 –Sweden, UN Environment and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) today announced efforts to combat marine litter and plastic…

Revolutionary ocean cleanup by Champion of the Earth Boyan Slat kicks off

Champions of the Earth laureate Boyan Slat and his Ocean Cleanup team launched their revolutionary marine litter cleanup system today. Research shows that a scaled-up fleet…

Toxic algal bloom continues to suffocate Florida’s Gulf Coast

Florida in the United States of America recently declared a state of emergency as a red tide of toxic algae bloomed along its western coastline killing marine animals,…

Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Asia Pacific

Miao Wang is one of two Young Champions of the Earth for Asia and the Pacific. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. She is Founder of Better Blue…

Young Champion of the Earth, winner for Latin America and the Caribbean

Gator Halpern is the 2018 Young Champion of the Earth for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Young Champions of the Earth Prize is powered by Covestro. He and his company…

Climate change is wiping out the secret to Fiji’s international rugby success

Namatakula is a small village in Fiji found on a long stretch of the country’s most beautiful coastline: the Coral Coast. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock…

In boost to ocean conservation, UK to call for 30 per cent of seas to be protected by 2030

In a move hailed by campaigners as a critical step for ocean conservation, Britain will call on global leaders at the United Nations to protect 30 per cent of the world’s…

Young Champions help stem marine plastic

On 26 September, UN Environment awarded the 2018 Champions and Young Champions of the Earth Awards. Two of the Young Champions, Miranda Wang and Miao Wang, are intervening…