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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…

Want to turn the tide on plastic in sport? The Volvo Ocean Race shows how

It’s already billed as one of the world’s most challenging competitions, but this year the organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race added an extra dimension to the gruelling 45,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Blue awakening as Latin America and Caribbean states say no to plastic

From the remote Galápagos Islands to the humid depths of the Amazon forest, governments are cutting back on plastic, citizens are cleaning beaches, and innovators are…

Plastic Soup Surfer urges governments and corporations to think outside the (plastic) box

Interview with Merijn Tinga – better known as the Plastic Soup Surfer – who paddles and windsurfs against the tide to draw attention to the problem of plastic pollution and…

‘A line in the sand’ – Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at the source

Bali, 29 October 2018 - A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organisations including many of the world’s largest…