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Young people help turn the tide against plastic

Tide Turners works with young people globally to reduce plastic pollution.   Every day, India churns out 26,000 tonnes of plastic waste, including straws,…

Canada leads push to safeguard world’s oceans

World Oceans Day on June 8 is a time to celebrate and honour the oceans that feed us, regulate our climate, and generate most of the oxygen we breathe. They also…

Banking on the sea

Fishing is big business in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. The industry supports amillions of people in the region and accounts for some 10 per cent of…

Mangrove restoration in Haiti moves up a gear

In the lead up to International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on 26 July, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is running a series of…

Act #ForNature Forum

Every two years, decision makers from around the globe come together at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), pushing for action on the most critical…

Coral reef resilience key to support the underwater cities threatened by climate change

The world is figuring out how to move forward in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic by finding newer ways to support economic development, animal and human well…

Environmentally friendly diving to conserve marine life for sustainable development

Tourists and divers flock the pristine Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia for the scenic views, beautiful beaches, towering limestone cliffs and life underwater…

Guidelines target plastic pollution hotspots

From promoting innovative eco-design to banning the use of single-use plastic straws, efforts to curb plastic pollution are as ubiquitous as plastic itself. However…

Why international cooperation is key to preserving the world’s oceans

Our ocean is connected. Distant areas are linked by currents that transport heat, food, and nutrients essential to life. The smallest microbes and ocean giants,…

Study: Coral reefs are ‘glowing’ in a desperate bid to survive warmer seas

A global study has revealed exactly why corals glow during ocean heatwaves: to try and survive.  The research by the University of Southampton’s Coral Reef…