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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…

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…

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…

Ocean Experts Call for Greater Local Government Role in Fight Against Marine Waste

Athens, 1 October 2014 - Leading scientists and policymakers meeting in Athens this week acknowledged that marine litter remained a "tremendous challenge" in almost…

Tanzanian Vice-President applauds seawall project in major push for climate adaptation

  On World Environment Day, the Vice-President of Tanzania marked the completion of an extensive seawall project in Dar-es-Salaam and called for further action on…

10 ways the world of sport is tackling plastic pollution

From global sports bodies pledging to cut back on plastic to joggers picking up rubbish as they run, athletes, sports enthusiasts and clubs are joining forces to…

In the Galápagos, fighting the rising tide of plastic pollution

When the clean-up volunteers in the Galápagos Islands came across a soda can with a brand from Indonesia, they were hardly surprised. For months, they had been…

From birth to ban: A history of the plastic shopping bag

A rare novelty in the 1970s, plastic shopping bags are now an omnipresent global product, produced at a rate of one trillion a year. They are showing up in the…

Fishing for plastic from the sea

For the last 10 months, fishermen in Kerala, along India’s southern coast, have been engaged in a unique exercise. In addition to hauling in fish from their daily…