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We have to protect our oceans

An interview with Mr. Ola Elvestuen, Minister of Climate and Environment of Norway UN Environment has been a megaphone for marine litter and microplastics. Norway is…

Stopping fish bombing

Sabah, Malaysia: George Woodman’s first experience of fish bombing in Sabah—a Malaysian state in the northern part of the island of Borneo—was in 1994 during an underwater…

The Flipflopi docks in Zanzibar: A final stop for marine litter

Stone Town, 7 February 2019 – After fourteen days and 500 kilometers on the water, the Clean Seas-Flipflopi expedition has arrived at its final destination: the island of…

Surfers ride the wave of ocean action in Myanmar blue forest

Ocean lovers are often left out of the bigger environmental discussions and so struggle to see how they can do their part to stop climate change. But one organization,…

Flipflopi dhow wins hearts and inspires plastic heroes as it sails along Kenyan coast

As the Flipflopi glided towards Jomo Kenyatta Public Beach in Mombasa this week, scores of people gathered on the sand, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the…

Underwater ghost-busting to save Indian coral reefs

Every day, hundreds of thousands of pieces of lost or abandoned fishing equipment haunt the world’s oceans, killing indiscriminately and endangering marine life and…

Breaking down plastic waste: on a winning streak

Since Miranda Wang won the Young Champions of the Earth Prize for North America in September, things have been busy.   BioCellection won the Young Champions of the Earth…

Building the world’s first land-based coral farm

Gator Halpern, winner of the Young Champion of the Earth award 2018 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and his team at Coral Vita are off to a flying start in 2019.   They…

Diving into a cleaner blue ocean in 2019

When Miao Wang started diving, she was shocked at the deterioration of the ocean ecosystem around her. Now, three months after winning the Young Champions of the Earth prize…

World first: Dhow made from plastic waste to sail along Africa’s coast to raise awareness about single-use plastic

World first expedition in a boat made from plastic waste and flipflops 6 stops along the African coastline to inspire communities on how to repurpose their own plastic waste…