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Two Minutes on Oceans with Jim Toomey Video Series to be Showcased on Ocean Today Kiosks for World Oceans Day

The United Nations Environment Programme and nationally-syndicated cartoonist Jim Toomey announced their collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric…

Legacy of waste from Great East Japan earthquake underscores need for urgent action on marine litter

Five years ago, a 30 foot wall of cold, black water crashed into the east coast of Japan. The tsunami's raging waters, which were triggered by a 9.0 earthquake, killed…

Legacy of waste from Great East Japan earthquake underscores need for urgent action on marine litter

The power of the tsunami was so strong that the debris washed into the ocean included fishing boats, entire houses, cars and everything in between, totaling more than one…

Shared seas, shared actions for the sustainability of our oceans

On 16 February 2017, UN Environment organized the side event “ Achieving SDG 14 through the Regional Seas programmes from regional to global: shared seas and shared actions…

Wetlands for Our Future: Act Now to Prevent, Stop, and Reverse Wetland Loss

Gland, Switzerland, 2 February 2015- Latest research shows that 64% of wetlands worldwide have been lost since 1900, and that 76% of populations of freshwater plants and…

Tackling plastic pollution should begin at the source

Marine Litter Vital Graphics, highlights why it is important to act now if we want to avoid living in a sea of plastic by mid-century.

Largest beach clean-up in history lays waste to marine litter

When the young Indian lawyer and his 84-year-old friend reached the edge of one of Mumbai’s largest beaches, they stared out in disbelief at the vast blanket of rotting…

Turning turtle on the illicit wildlife trade

By Lewis Pugh is an endurance swimmer and the UN Environment Patron of the Oceans When I picture my father's time in the South Pacific, I see turtles. In 1952 my father, a…

Marine Litter Legislation – A toolkit for Policymakers

Well-crafted laws alone cannot solve the problem of marine litter, but they are an important piece of the puzzle. This toolkit provides an overview of existing marine litter…

Plastic and Microplastics in our Oceans – A Serious Environmental Threat

Marine litter causes economic adversity for coastal communities and negatively affects the health of both marine life and human beings. It’s a global problem that requires…