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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…

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…

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…

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…

Xiamen Marathon goes for gold in race to beat plastic pollution

On a cool and cloudy January day in the Chinese coastal city of Xiamen, tens of thousands of men and women pounded the streets in the first IAAF Gold Label road…

Fate of corals hangs in the balance

In November 2018, a new coral reef communication effort involving inter-governmental organizations, international conservation organizations, and private…

Plastic recycling: an underperforming sector ripe for a remake

While there is no silver-bullet solution to the toxic tide of plastic surging into our oceans, recycling must form part of the answer. The problem, many experts say…

Best of 2018 - our readers' pick

Every year, UN Environment publishes a myriad of content hoping to give you, our readers, a glimpse of what we do. We cover a wide range of environmental issues…

Don’t let party-time plastic give our planet a holiday hangover

We’ve all been there. Slumped on the sofa, regretting those extra chocolates, feeling slightly sick and very full. But hey, we’ve worked hard all year and we…

How to banish the ghosts of dead fishing gear from our seas

In August, around 300 endangered sea turtles were found dead off the southern coast of Mexico, trapped in what was believed to be an abandoned fishing net. The…