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US government refuses to shield endangered right whales from lethal ship collisions

The Biden administration in the US has denied an emergency petition that seeks to protect...

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EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

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EU Heads of State have taken the unprecedented step of asking the European Commission to propose policy options to tackle the impacts of climate change on the ocean.

The move represents a significant step forward for the protection of the marine environment, and in making the ocean more resilient to face the inevitable changes it faces as a result of the global climate emergency.

The Council of the EU released a statement  in which it stressed the need for immediate action against increasing threats on our oceans, seas and coastal areas.’  The Council has invited the EU Commission to come up with policy options.

Heads of states are seen as key players in the climate emergency debate and must put pressure on their Ministers to deliver by bringing and end to over fishing in the Atlantic, stop deep sea mining, ensure marine protected areas (MPAs) work  and implement the EU single use plastic directive.

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