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One world ocean – why we need to think globally and act locally

One world ocean – why we need to think globally and act locally

On World Ocean(s) Day let’s remember that there is only one ocean on our world. All the water flows through one connected system and this was illustrated to me when I was on an expedition in Greenland. Oceanographers were finding chemical fallout from nuclear tests carried out in Russia in the early 1960s. It had…

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EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

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…

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Financial worth of whales revealed

Policymakers and economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have placed a substantial value on the benefits of having healthy whales in the ocean. The report looks at the economic benefits whales provide to industries such as ecotourism, and also the environmental benefits (such as how much carbon they remove from the atmosphere by absorbing…

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