All Articles on Oceans

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To Save Oceans and Planet, Greenpeace Backs Plan to Create Largest Protected Area on Earth
"We are in desperate need for governments to come together and do what is best for these amazing ecosystems."
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"The scientific consensus is that to create a fully sustainable ocean, we need to fully protect at least 30% of it. Currently, the U.S. protects 13.5% of coastal waters; we'll drop to a small fraction of that if the Trump administration has its way." (Photo: Eco Cafe' Phuket/flickr/cc) Views
What the Trump Administration Doesn't Understand About Ocean Conservation
Think of the ocean as a trust fund. If you want to rely on that fund for the rest of your days, you can only use the interest.
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Demonstrators take part in a rally against offshore drilling outside the White House on May 15, 2016. (Photo: DCErica/flickr/cc) Views
Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Flouts Law by Ignoring Governors' Wishes
Listening to governors when drawing up a five-year offshore drilling plan is not merely a matter of courtesy
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New Study: Big Ag, Climate Crisis Key Drivers of Ocean 'Dead Zones' Quadrupling in Size Over Last 60 Years
"These findings are no surprise, and further confirm that the unchecked pollution from industrial agriculture has reached crisis levels and requires immediate action."
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With Oceans Under Greatest Threat Ever, Trump Administration Urges Even Less Protection for Marine Life
"It shouldn't be too much to ask to protect two percent of the U.S.'s exclusive economic zone off the Atlantic coast for future generations."
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Oil Giants Invest $180B in Plastics, Propelling Oceans Toward 'Near-Permanent' Pollution
"We could be locking in decades of expanded plastics production at precisely the time the world is realizing we should use far less of it."
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As Oceans Rise, When’s the Last Time I’ll Go Home for Christmas?
By my count, I get 13 more holidays before the sea threatens to swallow my family's home.
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With Oceans Threatened as 'Never Before in Human History,' World Leaders Fail to Show Urgency
"It is now clear our actions are having a significant impact on the world's oceans. The future of humanity, and indeed all life on Earth, now depends on us."
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"Humanity is not taking the urgent steps needed to safeguard our imperiled biosphere," over 15,000 scientists warned in a letter published Monday. (Photo: NASA) News
Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a 'Second Notice' to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?
Reassessing warning issued 25 years ago, the "second notice" to humanity warns of "widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss" unless business-as-usual is upended
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On The Road To Extinction, Maybe It's Not All About Us
The devastating consequences of human superiority over nature.
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