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Forbes

Melissa Cristina Márquez

29 April 2019

Bahamas

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The research group, Beneath the Waves, is cultivating cross-sector collaborations with nonprofits, scientists, and individual philanthropists in order to better study the movements and patterns of sharks in the Bahama...

The Guardian

Fiona Harvey

10 April 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As demand soars and climate change routinely throws cities into shortage crises, the availability of clean water is one of the most pressing challenges of the present and near future. Desalination has long been lambas...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

21 March 2019

Paraíso, Santa Cruz, Costa Rica

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An environmental organization called Restoring Our Watershed, led by a team of ecologists from around the globe, has helped ranchers reforest riverbanks to better preserve their land over the past four years. Rancher...

Yes! Magazine

Fran Korten

20 March 2019

Bahamas

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Earlier this year, a youth-led initiative called Bahamas Plastic Movement successfully convinced the government of the Bahamas to ban all single-use plastics across the country. The founder started a summer camp for B...

EcoWatch

Madison Dapcevich

14 March 2019

New York, New York, United States

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An innovative solution to the massive amount of plastic in our oceans is a new startup called Loliware. It produces 100% biodegradable straws "that look, feel, and act like plastic" but are actually made of seaweed. N...

CBS News

Mark Phillips

11 March 2019

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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As coral reefs around the world are threatened by warming waters, mini-satellites are collecting images each day from space that put together a more comprehensive picture of the problems. This saves scientists time, e...

The New York Times

Nina Burleigh

18 February 2019

Bonaire

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Bonaire's coral reef is one of the few in the world that is thriving, rather than dying. Thanks to a combination of local efforts, such as reef maintenance and restoration as well as rules that limit fishermen and div...

ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Gian De Poloni

16 February 2019

Perth, Australia

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Two surfers, appalled by debris they found off of Australia’s coast, crowdsourced a way to build Seabin, a floating trash collector. They are tracking and analyzing the debris collected. Though not yet a widespread s...

NPR

Michael Sullivan

26 January 2019

Indonesia

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The island nation of Indonesia is the world's second biggest polluter of marine plastics, which can be disastrous for its tourism industry, setting aside the obvious environmental hazards. But two sisters in Bali took...

CNN

Jackie Wattles

17 January 2019

New York, New York, United States

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Since 2014, the Billion Oyster Project has been working to restore oyster reefs to the New York coasts in an attempt to reduce pollution and bring back marine life. In partnership with restaurants and students through...

Atlas Obscura

Lola Mendez

3 January 2019

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pedro La Laguna, a town in Guatemala, has banned single use plastics including plastic bags and straws after realizing that plastic pollution was ruining the ecosystem of Lake Atitlan and that a new waste facility...

NPR

Joanna Kakissis

2 December 2018

Greece

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Greece is not known favorably for their recycling habits, but a few local residents have made it their mission to change this in order to reduce ocean litter. From turning plastics into furniture to forming a diving c...

Bloomberg CityLab

Leslie Nemo

28 November 2018

Florida, United States

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The Red Tide that hit the coast of Florida in 2018 resulted in a massive amount of waste and dead sea species washing ashore. With no protocol in place to clean up the toxic mess, counties had to learn while doing. Fr...

National Geographic

Michael Greshko

29 October 2018

Indonesia

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Researchers are using satellite imagery and data to create the first global, high-resolution map of all coral reefs. The project, known as the Allen Coral Atlas, will help provide a baseline for scientists to monitor ...

The Guardian

Sandra Laville

23 October 2018

Isle of Man

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Over the last ten years, the Isle of Man has worked to implement regulations around plastic pollution, climate change and overfishing. From a locally owned beach clean-up charity to creating marine nature reserves, th...

NBC News

Lynne Peeples

16 October 2018

Haiti

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Plastic waste often ends up in oceans which in turn impacts not only the health of the coastal ecosystem, but human health as well when people consume fish that have ingested the plastic fragments. To keep plastic out...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

15 October 2018

Watamu, Kenya

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In fishing communities, it isn't uncommon for fishermen to accidentally entrap endangered sea turtles. A non-profit in Kenya, however, has figured out a way to not only help raise awareness about the importance of rel...

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Michelle Nijhuis

26 September 2018

Willemstad, Curaçao

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Because of drastic reef declines globally, coral reef restoration efforts have gained support in recent years. To understand how to do it, a hardy band of conservationists in the Caribbean are looking at how corals re...

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Claire Stremple

4 September 2018

California, United States

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Purple sea urchins are taking over the coast of California, diminishing the supply of bull kelp and causing problems for the underwater ecosystem. Divers from a broad range of backgrounds are volunteering to remove a ...

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Claire Stremple

20 August 2018

California, United States

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Purple sea urchins are taking over the California coastal waters that were once known for sought-after species such as abalone. Seen as an indicator of an ailing ocean as well as a detriment to local diving businesses...

Yale Environment 360

Vanina Harel

9 August 2018

Mauritius

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The island of Mauritius off the coast of Africa was once a prime destination for fishing and healthy coral reefs. However, the region deteriorated due to issues plaguing many coastal communities such as overfishing an...

Ensia

John Vidal

8 August 2018

Somerset, United Kingdom

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The World Nuclear Association counts 50 nuclear power plants being built, with 150 more in the planning stages. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, nuclear plants on coasts began to be built with contingenci...

The New York Times Magazine

Nathaniel Rich

1 August 2018

United States

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In the late 1970s to late 1980s, activists, scientists, and politicians began to address the climate change crisis. For a decade, they attempted to ask the U.S. to commit to an international agreement to reduce emiss...

Ensia

Joshua James Parfitt

27 July 2018

Denmark

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Seaweed is a sustainable and nutritious food source, which could be a solution to feeding a growing global population—the tricks getting people to eat it. Several Dutch companies are serving up seaweed in familiar for...

NPR

Christopher Joyce

24 July 2018

Georgia, United States

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Jenna Jambeck is an environmental engineer specializing in waste management that became increasingly concerned about how much plastic was washing into oceans and where it was actually originating from. Her seminal res...

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