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The Guardian

Fiona Harvey

20 July 2017

Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Climate change is a mounting threat to coral reefs, which serve not just as critical habitats for ocean life and a draw for the tourism industry, but also as a buffer to the increasing storms caused by changing weathe...

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Jacopo Pasotti

25 June 2017

Tampolove, Madagascar

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Adapting to climate change in coastal areas means adjusting local fishing and cultivation practices. Residents of Velondriake, a locally managed marine area in southern Madagascar, have introduced seaweed and algae fa...

Hakai Magazine

Cheryl Katz

25 May 2017

New York, New York, United States

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New York City’s Harbor School is a public school that provides students with a comprehensive education in oceanic issues. Classes happen in a traditional classroom on Governor’s Island as well as on the harbor. Throug...

The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)

Julia Laurie

23 May 2017

Ben Tre Province, Vietnam

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Increasing salinization of water sources and droughts as a result of climate change have threatened traditional agricultural practices in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. But The International Union for the Conservation o...

Rappler

Keith Anthony S. Fabro

2 May 2017

Rasa Island, Palawan, Philippines

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The Philippine Cockatoo Conservation Program on Rasa Island has taken a multi-faceted approach to conservation - by employing former poachers to help protect the very species they once threatened. Through a combinatio...

Paste Magazine

Margo Pierce

24 March 2017

United States

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The United States is making its move to catch up with European countries that have found ways to convert the energy of the oceans' waves into a form or useable renewable energy.

The Guardian

Olivia Boyd

25 January 2017

France

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P&G, the manufacturer of popular shampoo Head & Shoulders, is teaming up with a recycling business and waste management company to turn discarded plastic found on the beaches of France into special edition shampoo bot...

Upworthy

James Gaines

12 August 2016

Belize

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Could kids be part of the solution in the fight to save coral reefs? These researchers in Belize think so. The Community Researcher Training Program, managed by James Foley and the Toledo Institute for Development and...

Waste Dive

Cole Rosengren

2 August 2016

Hawaii, United States

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As news and awareness about plastic pollution gains traction, a host of companies are looking for answers. Startup ByFusion is one of the latest to join in with a plan to turn plastic that washes ashore into construct...

Hakai Magazine

Lina Zeldovich

28 June 2016

New Hampshire, United States

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Local fisheries have been struggling to keep up with major manufacturers. Sustainable fishing practices have been countering that by creating Niche markets.

Ensia

Liza Gross

23 May 2016

London, England, United Kingdom

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Despite humanity's shared need for healthy oceans and marine biodiversity to support life as we know it, there is no central regulatory body able to protect the massive, critical swaths of ocean beyond any one country...

The New York Times

Sylvia Rowley

19 April 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Giving fishermen a business incentive to fish sustainably can “unleash their creative capacity” to help solve the problem, says one expert.

Ensia

Anja Krieger

1 February 2016

Manoa, Hawaii, United States

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The amount of plastic debris in our oceans and water sources - especially nanoplastics that are increasingly prevalent in our food chain - is so enormous it's often beyond comprehension, and immensely difficult to add...

Bloomberg CityLab

Alec Appelbaum

15 December 2015

Staten Island, New York, United States

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Tottenville, on Staten Island, will get oyster-friendly breakwaters and a dune system as part of post-Sandy rebuilding efforts. The oysters will help revive the ecosystem and sustain the long-term fishing economy.

Deutsche Welle (DW)

Oishanee Ghosh

25 November 2015

Jharkhali, West Bengal, India

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Algaculture offers a sustainable and empowering alternative to rice farming in coastal areas of India threatened by sea level rise. With the assistance of The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research and the So...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Robert Boos

19 July 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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The state of Louisiana is disappearing at an incredible rate, and its sinking deltas threaten some of the nation's crucial oil, gas, and fisheries industries. Industry and government have created an unprecedented plan...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

18 May 2015

Ajdovščina, Municipality of Ajdovščina, Slovenia

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"Ghost gear" are nylon nets and other waste left behind in our oceans by fishing boats - they cause massive environmental damage, releasing toxins in the water, ensnaring wildlife, and clogging up beaches. Now one org...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

18 May 2015

Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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As the global demand for energy continually increases, the strain on natural resources and the detrimental effects of fossil fuels become more problematic. But new developments in renewable energy technologies may pro...

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard

11 May 2015

Netherlands

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As climate change causes global sea levels to rise, nations around the world are increasingly concerned about threats to infrastructure and livelihoods. But the Dutch have been keeping the sea at bay for centuries usi...

Hakai Magazine

Elin Kelsey

22 April 2015

Pacific Grove, California, United States

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Marine biologists around the world are adopting personalization technologies into their work to help them better understand the movements and lives of the undersea creatures they’re monitoring. For example, the Shark ...

The Economist

The Economist

12 March 2015

Perth, Australia

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Carnegie Wave Energy created a system to generate electricity from the ocean’s waves to power Australia’s largest naval base. The system, known as CETO 5, has buoys bobbing up and down below the ocean’s surface that d...

The Guardian

Jim Hall

23 February 2015

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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The densely populated Canadian city is tenth most at risk of flooding in the world as climate change raises sea levels. The government has instated a number of successful flood adaptation projects, with an ambition to...

Bloomberg

Alan Jeffries

23 February 2015

California, United States

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To avoid depleting the oceans, fish farms should consider feed that is ethically sourced—or even vegetarian. Feeding fish a completely vegetarian diet makes fish farms more sustainable and avoids relying on feeder-fis...

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

Jesse Hardman

5 February 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Louisiana and Vietnam both need affordable solutions to rising sea levels. Leaders from Vietnam visited Louisiana to compare ideas.

New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)

Eve Troeh

29 January 2015

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Farmers in Vietnam face rising sea levels but rejected the city's water engineering projects. They prefer gradual measures to cope with climate change so scientists have allowed the farmers to steer the conversation.

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