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The United Nations held an Ocean Conference and here is what happened

In June, the United Nations hosted its first large conference on saving and protecting the worlds oceans. The Ocean Conference, began Monday, June 5 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York coinciding with World Oceans Day on June 8. This high level, “game-changing” Conference focused on the support and implementation of Sustainable Development Goal …

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Commercial fishers LED lights saving fish – A breakthrough in conservation

Sometimes the most difficult conundrums can have simplistic solutions. Fishermen in the Pacific Northwest are proving they can be harvesters and conservationists, over the years shrimp nets accidentally captured large amounts of threatened little fish, called Eulachon. The solution? Exit lights on nets: Bright LEDs are zip tied to nets and are guiding the little …

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Is plastic consumption a consumer choice? Or is pollution a design choice?

Everyone has been in the situation at the supermarket where they see a totally un-necessary form of plastic packaging. Maybe you caught a glimpse of avocados and bananas wrapped in plastic or cookies individually wrapped inside of a plastic package the companies say they give consumers what the want but is the blame for this …

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Seismic survey death waves killing the building blocks of life

Deafening sound waves created during offshore surveys for oil and gas can kill microscopic plankton, according to a new study. The research showed significant impacts on the target species – with a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton. How do seismic blasts work? Seismic surveys blast compressed air emitting pulses …

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4 shocking facts about ocean plastic for #WorldOceansDay

It’s #WorldOceansDay today and here a 4 facts that will make you never use single use plastics again…..ever. 1 It takes three times more water to manufacture a plastic bottle than it does to fill it. The chemical production of plastics also means most of that water cannot be reused.Source: Pacific Institute. 2 Water bottles …

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