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We’re only two months into 2018, but this year has already seen a number of concrete steps to combat plastic pollution in the United Kingdom.
Figures released today on international financial support being given to protect and sustainably manage the world’s coral reefs reveal funding contributions are not only inadequate, but disproportionate to how much the fragile ec
UN Environment's Regional Seas Programme is working around the world to protect oceans and coastlines - and the communities that depend on them.
Over the last three decades, half of the planet’s coral has died under rising water temperatures and ocean acidification.
UN Environment has partnered with cartoonist Jim Toomey – of Sherman’s Lagoon fame – to develop a series of two-minute videos that highlight the importance of oceans and the coastal environment.
A lot of our trash ends up in the ocean- even trash discarded far upstream. Marine litter can travel hundreds of miles via rivers and waterways to even the most remote parts of the planet.
Commitments include plastic bag bans and stronger marine conservation Nearly 40 countries now committed to campaign
Carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, and the situation is being exacerbated by climate change, pollution, coastal development, overfishing and agricultural fertilizers, a major new study suggests.
It is common knowledge that when plastic ends up in the ocean, it negatively impacts the livelihoods of fisherfolk and the tourism sector, especially for iconic locations such as Cartagena on Colombia’s Caribbean coast.