Investigations into the grabbing of ocean land at Kibarani in Mombasa is now focusing on government officials accused of facilitating the illegality.


An office complex which has been built on the reclaimed Kibarani dumpsite in Mombasa. Investigations into the grabbing of ocean land at Kibarani in Mombasa is…

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A total of 17.9 tonnes, or 17,911.56kgs, of waste were collected in a week-long clean-up drive along the Kwale coastline.


Locals and volunteers including school children in a beach clean-up exercise during which massive plastic waste and other pollutants were collected in South Coast beaches, for…

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These plastics are continuously swept up into rotating currents into what scientists call convergent or accumulation zones where they settle into gyres or “garbage patches” and wreak havoc on ecosystems in every ocean in the world — sometimes in multiple places.


Abandoned nets and other plastic garbage being…

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About 88 to 95 percent of marine plastic waste is estimated to come from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa, according to a study by German researchers. And one of those rivers, the Mekong, is facing an increasing pollution crisis caused by plastic bags and bottles near its…

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Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles because the particles can lead to blockages and nutritional deficiencies, according to new research.

Ingestion of degrading ocean plastics likely poses a substantial risk to the survival of post-hatchling sea turtles…

Read more: Micronizing ocean plastics threaten sea turtle populations, ocean life cycle

We have paddled the first nautical miles of a long voyage. The first meeting at the United Nations’ headquarters about a treaty to protect all the oceans which lie beyond national borders is coming to an end.

It’s been two weeks of political meetings, origami turtles, too many…

Read more: What a Global Ocean Treaty means—and why it matters to all of us