By now you’ve likely heard this harrowing statistic: by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.

While that data point is often cited to elicit a sense of doom and gloom, it actually comes with a silver lining. We’re close to completing a blueprint…

Read more: 3 ways we are making an impact on plastic pollution

The latest results of the International Panel on the Oceans are much more alarming than those of August 2019. The report published from Monaco on September 25, 2019, indicates that pollution is degrading the seas and oceans more strongly and more rapidly than expected. Acidification of waters will…

Read more: AFRICA: Ocean pollution could knock fish stocks by 40%

As part of the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), MSI was awarded a contract for the installation of AXYS TRIAXYS directional wave buoys in Comores, Seychelles and Madagascar.

These buoys will contribute…

Read more: MSI Installs Wave Buoys for Indian Ocean Islands

Kenyans will be among millions of people in over 150 countries who will Saturday stand up against global waste pollution by cleaning up cities, towns, community neighbourhoods, estates, parks, rivers, forests, and beaches to mark the World Clean-up day.

World Cleanup Day is organised by Let’s Do It…

Read more: Kenya to participate in global action against waste

Scientists believe increased plastic in our oceans has encouraged the spread of invasive species in a number of bodies of water.

Over the years the public has been aware that plastic pollution washes out to sea, killing sea birds, turtles and even whales. However, one scientist, Francesca Verones,…

Read more: Plastic pollution is forcing the migration of shellfish

Three days was the time it took for the West African leg of the “Arctic Sunrise”, the ice breaking ship of the NGO Greenpeace, to travel from the North Pole to the South Pole to raise awareness about ocean protection.

Greenpeace presented a report on the environmental and…

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