Scientists who study patterns of natural shifts in the Earth's climate said Thursday they have uncovered a "worrisome" signal that major sea level rise could be on the way.

The findings in the journal Science show that ocean surface temperatures during the Earth's last warm period, some 125,000…

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Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos agreed on Monday to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic as waste threatens the global eco-system, especially in oceans.

The plan was announced at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort, where powerful…

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On Monday the 23rd January, UNESCO launched a training course on Oceanographic Data Management in Maputo, Mozambique. The course has been organized by the IOC through the its Sub Commission for Africa and the Adjacent Island States (IOCAFRICA) based at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa and…

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The ocean is in trouble. Its bill of health does not make for happy reading, and there is clear conclusion that human-based activities are the cause of the ocean’s decline.

Incredible levels of marine pollution and litter are cluttering the ocean. The old axiom of "dilution is the…

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UK - Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting extra pressure on top-level predator fish, according to new research.

Fish such as Snapper and Grouper sit at the top of the food chain and are highly sought-after in restaurants the world over, commanding…

Read more: New Research Finds Fishing is Fundamentally Altering the Food Chain in Coral Reefs

Fishing is fundamentally altering the food chain in coral reefs and putting dual pressures on the valuable top-level predatory fish, according to new research by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Lancaster University, and other organizations.

Fish that sit at the top of the food chain, such as such as…

Read more: Profitable Coral Reef Fisheries Require Light Fishing