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Ocean plastic pollution is an increasingly devastating crisis, and this new infographic shows exactly where the plastic trash is coming from, where it ends up and why it’s important to start our fight against this environmental scourge at the beach.

Lake Natron will kill a human, but flamingos breed on its salty water.

At the base of a mountain in Tanzania’s Gregory Rift, Lake Natron burns bright red, surrounded by the calcified remains of animals that were unfortunate enough to fall into the salty water. Bats, swallows and more are chemically preserved in the pose in which they perished; deposits of sodium carbonate in the water (a chemical once used in Egyptian mummification) seal the creatures in their watery tomb.

The lake's landscape is surreal and deadly—and made even more bizarre by the fact that it's the place where nearly 75 percent of the world's lesser flamingos are born.

'Carbon capture can contribute significantly to reducing carbon dioxide emissions'

A radical breakthrough in tackling climate change has been made after scientists found a rapid way to turn heat-trapping carbon-dioxide into rock.

The immense problems facing the ocean often leave us feeling powerless. But what if there was a concrete, actionable strategy to nurse the ocean back to health?

Dr. Sylvia Earle argues that there is. As a result, Mission Blue and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) are opening up nominations for ‘Hope Spots‘ - marine areas in a network targeted for enhanced protection that are critical to the health of the ocean.

The Rise of Ocean Optimism

Friday, 10 June 2016

Sharing news of little wins for the environment fuels hope.

Things are far more resilient than I ever imagined. Me, green sea turtles, coral reefs blown to bits by atomic bombs. In a twist of fate that even surprised scientists, Bikini Atoll, site of one of the world’s biggest nuclear explosions, is now a scuba diver’s paradise.

Out of the blue: World Oceans Day

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

Today marine matters will be splashed across global screens. Rightly so: the seas cover about 70% of the planet and produce more than half its oxygen. About 90% of world trade is seaborne.

New images have been released showing coral bleaching in the Maldives, as the global mass bleaching event strikes the Indian ocean.

This current bleaching event has already affected corals in multiple countries in the Pacific region, including Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

A survey released this week revealed that coral bleaching killed 35 per cent of coral in the central and northern parts of the Great Barrier Reef, while previous research found that 95 per cent of those reefs have been severely affected.

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