World’s Ocean in deep trouble, rescue needed within 5 years

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The health of the world’s ocean is in a dangerous decline due to the devastating impacts of climate change, ocean acidification, habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, overfishing and pollution, according to the Global Ocean Commission report released this week.   The report “From Decline to Recovery-A Rescue Package for the Global Read More …

Plastic waste causes $13 billion in annual damage to marine ecosystems, says UN agency

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Concern is growing over widespread plastic waste that is threatening marine life – with conservative yearly estimates of $13 billion in financial damage to marine ecosystems, according to two reports issued at the inaugural meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly. “Plastic contamination threatens marine life, tourism, fisheries and businesses,” Read More …

Asia environmental economic researchers to boost local, quality research

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PHUKET, Thailand–The Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) held its 2014 conference last week with dozens of researchers presenting their research proposals and findings on environmental economics topics from various Southeast Asian countries, including China.   International experts and EEPSEA partners were impressed by the dedication and relevant Read More …