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Advocates Want Answers About So-Cal Oil Spill, Authorities Point Fingers

Advocates Want Answers About So-Cal Oil Spill, Authorities Point Fingers

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer An oil spill has been sighted off the coast of San Clemente Island, the southernmost of California’s Channel Islands. The spill was initially spotted by the captain of a whale-watching boat, who filmed a pod of dolphins swimming through the oil slick and called it “the most tragic thing [he had] ever filmed.” But […]

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BP Begins Drilling Development Near World’s Largest Cold-Water Coral Reef

BP Begins Drilling Development Near World’s Largest Cold-Water Coral Reef

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Oil company BP has embarked on a gas-drilling project off the coast of Senegal and Mauritania in West Africa. The company is calling the project the first step in a series of projects in the region. The project borders the world’s largest cold-water coral reef, and the company, which pledged to reach net-zero […]

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Australian Government Rejects Proposed Great Barrier Reef Protections from UN

Australian Government Rejects Proposed Great Barrier Reef Protections from UN

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer In a report released last Monday, the U.N. recommended placing the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) on a list of world heritage sites now “in danger.” The report stated that “there is no possible doubt that the property is facing ascertained danger.” But the Australian government and tourism industry defended the country’s reef […]

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Jason Momoa Lends Voice to Ocean Conservation click button

Jason Momoa Lends Voice to Ocean Conservation

This week, Conservation International released “The Wave,” the newest addition to its award-winning “Nature is Speaking” series. The film voiced by Aquaman actor, Hawaiian-native and ocean sustainability advocate Jason Momoa, highlights the urgent need to protect and conserve the global ocean for the benefit of humanity. “Waves are powerful, they are connected to the sun, […]

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Sunken Ship Cleanup Efforts in Sri Lanka Delayed by Monsoon Season

Sunken Ship Cleanup Efforts in Sri Lanka Delayed by Monsoon Season

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer A ship that burned for nearly two weeks off the coast of Sri Lanka has finally sunk, and cleanup crews are eager to remove harmful debris from the ecosystem. But monsoon season is delaying the salvage efforts, and officials say there may still be oil and chemicals leaking from the ship’s remains. […]

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The Mediterranean Is Turning Tropical, That’s a Problem

The Mediterranean Is Turning Tropical, That’s a Problem

The Mediterranean Sea, one of the world’s most important bodies of water, is rapidly changing as a result of climate change. A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund warns that with temperatures going up 20% faster than the global average, and sea level rises expected to exceed one meter by 2100, the Mediterranean is […]

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