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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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Invasive Species are Hitch-hiking Thousands of Miles on Ocean Plastic

Invasive Species are Hitch-hiking Thousands of Miles on Ocean Plastic

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Invasive species are hitching a ride on increasing ocean plastic pollution, surfing to distant shores. For centuries, stowaways like zebra mussels arrived on the hulls of ships, but now, hundreds of species are “rafting” across oceans on marine litter. These invasive species now threaten the balance of ecosystems across the globe and exacerbate biodiversity […]

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CHOW Day 2 Closes with Discussions of Global Policy Inclusivity

CHOW Day 2 Closes with Discussions of Global Policy Inclusivity

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today marks the last day of Capitol Hill Ocean Week. Don’t miss today’s talks on justice and equity as well as the CHOW Closing Plenary. Yesterday, experts got busy discussing international policy, inclusivity, and uplifting communities. Global ocean policy will play a significant role in halting catastrophic temperature rise, but we must […]

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Capitol Hill Oceans Week Kicks Off

Capitol Hill Oceans Week Kicks Off

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today kicks of Capitol Hill Ocean Week 2021 (CHOW), an annual, three-day event organized by the National Marine Sanctuary foundation that encourages activists worldwide to engage in dialogue about sustaining the health of our oceans and Great Lakes. This year, CHOW hopes to shine a light on the role of environmental justice and […]

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