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UN for global coordination in reducing disaster risk
Apr 28, 2009 At the release of a report, Tsunami Lessons Learned, UN chief has highlighted the need for governments to adopt strategic action in reducing disaster risk. Investing in flood control measures, good buildings and coastal management can help nations to cope with severe weather events.
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India's new satellite to monitor oceans
Sep 25, 2009 Oceansat-2, the country's second ocean studies satellite was launched this week to keep watch over the seas and study changes in the earth's atmosphere. With two colour censors and a scatterometer, the satellite will also help identify key fishing zones.
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Climate change, overfishing threaten coral reefs
Feb 25, 2011 A recently published report sends out warnings about the urgent need to offer greater protection for coral reefs as it finds out that three-quarters of the world's coral reefs are at risk due to over fishing, pollution, climate change and other factors. Southeast Asia is the worst affected region, with 95% of reefs on the danger list.
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Plastic poisoning in oceans threatens marine life, human health
Apr 05, 2011 A recent conference on marine debris ended with a commitment to check the unabated influx of plastic in the oceans, the first step taken in this direction in a decade. Plastic poisoning has affected 276 marine species, mostly sea turtles, and has posed serious health risks for humans.
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Report confirms accelerated rise in sea levels
May 04, 2011 Record warming in the Arctic over the past six years will substantially contribute to a global sea level rise of up to 1.6 meters by 2100, according to a study published in Oslo. The melting of polar ice could have disastrous effects on low altitude coastal regions.
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Greenpeace head arrested for protesting against Arctic oil rig
Jun 21, 2011 Greenpeace International head Kumi Naidoo has been arrested for defying a sanction to scale a controversial Arctic oil rig offshore Greenland. He is demanding an immediate halt to Arctic oil drilling by Cairn Energy as it lacks a response plan for oil spill.
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Time to protect Earth's 'blue heart'
Jun 22, 2011 Marine experts warn that increasing pollution and overfishing are posing a threat to marine life as well as humanity. The report emphasises on the urgent need for conserving Earth’s biodiversity before it’s too late.
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Coral mining submerges islands into the sea
May 16, 2011 Destructive fishing methods combined with the stress of pollution and coral mining have collapsed two islets, in the Gulf of Mannar. The lost islands warn against the rate of environmental degradation in the Indo-Pacific marine biosphere of reserve.
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Global alliance to save troubled oceans
Feb 28, 2012 A global partnership for oceans, facilitated by The World Bank, brings governments, scientists, advocacy organistaions, the private sector and international public institutions to tackle over-exploitation of marine resources.
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UN set to explore impacts of ocean acidification
Jun 18, 2013 It is predicted that by 2050 ocean acidity could increase by 150 per cent, a rate of increase that is 100 times faster than any change in acidity experienced in the marine environment over the last 20 million years.
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Man has fundamentally changed ocean ecosystems
May 28, 2009 If there is one activity that has single-handedly destroyed the marine life, it is fishing. Experts, however, say with proper management of fisheries, oceans can still be made much more productive in the future.
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Climate changing faster than expected
Jun 15, 2009 New scientific research suggests that climate change is taking place faster than expected. At a forum on climate change, called by the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), environmental experts have presented a bleak picture for future.
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Dead Sea: Between the devil and the deep blue sea
Sep 17, 2009 Experts say that diverting waters of the Red Sea by Jordan to save the shrinking Dead Sea can adversely impact the environment. However, inaction can also lead to economic and human catastrophe.
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Study shows ocean acidification too bad for marine life
Dec 11, 2009 A report launched from leading marine scientists at Copenhagen summit shows that seas are absorbing dangerous levels of CO2. The world's oceans are becoming acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the last 55 million years, threatening disaster for marine life and food supplies across the globe.
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