Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas

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  • Fate of the High Seas at Stake at U.N. Meeting

    After more than a decade of talks, the United Nations has the opportunity to move forward with a new international treaty that would protect marine biodiversity on the high seas. These ocean areas, which lie beyond the governance of any one country, are critical to achieving the levels of marine protection that scientists say are necessary to preserve vital and sensitive ecosystems, especially in... Read More

  • U.N. to Tackle Ocean Health and High Seas Protections

    The ocean absorbs vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere—the carbon-sink effect that has caused the ocean to become 30 percent more acidic over the past 200 years. Further, more than 90 percent of global warming over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More

  • The Ocean Conference

    Life on Earth depends heavily on its magnificent and complex ocean ecosystems, but the health of the marine environment is declining. In response, the United Nations will host The Ocean Conference June 5-9 in New York. Read More

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