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House Resolution Calls for Ocean Conservation and Resource Rebuilding

House Oceans Caucus co-chairs, Alaska Congressman Don Young and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing World Oceans Day on June 8 with a call for action to protect, conserve, maintain and rebuild the world’s oceans and ocean resources. Additionally the co–chairs wrote an op-ed about the topic, published in The Hill. The House Oceans Caucus is a bipartisan group of

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UN Makes a Business Plan for Sustainable Ocean Management

The United Nations Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business launched on June 8, World Oceans Day, at UN headquarters in New York. The three-year program convenes leaders in ocean industries along with the UN, world governments, academia and civil society to work toward the sustainable use of the oceans. Lloyd’s Register, which has joined as a founding member of

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Earth Day Founder Denis Hayes Comments on Plastic Pollution

An interview with Denis Hayes, the organizer of the first Earth Day in 1970 who has continued the work through the international Earth Day Network, gives the environmental leader a forum to call for an end to plastic pollution. Talking with Mongabay, Hayes discusses the original impetus for Earth Day, its development over the years and the 2018 Earth Day theme:

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U.K. Report Examines the Future of the Sea

The U.K.’s Government Office for Science released its Future of the Sea final report today. The document addresses major impacts on the sea including governance, environmental issues, marine resources and economic potential of the sea. The Foresight project that produced the report also created a series of evidence reviews on specific topics including cybersecurity, shipping trends, ocean acidification, aquaculture and

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