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Source-to-Sea Tackles Pollution in Vietnam

Vietnam water pollution Source to Sea

A new pilot project in Dan Nang, Vietnam, will use the Source-to-Sea approach to tackle pollution in collaboration between communities upstream and at sea level. The initiative comes from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
 
 The Source-to-Sea approach combats water pollution by integrating land, freshwater and marine resource management, taking into

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Apply for Hurtigruten Foundation Grants

killer whales

Conserving Resident Killer Whales in the Pacific, securing recreational areas for local communities and encouraging local cultural activities–these are the latest projects to receive funding from Hurtigruten Foundation, which funds sustainability projects around the world. Through the Hurtigruten Foundation, Hurtigruten grants funds to projects, communities and organizations focused on three main pillars: Conserving the world’s endangered species. The fight against marine

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Annual Sustainability Report Notes Marine Trends: Good News and Bad

The United Nations 2018 Sustainable Development Goals Report reviews the progress made during 2018 on the 17 sustainability goals set by the United Nations. Goal 14, “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”, remains challenging. View the full 2018 report: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2018

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Chile the First Country in Americas to Ban Plastic Bags

In May, Chile’s House of Representatives voted to approve a ban on plastic bags. “The law will apply to all major retailers within a year, while smaller businesses have two years to comply, The Santiago Times reported. Before entering into force, all retailers are allowed to provide a maximum of only two plastic bags to consumers for their purchases. Climate

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‘Beyond Drifting’

Mandy Barker has a new photography series out called “Beyond Drifting.” It continues her work documenting trash in the ocean and her study of how this pollution affects the environment. Read the Smithsonian Q&A here and learn more about Barker here. Caption: Phoronilasteri crae (Tricycle wheel). Specimen collected from Whitepoint, Cobh shoreline, Cove of Cork, Ireland. (Photo Credit: Mandy Barker)

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