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‚ÄėIt Should be Named Planet Ocean, Not Planet Earth‚Äô

Posted on 22 June 2012 by admin

Manipadma Jena interviews WENDY-WATSON WRIGHT, executive secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC).

YEOSU, South Korea, Jun. 21 (TerraViva) Oceans, seas and coasts provide over 200 million jobs globally, while 4.3 billion people get 15 percent of their intake of animal protein from the seas. Travel and tourism, ports and energy production use oceans and seas to create jobs and economic and social benefits for millions of people.

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Quatro países bloquearam a proteção aos oceanos

Posted on 20 June 2012 by admin

Por Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, 19 de junho (TerraViva) Tr√™s pa√≠ses industrializados ‚Äď Estados Unidos, Canad√° e Jap√£o ‚Äď e a R√ļssia bloquearam um avan√ßo substancial na prote√ß√£o dos oceanos na Confer√™ncia das Na√ß√Ķes Unidas sobre Desenvolvimento Sustent√°vel, a Rio+20, no Rio de Janeiro, de acordo com ativistas ambientais. Continue Reading

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Four Countries Blocked Protection of the Oceans

Posted on 19 June 2012 by admin

By Julio Godoy

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 19 (TerraViva) ‚Äď Three industrialised countries ‚Äď the U.S., Canada and Japan ‚Äď and Russia blocked a substantial advancement in the protection of the oceans at the U.N. conference on sustainable development here, according to environmental activists. Continue Reading

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Q&A: “Only a Major Catastrophe Will Force Us to Change”

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Julio Godoy interviews JONATHAN BAILLIE, leading British biologist and member of the Zoological Society of London

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 18 (TerraViva) That the environmental state of the Earth is catastrophic is no longer news. But grasping some figures that describe this catastrophe still provokes a shock ‚Äď for instance, that 30 percent of biodiversity has disappeared since 1970, and that 60 percent of this decline has taken place in the tropical areas of the planet. Continue Reading

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Setting Goals to Protect Half the Planet

Posted on 12 June 2012 by admin

By Coralie Tripier

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS/TerraViva) The high seas, crucial regions of the world’s oceans that are beyond national jurisdiction, account for 45 percent of the planet, but are today under severe threat from overfishing and pollution. Continue Reading

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Expo 2012 Shadows Rio+20 on Sustainable Oceans

Posted on 05 June 2012 by admin

By Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, Jun 5, 2012 (IPS) – When the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) takes place in Brazil next week, it will be closely shadowed by another event thousands of kilometres away in the South Korean coastal town of Yeosu: Expo 2012.

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