Ocean Pollution /
30 years of investigations reveal shocking level of toxins in orcas, bottlenose dolphins and other UK marine mammals. Read MoreRead
The winners of the Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition have been revealed, with termite-snatching drongos, cows wading through floodwater and a coral glowing like a Christmas tree captured by people from the world’s most climate-vulnerable countries. Read MoreRead
60% of inland bathing spots monitored by Surfers Against Sewage over the 2023 bathing season would be classified as ‘poor’ based on Environment Agency methods. Read MoreRead
From 17 November, the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney will, for the first time, host a 6-month exhibition showcasing all of 2023's Ocean Photographer of the Year winners and finalists. Read MoreRead
Today the Global Plastics Treaty negotiations begin at the UNEP headquarters in Nairobi. Environmental NGOs Common Seas, Break Free From Plastic and Plastic Health Council welcomed international delegates with a billboard in Nairobi airport calling on them to take the issue of plastic and human health seriously. This comes as research by Common Seas found three in four people tested had plastic in their blood. Read MoreRead
Deep sea mining /
Yesterday, the UK government announced its support for measures designed to protect the world’s ocean and improve the conservation of marine biodiversity. Read MoreRead
A pioneering project has recorded significant seagrass regrowth in Plymouth Sound, whilst continuing to allow safe boat mooring. Read MoreRead
Marine Protected Areas /
The government of New Caledonia just announced it has highly protected 10% of its waters in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. In the new highly protected areas, fishing and other extractive activities, such as mining and drilling, are prohibited. Read MoreRead
Coral Reef Breakthrough launches to prevent extinction of one of the world’s most threatened, yet most valuable and most biodiverse ecosystems. Read MoreRead
Three quarters of people believe lack of political will is biggest threat to Ireland's marine environment
Fair Seas has published the results of its first Ocean Literacy Survey which highlights that 76% of people in Ireland believe “lack of political will to protect or manage the ocean effectively” is the greatest threat to Ireland’s seas. Read MoreRead
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