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The planet’s big blue machine: Why the ocean engine matters

The ocean is an enormous engine, turning heat energy into motion, says physicist Helen Czerski. But human activity is threatening that machine — depriving the seas of oxygen, increasing stratification, and potentially changing the currents that influence global weather.
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Panama ocean conference draws $20 billion, marine biodiversity commitments

Participants made 341 commitments worth nearly $20 billion, including funding for expanding and improving marine protected areas and biodiversity corridors.

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Oceans saved us, now we can return the favour

Humanity must heal oceans made sick by climate change, pollution and overfishing in order to rescue marine life and save ourselves, experts warned ahead of a major UN conference opening Monday in Lisbon.

The ocean is a critical solution to climate change, groups tell Biden

The ocean is a critical solution to climate change, groups tell Biden

A coalition of 93 environmental groups, aquariums and outdoor recreation brands is urging the Biden administration to harness the power of the ocean to fight climate change, according to details shared exclusively with The Climate 202.
Coral reefs are dying, but there’s a tiny bit of good news about what happens when they’re gone

Coral reefs are dying, but there’s a tiny bit of good news about what happens when they’re gone

The seaweed that often takes over reefs may at least help the food systems that count on the reef to keep functioning.
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‘We’re at a tipping point with coal’: Q&A with Bloomberg’s Antha Williams

Williams discusses a just energy transition, the role of finance in driving change, and the importance of ocean protection.

Collaboration key to protecting oceans, fisheries
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Collaboration key to protecting oceans, fisheries, researchers say

A co-ordinated global effort to preserve the oceans’ most important coastal habitats using marine protected areas (MPAs) could increase biodiversity, sequester carbon, and bolster food security, a new study has found.
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