Archive for June 8th, 2021


Oceans Are ‘Our Life Source, Supporting Humanity’s Sustenance and that of Every Other Organism on Earth’

Small fish hidden in a colorful anemone.

Magnificent sea anemone with its vivid red underside presents its guest, a resident pink skunk anemonefish. Ngemelis Region, Palau, South Pacific. This photo was one of the winners in the UN Oceans Day Photo Contest. PHOTO:Michael Gallagher

The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world.

Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

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126 Nobel Laureates Warn ‘Humanity Taking Colossal Risks with Our Common Future’

Human Wrongs Watch

By Julia Conley*

Ahead of G7, coalition of luminaries says “new relationship with the planet” and “transformational action this decade” absolutely necessary.

Students demonstrate holding signs reading “There is no Planet B” during the Fridays for Future climate strikes in May 2019. (Photo: Kay Nietfeld/picture alliance via Getty Images)

A group of 126 Nobel laureates and other experts today called on the leaders of the G7 nations and the United Nations secretary-general to help put the global community on a path to establishing “a new relationship with the planet,” as the world continues to battle the Covid-19 pandemic and faces a coming decade which will be “decisive” in determining whether the Earth remains habitable.

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Four Reasons Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing Affects Us and What We Can Do about It

7 June 2021 (FAO)* — Don’t let the words put you off: Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has a greater impact on your life than you may realise.

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is one of the biggest threats to our oceans. ©Cristiano Minichiello

IUU fishing is one of the biggest threats to our oceans, impacting the sustainability of fisheries, the livelihoods of fishers and coastal communities and the protection of aquatic ecosystems. It also impacts consumers who could be cheated in terms of what fish they are buying, where it comes from or how it is caught.

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