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Costa Rica Directs its Efforts Towards Protecting the Ocean

Costa Rica began 2022 implementing ocean diplomacy in favor of the protection of marine resources in different areas. The country is determined to continue...

Nicaragua says Colombia defying UN court in sea dispute

Nicaragua accused Colombia of openly defying judges at the UN's top court in a bitter decades-long legal battle over maritime borders.

FAO and IMO launch global campaign to clean up the oceans

Costa Rica is among the 10 lead countries of the ocean conservation project.

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Costa Rica's National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week.

Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power

The generation of maritime energy is technologically viable, but it is currently not very accessible from a financial point of view.

U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America

The Tsunami Advisory Center for Central America (CATAC), based in the INETER of Nicaragua, clarified that "it has not registered any event that could generate a tsunami."

Creating coral that can survive climate change

Scientists are working to develop strains of coral that will be able to withstand changing ocean conditions.

Some scientists worried about surprisingly cold ‘blob’ in the North Atlantic Ocean

If the trend continues, there could be many consequences, including rising seas for the U.S. East Coast and, possibly, a difference in temperature overall in the North Atlantic and Europe.

Half of marine life wiped out in 40 years: WWF

Pollution, industrial fishing and climate change have killed off half of marine life in the last four decades, according to a WWF report released Wednesday. A quarter of shark and ray species face extinction, largely due to overfishing.

UK to designate Pitcairn Island area as the biggest protected ocean area in the world

When the mutineers of the HMS Bounty landed on Pitcairn Island in 1790, they believed they had found the perfect refuge: a fertile Eden...

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