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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

The Tico Times - September 30, 2016

Costa Rica will abstain from voting on whether or not to include two species of shark on an international list of protected species, angering conservationists. The government's decision was announced…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches of 2016 get blue flags

L. Arias - March 18, 2016

A total of 110 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts began displaying blue flags this week to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in the…

Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Hundreds of whales found dead in Chile

AFP - December 1, 2015

SANTIAGO, Chile -- More than 300 whales have been found washed up in a remote inlet in Patagonia in southern Chile in one of the largest die-offs on…

Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Tiny Monaco helps OAS launch effort to save oceans from ravages of climate change

Larry Luxner - October 28, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Organization of American States held an international discussion on global ocean policy this week, focused on dangers to coral reefs, pollution and the effects…

Drawn to the ocean’s depths again and again, the world’s best free diver vanishes at sea
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Drawn to the ocean’s depths again and again, the world’s best free diver vanishes at sea

Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post - August 5, 2015

There was nothing out of the ordinary about the way Natalia Molchanova slipped off the boat and into the crystalline waters of the Balearic Sea near Spain.…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
Eco water
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Eco water
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

Vacationers heading to Costa Rica's beaches for Holy Week can be sure that the water is contamination-free at beaches displaying a blue flag. The Costa Rican Tourism Board delivered…

Study suggests that key glacier of East Antarctica is melting from beneath
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Study suggests that key glacier of East Antarctica is melting from beneath

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - March 16, 2015

A hundred years from now, humans may remember 2014 as the year we first learned that we may have irreversibly destabilized the great ice sheet of West…

Attack of jellyfish turns deadly on sea farms
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Attack of jellyfish turns deadly on sea farms

Ben Sharples | Bloomberg News - March 7, 2015

As the oceans get warmer, jellyfish are causing pain beyond their sting. The marine animals have shut power plants from Sweden to the United States while killing…