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Newsflash from Dr. Earle in the Hague, Netherlands

January 23, 2012 “This week I’ll be speaking about ocean issues to 3100 high school kids from 200 countries at the Hague, simulating UN procedures with real UN delegates participating. Andrew Pudvah and Enric Sala arranged for me to give the keynote talk at the Hague today to schoolkids brought in by the THIMUN Foundation (The Hague International Model United Nations) to simulate UN proceedings, this year (their 44th) focusing on Oceans and Seas — 3100 kids, 200 countries, immensely inspirational. International justice is a major topic at the Hague, and I thought it appropriate to make a pitch for justice for nature, especially the Blue.”                         Credit: Dr. Sylvia Earle  Edited by Deb Castellana  …
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Expert Panel Reveals Declining State of the Ocean

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Delegates to a special United Nations panel convened to discuss progress as well as gaps in marine scientific research, emerging challenges and links between science and policy making in light of the very serious threats facing the ocean. Also included were presentations on deep-sea research and international ocean governance; assessment of progress in marine pollution control and challenges; and future management of the oceans and seas, including coral reefs. That evening, The High Seas Alliance hosted a reception for the dedicated ocean policy makers. Later in week-long conference, IPSO (International Programme on the State of the Ocean) scientists released their long awaited report in which they revealed that the world ocean is in a shocking state of decline, and that the world’s ocean is in a much worse state than previously suspected.…
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