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‘Perfect storm’ of crises is widening global inequality, says UN chief
Exclusive: António Guterres says growing north and south divide is ‘morally unacceptable’ and dangerous

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

02, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Talk with us, not for us’: fishing communities accuse UN of ignoring their voices
Developing countries’ delegates at UN conference seek recognition of small fisheries’ role in protecting oceans and fighting hunger

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

01, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon
António Guterres says the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution

Karen McVeigh in Lisbon

27, Jun, 2022 @2:35 PM

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Viruses survive in fresh water by ‘hitchhiking’ on plastic, study finds
Intestinal viruses such as rotavirus were found to be infectious for up to three days by attaching to microplastics, research shows

Karen McVeigh

27, Jun, 2022 @5:01 AM

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Tanya Plibersek declares environment ‘is back front and centre’ in Australia at UN ocean conference
Environment minister receives enthusiastic welcome in Lisbon and flags five blue carbon projects to safeguard ocean health

Katharine Murphy Political editor

27, Jun, 2022 @2:40 AM

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Oyster and kelp farmers join calls to future-proof NSW south coast’s blue economy
Experts warn the region’s marine environment is undergoing a ‘dynamic state of change’ due to climate warming, freshwater runoff and storms

Elizabeth Walton

26, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Grow your own mussels: the new phenomenon of sea allotments
Instead of a field, hundreds of Danish growers now share patches of the ocean – growing mussels, sea kelp and more. Just don’t tell the greedy eider ducks

Richard Orange in Kerteminde

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Breeding at age 73: new details of endangered orange roughy’s life cycle prompt calls to limit fishing
Australian fisheries management says there are regional differences and new data only applies to population in New Zealand

Lisa Cox

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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US accuses UK of exploiting Russia tensions to fish highly prized species
After Russia rejected agreed catch limits, Britain unilaterally licensed boats to hunt toothfish near Antarctica – a move the US says breaches international rules

Karen McVeigh and agencies

24, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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New Zealand records largest ever bleaching of sea sponges
Researchers say tens of millions of sponges may have been affected by protracted marine heatwave

Tess McClure

23, Jun, 2022 @5:24 AM

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Scientists unveil bionic robo-fish to remove microplastics from seas
Tiny self-propelled robo-fish can swim around, latch on to free-floating microplastics and fix itself if it gets damaged

Sofia Quaglia

22, Jun, 2022 @11:47 AM

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Terrawatch: saltier oceans could have prevented Earth from freezing
Study may have solved paradox of the faint young Sun – which shone 20% less bright in Archean times

Kate Ravilious

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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