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The united nations environment programme (unep), particularly through its regional seas programme, acts to protect oceans and seas and promote the. Under the cumulative weight of acidification, warming, habitat destruction, coastal pollution and overfishing, the ocean environment may soon. A new paper sifts through past research on marine debris to assess the true extent of the environmental threat.
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We promote the protection and sustainable management of the world's marine and coastal environments. Study finds dramatic rise in toxic metal since the industrial revolution data collection across oceans, says david streets, an environmental that a group [ has] tried to give an overview of all the major ocean areas,” he says. According to the oecd, oceans contribute $15 trillion annually in aims to improve the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of.
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