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Leonardo DiCaprio's Efforts Prompt Mexico To Commit To Saving Rare Porpoise

The Mexican government has announced new efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita from extinction, following a widespread advocacy campaign by groups including the World Wildlife Fund and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, actor Leonardo DiCaprio and billionaire Carlos Slim met Wednesday to mark the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will spark new efforts to save the animal, which researchers worry could become  extinct by next year . Last month DiCaprio launched a Twitter campaign aimed at Mexican officials to encourage them to take action, an effort that led Peña Nieto to declare the country was focusing “all its efforts to prevent the extinction of the species.” “Now more than ever, the world is looking for bold leadership at every level to tackle climate change and environmental conservation issues,” DiCaprio said in a statement after Wednesday’s meeting. “This action is a critical step towards...
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UN chief warns oceans are 'under threat as never before'

Jun. 5, 2017   7:58 PM ET UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the first U.N. conference on oceans Monday with a warning that the seas are "under threat as never before," noting one recent study warns that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. Gemunu Amarasinghe FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, a plastic bottle lies among other debris washed ashore on the Indian Ocean beach in Uswetakeiyawa, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, June 5, 2017, opened the first-ever U.N. conference on oceans with a warning that the lifeblood of the planet is "under threat as never before," with one recent study warning that discarded plastic garbage could outweigh fish by 2050 if nothing is done. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File) FILE- In this Aug. 13, 2015, file photo, a plastic bottle lies among other...
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The Sustainable Seafood You Can Eat Without Hating Yourself—And What to Avoid

Photo by mike feist . Seafood is tasty, seafood is fun, but eat too much of the wrong kinds and our grand-kids will have none. How to Crack, Devein, and Devour Tasty Crustaceans I love crustaceans. Lobsters, prawns, crabs, and crawfish are some of the tastiest things our… Read more What’s Mostly Sustainable and Clear to Eat Over-fishing and questionable farming practices are a problem for many edible sea species right now. Fortunately, not every fish, mollusk, and crustacean is in danger of being wiped out. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch list , the Marine Conservation Society , the Blue Ocean Institute , the Marine Stewardship Council , and the Environmental Defense Fund , here are the species you can munch on with a clear conscience: King Salmon Sockeye SalmonPink SalmonChum SalmonWild Striped Bass Soft Shell Crab Pacific Rock Fish Wild Yellowtail Swordfish Farm-Raised Abalone Farm-Raised Arctic...
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Plastic pollution doesn’t just make for an ugly beach day. It’s contaminating our food chain

There’s a big lie about plastic — that you can throw it away. But that’s not true; there is no “away.” Plastic bottles, plastic bags, snack wrappers, foam takeout containers, foam coffee cups, packing materials: these common, everyday items make up 85% of our waste stream. These items aren’t biodegradable and our ability to recycle them is limited. This societal reliance on throw-away plastic is strangling our environment — particularly our waterways. More than eight million tons of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans each year, where it kills animals and fouls waterways and beaches. This isn’t the work of careless litterbugs at the beach. Over 80% of ocean plastic comes from land-based sources. Even if you live inland and take care to properly dispose of your trash, there is a good chance some of your plastic waste has found its way to the sea. Consider the American Great...
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How Finn the fortunate tiger shark is helping save the ocean from plastic waste

Over the years I’ve done a lot of work helping different companies tackle lots of environmental issues such as cutting non-recyclables and single-use plastic out of their supply chain, including Marks & Spencer, SSP Group, The Boots Company Plc and Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd (where we took a lot of these out of the clubhouses, back in 2009). I’ve also done a lot of work to engage senior teams on why it matters, including a really memorable Virgin Holidays beach clean up back in 2007 – unconventional, but very effective at getting everyone excited about what they could do as a company! So many of the things we use everyday aren’t even recyclable, let alone reusable, and it takes a lot of time, research and organisation to cut it out. However, progress on a global scale still felt so slow, and I felt that our media were doing an excellent...
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