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The World Ocean Observatory's latest e-newsletter is now available! Visit http://eepurl.com/bumiUX to learn more. This month we highlight the ‪#‎OutlawOcean‬ series by The New York Times reporter ‪#‎IanUrbina‬ who shares four compelling stories of crime at sea; we introduce you to volume two of the ‪#‎WorldOceanJournal‬ which highlights the work of the Waitt Foundation, the The TerraMar Project, the island of Palau, review the ‪#‎AtlasofRemoteIslands‬ by Judith Schlansky, herald the advocacy of extreme swimmer and ocean advocate @LewisPugh, and share Joe Quirk's essay on the The Seasteading Institute's Floating City Project in which he asks us to contemplate the possibility for man-made floating cities to save the ocean; and, as we do each month, we summarize four weeks worth of ‪#‎WorldOceanRadio‬. We hope you'll check it out and share it today! http://eepurl.com/bumiUX
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The "Outlaw Ocean" series continues. Cheap fish for pets and feed for livestock. Who's paying the price? Labor abuse at sea is more common than you might think. Please take a few minutes to read this stunning exposé of 21st century slavery in the South China Sea as documented by The New York Times​ reporter #IanUrbina​.

#PetFood #Slavery #MaritimeLaw #LawoftheSea #CheapFish #IUU
Men who have fled servitude on fishing boats recount beatings and worse as nets are cast for the catch that will become pet food and livestock feed.
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Tune in now to listen to this week's episode of ‪#‎WorldOceanRadio‬: "Watermark, Pt. 5." The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure its use, how it is valued, and how (and to whom) it is allocated. In this fifth episode of a multi-part series on ‪#‎water‬, host Peter Neill suggests that in order to solve the fresh water problem we must first understand how much is available and how it is being used—by understanding the ‪#‎watermark‬ measures of use at every level of supply and demand; and he returns to the Water Footprint Network in order to outline their new international classification system for freshwater-related ecosystem services.
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Excellent investigative reporting on the many illegalities committed on the ocean outside national jurisdiction, regulation, and enforcement. W2O urges you to read and to look for additional articles to come in a series, "The Outlaw Ocean," by +NewYorkTimes journalist #‎IanUrbina.

#Stowaways and Crimes Aboard a #Scofflaw Ship http://buff.ly/1MD8ljL
Few places on Earth are as free from legal oversight as the high seas. One ship has been among the most persistent offenders.
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The glory of #‎coral ! Why would we let such beauty be corrupted and die?

Jardines de la Reina, a vibrant marine preserve in Cuba, is thriving even as other ocean habitats decline.
Jardines de la Reina, a vibrant marine preserve, is thriving even as other ocean habitats decline.
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In last week's episode of ‪#‎WorldOceanRadio‬, we urged listeners to measure their ‪#‎water‬ footprint using the Waterfootprint.org water calculator. In this week's episode we continue to discuss the work of the Water Footprint Network, this time by breaking down a case study which examines the true environmental impact and water consumption of manufacturing, following three ‪#‎Volkswagen‬ models along their production cycle in order to glean a regionalized water inventory. http://buff.ly/1DcLnL3
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+WaterFX  in San Francisco plans to build California's first commercial #solar #desalination plant. The plant is expected to generate 1.6 billion gallons of clean #water per year using something called #Aqua4Technology, creating "zero excess discharge" producing only fresh water and solid salt as co-products. Sounds like a win-win.  http://buff.ly/1CX1uS9
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"The Ocean Has a Recycling Problem" +UNESCO Recognizes the Ocean's Recycling Problem as a (‪#‎GarbagePatch‬) State
Story by Ghislaine Maxwell of +TheTerraMarProject. Artwork installation by Maria Christina Finucci.
‪#‎WorldOceanJournal‬ volume II: http://buff.ly/1VvQOQI +5Gyres +PlasticPollutionCoalition
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Here's a rare sight: twin ‪#‎manatee‬! Dr. Katie Tripp, director of science and conservation with Save the Manatees told the The Huffington Post that twins only occur only about 1% of the time. "Always a special occurrence." http://buff.ly/1GzhB3n
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Have you downloaded Volume Two of the ‪#‎WorldOceanJournal‬ yet? What are you waiting for? World Ocean Journal is now available for all those ocean lovers out there, offering art, essays, exhibits and innovations which profile the vital impacts of the ocean on our lives. Volume Two focuses on islands. Contributors include: President Tommy Remengsau of Palau, Ghislaine Maxwell of The TerraMar Project, Lewis Pugh of the ‪#‎5Swims‬ Expedition, Lincoln Paine, Judith Schalansky, Ayana Elizabeth Johnson of the Waitt Institute, and more! http://buff.ly/1CplZ9Z
World Ocean Journal, a project of the World Ocean Observatory, is underwritten by individual donor support and is free for anyone interested in ‪#‎ocean‬ issues. Have a look, and let us know what you think!
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In last week's episode of #‎WorldOceanRadio, we urged listeners to measure their #‎water footprint using the Waterfootprint.org water calculator. In this week's episode we continue to discuss the work of the Water Footprint Network, this time by breaking down a case study which examines the true environmental impact and water consumption of manufacturing, following three #‎Volkswagen models along their production cycle in order to glean a regionalized water inventory. http://buff.ly/1DcLnL3
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Bio-imperialism as a function of imperialism.
A construction project in the South China Sea raises questions about building in remote areas.
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