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Originally published in the World Economic Forum Johnny Wood Scientists from Israel and neighboring Arab countries are joining forces to save Red Sea coral reefs from the threat of climate change. The alliance is the brainchild of Moaz Fine, an Israeli professor at Tel Aviv’s Bar-Ilan University, who invited marine experts from the countries that border the Red Sea to collaborate at a new research centre. The team will comprise representatives from Israel, Eritrea, Jordan…

Originally published in the World Economic Forum by Emma Charlton The impact of overfishing is wide-ranging. It’s a cause of degraded ecosystems, according to the WWF, and affects the size of the fish left behind, as well as how they reproduce and the speed at which they mature. When too many fish are removed from one particular spot, the resulting imbalances can kill off other marine life, including sea turtles and corals. There’s also an economic…

Originally published in Forbes, written by Trevor Nace Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic. The floating boom system was deployed on Saturday from San Francisco Bay and will undergo several weeks of testing before being hauled…

Originally Published on the NY Post Well, here’s one way to cut down on personal debt. Humans are gobbling up around 5 grams of microplastics in their weekly diets — or about as much as your ATM card, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and commissioned by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature. “For the first time, this study offers precise estimations on the amounts of plastic ingested…

Originally published in the BBC The felling of forests, the plundering of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together pushing the natural world to the brink. That’s the warning more than 500 experts in 50 countries are expected to give in a major UN-backed report, due to be published on Monday. The assessment will highlight the losses that have hit the natural world over the past 50 years and how the future is…