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AFRICA’S SUPER REEFS

In 1998, a bleaching event wiped out over 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs.

Super reefs off Kenya’s coast have shown resistance to bleaching and may hold answers for reversing reef decline globally.

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FLOATING NIGHTMARE

By on August 2, 2012 in Environmental Category

The world’s biggest “landfill” isn’t even on land; it’s floating on a broad expanse of the northern Pacific Ocean. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch covers an area roughly the size of Africa and continues to grow.

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RIVER IN PERIL

RIVER IN PERIL

The Ganges is the symbol of India, representing the country’s ancient civilization. Millions of people make pilgrimages to the river every year. However, the river, symbolizing the livelihood and religion of millions of Hindus, is threatened.

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WORLD HERITAGE SITES

They are some of the world’s cultural icons and richest ecosystems.

Established in 1972 at a United Nations convention, today the list of World Heritage sites has ballooned to 936 in 153 countries.

UNESCO has come under increasing pressure and criticism for its World Heritage campaign.

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BOTTLE THIS

BOTTLE THIS

There is no pure water on our planet. Period. How does humanity secure access to the cleanest, most sustainably-sourced water?

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