Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Tag: oceans

Choices Made Now Critical for the Future of Our Ocean and...

The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious, and coordinated action to address unprecedented and...

B.C. Businesses Helping to Tackle Plastic Pollution in Oceans

Canada’s minister of public services and procurement and accessibility, Carla Qualtrough, announced that two businesses based in British Columbia (B.C.) are each receiving a...

Canada Tackles Ghost Fishing Gear in Oceans

Every year, 640,000 tons of abandoned, lost, or discarded fishing gear, also known as ghost gear, enters Canada’s oceans. Ghost fishing gear can stay...

Newfoundland and Labrador Bans Retail Plastic Bags

New amendments to the Environmental Protection Act in Newfoundland and Labrador will allow the provincial government to draft regulations that will ban the distribution...

Government of Canada Purchases Equipment to Protect Oceans and Waterways

Public Services and Procurement Canada has purchased equipment on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard to help it protect Canada’s oceans and waterways. "Our Government...

Commonwealth Countries Eye Blue Charter to Guide Ocean Protection

A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments, the...

Canada Achieves Milestone in Oceans Protection

The government of Canada has achieved a new milestone in plans to preserve Canada's oceans from coast to coast. This week, the Minister of Fisheries,...

Megan Leslie Replaces David Miller at WWF-C

Megan Leslie, former parliamentarian and current VP of ocean conservation for World Wildlife Fund Canada, has accepted the role of president and CEO of the conservation...

Report Reveals Holes in Voluntary Pledges to Eliminate Microbeads by Personal...

The integrity of the voluntary efforts made by personal care companies to phase out polluting microbeads is being held in question after the release...

Interactive Map Fosters Understanding of Canada’s Oceans

A new interactive map launched this week brings together for the first time the fullest picture of how people and wildlife use Canada's oceans. The Oceans Map, created...

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