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20 Years on 14% of Wild Seafood Engaged With the MSC Program

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International non-profit, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), has released its 20th anniversary annual report. Over the last two decades the MSC has worked with scientists, NGOs and the seafood industry to set a globally recognised benchmark for sustainable fishing. Those organisations that meet the MSC’s standards for sustainability and traceability can then use the blue MSC label on seafood products.

Boeing, Liquid Robotics Build Solar-Powered, Autonomous Marine Glider

By Steven Impey
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Originally published in Manufacturers' Monthly.

An autonomous ocean vehicle manufactured in Australia and powered by the sun and waves is helping oceanographers monitor the Great Barrier Reef.

Read more in Manufacturers' Monthly.

Flipping the Ship: A New Life for Decommissioned Vessels

by Karla Pope
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The saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” rings true, particularly when it comes to old ships that have been abandoned or fallen into disuse. Around the world, out-of-service vessels are being repurposed and transformed into thriving restaurants, hotels, museums and other waterfront attractions.

New Study Reaffirms Newmont Tailings Responsibly Managed at Buyat Bay in Indonesia

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A recently published report, coordinated by the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education, concluded that Newmont’s former Mesel gold mine in North Sulawesi, Indonesia – which ceased production in 2004 – responsibly managed tailings disposal at the operation.

Michael Bloomberg: Let's Take Climate Change Into Our Own Hands

'Climate of Hope' author and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it's our job to take action on climate change if the federal government won't.
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Mike Bloomberg appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to discuss his co-authored book with Carl Pope, "Climate of Hope" (plus see a blast from his past).

Watch the clip here

The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility Earns Top Honor From Water Environment Federation

The MWRD of Greater Chicago’s Nutrient Recovery Facility at Stickney Water Reclamation Plant improves local waterways by significantly reducing waterway phosphorus levels through recovery and reuse of vital nutrients
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CHICAGO, October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The world’s largest nutrient recovery facility that improves water quality of the Chicago Area Waterway System while reducing downstream phosphorus discharges into the Gulf of Mexico has won a coveted Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The honor will be presented to the project’s owner, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD); Black & Veatch, the facility’s design-builder; and technology provider, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies.

Unlocking Opportunities and Advancing Practice: Reflections from World Water Week, Stockholm

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Over 3,100 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia gathered at World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. They brought worldwide experience and knowledge covering numerous aspects of water - including conservation, development and governance.

At the event, WBCSD played an important role in facilitating multi-stakeholder collaborations, while showcasing business innovations and best practice on water.

NRG Biodiversity Spotlight | Cedar Bayou EcoCenter

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We operate the Cedar Bayou EcoCenter on Galveston Bay in Texas to increase public awareness of the needs of the ecosystem, offer wetland education and develop solutions for coastal issues and restoration.

Ecocentricity Blog: Role-Reversal

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

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