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Cristobal blamed for $5.2 million in damage on Mississippi coast June 11, 2020   |  Source : WAPT

Tropical Storm Cristobal is blamed for about $5.2 million in damage to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The initial assessment for the damage in Harrison and Hancock counties was announced Wednesday — the same day Gov. Tate Reeves signed a state of emerge...

COVID-19 pandemic, much like recent natural disasters, has created a dichotomy June 11, 2020   |  Source : Norfolk Daily News  | Copyright : norfolkdailynews.com

It was June 2010 and a devastating flood had wreaked havoc on parts of Norfolk overnight. Farm fields were ruined. Businesses near the river in southern Norfolk were uninhabitable. Roads and bridges were closed or ruined. A life was lost because of the...

Across the Pacific, crisis centres respond to COVID-19 amid natural disasters June 11, 2020   |  Source : reliefweb  | Copyright : OCHA

Gender-based violence crisis centres from six countries in the Pacific have faced not only the COVID-19 crisis, but also in some countries, the dual impact of a tropical cyclone. UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme works in clos...

Communities on Brazil’s ‘River of Unity’ tested by dams, climate change by Sarah Sax June 11, 2020   |  Source : Mongabay  | Copyright : 2020 Copyright Conservation news

The landscape where the São Francisco River enters the Atlantic Ocean seems so out of place it makes one wonder if this is still coastal Brazil. White sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see; clusters of cashew trees throw flickering shadows like oc...

Danish shipping industry releases plan for climate and decarbonization June 11, 2020   |  Source : Marex

The Climate Partnership for a Blue Denmark, representing Denmark’s shipping industry, has developed its plan as part of the nation’s overall effort to address climate change and achieve carbon neutrality. For its part, the shipping industry is targeti...

The Monaco Blue Initiative to protect the ocean June 11, 2020   |  Source : UNESCO  | Copyright : UNESCO 2013. All Rights Reserved.

The Monaco Blue Initiative supported by H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco and implemented by the Oceanographic Institute and the Foundation Prince Albert II of Monaco, gathered 37 patrons of the ocean--including the Executive Secretary of the IOC, Wendy Watson-W...

World Oceans Day: Government needs to treat fishing communities better by Maia Nangle June 10, 2020   |  Source : GroundUp  | Copyright : 2012-2020 GroundUp

According to the United Nations, the World Oceans Day (8 June) is a day for “celebrating the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspiring action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources”. Yet small-scale fishing communities h...

June Momentum for Climate Change held June 10, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : e International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The June Momentum for Climate Change, a series of virtual events organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, continued Tuesday. Where do we stand with NDCs: Enhancing action on climate change in 2020 Shyla Raghav, ...

Highlights of 11th Meeting of the Monaco Blue Initiative June 10, 2020   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

The 11th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative (MBI) held its second virtual workshop on 9 June 2020. The workshop took place under the theme “Lessons learned from community-led initiatives in the management and preservation of protected areas.” De...

FAO summary of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fisheries and aquaculture sector June 10, 2020   |  Source : FAO  | Copyright : FAO, 2020

The 2020 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA 2020) was completed as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic spread around the world. Therefore, the publication makes reference to, but does not address, the impacts of, the pa...

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