Carbon dioxide in world’s oceans may threaten many marine species - UN

The world’s oceans are absorbing an unprecedented amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), increasing their acidity and possibly threatening the long-term survival of many marine species, including corals, shellfish and phytoplankton, according to a report released today on a United Nations-sponsored symposium.

New project to clean up pollution in Western Indian Ocean – UN agency

Environment ministers meeting in Madagascar this week have agreed to an $11 million project to cut pollution in the Western Indian Ocean through strengthening pollution laws, regulations and regional and national cooperation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.