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Campaigners brand Earth Summit a “damp squib” in rain-hit Rio

Campaigners brand Earth Summit a “damp squib” in rain-hit Rio

As the Rio+20 Earth Summit heads into its final hours, there’s a sense of anti-climax and disillusionment among environmental campaigners, scientists and activists. Charlotte Smith of Oceans Inc reflects on missed opportunities and disappointing outcomes.

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Major European retailer slammed for false sustainable fish advertising

Major European retailer slammed for false sustainable fish advertising

Oceans campaigners at the Rio+20 Earth Summit have welcomes a ruling that the supermarket giant Intermarché made false claims about sustainable seafood. The French advertising authority told Intermarché they must pull all the offending advertisements relating to deep sea fish.

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Alternative summit shows the way forward for oceans at Rio+20

Alternative summit shows the way forward for oceans at Rio+20

Negotiations to get better protection for the world’s oceans may have faltered at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, but on the other side of town the so-called “People’s Summit” is showing the politicians how it should be done. Charlotte Smith of Oceans Inc reports…

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New Yann Arthus-Bertrand film premieres at Rio+20 Earth Summit

New Yann Arthus-Bertrand film premieres at Rio+20 Earth Summit

Royalty and celebrities turn out for the premiere of “Planet Ocean”, the latest film from French director Yann Arthus-Betrand, in Rio de Janeiro, where heads of state are gathering for the climax of the Earth Summit. The filmmaker says he wants to change the way people look at the world’s oceans.

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No Commitment for the High Seas

No Commitment for the High Seas

The final draft conference text on oceans delays action on protecting international waters – just as civil society groups vote it top priority in their session. The United States denies it blocked progress – the High Seas Alliance coalition issues a stern rebuke.

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Climate change leaves oceans “hot, sour and breathless”

Climate change leaves oceans “hot, sour and breathless”

A triple-whammy of rising temperatures, increased acid levels and lack of oxygen is destroying the world’s oceans, according to scientists at the Rio+20 Earth Summit. Experts warn that small island states are being hit especially hard, with impacts on health, food and livelihoods.

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US blamed for blocking negotiations at Rio+20 Earth Summit

US blamed for blocking negotiations at Rio+20 Earth Summit

As momentum builds at the Rio+20 Earth Summit, two leading oceans experts point the finger at US negotiators as the stumbling block for a new treaty, but praise Brazil for taking the lead.

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