On Sunday, 10/10/10, over 6600 events in support of climate change solutions will be taking place in 188 countries. International climate action organization 350.org and partners are coordinating a “Global Work Day” to take a stand against climate change and help out our local communities.
The Census of Marine Life, the results of which were presented this week, was an incredible effort that took 2700 scientists from 80 nations over ten years (and 9000 days at sea!) to complete. This project, which also included the participation of more than 600 institutions, including the World Register of Marine Species, is one of the best examples of scientific collaboration.
Oceana’s first expedition in the Gulf of Mexico to evaluate the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe has concluded. For two months scientists, divers, ROV operators and support personnel on board the Oceana Latitude, sailed close to 4,000 miles - practically the distance from Miami (Florida) to Mallorca. Our team of divers completed 24 dives, and collected hundreds of photographs and hours of video footage.
Today is the first day of the interim talks for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Tianjin, China. This meeting is the last opportunity for negotiations before the official UNFCCC summit in Cancun from November 29 through December 10th 2010.