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Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and Social Sciences, says his marching orders come from the very top of the Catholic Church.
“The Holy Father said: Marcelo, I want you to study this topic carefully so that we know what to do.”
Claire Christian is the Acting Executive Director of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC), our friendly office neighbors here in DC and out in the global ocean.
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July 25, 2016
At the end of June, I had the pleasure and privilege to attend the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), the premier conference for coral reef scientists from all over the world held every four years. I was there with Fernando Bretos, the director of the CubaMar program.
The vaquita is nearly extinct.
Scientists estimate that the species now numbers about 60 individuals and is declining rapidly. We do not know the age/sex composition of the remaining individuals and, in particular, we do not know the number of females and their reproductive capacity. If the remaining population includes more males or older females than expected (or hoped), then the species’ status is even worse than the total number indicates.
On the edge of a far-flung lagoon in Baja California Sur, surrounded by a landscape of low-lying succulents, expansive salt flats, and towering cardón cacti that appear on the horizon as totem-like sentinels enveloped in a mirage, there is a small laboratory. The Francisco “Pachico” Mayoral Field Laboratory.
For Immediate Release, June 20, 2016
Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, firstname.lastname@example.org
Coral reefs can handle a lot of chronic and acute harms, until they can't. Once a reef tract crosses the threshold from a coral-dominated system to a micro-algae dominated system in the same place; it is very hard to come back.
"Bleaching will kill coral reefs; ocean acidification will keep them dead."
- Charlie Veron
As you may have heard, the nonprofit world has been abuzz lately about the new changes that Charity Navigator and GuideStar have implemented into their charity evaluation systems.
Most conferences do not invite comparisons to spiritual journeys. But, Blue Mind is unlike most conferences.
In truth, the annual Blue Mind Summit escapes all attempts at definition.