Leonardo DiCaprio: oceans will thank you

Leonardo DiCaprio has donated two million dollars to Oceans 5, a non-governmental organization dedicated to protecting the world's five oceans.

The actor's donation will be channeled to projects that aim to stop overfishing and establish marine reserves in the world's oceans.

DiCaprio, who spoke during the opening session of the Climate Change Summit, at the United Nations in New York, wants politicians and businessmen participating in a global solution for the climate crisis.

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Marine litter sources: UK spends £18 million annually removing beach litter

Surfers Against Sewage is calling for a 50% reduction in UK beach litter by 2020.

The British campaigners have released the "Marine Litter Report", a document that highlights the dimension of the problem and suggests radical new measures to stem the flow of litter to oceans, waves and beaches.

Marine litter is typically classified into the following: cardboard and paper, glass, metal, plastics, processed timber, rubber, sewage-related debris, and textiles and clothing.

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Chad Nelsen: leading the Surfrider ship | Photo: Surfrider

Chad Nelsen, the new CEO of Surfrider Foundation, has set three priorities for his term.

He's been in the Surfrider Foundation for 16 years. Chad Nelsen, former lifeguard, comes from Laguna Beach, California. When he volunteered for Surfrider in 1995, he used his research in artificial surfing reefs for his Masters thesis.

The transition from Environmental Director to CEO was a natural step. Now, Nelsen wants to work on the challenges raised by sea level rise and ocean acidification. Three priorities have been drawn up.

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