Blue Halo: Atlantic's biggest marine reserve

Officials from The Pew Charitable Trusts and Philippe Cousteau, one of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau's grandsons, are urging Bermuda to create the Atlantic's biggest marine reserve.


The ambitious "Blue Halo" plan would create a vast reserve in ecologically rich waters to safeguard significant parts of the Sargasso Sea.

The Sargasso Sea is a two million-square-mile body of warm water that is a major habitat and nursery for numerous marine species.

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Maldives: losing war to rising sea level

New Orleans, New York, Miami, Venice, Bangkok, Shanghai, Bangladesh, the Netherlands, and Maldives are losing war with rising seas.


According to a study published in the Geophysical Research Letters by John A. Church and Neil J. White, the Earth's oceans rose by an average 7.7 inches (195 mm) between 1870 and 2004.

People tend to be drawn to coastal cities for their beauty and beautiful views, which is why they are such heavily populated areas and so desirable for summer vacations.

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Puerto Escondido: this wave is in danger

Puerto Escondido, one of the best surf spots in the world, is threatened by pollution and the construction of a marina.


The beaches of Puerto Escondido, in Mexico, have been attracting thousands of surf tourists for many years. The quality of the local Mexican waves are known all over the world.

There are several perfect spots for surfing and bodyboarding. Playa Zicatela is home to an IBA World Tour stop, for example.

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