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World Oceans Day 2014
2014-06-07 06:38:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Thousands of different organizations in more than 70 countries are joining forces this weekend to celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8, 2014), a global initiative designed to honor the massive bodies of water that cover the majority of the Earth as well as celebrate them for their aesthetic value and the products they provide to people all over the world. World Oceans Day (WOD), which has been unofficially commemorated since 2002...

2014-04-22 23:07:43

This Earth Day, the National Aquarium is urging the public to consider the other 71% of the planet: water. Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Earth Day isn’t just about the surfaces on which we stand. This year, the National Aquarium is urging the public to consider the other 71% of the planet: water. During the 48 days between Earth Day (April 22) and World Oceans Day (June 8), the Aquarium will be encouraging the public to make conservation pledges as part of the...

World's Most Dangerous Oceans Revealed
2013-06-10 05:17:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The South China Seas and East Indies, the East Mediterranean and Black Sea, and the North Sea and British Isles are the world´s most dangerous oceans, scientists from Southampton Solent University claim in a new study. Researchers from the UK institution, who carried out the study for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), measured the number of accidents at different bodies of water throughout the world, according to Delila James of...

2011-06-08 09:40:00

UN marks World Oceans Day with calls to preserve seas for future generations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all governments and peoples to play their part to ensure that the world's oceans are protected for future generations, warning that they face major threats in the years ahead. In a statement issued to mark World Oceans Day, which is being celebrated around the globe today, Mr. Ban outlined what he called "many severe challenges related to oceans." "These range from...

2011-06-07 15:31:00

NEW YORK, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nautica®, a leading global lifestyle brand, and Oceana, an ocean conservation organization dedicated to protecting the world's oceans, will join forces to raise awareness for "World Oceans Day" on June 8, 2011. World Oceans Day pays homage to the world's oceans and the important role the oceans play in our lives. As an official holiday, it aims to engage more people in the fight to reverse the declining health of marine ecosystems....

2011-04-25 09:10:00

PEORIA, Ill., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maui Jim,® the leader in the development of polarized sunglasses, plans to spread some virtual "aloha spirit" around the world with a new promotion, "Send a Lei," that raises money for The Ocean Project, the world's most extensive network of zoos, aquariums, museums focused on ocean education and conservation. Visitors to the company's Facebook page through 2011 will have the opportunity to send a virtual Hawaiian Lei to their...

Word of the Day
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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