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18 Feb
Scientists have long warned about the effects of rising temperatures and plastic pollution in the world's oceans. Now, recent studies show the problems are getting worse.
2 Oct 2021
Ocean temperatures and water levels are continuing to rise as a result of human intervention. This is having a widespread impact on sealife and weather patterns.
19 Jul 2020
Kobina Nyarko is a Ghanaian painter who uses his work to campaign against the human destruction of the oceans. His work has drawn the attention of prominent people and institutions. Now he is hoping it will draw attention to the world's challenges.
16 Jun 2019
With the oceans facing threats such as plastic pollution and global warming, World Oceans Day aims to raise awareness with a series of events. A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival, organizers say.

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