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How the Fishermen of Madagascar Are Pulling Together to Combat Climate Change

By joining local co-operatives, fishing communities in the island nation are being taught good fishing practices, with benefits to their livelihoods and the environment
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Fishermen in Madagascar spend several hours a day on their pirogues (fishing canoes) out at sea. In the past, they would return home with baskets brimming with fish. But today, catch sizes have dwindled due to overfishing, rising sea temperatures and extreme weather. In order to help them preserve their livelihoods and slow the effects of climate change, Swiss social enterprise Weconnex is teaching sustainable fishing techniques while supporting access to markets.

Ship of Fools: Cruise Polluters

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Growing up watching “The Love Boat,” some of us thought of a cruise as a romantic and exciting way to see the world. New research out of Johns Hopkins University and Stand.earth, however, indicates that cruises don’t just “set a course for adventure,” they deliver high quantities of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons into the air and delicate ocean habitats. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with Kendra Ulrich, a Senior Shipping Campaigner at Stand.

DSM's Akulon RePurposed: From Discarded Fishing Nets to High-End Materials

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DSM and Starboard transform discarded fishing nets into high-end surfboard components and contribute to cleaner oceans, litter-free beaches and jobs for local communities.

New Report from JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

Tetra Tech Developed an Assessment Framework to Support Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

Creating and testing an assessment framework to increase country-level awareness and adoption of FAO’s SSF Guidelines
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In December 2018 Tetra Tech’s Catherine Courtney, along with the University of Connecticut’s Robert Pomeroy and the U.S.

Interview With Rob Ivanovic, SCADA Systems Expert

Improving utility performance and efficiency with real-time data
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Rob Ivanovic is a senior engineering project manager with 20 years of experience in water treatment, wastewater treatment, and water distribution involving SCADA and DCS planning, design, programming, implementation, and testing. He has managed numerous engineering, construction, configuration, and start-up projects.

Expert Interview with Dr. Catherine Courtney, Marine Environmental Science Expert

Adapting to climate change in the Coral Triangle
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Dr. Catherine (Kitty) Courtney has more than 25 years of international and domestic experience in marine and coastal management, climate change adaptation, and coastal community resilience.

She has worked for Tetra Tech since 1990 and has supported federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and private companies on projects to design, implement, and administer coastal resource management and marine environmental research programs in temperate and tropical ecosystems throughout the Pacific.

Expert Interview With Dr. Eduardo Yassuda, Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering Expert

Forecasting ocean conditions to help clients operate more efficiently
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Dr. Eduardo Yassuda has extensive experience related to coastal and oceanographic engineering, modeling of hydrodynamics, water quality, and ecological processes in coastal and estuarine systems. He has been actively involved in the implementation and improvements of more than a dozen hydrodynamic and water quality models for locations worldwide.

John Butler, International Water Development Expert

Implementing safe, sustainable drinking water supplies in developing countries
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John Butler has more than 40 years of experience in water and natural resource management. He is a senior technical advisor in Tetra Tech’s international development practice, focusing on water supply, sanitation, and water infrastructure improvements in Africa.

#TheFutureDoesntSuck: How Bacardi and Lonely Whale Are Making Waves Worldwide

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Family-owned Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, and Lonely Whale, the award-winning non-profit dedicated to bringing forward courageous ideas that positively impact the health of our ocean, are working together to help rid the environment of single-use plastic. Since June 2018, the two organizations have asked individuals and venues to sign up to ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck by pledging to eliminate single-use plastic straws.

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