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13 May 2011, London. Blue Ventures was this week announced as a finalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the prestigious annual international science competition awarding $100,000 to support the development and implementation of whole-system based projects that have significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems.

Ranomafana, Madagascar 13th May 2011. Joelison Tahandrazana and Ody Rily, two young conservationists from the remote coastal village of Andavodaoaka, southwest Madagascar, were recently selected to represent their community in a national workshop on youth participation and climate change, taking place from the 10th-12th of May 2011.

3rd December 2010. The Blue Climate Coalition today issued a statement to delegates of COP16 calling for coastal and marine ecosystems to be included in international climate change treaties. COP16 is the 16th edition of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP).  “Parties” refers to all the national states that signed and ratified both of the international treaties, committing to observe and comply with its terms regarding international cooperation against climate change.

 

Scientists urge protection of surviving corals to reseed damaged reefs and provide clues for preventing destruction of corals around the world from climate change

A new survey of reefs along Madagascar’s southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching, including some reefs that lost up to 99 percent of their coral cover.

Blue Ventures founder and science director Al Harris traveled to Montreal Canada this week as part of a Global Youth Delegation that is participating in the United Nations Climate Change Negotiations.

During the meeting, the Youth Delegation issued a declaration calling on governments to protect the Earth from climate change.