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Activists slam Royal Caribbean’s $200 million expansion at CocoCay

By Kaitlynn Keller From Observer Families on the hunt for a picture-perfect vacation might be thrilled about Royal Caribbean’s extensive renovation plans for the CocoCay island—but local environmentalists are not. For three decades, the cruise line’s private island in the…

Great white shark leaps into tiny boat, fisherman treats it like NBD

BY KEITH WAGSTAFF From Mashable Welp, I’m never fishing again. Terry Selwood was hoping to catch some snapper off the coast of Evans Head in Australia when a great white shark leapt out of the sea and into his boat….

How to be a kinder human in the new year

BY CHLOE BRYAN From Mashable For many of us, 2017 is going to be rough. Getting through it will require peak kindness. If you’re looking to treat others better in 2017 (uh, we hope that is the case), start with…

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Heading to zero landfill: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s new Sustainability Report highlights 10-year save the waves goals

Improvements in emissions and waste handling underscore company’s commitment to sustainability NEWS PROVIDED BY Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Dec 19, 2016, 09:00 ET MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s (NYSE: RCL) latest Sustainability Report, released today, documents…

Giant pandas are no longer ‘endangered,’ but eastern gorillas face extinction

BY MARIA GALLUCCI From Mashable Giant pandas, break out your best bamboo. You’re no longer considered an endangered species. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Sunday moved the black-eared, white-faced bears from “endangered” to “vulnerable” on its…

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Royal Caribbean partners with World Wildlife Fund to save our oceans

By Ben Squires From Over60 Royal Caribbean Cruises has made a serious pledge with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to reduce its environmental footprint and raise awareness about ocean conservation. The cruise line behind iconic cruise ships like Quantum of the…

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Managing our most important resource: The Caribbean Sea

By Shereen Ali from T&T guardian The Caribbean Sea is in fact a single large marine ecosystem, but we’re not managing it well. A World Wildlife Fund report released April this year conservatively valued world ocean assets at US$24 trillion—with…

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WWF spotlights the tech that is conserving the planet

By Lyndsey Gilpin From TechRepublic Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist of WWF, discussed how new technologies are playing a central role in global conservation efforts at SXSWEco on Wednesday. Can technology save the planet? According to Jon Hoekstra, chief scientist for…