Every year the waters are a little less icy – warming as much as 2.6 times more than the world average – changing the undersea habitat and casting doubts on the future of "haenyeo" or sea women.
Part of Abu Dhabi’s clean energy push, the $32 billion nuclear power station risks destabilising a volatile region with detrimental consequences for the environment.
UN Environment Programme’s new report, produced by Plan Bleu, warns that the Mediterranean basin is under environmental stress and recommends a five-prong action plan.
Around 700 sites have been identified globally with low oxygen levels - up from only 45 in the 1960s, says the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
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