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February 9, 2021

Retired Eckerd College professor Dr. David Hastings explores the work of the UNESCO oceanographic commission

Dr. David Hastings, retired Eckerd College professor, provides a closer look at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and its work. First established almost 60 years ago, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—exists to help governments address their individual and collective coastal and ocean management needs. A retired […]

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December 11, 2020

Retired Eckerd College Professor Dr. David Hastings Explores The Work Of The UNESCO Oceanographic Commission

Dr. David Hastings, retired Eckerd College professor, provides a closer look at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and its work. First established almost 60 years ago, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—exists to help governments address their individual and collective coastal and ocean management needs. A retired […]

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December 1, 2020

DR. DAVID HASTINGS SHARES WORRYING STATISTICS SURROUNDING HUMAN IMPACT ON THE WORLD’S OCEANS

Retired college professor Dr. David Hastings presents an alarming insight into the devastating impact of humans on the ocean environment. A direct result of pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification, among other causes, only 13 percent of the planet’s oceans are now believed to be pristine, unaffected by the harm caused by industrial activities, human activities, […]

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September 15, 2020

David Hastings Retired Eckerd College Professor Discusses How Climate Change Will Affect Florida Over the Next Decade

“It’s easy to ignore the reports that come from respected sources like the federal government or IPCC when they’re looking ahead to catastrophic events in 2100,” says David Hastings, retired Eckerd College professor. “I don’t know about you, but I’m not likely to be alive in 2100. And while it’s not as far off as […]

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September 3, 2020

Dr. David Hastings, Retired Eckerd College Professor, Provides A Closer Look At The Devastating Impact of The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill A Decade Later

Ten years on, the Deepwater Horizon disaster remains the largest ever marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. After almost five million barrels spilled into the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. David Hastings, retired Eckerd College professor and marine science expert, offers a closer look at the disaster’s lasting impact on the environment. […]

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August 22, 2020

Dr. David Hastings, marine science professor, says Coronavirus pandemic is causing a flurry of plastic waste

Will this last a long time? wonders Professor David Hastings Over the past several decades we have witnessed a substantial and widespread effort to reduce single-use disposable plastic, including plastics bags, straws, Styrofoam (EPS), and coffee cups. Reusable shopping bags, bring-your-own mugs, and washable foodware were becoming the new normal. Bans on single-use plastic along […]

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