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Letter to Anderson Cooper

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 12:47 PM

Dear Anderson,

I want to commend you on your piece this week for CBS' 60 Minutes showcasing your dives in Botswana with crocodiles. To say the least, diving with such powerful animals is tricky, dangerous and requires luck as well as a very well trained team. Your desire...

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Rio+20 Earth Summit: Miracles Can Happen

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2012 | 10:15 AM

The following is adapted from a speech I gave at the Rio+Social Summit presented by the UN Foundation, Mashable and the 92nd Street Y during Rio+20 on June 19, 2012.

My name is Fabien Cousteau and I believe in miracles.

As some of you may know, my grandfather...

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A Hopeful Start for Our Oceans

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2012 | 10:19 AM

It costs nothing to be a cynic. It also happens to be in fashion these days and makes a great excuse for doing nothing. The innate feeling that there will be impending failure before anything even happens seems to have taken over and rewired our neurobiology. Whether the topic is...

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Ocean Our Ocean in Revery and Neglect

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2010 | 12:04 PM

This month has been both a special time for our planet's ocean and one of great distress. June 7th kicked off a week full of events, celebrating Capital Hill Ocean Week, World Ocean Day (June 8th) and my grandfather's 100th birthday commemoration dive, end-capping the week on June 11th. Throughout...

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BP Oil Spill: If We Fail This Moment, We Fail Our Country

(33) Comments | Posted June 11, 2010 | 9:33 AM

In 10 years, when we look back on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, hopefully we can note that 2010 is when it all changed -- when American policymakers and people finally figured it out.

With an estimated 500,000 to 800,000 gallons of oil spewing daily,...

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People Protect What They Love

(4) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 6:31 PM

As a little boy, my life didn't seem much different than that of my friends. The wonders and mysteries of buried treasure or slimy worms lying in wait to be discovered in our back yard or just beyond the fence filled both my waking hours and my dream time. I...

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