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Long Live the Beach: Protecting our Blue Economy through Ocean Planning

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 01.08.2017 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

America's favorite destination is the coast. Every year, millions of Americans visit the coast to enjoy our nation's beautiful beaches and nearshore w...

Americans Love Our Beaches, But Who Will Protect Them?

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 06.24.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Millions of Americans visit our nation's sandy shores every year to relax, socialize, swim, paddle, or simply enjoy the view. Our nation's beaches are also major drivers of our coastal economies. From the coast of Maine to the shores of Hawaii, beaches attract an endless stream of visitors who patronize local hotels and businesses. According to the National Ocean Economics Program, ocean tourism and recreation contributes over $100 billion to our GDP every year.

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Bleachers' Jack Antonoff's "All in on Everything"

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.30.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"I never would mess around with peoples' emotions and put music out that didn't mean everything to me. It's just not what I do. I can't make records quickly. I can't do stripped down live shows. I'm all in on everything."

Can Ocean Health Be Saved Through Underwater Apps?

Brett Greene | Posted 01.22.2015 | Denver
Brett Greene

On the last EcoWatch report card our oceans received a "D" grade. This grade is based on factors including pollution, overfishing and the impacts of climate change, biodiversity, carbon storage, coastal protection, clean waters, natural products, coastal livelihoods, economies, tourism and recreation.

Art Makes Environmental Change Real

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Bill Chameides

Apparently, scientific information, no matter how solid, is unable to persuade a good many people of the reality of climate change. At the same time we're finding that less objective (and less scientifically valid) types of information can affect people's views.

Fossil Fuel Collateral Damage

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

It seems fairly certain that as long as we gulp down barrels and barrels of oil each day, we are going to have pipelines and pipeline spills. There is a solution, admittedly not an easy one: get off the gasoline kick.

Superstorm Sandy Conundrum: Rebuild or Retreat

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

For many storm victims whose homes were battered or destroyed by Sandy, the answer is "rebuild." Governor Cuomo has an alternative.Homes destroyed on ...

Climate Politics: North Carolina House Whiffs on Controversial Sea-Level Bill

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

North Carolina's now infamous bill, House Bill 819 -- designed to outlaw accelerated rates of sea-level rise in North Carolina has hit a snag... at least for now.

Welcome to Hurricane Season Circa 2012

Bill Chameides | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

With memories of the catastrophic hurricane seasons of 2004, 2005 and 2008 (the three most costly on record) still fresh, the predictions for an average season are quite welcome. But two recent publications suggest that we are far from being in the clear when it comes to hurricanes.

Hurricane Watch: Protecting Our Ocean Sentries

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 10.26.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As the East Coast residents prepare for the worst and hope for the best, it is hard to escape the memory of Hurricane Katrina, which wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast at this moment six years ago.

National Endowment for the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes

Peter Neill | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green
Peter Neill

An encouraging sign of a new awareness and public awakening about the critical needs of the marine environment has been the recent introduction by Sen...

What Oceans Provide

M. Sanjayan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

Though we have feet not fins, we are more dependent on the oceans than you may imagine. On World Oceans Day it pays to reflect on all that our seas provide and how we can repay the many favors.

Saved by the Sea

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

I'm watching images of the oil slick from the Deepwater Horizon disaster spreading across the Gulf of Mexico, now 600 square miles and growing, threatening marine wildlife and fragile coastal wetlands, bayous and beaches.