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Goldman Prize Winners 2015: When Art Empowers Society, and So Much More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Once again, Goldman Prize awardees embody how single, determined individuals across the world can mobilize enough groundswell to conquer industrial Goliaths. Hailing from diverse backgrounds, these 2015 superheroes form a fountain of inspiration for all of us, and their weblinks show how we can act.

How to Train Your Coral

Craig Musburger | Posted 04.14.2015 | Green
Craig Musburger

Imagine you are in the tropics. Walk down the beach to the water's edge. Put on a mask and snorkel. Take a plunge into the warm, shallow sea, and swim...

Brilliant Lego-Like Structures Serve As Building Block For Restoring Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

An Australian designer is going to allow plenty of sea creatures around the world to “just keep swimming.” Alex Goad, a designer in Melbourne, ...

This Undersea World Will Stop You In Your Tracks

Posted 02.23.2015 | Green

Do we really know what lurks in the deep? A new short film showcases some of the most breathtaking -- and bizarre -- creatures that live just beneath ...

Finally, Some Good News About Coral

AP | AUDREY MCAVOY | Posted 01.29.2015 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) - Coral rely on algae for food and their survival. So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawa...

To Fight Disease, Protect the Ocean

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.11.2015 | Science
Dr. Ellen Prager

Along with the world's rainforests, the ocean harbors a plethora of potentially effective drugs to combat human ailments and greatly improve human health. Many of these pharmaceuticals remain undiscovered or are in the preliminary phase of testing.

Around-the-World Boat Runs Aground

Tim Wendel | Posted 02.09.2015 | Sports
Tim Wendel

Everyone made it off safely and the crew then spent two days on remote Ile du Sud, with Mauritius coast guard air-dropping food, drink -- even chocolates. Nicholson described it as the worst night of his life followed by a night on tropical paradise.

Protected Areas: Much More Than Pristine Nature

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

To some, protected areas may seem like "traditional" conservation -- setting aside pristine places for the benefit of wildlife. And to be sure, protecting biodiversity remains at the very core of every conservation strategy in our toolbox. But protected areas also do much more.

Damages To Coral Reef Cost Ship Owner $840,000

AP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green

HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government and the state of Hawaii have reached an agreement for damages from the owner of a cargo ship that harmed more...

Here's The One Home Decor Trend You Need To Know For 2015

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 11.17.2014 | HuffPost Home

Which color will dominate everything from runways to room walls come 2015? Well, it depends who you ask. According to Benjamin Moore, "a neutral that'...

In Hawaii's Colorful Reefs, a Harrowing Death Knell

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

It's no secret that the world's corals are in trouble but right now in the waters around Hawaii, it's some of the rarest corals on Earth that are getting hammered.

Biodiversity: What's Worth Saving?

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 12.31.2014 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

New economic analysis shows it's a great deal to reduce coral losses -- but likely not to make more protected areas.

Scientists Are Farming Coral For Human Bones

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 10.07.2014 | Green

It’s hard to say “coral molars” repeatedly without tripping over your tongue, but having teeth -- and other bones -- made from coral is becoming...

The Coral Reef Challenge Is Here

Caroline Cushing Graham | Posted 11.26.2014 | Green
Caroline Cushing Graham

Surfers are a surprising and small international group of very fit men and women, who understand and care deeply about the state of the ocean, not just the size of the waves and the health of marine life, but the ocean floor.

What Life Is Like When An Aquarium Is Your Home

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green

People spend thousands of dollars to have giant aquariums in their homes, but this guy actually gets paid to live in one. Meet Mark Dimzon, an aqua...

NOAA: Miami Dredge 'Clearly' Affecting Endangered Corals

Miami New Times | Michael E. Miller | Posted 09.18.2014 | Miami

A month ago, state regulators raised the alarm over silt from the Deep Dredge killing Miami corals. Now the feds are stepping in as well. According...

An Ode To The Clownfish, Which May Soon Be Listed As Endangered

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 09.12.2014 | Green

Good luck finding Nemo. The National Marine Fisheries Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are considering adding the orange...

Is Nemo Ready for His Climate Close-Up?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 11.03.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The climate crisis isn't just about searing heat, super storms and polar bears. Sea life is getting hammered too. Help can't come soon enough.

20 New Species Of Coral Listed As Threatened

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because ...

Tour Marine Sanctuaries With Google Street View, No Scuba Lessons Required

AP | JENNIFER KAY | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green

ISLAMORADA, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the ...

Bonaire: Fantasy Island, For Real!

Victor Dorff | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Victor Dorff

For most visitors, a trip to the Caribbean island of Bonaire is all about the diving, but the culture Bonaire is building - both in and out of the water - deserves some attention, too.

The Meeting of Inner and Outer Space

Clayton Anderson | Posted 08.26.2014 | Science
Clayton Anderson

Returning to the Aquarius underwater habitat and Reef Base having spent actual time living and working in outer space, I found that its remarkable suitability as a perfect analogy to spaceflight was now clearly evident.

Protecting Our Air Is Protecting Our Oceans

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

Whether it be for actions taken by the EPA or the State Department, congratulations to the Obama Administration are due for leadership on both carbon emissions and marine conservation. Let these efforts be the first of many.

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...

10 Places That Are In Danger Of Disappearing Forever

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel

After more than 400,000 people marched in NYC's People's Climate March last weekend, we're paying extra attention to how climate change can affect som...