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Healthy Oceans

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 4)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

While the past decade has demonstrated great public awareness of ocean issues, and in some cases some striking successes in ocean protection and stewardship, our overall progress toward a global solution has been limited.

Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem

John B. Thomas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
John B. Thomas

Mobilizing these actors may seem like a daunting, uncomfortable, and perhaps Sisyphean goal. Yet changes in our ocean's health will affect everyone living on this giant blue marble.

An Urgent Wake Up Call to Protect our Oceans

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Thriving, healthy oceans are essential, not only to the wonderful array of corals, fish, squid, sharks and whales, but for all of us. They provide us with the food we eat. They provide us with half of the oxygen we breathe.

Wild Seafood: An Unlikely Key to Combating Climate Change

Ted Danson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

We can drastically improve our chances of battling climate change if we start thinking seriously about wild seafood. Wild seafood, properly managed, can replenish itself year by year, decade by decade, millennia by millennia.

Action Plan for Nation's First-Ever Ocean Policy Imminent

Sarah Chasis | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Sarah Chasis

It's time to make protecting ocean health our new year's resolution. Thankfully, our new national ocean policy offers a bright start for our ocean future.

Comprehensive Ocean Planning Is Beneficial

Sarah Chasis | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

At present, there are no fewer than 140 laws and 20 agencies that govern our seas, each with its own agendas and mandates. Such piecemeal governance is unwieldy and fails to effectively address many of the oceans' problems.

Finally Some Good News for Our Seas: President to Create National Ocean Policy

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Oil continues to plague the Gulf of Mexico, but press reports indicate that today, President Obama, will adopt a new policy that provides hope for the future of our seas. This national policy will transform the way we manage our oceans and Great Lakes.

Heading to Rhode Island Tomorrow in Support of a National Oceans Policy

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

A national ocean policy will help New York, the East Coast and the entire country better address all of these issues that affect its ocean and its Great Lakes resources.

Obama Administration Reveals Bedrock Ocean Policy Details -- and They're Strong

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

Like the passage of a Clean Air Act or a Clean Water Act, President Obama is in the process of creating a landmark national healthy oceans policy and plan of action for our seas.

Obama Announces Ocean Protection Plan

Sarah Chasis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Chasis

The US needs a comprehensive policy to protect our ocean, coasts and Great Lakes today and for future generations. Right now, our oceans are governed by over 140 laws and 20 different agencies.