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Marine Life

Your Face Wash Is Killing Oysters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Oysters are powerful little shellfish that do a lot for us, and we're making their lives difficult. Small plastic particles known as microplastics, w...

The Planet's Fisheries Are In Even Worse Shape Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.20.2016 | Science

The world's oceans have been overfished far more than reported, according to a new study.  The report, published in the journal Nature Communica...

New Report Warns Of Dramatic Arctic Changes Under Global Warming

Arctic Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.19.2015 | Science

The latest report on the Arctic by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds dwindling sea ice and temperatures as much as 3 Ce...

Watch This Cop Beat A Man Harassing An Endangered Seal

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.18.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Hawaii are reviewing a video from last year that shows a Honolulu police officer using his baton to beat a man who was harassing an end...

A Sea Change in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Daniel Whittle | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Daniel Whittle

Noel Lopez Fernandez December marks the one-year anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba. In that sho...

The WTO Just Dealt A Blow To U.S. Consumers And Dolphins

Ben Beachy | Posted 11.20.2015 | Green
Ben Beachy

The U.S. government should not give into pressure from a corporate-friendly trade organization to weaken or eliminate our dolphin-saving label. Instead, it should stand up for consumers and wildlife by negotiating a solution with Mexico that keeps the "dolphin-safe" label intact.

We Must Save Ocean Wildlife Before It Is Too Late

Jenna Ushkowitz | Posted 11.13.2015 | Green
Jenna Ushkowitz

Fishery managers have the expertise to prevent coast-wide overfishing and must act now to prevent further collapse of the food web.

Blue Ocean Film Festival Makes Waves In Monaco, As Cop21 Approaches

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
James Marshall Crotty

The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.

The Modern, Molecular Hunt for the World's Biodiversity

The Conversation US | Posted 10.29.2015 | Science
The Conversation US

Until now, known viruses have contained so little genetic information that people have questioned whether they can even be thought of as living. But giant viruses like this one contain as much information as many bacteria, which are certainly alive, and are so big they can be seen with an ordinary microscope.

One Tiny Nation Could Be A 'Tipping Point' For Saving The Oceans

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 10.23.2015 | Green

The tiny nation of Palau, an archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, has long been a international leader in ocean conservation. Over the past deca...

How China Could Change the Future of Antarctica's Southern Ocean

Andrea Kavanagh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Andrea Kavanagh

Antarctica may be one of the coldest and harshest places on Earth, but it is teeming with life. This unique environment now faces a triple threat: industrial fishing, climate change and an effort to undermine the protections originally agreed to by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources.

'Green News Report' - October 8, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.08.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Sen. Lindsey Graham wants federal aid for South Carolina flooding -- bu...

Chile Adds Pair Of Giant Ocean Sanctuaries To Growing Global List

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

The United Nations’ goal of protecting 10 percent of the world's oceans by 2020 is getting some serious commitments.  Last week, ...

Protecting Our Oceans With Smart Policy

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

Beyond ecosystems, biodiversity, or economics, we have a creative and calming connection with the ocean that provides us with enormous emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits.

New Zealand Announces Massive Ocean Sanctuary

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 09.29.2015 | World

The world's third-largest fully protected marine area was announced on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Kermadec Ocean S...

Woman Accused Of Riding Sea Turtle Arrested In Florida

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.05.2015 | Crime

Sea you in jail. One of two women accused of brazenly riding a sea turtle in July was arrested Saturday in Melbourne, Florida, police said. Police ap...

These 50 Fascinating Facts About The Ocean Will Boggle Your Mind

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science

More than 70 percent of Earth is covered by ocean, and yet the marine environment remains one of the most mysterious ones on Earth. Maybe that's not s...

This Heartbreaking (And Graphic) Video Will Make You Rethink That Plastic Straw

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.18.2015 | Green

The next time you reach for a straw to pop into your iced coffee, think of the turtle in the video below. A team of researchers was looking for t...

3 Charitable Companies You Can Feel Good About Supporting

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

With so many honorable topics out there, companies and small business are working harder than ever at making a difference.

Rare Sighting Of White Whale Inspires Confusion, Awe In Australia

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.11.2015 | Science

Whale watchers in waters north of the Gold Coast Seaway in Queensland, Australia, received a spectacular surprise Monday morning when they spotte...

Fishermen Lose It In The Best Way When Whales Pop Up Next To Their Boat

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.13.2015 | Good News

Sure, the astonishing display of nature in the video below is pretty remarkable, but the Alaska fishermen's reaction almost steals the show. ...

Pancreatic Cancer: Hope on the Horizon?

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

According to articles in a variety of scientific journals, numerous substances extracted from marine life (including fungi, sponges, algae, mollusks, "sea squirts," coral, and seaweed) have potential to fight other kinds of challenging cancers.

Hawaii Just Became The First State To Ban Plastic Bags At Grocery Checkouts

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

As of Wednesday, grocery stores across the entire state of Hawaii are banned from distributing plastic bags. The City and County of Honolulu -- whi...

Black and Blue: Santa Barbara Oil Spill Takes Another Toll on California

Kira Redmond | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Kira Redmond

On Tuesday, an onshore pipeline near Santa Barbara ruptured, spilling more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil onto one of the last remaining stretches of pristine, undeveloped coastline in California.

Really 'Cute,' Really Rare Pocket Shark Found Deep In Gulf Of Mexico

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Think Jaws meets a kangaroo, with maybe a touch of cute kitten, and you've got the aptly named pocket shark — the newest and rar...