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Marine Pollution

World Ocean Assessment, Part 1

Peter Neill | Posted 03.24.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

In January 2016, the United Nations General Assembly accepted a 1,752 page report entitled "The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment - World Ocea...

Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 03.15.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Judith S. Weis in white shirt, surrounded by fans, including this author, at Aquarium of the Pacific Lecture What if you could get an overview of al...

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.13.2016 | Science

Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans. Andrew Turton...

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 Cels...

Sea Turtle With A Lodged Fork Is Exactly Why We Need To Recycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science

You better think twice next time you carelessly toss your plastic utensils after lunch -- you never know where they could end up. For this sea tur...

Scientists Have More Depressing News About Our Coral Reefs

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 12.11.2015 | Science

Biologists have long regarded fish, urchins and sea turtles as "secret weapons" in the fight to protect coral reefs from human pollution and activity....

Why Scientists Want To Look Inside Surfers' Butts

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green

Researchers have taken the war on superbugs to a surprising battlefield -- surfers’ butts. Specifically, their rectums. The World Health Organiza...

Kate Sheppard

A Little Good News About The Awful Amount Of Plastic In The Ocean | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green

CASCAIS, Portugal -- Giant patches of garbage floating in the ocean have received a lot of press in recent years. But they're just the tip of the prov...

Photo Of Drowned Sea Turtle Reminds Us All To Clean Up After Ourselves

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 05.29.2015 | Green

Ocean conservationist and photographer Juan Oliphant was diving in water off Oahu's North Shore when he and his group stumbled on a startling discover...

Ecomarkets: Scaling Up Marine Conservation

Rod Fujita | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green
Rod Fujita

Because markets see value only in parts of the ocean, and not in the whole, the valuable pieces are extracted and the rest is degraded. To scale up ocean conservation, we need to level the playing field. We term this collection of tools "eco-markets."

Oceans of Garbage: Why People Are Eating Their Own Trash

Francesca Koe | Posted 09.18.2012 | Green
Francesca Koe

These seem to be the earliest vehicles that drove the phrase into our public consciousness here in America. Fast forward many decades and the literal meaning has manifested itself in a very unappetizing way: People are eating their own trash.

This Is What 5,000 Kids In LA Did Today

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.07.2012 | Los Angeles

It's a good thing that kids care about the environment because they're the ones sticking around. An inspiring 5,000 Los Angeles kids gathered Thurs...