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For Earth Day, A Simple Step to Save the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Someone asked me the other day: If you could ask people to do just one thing to ensure thriving oceans for the future, what would you suggest? It's surprisingly simple.

Seafood Watch Helps Consumers Navigate Through Sea Of Fish Options (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Seafood Watch, a program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium began about 10 years ago to help raise consumer awareness and promote business practices to prot...

Sustainable Seafood (PHOTOS): The Best And Worst Fish To Eat

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.30.2014 | Green

As part of HuffPost Green's Our Oceans project, we're highlighting how you can make sustainable seafood choices. Sustainable seafood is fish that is c...

State of the Oceans' Health: In Crisis, Part 2 (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

2010-04-02-fish.jpg When we fish for tuna, salmon and other top predators of the sea, we artificially disrupt the mix of predator to prey, and we harm the natural ecosystems that support life.

Eco Etiquette: 5 Farmed Fish That Get The Green Light

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My friend said that I sho...

The State of the Oceans: In Crisis (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

A report by the Pew Oceans Commission contains a slew of data on the dilapidated condition of US waterways. Among the threats are disappearing marshes, invasive species of fish, and all manner of pollutants.

Not Another Shark Movie: How a New Documentary Depicts Great White Sharks as More Than Just Killers

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Levi Novey

Aronson thinks he has added something new to "what has been said" about great whites. Titled White Shark Cafe, his film refers to an area in the Pacific Ocean where scientists recently discovered that great white sharks gather frequently for unclear reasons.

Oceans 9-1-1

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

As dramatic and disastrous as the spill may be, it's not the greatest environmental threat facing the oceans today. The oceans are dialing 9-1-1, and it's our obligation to answer the call.

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Berlin Reed: Vegetarian Butcher Turned Ethical Omnivore

Mother Nature Network | Nicole Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When dangerously underemployed vegetarian Berlin Reed agreed to temporarily work the meat counter at Brooklyn's The Greene Grape, he never expected th...

Mysteries of the Deep

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Almost on a daily basis scientists discover something new about the ocean. Some discoveries are delightful; others boggle the mind. For your enjoyment and amazement as we begin the new year, here are seven wonders from the seas.

Turning the Tide for Seafood

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Ocean life is today threatened as never before. Human activities are taking their toll, and nothing exacts a greater price than the industrial scope and scale of fishing to feed our growing appetite for seafood.

WTO And the Future of Fish

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Solving our global fisheries crisis will require global solutions, and involvement from everyone. Making good choices about the seafood we eat is a great way for each of us to do our part.

15 Seafood Options Good For Human And Ocean Health

treehugger.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Finding sustainable seafood has always been about balancing the health of a given fishery with the health effects of consuming that fish. Some that ca...

Gifts for the Sea

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

A half-century ago, Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote Gifts from the Sea, bestseller in which she described what we as individuals can take away from our times of quiet reflection along the shore.

An Ocean of Inspiration

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

People who are making a difference for conservation invariably say they found their passion for nature by spending time outdoors or in museums: sharing the energizing experience of discovering something new and hidden.

Fish For Our Future

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The oceans are incredibly resilient. Given a chance to recover, they can produce a remarkable abundance of marine life -- much more than we see today.

Obama's Big Blue Commitment

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

We're more worried about the economy than about long-term ocean health, and we don't see the connection between the two.

1 Fish, 2 Fish, Now There's No Fish

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

We mine the depths of our polluted oceans for food. We're fishing and consuming unsustainable amounts of seafood using irresponsible practices.

A Day of Thanks for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Americans now believe their individual actions can make a difference for the environment and the health of the ocean. They're ready to act - but they're not sure what to do.

The Untold Story of Climate Change: No Time to Lose for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The most visible impacts of climate change on the oceans -- rising sea levels and an increase in storm severity -- can be easily seen. Others are less apparent.