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Ocean Conservation

A Plastic Smog Is Smothering Our Oceans

Dr. Chad Nelsen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Dr. Chad Nelsen

Plastic poses a major threat to our marine environment, ecosystems and marine life. It's now being found in seafood that can eventually land on our plates.

Join The Fight to Defend Our Oceans | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green

Interview: Scott Eastwood Words: Lily Silverton Back in June we celebrated World Oceans Day; a global, UN endorsed, annual celebration of our planet...

Why I Am An Ocean Advocate

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 06.20.2016 | Green
Dana Ellis Hunnes

If I want to see more people love, live, and care for our world and its oceans, then I must start with myself, and educate those who may have no knowledge about these problems.

Edible Rings On Six-Packs Feed Marine Life If They End Up In The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Good News

A craft beer company has brewed up a brilliant idea. Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida, has created edible six-pack rings that feed, rather t...

One Man's 'Right Work' in the Earth's Oceans

Leni Miller | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Leni Miller

For many of us, there is the feeling of widespread apathy, anxiety and fear about the environmental sustainability of life itself. Take a deep breath. See that one man's right work is truly "on it."

Fisheries Management: Let's Not Quit While We're Ahead

Lee Crockett | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Lee Crockett

Quitting while you're ahead might protect your gains in gambling and investing. But in most other endeavors, that strategy can quickly backfire: Once ...

Where Is Our Ocean Champion in New England?

Bradley Campbell | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Bradley Campbell

It's hard for me to believe that Senator Markey and our other New England congressional leaders will stand silent while the region's most precious marine resources fall prey to the mounting threats of climate change, overfishing, resource mining and drilling, and other industrial pressures.

What Norway, Iceland and Denmark Could Learn From The Azores

Riley Arthur | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Riley Arthur

The Azores is a group of nine islands off the coast of Portugal. Their remote Atlantic location serves as an important stop for over 20 species of whales and dolphins to migrate.

Can Congress Deliver Happy Days for Fish, Fishermen?

Lee Crockett | Posted 12.30.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

The Magnuson-Stevens Act, the nation's overarching law on marine fisheries management, affects commercial and recreational fishermen and every player in the seafood supply chain.

5 Steps for a Brighter Ocean Future

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

Looking out over Two Foot Bay, Barbuda. (Photo: Daryn Deluco) Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to see ocean conservation from many ang...

4 Steps to Improve Ocean Conservation Research in Small Island States

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 11.24.2015 | Science
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

To be effective, marine conservation must be based on rigorous and targeted science. The large and growing threats to ocean ecosystems coupled with the limited scientific capacity of most small island states make science-based management not only an imperative, but also a challenge.

A Coffin for Cod? The Downward Spiral of the Fish That Built New England

Lee Crockett | Posted 11.23.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

When Mike Anderson arrived in Cape Cod in the 1960s as a young man with dreams of adventures at sea, many people shared the same warning: "You won't get rich in the fishing business; it's just a way of life."

When the Tea Party Met the Sea Party

David Helvarg | Posted 11.19.2015 | Politics
David Helvarg

President Obama's decision two days later to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline after seven years of polarized debate, and the pushback it received, increases the likelihood that energy and the environment will play a prominent role in the upcoming election.

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 decad...

Deep Sea Mining a New Ocean Threat

Richard Steiner | Posted 10.20.2015 | Green
Richard Steiner

While shallow water mining for sand, gold, tin, and diamonds has been conducted for decades, commercial deep sea mining has yet to occur anywhere. But that's about to change.

It's Time To Save The Oceans. Here's How We're Doing It

Anisa Kamadoli Costa | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Anisa Kamadoli Costa

Businesses can evaluate their own impacts on the ocean through their direct operations, supply chains, and use of natural resources. Governments can increase their commitments to protect more marine areas. And we can all work together on these endeavors.

Why Is Managing Fish in the World's Oceans Like an Episode of I Love Lucy?

Lee Crockett | Posted 09.23.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Ecosystem-based fisheries management can help conserve our ocean resources while providing abundant fishing opportunities and seafood for generations to come.

An Ocean of Data

XPRIZE | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green

For many reasons, water samples from different depths have to be collected and brought up to the surface for analysis in labs, and it can be difficult to preserve the integrity of these samples.

Going to the Mat for Fish and Fishermen

Lee Crockett | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Lee Crockett

For more than four decades, the California-based fishing advocate has worked to find common ground between taking care of the environment and looking out for the needs of family fishermen. Armed with passion and determination, the law school graduate and former U.S. Marine Corps sergeant is a recognized leader in the shaping of fishing and environmental rules

Blueprint for Saving Cuba's Coral Reefs

Luis A. Solórzano | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Luis A. Solórzano

Cuban coral reefs -- accounting for nearly a third of the coral reefs in the Caribbean -- do not appear to exhibit the more widespread disease and mortality occurring in other sites of the region.

How Barbuda Enacted One of the World's Most Successful Ocean Conservation Efforts

Ocean Unite | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
Ocean Unite

A certain level of idealism is needed when deciding to pursue ocean conservation work professionally. While idealism can serve as a kind of moral compass, it can quickly become a hindrance when conservationists attempt to convince foreign communities or governments to enact specific policies.

When Art Becomes Poison

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Jeb Harrison

The tiny coastal burg of Bolinas, CA, has a reputation for reclusiveness. For years, road signs marking the turnoff from California State Route One, t...

A Hawaiian Canoe's Global Quest

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.08.2016 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Leading explorer and marine biologist Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue says the ocean is not too big to fail. Can one small canoe's journey make a big difference?

Tracking Fish Oil Supplements to the Source

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.29.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Are fish oil supplements really improving our health but hurting our oceans? That's one question New York Times bestselling author Paul Greenberg is exploring for his next book, The Omega Principle: The Health of Our Hearts, the Strength of Our Minds, and the Survival of Our Oceans All in One Little Pill, due out next year.

Fisherman Finds a Way to Help Sea Animals Avoid Needless Death On Hooks

Lee Crockett | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Lee Crockett

Palmer never grew out of his curiosity about how things work -- or how they could be improved. So one night off the Florida coast in 2001, as the commercial fisherman patiently waited for swordfish to bite, he started thinking.