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Sustainable Fisheries Have More Economic Benefits | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green

Sustainable methods of fishing are often touted for environmental benefits. But a new report finds they also yield more wealth than current techniques...

6 Signs of Hope For Our Blue World

Sebastian Troeng | Posted 06.10.2015 | Green
Sebastian Troeng

There is no doubt: We need significant action to secure ocean health and prosperity for the people that depend on it. Several recent developments make me confident that we can put oceans on a path to recovery.

World Oceans Day: Ocean Acidification (VIDEO)

XPRIZE | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green

Dr. Jane Lubchenco, former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), discusses the problem of ocean acidification and explains why its often referred to as "osteoporosis of the sea."

Prizes and Innovation Can Save Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green

What would you do with $10 million to incentivize breakthrough technologies to save our oceans?

Finalist Teams Selected in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green

The finalist teams are global in scope, coming from four different countries (Japan, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States).

Perfecting the Snap: A Prize Designer's Observations From the Field

XPRIZE | Posted 04.21.2015 | Green

One of our sayings at XPRIZE is "the impact of a prize begins the day after a prize is won." It's our teams and the amazing innovations they produce that truly change the world.

Ocean Acidification Now Watchable In Real Time

Posted 02.18.2015 | Green

This story originally appeared on Climate Central. The depressing task of monitoring ocean acidification just got a little easier. A collection of scientists from Europe, the U.S. and India have developed a technique that could provide the first global and nearly real-time assessment of our rapidly acidifying seas.

What Does Greed Look Like? Overfishing for Tuna in the 21st Century

Peter Neill | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

What we have here is fishing as an exercise of international power, the implementation of which needs be indifferent to treaty, law, international policy, or limiting regulation.


Peter Neill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

My World Ocean Observatory inbox is filled every day with messages from ocean organizations around the world. Given the wide range of issues included ...

Rescue for the Global Ocean (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Our series on the new Global Ocean Commission report, From Decline to Recovery: A Rescue Package for the Global Ocean, continues this week, addressing...

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...

The Five Biggest Threats to Our Oceans

Greg Stone | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

When I give talks about how we have degraded our oceans to the cusp of catastrophe, people often ask me what they can do. If you want to save the oceans, by all means eat only sustainably sourced fish and stop using plastic shopping bags that become ocean detritus.

Dear John, We Need to Talk: Will You Commit to Our Oceans' Future?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

With more than half of our oceans lying beyond the authority of any one country, a global protection framework is essential, as you've said, to safeguard the health of the oceans and enable the implementation of important tools such as environmental impact assessments and marine reserves.

Transforming Ocean Plastic Into Fashion

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Sea Shepherd is using scientific innovation and awareness-building to mobilize teams around the globe to help clean up oceans and beaches.

Robot Eyes Protecting From Above: Drones and Ocean Conservation

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel
Lindblad Expeditions

By Shah Selbe, National Geographic Emerging Explorer National Geographic Emerging Explorer Shah Selbe setting up his ArduPlane drone for some coast...

From the Sushi Plate to the Investment Portfolio: Three Ways to Take Action on Ocean Health

John B. Thomas | Posted 03.17.2014 | Green
John B. Thomas

If you're ordering sushi in the United States, you may not be eating what you think you are.

Scientists Warn Of Hot, Sour, Breathless Oceans

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Greenhouse gases are making the world's oceans hot, sour and breathless, and the way those changes work together is creating a gri...

Oceans for All and All for Oceans

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

We stand at a critically important time in the history of our planet and more specifically our ocean. The science is now very clear that the ocean's health is declining. Devastating though that is, we do know that solutions exist if we are willing to work together.

Sea Shepherd's Pivotal Role Protecting our Oceans

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.07.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Last week (October 2013) Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society came home to the U.S. after 15 months at Sea (mostly off th...

A New Age of Ocean Exploration May Just Save Us

XPRIZE | Posted 12.24.2013 | Technology

By Dr. Peter H. Diamandis Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is the Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE A renewed golden age of exploration in the 21st century might just ...

From Gut Feeling to Science: Ocean Health Index Releases Annual Scores

Greg Stone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Greg Stone

The Ocean Health Index puts my gut feeling into a quantitative assessment of the impact of ocean health on human well-being. And because a thriving ocean is the most productive ocean, it defines the health of our oceans both now and in the future.

Oceans Face 'Deadly Trio' Of Threats

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - The world's oceans are under greater threat than previously believe...

XPRIZE's new $2 million incentive for tracking ocean acidification

OnEarth | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth Book-length grant applications, faculty review committees, tenure-track requirements--my eyes glaze over just thinking about ...


Peter Neill | Posted 08.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Will we reduce our harvest, voluntarily limit catch to conserve species for the future? Will we recycle by-catch as fertilizer, animal food, or fish products for human consumption?

Unleashing Innovation to Save Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2013 | Green

By Robert K. Weiss Robert K. Weiss is the Vice Chairman and President of the X PRIZE Foundation. Rapid acidification of our oceans presents a chal...