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Get Face To Face With These Beasts Of The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 07.08.2014 | Green

We never imagined we'd come this close to a whale, but this video -- shot with a GoPro camera -- defies those odds in a big way. Literally. The vid...

Ocean Photography Has Given this Man the Adventures of a Lifetime

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
The Surf Channel

Imagine getting drafted by your favorite sports team. Or being cast in a role alongside your favorite actor. While it sounds awesome, the chances are pretty slim. But for professional surf photographer, Zak Noyle, it was a dream come true.

How Heavy Are the Biggest Waves in the Ocean?

The Surf Channel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?

Obama To Create World's Largest Ocean Preserve

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world's largest ocean preserve by expand...

Ocean Conservancy Talks Trash... and Solutions

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.12.2014 | Green
Andreas Merkl

In the long run, we need to fundamentally change our manufacturing paradigm, including how we produce, collect and reuse the range of products we depend upon every day. But in the short run, we have to stop the flow of plastics reaching the ocean.

How To Make Your Million-Dollar Idea A Reality

Warren Cassell, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Warren Cassell, Jr.

It's amazing how these little creatures, the cavefish and the seahorse, can teach us such a powerful lesson. It is important to forget what you lack and find a way for you to use what you have.

Will Amelia Earhart Help Unlock Secrets of Climate Change

Tom King | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science
Tom King

TIGHAR is planning a search of the coral reef face at Nikumaroro Atoll in the central Pacific, where its researchers think Earhart's airplane wound up after it went missing on July 2, 1937.

The Mysterious House In Which We Live: Celebrating The Beauty of Our Oceans

XPRIZE | Posted 06.09.2014 | Impact

By Jyotika Virmani Jyotika Virmani is the Technical Director of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Yesterday was World Oceans Day. A day to refle...

16 Reasons To Love The Ocean (If You Didn't Already)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnifice...

Love Letters From WWII: In Memory of My Father

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Not until finding the box of three hundred or more letters written by my dad, as a young soldier, to my mom, his new bride. As I read through them, something truly magical happened again. That young couple who met on the beach came alive for me.

Production vs. Attraction: Marine Life on and Around Oil Platforms

Amber Jackson | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

A variety of economically valuable fishes, invertebrates and marine mammals associate with offshore oil and gas platforms. The presence of this marine life invites the question as to whether or not platforms are producing life or merely attracting life from other habitats. This is an important question.

The Other Portland

Findery | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

Portland is comfortable with its status as the other Portland. The city's natural inclination toward authenticity is why you stumble across locally sourced food without looking for it. It's why visitors choose to take the mail boat instead of a cruise. It's why the city, surrounded by natural beauty, is really second to none.

Obama Ate What?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Remember the news earlier this week that President Obama, on his trip in Japan, ate at that famous Tokyo sushi restaurant? Well, turns out that the restaurant serves one of the priciest and endangered fish on Earth: bluefin tuna.

Ocean Action: A Different Kind of Tipping Point

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

The biophysical tipping points could be disastrous, but I am optimistic that we are at the verge of another tipping point, one where the global community commits to take action now.

Alissa Scheller

This Is How Your Plastic Bag Ends Up In Massive Ocean Garbage Patches | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.22.2014 | Green

Ever heard of the Pacific garbage patch? It's one of several swirling trash zones in our oceans, and it's where a lot of our plastic litter ends up. W...

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.

Rigs to Reefs: Exploring the Future of Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in California

Amber Jackson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Green
Amber Jackson

Our project involves diving on oil platforms off the coast of California and in the Gulf of Mexico to visually document the current state of the ecosystems that grow on and around the platforms. We are working to interpret the essential principles and fundamental concepts of the Rigs-to-Reefs program.

A Psyche the Size of the Sea

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

The zombie-like desolation of dying reefs signals a depletion of the human spirit hanging in anxious limbo somewhere between life and death.

John Kerry, Prince Charles and The Economist's Ocean Davos

David Helvarg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
David Helvarg

"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.

5 Pictures of the Caribbean

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

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A New Gold Rush Into the Blue Economy

Irina Bokova | Posted 04.27.2014 | Green
Irina Bokova

At an ocean conference in China last October, renowned American oceanographer Sylvia Earle told participants that "we must think of taking care of the ocean as if our lives depended on it....because they do!"

Carla Herreria

The Extraordinary Life Of A Water Photographer (PHOTOS) | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

Imagine starting your work day at a beach every morning. The ocean is your office. Your work hours depend on whether or not it's sunny outside. Your c...

17 Signs You're Actually Addicted To The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel

The ocean -- or any brilliant, large body of water -- is a powerful and beautiful thing. It gives you special moments that nothing else in the world c...

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

With Eyes Wide Open: Nature's Healing Wisdom and Beauty

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 03.03.2014 | Hawaii
Joel and Michelle Levey

A gentle and welcome rain falls around us here at our Island home, rippling through our ponds, splashing on leaves, nourishing the orchards, bamboo gr...