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Deep-Sea Trials Conclude in Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE

XPRIZE | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
XPRIZE

My primary job is to manage the teams, and when I first began working with them, I expected I'd have to breakup a headlock put on an engineer by a marine chemist.

Strip-mining the Ocean Floor: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.14.2016 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Let's not repeat the mistakes of our past with a resource as important as our oceans. Before we allow a deep sea gold rush to destroy those underwater landscapes and life forms, let's take the time to understand exactly what we're getting ourselves into.

The Hungry Ocean: Sustainability and the Curriculum

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Peter W. Wood

On campus, our universities are increasingly dominated by the view that we live in environmentally desperate times, and desperate times require desperate measures. It is a dangerously intemperate view.

The Ocean's Gentle Giant

Christina Pacella | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Christina Pacella

There are mysteries in nature that are better left unsolved. The enigmas we are incapable of decoding could be the Earth's strategy to safeguard those...

Don't Forget the Ocean This Earth Day

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.

Sounding a Royal Alarm for the Ocean

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm about the ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste entering the ocean.

19 Reasons You'll Hate Costa Rica

Oyster | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Oyster

The ocean views are really unimpressive. It's an awful spot for a romantic getaway and the sunsets are especially hideous. The wildlife is nothing special and you probably won't see anything cool.

A Lifeline for Disappearing Cod

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Cod were once so abundant in the Gulf of Maine that they propped up many of New England's coastal economies. Those financial boons, though, came with a heavy price.

Touching Photo Series Captures Dying Pit Bull's First And Last Time Seeing The Ocean

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.28.2015 | Good News

When a photographer's beloved pit bull got sick, she decided to take him on one last special trip so he could make a few more beautiful memories. ...

6 Cruises to Book Right Now

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These are the cruise ships Condé Nast Traveler readers say they'd sail again (and again), in their own words. Plus, the cruise itineraries you should book right now.

LA's King of Collaboration Gets Street of His Own

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

At the February 11th ceremony to dedicate the new street name, Wallis Annenberg, the CEO of the Annenberg Foundation, announced a $20 million matching gift to AltaSea, given in Leonard Aube's honor.

A New Spin On Trapping Ocean Trash

XPRIZE | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Water and plastic don't mix, and anyone who has read a terrifying article or two about "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" knows that addressing what seem to be the impossibly huge issues of getting a billion tons of plastic out of our oceans.

Rubio New Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Ellen Prager | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics
Dr. Ellen Prager

Dear Senator Marco Rubio, So, you are thinking of running for President? You recently became chair of the Senate Subcommittee that oversees our national interests, mission, and investments in the ocean, atmosphere, fisheries, and the Coast Guard.

The CEO Interview: Chad Nelsen, Surfrider Foundation

Lynda Decker | Posted 03.17.2015 | Green
Lynda Decker

Sunshine, soft sand beneath your feet, the squeals of children splashing in waves -- these are the memories of summer vacations. Chad Nelsen wants your children's children to have these memories too.

A Wild Answer to Climate Change

Vance G. Martin | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Vance G. Martin

It's the start of a new year and we need new ways to get the message out there. Climate change is a threat, wilderness is necessary as a solution, and we're all better off with more of wild nature intact.

Why We All Need a Vacation

Maria Senise | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

Hopping on a plane and staying in new places whisked me away from my daily, typical environment. It forced me to break free from the prison of familiarity that I hadn't even realized I had built for myself.

The Caribbean's Best All-Inclusive Resorts For Families

Oyster | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Oyster

You won't find a more kid-friendly resort on the island of Turks and Caicos than Beaches. With 10 pools, a beautiful beach, a water park, an Xbox Games Garage, a Sesame Street kids' camp, and even a DJ-spinning academy, the hotel is determined to rule out any inklings of boredom.

Citizens Of The Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Citizens of the Ocean is a socially-driven movement, a growing network of informed individuals motivated by a love of the ocean and an understanding that global connection is a powerful way to defend and sustain the ocean. We are joined together against the bankrupt values of the past and united as a force for the future.

Stacey Moore: Curiosity Rover

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.30.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Stacey Moore is a voracious autodidact with a near-pathological appetite for trying new things. If she had a motto, she jokingly but knowingly admits it would be, "I wonder what would happen if I..."

College Kids With One Thing on their Mind: Service

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Lisa Kaas Boyle

What do college kids do on a day off? Well, you might be surprised by the group I met up with on Will Rogers Beach on Veteran's Day who were using the hours before sunset to clean up the beach.

The True Value of Clean Water

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

By preserving our planet's oceans and waterways, we also enhance and restore the vast, under-appreciated cognitive, emotional, psychological and social benefits they provide.

LOOK: Bondi Sculptures Cause A Seaside Spectacle

Dominique Kane | Posted 01.07.2015 | Arts
Dominique Kane

My home has been taken over by 109 sculptures. They're making quite a spectacle of themselves and no one wants to miss it.

Ecological Debt and the Global Footprint Network

Peter Neill | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

Ecological debt has transcended the physical and political boundaries of any individual nation to become a global phenomenon that involves every person on earth in the calculating and recalculating the sums through collective and individual behaviors worldwide.

Skate for Cleaner Waves: Patagonia Invests in Recycled Skateboard Startup

Lauren Daley | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Lauren Daley

With the motto "Skateboards for plastic-free oceans," and the slogan "Ride your Footprint," Bureo aims to reduce the amount of sea pollution by recycling discarded fishing nets -- which make up 10 percent of the world's ocean pollution -- into skateboard decks.

How One South American Oil Spill Is Devastating Local Fisheries And Wildlife

Ted Danson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Ted Danson

This oil spill is not an isolated case -- it's just one example of persistent and pervasive environmental misconduct that endangers the environment and the people that depend upon it.