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"Seals of Approval"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Unlike a lot of seals, who have managed to gain steady employment in circuses and aquariums, I have never tried to balance a beach ball on my nose. C...

What Will It Take?

Peter Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Neill

Japan lies devastated by a giant wave and its geological, nuclear, financial, sociological, and psychological aftershocks. A natural event, deep und...

Hydrofracking, Water, Watersheds, and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Neill

The presence of toxic chemical elements in the wastewater used in hydrofracking is yet another unexpected consequence of the desperate pursuit of fossil fuels on our public health.

Valentines Day In Los Angeles: The Most Romantic Restaurants

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Text courtesy of Marpop. By Mar Yvette Low lights. Warm, delicious food. A cozy atmosphere that'll make you want to linger for hours. It's all so c...

What You Need to Know About Antarctica

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?

National Oil Spill Commission Finds Right Problems, Issues Wrong Solutions

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Remember that evil offshore oil deposit that went out of control last summer? Well, surprise! It turns out it wasn't the oil deposit that was out of control, it was the drilling companies.

Congress Bans Shark Finning

January Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
January Jones

Christmas came early for sharks, as Congress took the last step this morning to pass a ban on shark finning in the U.S.

WATCH: Swimming Santa Promotes Ocean Protection

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Here's something you don't see every day: a Chinese Santa Claus recently appeared underwater at an aquarium in Shanghai. The Santa, decked out in r...

Grateful to Be Alive

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

There is no other activity that encompasses all aspects of living, of effort, of being, as much as this morning's activity. In the space of two hours...

Inspiration from Izzie

Julie Packard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Packard

Each of us can recount a person in our lives that shaped who we are. Sadly, I lost an important mentor this past month with the passing of Isabella Aiona Abbott.

From Whale Oil to Cape Wind -- It's Time That Ocean Management Caught Up...

Stephanie Moura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephanie Moura

The challenge New Englanders now face is protecting our strong ocean heritage while charting a new and improved course for wise ocean management -- coastal and marine spatial planning is a tool that can meet this challenge.

An Inside Tour of NYC's Largest Retail Fish Market: The Lobster Place (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

The modest mom & pop seafood shop into a thriving and respected wholesale/retail fish business, supplying over 400 of NYC's "most discriminating" chefs, in addition to seafood lovers visiting their 6,000 sq. ft. Chelsea Market store.

Senators from Both Sides Agree: Time to Rev Up Wind Energy

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Most of the problems facing America today can be solved, or at least lessened, if we make a real commitment to renewable, sustainable, clean energy, and specifically, to offshore wind.

A Pacific Gem, Protected

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

Last week was a fantastic week for the oceans. Chile's president announced the creation of a marine reserve around Sala y Gómez Island in the Pacific Ocean that will protect a biodiverse marine habitat larger than Montana.

A Tale of Two Presidents

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

Before creating his blue council, President Obama passed up a much bigger opportunity to transform both our economy and our seas.

PHOTOS: @HuffPostGreen Asks: What In Nature Can't You Live Without?

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Who knew 140 characters could be so expressive? On Tuesday we asked @HuffPostGreen's Twitter followers what things in nature you just #cantlivewitho...

The Real Jersey Girl: Snooki vs. Margo

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

While I haven't met Snooki, I do know a real housewife of New Jersey, 43-year old Medford Lakes mother of two, Margo Pellegrino. She's currently paddling an outrigger canoe down the Pacific Coast from Seattle to San Diego.

Bill McKibben: Have We Already Destroyed The Oceans?

New York Review Of Books | Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What may turn out to be the summer's most important news story (and just possibly the millennium's) didn't make the pages of the Times. A study in Nat...

The Wonder of the Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The ocean is the biggest backyard we have, and a close look at the life it contains will leave you wide-eyed in amazement.

Message In A Bottle: Author Finds A Frenchwoman's Love Letter To Her Dead Son

The Guardian | Phil Daoust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When a Frenchwoman wrote a love letter to her dead son, put it in a bottle and threw it into the sea, she never dreamed anyone would read it. But auth...

The World's Biggest Environmental Crisis Flows on

Bill McKibben | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill McKibben

Here's the thing: in the 3 months since BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea, if you add up all the carbon being burned in the world, we had the equivalent of at least 5,000 Deepwater Horizons pouring carbon into the atmosphere.

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.

Earth Day 2010: 9 Reasons Why Blue Is The New Green (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Earth is often seen as synonymous with land, but our planet is overwhelming dominated by water. Which is why this Earth Day, we're going blue. Taking ...

Decisive Days for Our Oceans

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

This is a decisive moment for our oceans -- if we seize it. Let's focus on doing a few really important things for their future, with the opportunity we have before us right now.

It Will Take a Mission

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week, in Obama's Oval Office speech on the oil spill, he used the term "mission." That's the right word. It will take a purposeful commitment to a mission of change to truly respond to the epiphany in the Gulf.