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A Time for Moral Reckoning

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Theologically, we are witnessing a massive despoiling of God's creation. We were meant to be stewards of the Gulf of Mexico. Instead, we are watching the destruction of all that. Why?

9 Invasive Ocean Species (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Aquatic species travel to distant, foreign habitats through a variety of different means. Some cling to the underside of marine vessels, others stow ...

7 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 06.09.2011 | Green

To celebrate the majesty of the oceans, we've put together 7 pictures of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Vote for the best, and send us your...

Plunder Baby Plunder

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

The survival of the communities living in the Arctic Ocean region depends on steady supplies of food and sea ice, both of which are already threatened by climate change.

The U.N.'s Ocean Death Panel

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

If present trends of industrial overfishing continue, there will be no commercially viable wild fisheries left by mid-century, and CITES failed at its recent meeting to intervene on this looming catastrophe.

In Wake of BP Spill, Will We Save Our Oceans?

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

As BP Deepwater Horizon shows, in images as grotesque as Cousteau's were gorgeous, we cannot let the ocean's mystery lull us into inaction.

BP's Offshore Drilling Nightmare -- What Are the Costs and Who Has To Pay?

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The chances that the United States will fully recover these costs from BP are remote. This is only the beginning, only a fractional representation of resources devoted so far.

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Slippery Oil People

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kenneth Kales

We're all accountable for our oil consumption. Let's be clear that as consumers we share some responsibility.

Haiti's Fish and Coral, An Untold Story Of Environmental Loss

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph B. Treaster

Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.

Step 1: Realize removing 1000 pounds of garbage out of the oceans by hand is...crazy.

Leah Lamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Leah Lamb

So it's begun! Pulling 560 (I mean over 1000 pounds) of garbage out of the ocean. I now realize this is officially a crazy idea. For many reasons. Bu...

Plastic Trash Collects In Atlantic Ocean, Comparable To Great Pacific Garbage Patch

BBC News | Victoria Gill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Scientists have discovered an area of the North Atlantic Ocean where plastic debris accumulates. The region is said to compare with the well-document...

The CIA and the Sea

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

During construction of the 619-foot Glomar Explorer, several cover stories had been considered, including the idea that it was treasure hunting for lost Spanish galleons full of gold.

Green News Report -- February 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Wacky weather Down Under; San Francisco's fog of change; Permafrost shifts North ... PLUS: GOP ...

Valentines: On The Importance Of Sensate Focus On Awareness (Video)

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

You don't necessarily have to go all the way to the tropics to explore some new modes of touching. For Valentine's Day you may want to do a different kind of 'ritual.'

Save the Coasties

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

As the 21st century advances into its second decade it's become increasingly clear America needs its odd duck. Unfortunately the Coast Guard has always been an institutional orphan in Washington.

Solving Seafood -- Sustainably

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

I just returned from the Seafood Choices Alliance Seafood Summit in Paris, a gathering of over 600 business and NGO leaders concerned about the future of seafood.

Mysteries of the Deep

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Almost on a daily basis scientists discover something new about the ocean. Some discoveries are delightful; others boggle the mind. For your enjoyment and amazement as we begin the new year, here are seven wonders from the seas.

The Blue Bayou Climate Solution

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

It's been said that rainforests are the lungs of the world. But the oceans are among the most susceptible environments when it comes to feeling the impact from human generated atmospheric carbon.

Turning the Tide for Seafood

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Ocean life is today threatened as never before. Human activities are taking their toll, and nothing exacts a greater price than the industrial scope and scale of fishing to feed our growing appetite for seafood.

No Hurricane Worries? Not So Fast

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joseph B. Treaster

Here's the bad news about the quiet, almost peaceful hurricane season in 2009: Right away, people start thinking this is the norm. They start to relax and maybe even make fun of hurricanes.

The Tide Always Comes Back

Jean Carnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jean Carnahan

Conceived on the beach, The Tide Always Comes Back is woven with hope, humor and gentle reminders of what we know to be true.

Immortal Jellyfish Swarming Across The World

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Marine biologists say the jellyfish numbers are rocketing because they need not die. ...

The $100 Trillion Tsunami

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

As the polar ice caps continue to melt, it apparently won't be just the polar bears who are threatened. The City of the Angels could become a shallow inland sea.

Shark is the New Dolphin

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

While I believe in a global moratorium on commercial shark fishing, I'm opposed to anthropomorphizing sharks as sleek but harmless swimming buddies.