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A Win for Seafood Safety in Spain

María Eugenia Girón | Posted 10.18.2011 | Green
María Eugenia Girón

As a Spaniard, I'm proud of our seafood tradition. As a mother, I'm worried. There's a downside to our seafood habit: studies have shown that the mercury level in our blood is 10 times the average level in the U.S. and in other countries.

Oceana Benefit Makes Waves

Wendy Diamond | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Wendy Diamond

On Saturday, July 30th, Lucky and I made the trip out to Southampton to enjoy a soiree at a fabulous beachfront estate to support one of our favorit...

Lessons From Diving With Whale Sharks

Keith Addis | Posted 09.19.2011 | Green
Keith Addis

Observing these spectacular animals in the wild is a wake-up call that sharks around the world need our help. Sharks are hunted ferociously for their fins. Millions are killed every year, the result being that many species are now threatened with extinction.

The Strength and Success of Shark Week

Elizabeth Griffin Wilson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Green
Elizabeth Griffin Wilson

Our fear of sharks is simply irrational considering that you are more likely to be killed by a toaster than a shark. Unfortunately, we tend to fear what we do not understand. The fact is, we should be scared FOR sharks, not of them.

Thousands of Gulf Sea Turtles Killed by Shrimp Trawls

Susan Cohn Rockefeller | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Susan Cohn Rockefeller

I was shocked to learn that while sea turtles have been undoubtedly affected by the massive oil spill last year, there's another culprit: Gulf of Mexico shrimp trawls.

This Summer, Be Wary of Fish Fraud

Ted Danson | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

What if the fish you find in the market isn't what you think it is? According to a new report by Oceana, U.S. consumers are frequently served a completely different fish species than the one they paid for.

Report Details Widespread Cases Of Seafood Mislabeling

Posted 07.27.2011 | Home

It is common for fish to be mislabeled as a different species, according to a new report by nonprofit group Oceana. The study, titled "Bait and Switch...

Cheers to Oceans: Ted Danson's Role as Conservationist

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books
Mark Tercek

We need to do a better job at making nature relevant to everyone, demonstrating that taking much better care of lands and water is not a luxury but a necessity. Ted's book goes a long way in doing that.

WATCH: Ted Danson Recruits Kids As Ocean Activists

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.27.2011 | Green

Ted Danson is well known for his acting career, but lesser known is his driving passion for the oceans. Danson has long been fighting for the conse...

10 Surprising Ways to Restore Our Oceans (and Our Seafood)

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

In a previous post, I wrote about Oceana, Ted Danson's amazing book. He's got a lot of great save-the-ocean tips in there for what you can do to keep ...

A Visit to My Kitchen: Ted Danson

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

Most people know Ted Danson as the affable bartender Sam Malone in the long-running television series Cheers. But fewer realize that over the course o...

Fashioning Change in the Big (Green) Apple and Beyond

Susan Cohn Rockefeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cohn Rockefeller

The worlds of fashion, art and the environment don't often collide, even in New York City. But that is exactly what's happening on March 29 at the second annual Christie's Green Auction.

The 11th Hour Strikes: Saving the Blue Fin Tuna From Extinction

Deborah Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Deborah Bassett

In an interview, Captain Paul Watson shed light on the the urgency of the situation and the necessity of continued direct action to protect the species from greedy commercial overfishing.

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

The Office's Angela Kinsey Gets Serious About Sea Turtles

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tamar Abrams

"I don't want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, 'There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean,'" says actress Angela Kinsey about her involvement in a new series of PSA's for the nonprofit Oceana.

Congress: Time Is Ticking for Sharks

Kristin Bauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristin Bauer

Sharks weren't put here millions of years ago just to be made into soup. We need them and they need our help -- sharks are part of our ecosystem for a reason.

Belize Banishes Destructive Trawling

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

One of the world's smallest nations has made a monumental decision for the oceans. As of today, Belize is one of the first countries in the world to institute a complete and permanent ban on trawling in all of its waters.

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.

Study: Atlantic Coast Has More Wind Energy Potential Than Oil Or Gas

nytimes.com | MATTHEW L. WALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Atlantic coast has more energy to give via wind than it does from oil or gas, according to a study sponsored by Oceana, an environmental group. ...

Worrywart as Repository for 10 Unnerving Scenarios

Susan Orlins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Orlins

1. Ever since beginning my blog, Confessions of a Worrywart, I've become a repository for friends' and family members' unnerving scenarios. Just last...

It's Time to Tell Big Oil We're Going Clean

Jackie Savitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jackie Savitz

Big Oil is like a pusher who wants to sell us one more hit. Our oil addiction is preventing us from finding clean energy solutions that could stimulate our economy and make us world leaders in clean energy technologies.

Oprah's Live Your Best Life Walk Raises Money For Charity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over 30,000 walkers will take over New York City streets on Mother's Day, May 9, to raise money for charity as part of Oprah's Live Your Best Life Wal...

All That Glitters Is Green: First-Ever Christie's Green Auction

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Christie's celebrity-studded green auction was a great concept, taking what has traditionally been a bastion of the elite and putting their vast resources to work for a good green cause.

A 12-Step program for oil addicts: green grilling, chilling & more

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

At least consumers can cap our oil! This summer, as Americans anguish over the Gulf gusher, watching BP and the government point fingers while things ...

The Winds of Change

Ted Danson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ted Danson

While images of oiled wildlife and beaches hit us in the gut there's another reason why it's time to stop drilling for oil in our oceans. It might not have a face or feathers, but it's just as important.