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World Oceans Day

Join The Fight to Defend Our Oceans | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green

Interview: Scott Eastwood Words: Lily Silverton Back in June we celebrated World Oceans Day; a global, UN endorsed, annual celebration of our planet...

Passion-driven Innovation to Save Our Oceans

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

June 8th was World Oceans Day. It was celebrated with a reception at U.N. Headquarters in New York City. The Empire State Building was lit in white, b...

The education of a wave

Terry Babcock-Lumish | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Terry Babcock-Lumish

Our friendship was an improbable one. Hailing from the United States and Japan, we were steeped in our respective countries' questions of environmental science and public policy some 7,000 miles apart. One of us had been sporting suits and heels in Washington, while the other nested amongst New Zealand's otherworldly landscapes.

On World Oceans Day, A View from the Top

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Andreas Merkl

We have regulations for everything, but actually we have no regulation for energy efficiency, which means that we can still put all the CO2 we want in the atmosphere and we have no international regulations for the environment, which means that in international waters, everybody is still allowed to do everything.

Climate change and Pacific food systems: navigating a perfect storm

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

This World Oceans Day, we must remember one of the most important things the Ocean offers us: food and sustenance. Yet climate change is set to wreak ...

World Ocean Day

Peter Neill | Posted 06.07.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

What does it take for the will of the people to coalesce around a single issue, to be informed and changed into a voice for change? On June 8, we cel...

For World Oceans Day, Let's Make the World a Better Place

Advertising Week | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Advertising Week Have you ever thrown a plastic bottle into a gutter? Most of us have. Have you ever stopped to wonder where that bottle eventuall...

Why Do 75 Million Non-Voting Citizens Need Your Vote?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

There are the 75 million kids under 18 who cannot vote, but who will live for the rest of this century in a world largely determined by decisions made now. And most of these decisions have to do with science. Nothing will change the future as much -- and the the public knows it.

Desalination for a Drought-Plagued California

Peter Neill | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

The present drought in California is a highly visible realization of our lack of water awareness and its destructive undermining of the financial structure and social organization we have built. If we fail in California, how can we succeed anywhere else?

Game Changer in Fight Against Illegal Fishing

Tony Long | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Tony Long

Project Eyes on the Seas combines satellite monitoring of the oceans with other information, such as fishing-vessel databases and oceanographic data, to help authorities detect suspicious fishing activity far more efficiently than has been possible in the past.

Cleaning Up the Oceans' 'Plastic Soup'

Dianna Cohen | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Dianna Cohen

While cleaning up this mess in the ocean is important and, in fact plastic and micro-plastics have now been discovered in every ocean in the world, including in the Arctic ice, the truth is that we must become part of the solution by putting energy toward source reduction.

High Hopes for the High Seas!

Dame Meg Taylor | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Dame Meg Taylor

Unfortunately, marine debris dumped by faraway lands, as well as some dumped by islands with dwindling amounts of usable land, threatens our livelihoods, our culture and our economies.

Blueprint for Saving Cuba's Coral Reefs

Luis A. Solórzano | Posted 06.12.2016 | Green
Luis A. Solórzano

Cuban coral reefs -- accounting for nearly a third of the coral reefs in the Caribbean -- do not appear to exhibit the more widespread disease and mortality occurring in other sites of the region.

Kate Sheppard

Sustainable Fisheries Have More Economic Benefits | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.11.2015 | Green

Sustainable methods of fishing are often touted for environmental benefits. But a new report finds they also yield more wealth than current techniques...

Richard Branson: 'Investing in the Future by Taking Care of the Ocean'

Richard Branson | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Richard Branson

We know that sharks and rays are enormously threatened. The numbers are staggering. Recent studies estimate that at least 100 million sharks are caught and killed each and every year, mostly for their fins in unregulated or illegal fisheries.

Restocking Maine's Salmon Population

Orri Vigfússon | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Orri Vigfússon

By creating this oceanic "sanctuary" in partnership with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), NASF has been able to direct its efforts toward improving conditions and increasing the survival rates of salmon present in coastal waters and rivers.

The Magic Wand That Can Protect Our Fish

Brad Sewell | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Brad Sewell

The attacks on this successful system seem fueled by collective amnesia, intended to take us back to a time when fishing boats all too frequently came back empty and ecosystems were ravaged.

To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines

Drew Caputo | Posted 06.11.2016 | Green
Drew Caputo

We need to ensure that we consider the needs of predators in the ecosystem rather than taking the myopic view that we're doing okay as long as populations aren't crashing.

Sea Speed Limits Save Whales

Michael Moore | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Michael Moore

Spending substantial time at or near the surface make North Atlantic right whales susceptible to ship strikes, as does their migratory route along the busy waterways of the North American Eastern seaboard.

What to Do About the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Katie Allen | Posted 06.10.2016 | Green
Katie Allen

Many would say the "plastic pollution awakening" happened in 1997, when Captain Charles Moore discovered the swirling soup of plastic debris in the Pacific's northeastern gyre -- known by many as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Turning Point in Saving Malaysian Turtles

Nicolas Pilcher | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Nicolas Pilcher

While in Florida, the Malaysian Department of Fisheries' Director General and I submitted a turtle-excluder device (TED) that had been designed specifically for use in Malaysia to the NMFS for rigorous testing. Every turtle escaped in less than one minute. This was a crucial turning point.

This Island Nation Is a Global 'Hope Spot'

Wayne Sentman | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Wayne Sentman

Due to Palau's strong market for snorkel and scuba ecotourism, a single live reef shark is worth roughly US$1.9 million over its lifetime (compared with a value of US$108 for a dead shark). The designation of Palau's shark sanctuary fueled a global campaign, and today 10 other countries have followed suit, creating more than 4.9 million square miles of shark sanctuary.

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Remove -- Project Kaisei Advocates for All Five R's

Mary T. Crowley | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Mary T. Crowley

The very act of picking up plastics creates awareness and change in behavior. People engaged in cleanup often inspire changed behavior in others around them.

Cleaning Up the Beach, Three Pieces of Trash at a Time

Amanda Marechal | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Amanda Marechal

Take 3 is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a simple message: Take three pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or...anywhere, and you have made a difference.

Cameras Deep Under the Ocean Surface Reveal Crucial Secrets

Lauren De Vos | Posted 06.04.2016 | Green
Lauren De Vos

The big change? The rapid evolution of camera technology had lowered the price of cameras available to the average user. The advent of GoPros made high-quality filming a reality for surfers, divers -- and scientists.