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Philippe Cousteau
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Explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate, Philippe Cousteau continues the spirit of his family’s legacy through new and exciting platforms. He is the President of the leading environmental education nonprofit EarthEcho International. Philippe is also co-founder of Azure Worldwide, a strategic environmental design, development and marketing company. He serves as Co-founder and Chairman of Global Echo Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) which leverages financial markets to provide resources that help solve challenges facing the world community from social issues impacting women and children to environmental conservation. Philippe is also a special correspondent for CNN International.

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Dead Zones: Connecting the Dots

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2013 | 1:18 PM

Dead Zones. As environmental issues go, at least this phenomenon has a catchy name. But sharing a name with a Stephen King novel doesn't make them any easier to understand or identify with. Dead zones -- large oxygen-depleted bodies of water that can't support aquatic plants or animals -- have...

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A Blueprint for Our Blue Home

(23) Comments | Posted July 18, 2011 | 4:56 PM

What happens when you try to build a house without a blueprint? The walls might go up in the wrong locations, or turn out too thin to support a second story. The electrician might arrive before the carpenter is ready, and then he might be unsure of where to place...

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Ocean Oases: Protecting Canyons & Seamounts of the Atlantic Coast

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2011 | 8:54 AM

Like my father and grandfather, Philippe and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, I've dedicated my life to exploring and protecting our seas, in large part through documentary film. For when it comes to understanding the planet's blue frontier, one of the largest challenges we face can be encapsulated by a simple...

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The Gulf and the Environment: Redefining the Relationship

(10) Comments | Posted March 18, 2011 | 1:01 PM

At 8 a.m. the sun was already strong as I walked towards the small marina store in Pointe a la Hache harbor. Rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina and again after Hurricane Gustav in 2008, the building already looked worn... as if the worries and stress of the last year have taken...

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National Treasures or American Wastelands, the Choice is Ours

(56) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 8:22 AM

The rough, white texture of the bark was still bright in the fading glow of sunset. I turned my head and gazed out over the valley to enjoy the last few moments of it bathed in golden light. Some of the greatest feats of humankind had been achieved since this...

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Reflections From the Gulf

(148) Comments | Posted June 10, 2010 | 11:38 AM

The day started early as we left New Orleans in the morning in the hot muggy morning light. The drive to Grand Isle takes about two hours, plenty of time to contemplate what I was about to see. It had been about one week since I went down to Grand...

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Video Games Can Change the Conservation Game

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 9:14 AM

I remember the day very well even though I was only nine years old. It was a cold January evening in New York City and the Nintendo Game Boy had just come out. Now for those of you who may not remember or may not have even been born yet,...

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What do the Arctic, a Thermostat and COP15 Have in Common?

(1) Comments | Posted December 11, 2009 | 5:34 PM

The year was 1972 and my father, Philippe Cousteau, Sr., was filming another episode of the famed series The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau. This particular installment, A Smile of the Walrus, chronicled the story of a changing Arctic ecosystem and the struggle of the various creatures, such as the...

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A World Without Whales?

(47) Comments | Posted August 8, 2009 | 5:36 PM

The water was the kind of blue usually reserved for color saturated photographs that hang on the walls of natural history museums; so deep and perfect that one would swear it was fantasy. All around us we could sense the mighty creatures even before they appeared out of the abyss....

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