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For the Ocean's Sake, Tame the High Seas 'Wild West'

(15) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 5:47 PM

My love of the oceans started early. My father was a Navy man, and he insisted our family live near a body of saltwater at all times. I was raised listening to foghorns by night and following horseshoe crabs by day.

I am still awed by the oceans, but I...

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Important Step Forward for World's Oceans

(189) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 3:14 PM

As Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar, I played a scientist committed to studying and calling attention to the interconnectedness and dependence of the Na'vi people on Pandora's natural wonders.

In my life I draw inspiration from Grace. She was right in calling attention to the inextricable link between life and...

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A Secret Weapon for Fighting Climate Change: Empowering Women

(370) Comments | Posted June 2, 2011 | 1:49 PM

Over the past month, I have been speaking to women in Canada and the American Midwest about a powerful force that discriminates against us. I am not talking about the glass ceiling or sexists bosses, although we all know those still exist. I am talking about climate change.

You might...

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Don't Allow This to Be Another Silent Spring: Tell Lawmakers to Take Climate Action

(525) Comments | Posted May 25, 2011 | 10:49 AM

Rachel Carson has been on my mind lately. Maybe it's because we are approaching the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring. Maybe it's because I have been given the honor of receiving the Rachel Carson Award from Audubon. Maybe it because spring has finally come to...

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Coral Reefs Are Trying to Tell Us Something: We Must Break Our Addiction to Fossil Fuels

(341) Comments | Posted September 30, 2010 | 11:24 AM

Coral reefs have always been sources of wonder and imagination for me -- teeming with unbelievable life, from the beautiful to the bizarre and the powerful, all living together in a mysterious underwater world. In recent years, however, scientists have realized this world is threatened by a one-two punch on...

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In Midst of Gulf Disaster, New National Ocean Policy Gives Hope for Our Seas

(65) Comments | Posted July 19, 2010 | 6:51 PM

I have always loved the oceans. My father was a Navy man and one requirement he had for us growing up was that we had to live near a body of saltwater. I was raised listening to foghorns by night and being chased by horseshoe crabs by day.

The oceans...

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Protecting Our Oceans for Earth Day

(104) Comments | Posted April 22, 2010 | 9:08 AM

On the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, at a time when our country's attention will be focused on what we need to do to protect our planet, I am honored to be in our nation's Capital to testify before Congress on an emerging environmental threat. I will be testifying before...

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Swimming in a Sea of Acid

(279) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 2:01 PM

My latest film is a beautiful, independent documentary called Acid Test that explores the urgent problem of rising ocean acidity caused by our burning of fossil fuels. The 22-minute film premiered in August on Discovery Planet Green and is now available online.

The website enables you to...

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Taking Acid Test, Our New Documentary, To Capitol Hill

(119) Comments | Posted September 28, 2009 | 5:55 PM

Our oceans feed the world, provide jobs, and generate most of the planet's oxygen. Oceans cover 71 percent of the earth and contain more than 97 percent of the world's water. Our survival literally depends on their health. And yet few people realize that the oceans are suffering from a...

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