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Sylvia Earle

Entries by Sylvia Earle

The Big Blue Elephant in the Room

(3) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 3:32 PM

Although last week's UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions -- the ocean.

Disregard for the ocean as the primary driver of climate and...

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Can We Stop Killing Our Oceans Now, Please?

(7) Comments | Posted June 14, 2013 | 9:59 PM

Human beings are sea creatures, dependent on the oceans just as much as whales, herring or coral reefs. The big blue area that dominates the view of earth from space was once our home and today represents 97 percent of the biosphere where life exists, providing the water we drink...

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Save the Polar Bears, Save Ourselves

(1) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 3:06 PM

For thousands of years humans have found ways to respond to the challenges of living in a frozen world of the Arctic. But even the oldest human cultures in the far north have been preceded by thousands of millennia by creatures exquisitely adapted to a realm where water, the single...

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The Public Sides With Point Reyes Wilderness

(69) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 12:52 PM

This month, the National Park Service released the results of its final public input process that will inform its upcoming decision on the fate of wilderness protection at Drakes Estero, within the spectacular Point Reyes National Seashore. The outcome is good news for the Seashore, its marine plants and wildlife,...

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Earth Has a Heart -- It's Blue

(7) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 10:37 AM

On April 6, more than 100 global leaders -- scientists, businessmen and women, policymakers, communicators, and others -- will embark on the first Mission Blue expedition to the Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic-Lindblad ship, Endeavor, for several days of deliberation about the intertwined future of the ocean and...

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Protecting the Earth's Blue Heart

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2009 | 3:45 PM

50 years ago, when I began exploring the ocean, nobody imagined that anything we might do to or take from the ocean would affect its overall health. Now we know better. We know, for example, that we've taken more than 90 percent of many commercially exploited species from the sea,...

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