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Julie Packard

Inspiration from Izzie

Julie Packard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Packard

Each of us can recount a person in our lives that shaped who we are. Sadly, I lost an important mentor this past month with the passing of Isabella Aiona Abbott.

Saving Sea Otters, Saving Ourselves

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

California has led the nation in environmental protection in so many ways. It's surely within our reach to ensure that our sea otters survive and thrive.

Oceans 9-1-1

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

As dramatic and disastrous as the spill may be, it's not the greatest environmental threat facing the oceans today. The oceans are dialing 9-1-1, and it's our obligation to answer the call.

For Bluefin, Polar Bears Commerce Trumps Conservation

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

The proposal to ban global trade in Atlantic bluefin tuna was always a long shot. But it's a huge disappointment that delegates to CITES today rejected the ban by a wide margin.

Mysteries of the Deep

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Almost on a daily basis scientists discover something new about the ocean. Some discoveries are delightful; others boggle the mind. For your enjoyment and amazement as we begin the new year, here are seven wonders from the seas.

Turning the Tide for Seafood

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Ocean life is today threatened as never before. Human activities are taking their toll, and nothing exacts a greater price than the industrial scope and scale of fishing to feed our growing appetite for seafood.

Gifts for the Sea

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

A half-century ago, Anne Morrow Lindbergh wrote Gifts from the Sea, bestseller in which she described what we as individuals can take away from our times of quiet reflection along the shore.

WTO And the Future of Fish

Julie Packard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Julie Packard

Solving our global fisheries crisis will require global solutions, and involvement from everyone. Making good choices about the seafood we eat is a great way for each of us to do our part.