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Ocean Conservation

Plastiglomerate: The Rock of the Future Made Into Sculpture

Rachel Mason | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Rachel Mason

In 2013 the Canadian artist Kelly Jazvac and a geologist Patricia Corcoran discovered a new form of stone: they called it plastiglomerate, congealed masses of plastic waste merged with oceanic lava rock, coral, and sediment.

16 Reasons To Love The Ocean (If You Didn't Already)

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.08.2014 | Green

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnifice...

Dear John, We Need to Talk: Will You Commit to Our Oceans' Future?

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

With more than half of our oceans lying beyond the authority of any one country, a global protection framework is essential, as you've said, to safeguard the health of the oceans and enable the implementation of important tools such as environmental impact assessments and marine reserves.

Sustainable Tourism Education: What Is the Responsibility of Attractions?

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

It is an impressive attraction that houses over 100,000 animals, representing 500 species, in 10 million gallons of water. When the Georgia Aquarium opened in 2005, it was the largest Aquarium in the world.

Calamari Safari

Edith Widder | Posted 05.10.2014 | Green
Edith Widder

We live on an ocean planet and the U.S. is an ocean nation. Our country includes more land underwater than above. It might behoove us to remember those facts as we set our country's spending priorities going forward.

The Farallon Islands Mouse Eradication Project: The 'Con' in Conservation

Maggie Sergio | Posted 03.09.2014 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If this 1.3 metric ton poison drop is allowed to move forward, thousands of wild animals will be inhumanely poisoned, and in turn, those killed become a poisoned food source for other animals.

Manta Ballet

Nadia Aly | Posted 02.26.2014 | Impact
Nadia Aly

The duo teamed up over the past year to create stunning imagery of Hannah with endangered Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales and Dolphins.

Can Superfund Save This Garbage-Strewn Island?

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.09.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

We have a responsibility to protect this island -- and, in fact, all ocean habitats -- from the scourge of plastic pollution.

Q&A With Andreas Merkl: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with Ocean Conservancy President and CEO Andreas Merkl.

This Fishing Technique Is Killing Our Oceans

Pénélope Bagieu | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Pénélope Bagieu

If this mass deforestation took place on land, it would be a devastating sight. (FYI, it would destroy Paris in a day and a half.)

How Do We Save The Oceans? With Our Kids.

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 10.24.2013 | Green

When actress Tanna Frederick first moved to California, the ocean was the kind of locale that brought back memories of her native Iowa. Like a hike in...

Mermaids' Tears

Billy Mason | Posted 12.08.2013 | Hawaii
Billy Mason

All life on Earth owes its existence to the world's oceans and every one of us carries the world's oceans within us. Personally, the world's oceans have been some of my best friends and mentors.

African Humpback Whales Threatened by Gas Project

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Quirimbus Archipelago is a slice of breathtaking heaven on Earth! Yet, sadly our insatiable demand for fossil fuels is set to develop another massive ...

Climate Science's Stark Ocean Truths

José María Figueres | Posted 11.19.2013 | Green
José María Figueres

There is, in truth, just one profound question we have to answer: Do we want a sick ocean, or a healthy one? And if our answer is "healthy", we cannot pretend that we can achieve it without urgent action on climate change.

Climate Change: A Religious Perspective

Mohammed Salarbux | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Mohammed Salarbux

It has been counter-productive just to blame religion per se for obstructive solutions to rectify and address climate change, instead of focusing on the impact that consumerism has had on the ecosystem.

If You Love the Ocean, Embrace Clean Energy

Catharine Lo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Hawaii
Catharine Lo

During a recent presentation about Hokule'a's worldwide voyage, Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson remarked that if you want to save the Earth, save the ocean. "Out of four breaths you take," he said, "three come from the ocean."

Yesterday's Ocean

Francesca Koe | Posted 10.16.2013 | Green
Francesca Koe

Have you ever wondered what the seas off the California shores looked like 100 years ago? Now you can find out!

Protecting What We're Afraid Of

Mike Sweeney | Posted 10.04.2013 | Green
Mike Sweeney

Sharks have much more to fear from humans than we do of sharks.

Plastic Water Bottles Causing Flood of Harm to Our Environment.

Norm Schriever | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Norm Schriever

The damage from the bottled water industry isn't just to our intelligence and our wallets; it's also to the world we live in. We're severely harming the land, air and water around us, while the rest of the world pays the price for our thoughtless over-consumption.

GMO & Pesticide Experiments in Hawaii: The Poisoning of Paradise

Maggie Sergio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Maggie Sergio

If action isn't taken quickly and soon, I am fearful of what the long term, unrestrained use of pesticides will do to the ecology of Hawaii. What the general public needs to know, is that GMO research in Hawaii requires the use of powerful restricted use pesticides.

There Are Plenty of Other Fish in the Sea (Why Aren't You Eating Them?)

Sara Jenkins | Posted 06.14.2013 | Taste
Sara Jenkins

People everywhere should be as open to experimenting with unfamiliar fish as they are to feasting on obscure parts of a pig.

Share Your Own Ocean Photos!

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 06.07.2013 | Green

June 8 marks the 21st annual World Oceans Day, a time to commemorate the blue part of the planet while galvanizing support for increasingly threatened...

World Oceans Day: Time to Stop the War on Our Oceans

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

Protecting the oceans isn't about political power; it's about empowering the people. Forget about Citizens United. We have our voices and we have our votes, and if we have the will to win, that's all we need. We will prevail in protecting the oceans.

Preserving Our Underwater World

Andreas Merkl | Posted 08.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Andreas Merkl

Expanding these management practices into the tropics and the arctic regions are the most immediate and pressing challenges. Although we are in a race against time, we may just turn the corner.

The (Less Than) Eternal Sea

Lewis Lapham | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Lewis Lapham

Nothing in the sea lives by itself, nothing either on the earth or in the air or in the minds of men. To know the sea is mortal is to know that we are not apart from it.