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Ocean Pollution

Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

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.

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.

'It's Like Having A Heart Artery Obstructed'

AP | DANICA COTO | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Volunteers wore surgical gloves, many afraid to touch the water, as they picked through tangle...

The Price of Polluted Runoff

Sara Aminzadeh | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Sara Aminzadeh

Polluted stormwater runoff, a toxic soup of metals, oils and car fluids, bacteria, viruses and other harmful materials, is the number one source of contamination to California's renowned waters.

Why You Should Throw a Fishing Net on Your Floor

OnEarth | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green
OnEarth

By Jason Bittel, OnEarth You've likely never heard of Danajon Bank in the Philippines, but this double barrier reef -- one of only six in the world --...

STUDY: Ocean Litter Miles Deep At One Of California's Most Treasured Locations

The Santa Cruz Sentinel | Jason Hoppin | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco

MOSS LANDING -- Look out across Monterey Bay, and one hardly thinks of a junkyard. But below the surface, decades of garbage have been piling up, a ne...

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.

Sustainable Tourism: A Potential Force for Coastal Habitat & Marine Environment Protection

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.04.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Despite the many benefits Oceans are facing vast extinction from multiple stresses according to several marine experts from around the world. Primary threats include: ocean acidification, climate change, ocean pollution, and unsustainable fishing practices.

Where Did Nemo Come From?

Reverend Billy | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Reverend Billy

Under the Disney fish in the sky is the acidifying Atlantic, with the living things down in the deep so depleted that the government orders the fishing fleets stay docked.

Making Waves as Ocean Conservancy's New President and CEO

Andreas Merkl | Posted 04.15.2013 | Green
Andreas Merkl

As is the case with many career paths, my journey toward joining Ocean Conservancy as President and CEO is a long and circuitous one, and it begins with a childhood spent playing along the Rhine River in Cologne, Germany.

The Weirdest Item Found On The Jersey Shore

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Autumn at the Jersey shore means the crowds have gone, the water is cooler — and things like a plastic heel from...

Centuries-Old Trash Blankets Sydney Harbor

Posted 06.24.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: Sydney Harbor is one of the world's most picturesque seaports, renowned for both its natural beauty ...

Protecting Lobsters, Oysters and Seafood One Person at a Time

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.06.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Do you enjoy eating lobster, oysters, seafood, or walking along the seashore and picking-up seashells? If so, then the state of our oceans is going to curtail at least one of your pleasures.

Disturbing News From Under The Sea

| Susanne Rust | Posted 04.30.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Susanne Rust The cause célèbre of plastic litter in the ocean is the Texas-sized, swi...

Is The Ocean More Trashed Than We Thought?

Posted 04.27.2012 | Green

By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor: An oceanographer who noticed a disappearing act in which the surface of the ocean went from confetti...

A Lifeline for Sea Life

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 06.12.2012 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Sadly, the ocean's dark transformation has already started. Every hour, a million tons of carbon dioxide spewed from cars, factories and power plants rain down on the world's oceans.

2011 Coastal Cleanup Effort Collects 9 Million Pounds Of Garbage

AP | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volunteers around the world collected nearly 9 million pounds of cigarettes, bottles and other trash during a coastal cleanup c...

Lynne Peeples

Japan Tsunami Anniversary: Could Tiny Bits Of Plastic In The Ocean Threaten Our Health?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green

One year after a massive tsunami ravaged the east coast of Japan, much attention is focused on the bottles, refrigerators and other debris washed out ...

PHOTOS: When Plastic Meets Ocean

Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

Captain Charles Moore had an unexpected discovery in 1997. Traveling between Hawaii and California, Moore is said to be the first to document what bec...

Get Lost At The Sea With 'Lillian,' A Folk Opera

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

Say goodbye to white gloves, binoculars, Italian belted high notes and viking hats; opera has a new face, complete with a scruffy five o'clock shadow....

BP Finds Success in Reports About Its Failure

Rocky Kistner | Posted 08.30.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

BP tweeted the Natural Resources Defense Council's report and said it shows improvements in Gulf coastal areas after being tainted with 170 million gallons of crude. Problem is, that's not what NRDC's report stated.

Protect Our Coral Sea

Isabel Lucas | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Isabel Lucas

I've become passionately involved with the Protect Our Coral Sea initiative, which aims to create the largest marine park in the world, free of fishing, oil and gas exploration, and seabed mining.

Questions the Press Needs to Ask About the Gulf Oil Disaster

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

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