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Ocean Protection

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

Sigourney Weaver | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
Sigourney Weaver

Over the years, I have witnessed the steady decline of the dolphins that used to chase our boat, the fish that I could land, and the plentiful shellfish I took for granted. The oceans of my childhood have been overfished, polluted, and strewn with plastic waste.

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

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 05.28.2014 | 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.

Celebrate World Oceans Day: Together We Have the Power to Protect the Oceans

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

The ocean is indispensable to life itself. It is the largest habitat for living things in our solar system and sustains our lives with over 50 percent of the earth's oxygen. For World Ocean Day we encourage you to find a way to celebrate the gifts the ocean has brought to your life.

Sustainable Tourism Includes Protecting Coastal Habitat and Cultural Heritage

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

Protecting coastal habitat, marine environments and cultural heritage is a key strategy for sustainable tourism. Sea life depends on the beaches, est...

Is There Such a Thing As an Oceanic Electorate?

Samantha_Harris | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Samantha_Harris

What if there was no one to listen to what you cared about, and you had no voice in what happened in your backyard? Would that upset you? It happens every day, in our oceans.

Costa Rica to Take a Bite Out of Global Shark Finning

Leila Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Leila Monroe

Costa Rica is often applauded for its progressive environmental policies and peaceful democracy. I know it as a Mecca of sustainable tourism and perfect surf breaks. Yet the brutal, enormously profitable shark fin trade has prospered in Costa Rica's waters and ports since the late-1990's, making this tropical Central American country a key outpost in the global shark fin trade.

Saving Sharks by Photographing Them

Devin Harvey | Posted 12.18.2012 | Green
Devin Harvey

A little more than one year ago, photographer Terry Goss dove into the choppy water off the coast of Rhode Island to swim with blue and mako sharks. What he found beneath the opaque surface of the ocean was clear evidence that the sharks he encountered there were suffering.

Waking Up to the Abuse of Our Oceans

Renee Olstead | Posted 09.29.2012 | Green
Renee Olstead

Last night my eyes were opened. I learned about the atrocities that have happened to our ocean, about how polluted our world is becoming, the harmful overfishing of our oceans, and how many species of beautiful creatures essential to our ecosphere are teetering on the verge of extinction.

'Shining A Spotlight On The World’s Only Undersea Lab'

Posted 07.20.2012 | Green

By One World One Ocean's Ted Reckas: For the past six days, One World One Ocean has been reporting live from what could be the final mission to Aqu...

Saving the Ocean From a Wipeout

Laird Hamilton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Green
Laird Hamilton

Surfers know the importance of balance. It's the difference between a great ride and a wipeout, and it's a principle we can learn a lot from when it comes to how we treat the oceans we love so much.

More Hope for Our Oceans Than We Think

Adam Lowry | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Adam Lowry

Take a moment to consider all that is being done to protect and preserve our oceans, and just appreciate it. Appreciation is a necessary ingredient of hope, and hope leads to progress.

Happy World Oceans Day! Submit Your Favorite Photos

Posted 06.11.2012 | Green

June 8 marks the 20th observance of World Oceans Day, a global event that has been recognized by the United Nations since 2008. Along with celebrating...

WATCH: Protecting Oceans And Marine Life Takes Different Shapes In 2012

Posted 02.06.2012 | Green

With threats like overfishing, plastic pollution and changing temperatures looming over the world's oceans, conservation groups are working hard to pr...

California's Newest State Parks Are in the Ocean

Francesca Koe | Posted 12.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Francesca Koe

On January 1, 2012 Southern California will celebrate the grand opening of a series of underwater parks that stretches from Santa Barbara to the Mexican border.

Campaign To Raise Awareness For Ocean Protection

Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

A new multi-year, multi-platform campaign hopes to raise awareness about the state of the world's oceans and focus on how they can be protected. The O...

Sylvia Earle's Dream To Create National Parks In The Sea

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In her more than 50-year career in ocean science, [Sylvia] Earle has studied the deep, dived it and written about it. Now she's trying to save the oce...

Ocean Protection Policy: Obama Creates A New Plan For Oceans

nola.com | Matthew Hinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 10-point policy will be overseen by a new National Ocean Council co-chaired by John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Tec...

Should We Sell The Oceans To Save Them?

Discovery News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Smarter people have made the comparison, but it's a stark one, and worth repeating: the world's oceans are remarkably similar to public bathrooms. No ...

Don't let BP sink us: Eight Easy Ways Consumers Can Spare Our Seas

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Why should individuals bother when villains like BP do damage beyond measure in one fell blow? The answer: We can't afford to despair. Our collective consumer muscle, which represents 70% of the U.S. economy, matters more than ever now.

Will We Protect Our Majestic 23,000 Square Mile Deep-Sea Coral Reef?

Yahoo! News | BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain f...