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25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

BP Took Our Arms; the Government Is Taking Our Legs

We’re approaching the part of Louisiana where land and water become indistinct. South of New Orleans, approaching Grand Isle, we’re driving a series of elevated roadways and bridges, traversing a mammoth, venerable estuary the likes of which I’ve never seen. The likes of which I never knew existed. This area […]

Your Ass Is Grass

Sit on the grass; look out at the trees; wake up in the field; float on the water. These four frolics in nature are woven into the fabric of the vintage French furniture reclaimed by Chair Couture, a delightful contemporary source that seeks to make stuffy, highbrow seating more down […]

Why Is There a Trash Vortex Forming in the Pacific?

What is the Pacific Garbage Patch? Simply put, it’s a swirling mass of plastic in the middle of the Pacific ocean that is big enough to qualify as the planet’s largest landfill. Roughly located in an area between 135° to 155°W and 35° to 42°N, much of the world’s trash […]

Catching Cleaner Waves in Malibu

Where would Malibu be without its surfers and where would its surfers be without safe water? That’s part of the driving energy behind the Legacy Park project. Construction has been launched this week as veteran wave riders joined Malibu City Council to reduce stormwater pollution in Malibu Creek, Malibu Lagoon […]

Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death: YOUR Plastic Footprint

  It’s been an interesting few weeks. UN meetings, talks with major film and television networks about filming my nonprofit’s expeditions as we sail around the world studying plastic in our oceans. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the concept of global pollution in terms of scale. The scale of problems […]

Twinkies In Outer Space

ExclusiveThe voyage into the heart of the Atlantic gyre continues. To make landfall in Uruguay, we’re dependent on our engine to propel our vessel through the windless areas of the open sea. But today, as we followed a line of garbage where we pulled out milk crates, buckets, and nondescript […]

Video: Drawings on the Wall

Seeing a love of the water on land. Art, sand and the sea come together in this short by Red Reel Video, as they follow artist Alejandro Gonzalez through his work in Baja, Mexico, bringing the wonders of the ocean to the surface.

30 Quotes About the Ocean

From sea to shining sea. The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t. –Christopher Paolini The sea, once it casts its […]

Here’s How Much President Obama Loves the Ocean [Video]

President Obama recently expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. This area also is known as Papahānaumokuākea. The expansion is 582,578 square miles and now the world’s largest protected area. “Papahānaumokuākea encompasses 10 islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which supports over […]

Plastic Surgery: Where Will Japan’s Tsunami Garbage Go?

SeriesEnvironmental cleanup in the wake of Japan’s twin disasters. Part 4 in a special series. A surreal and compelling mix of headlines (read: Royal weddings, Osama bin Laden) may be dominating this week’s news, but the unfolding events in Japan after the March earthquake and tsunami – compounded further by […]

Lustables: Karenjess Jewelry Pulled from the Sea

Karenjess jewelry is pulled from the sea and cast in reclaimed metals. Karenjess says that when considering starting her own line, her ultimate dream was to cast shells from around the world in sterling silver and create simple, one-of-a-kind pieces that would carry a story of where they were found.

Ocean Plastic Pollution Meets Its Match: A 19-Year-Old

Kids these days. Texting with one hand, solving the world’s problems with the other. Meet Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old Dutch student who has plans to remove more than 7 million tons of plastic waste currently polluting the world’s oceans. Slat created the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s helping […]

10 Ocean Conservation Groups Making a Difference

These 10 organizations work tirelessly to protect the world’s oceans and all of the life they contain from overfishing, global warming and other threats. Global fisheries are on the verge of collapse, global warming is raising ocean temperatures, coral reefs are dying at an alarming rate and runoff from farms […]

Name This Robot!

This September, The Nature Conservancy will launch the first controlled study of its kind to assess the impact of trawl fishing off California’s Central Coast-and you can be part of naming the new Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that will be gathering the data. The nominations are: Beagle -Darwin’s famous ship. […]

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Here’s How Much President Obama Loves the Ocean [Video]

President Obama recently expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. This area also is known as Papahānaumokuākea. The expansion is 582,578 square miles and now the world’s largest protected area. “Papahānaumokuākea encompasses 10 islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which supports over […]

See the Great Barrier Reef Without Getting Wet [Video]

I’ve always wanted to travel to the Great Barrier Reef and this amazing video makes me want to go even more. A few years ago, David Attenborough helped make one of the most beautiful nature experiences of all time. “After donning Samsung Gear virtual reality headsets, viewers can journey back […]

Ocean Plastic Pollution Meets Its Match: A 19-Year-Old

Kids these days. Texting with one hand, solving the world’s problems with the other. Meet Boyan Slat, a 19-year-old Dutch student who has plans to remove more than 7 million tons of plastic waste currently polluting the world’s oceans. Slat created the Ocean Cleanup Foundation, a non-profit organization that’s helping […]

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Here’s How Much President Obama Loves the Ocean [Video]

President Obama recently expanded the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument. This area also is known as Papahānaumokuākea. The expansion is 582,578 square miles and now the world’s largest protected area. “Papahānaumokuākea encompasses 10 islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, and the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, which supports over […]