Exploring the Life Aquatic in Google Earth at Rio+20

Exploring the Life Aquatic in Google Earth at Rio+20

Valuable on-the-ground discussions about community outreach are happening alongside the deep political negotiations at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Today, the Sylvia Earle Alliance and Global Foundation for...

Rio+Ocean: Is our global ocean better protected 20 years later?

World Oceans Day 2012 comes less than two weeks before the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro. The conference, referred as Rio+20, brings together world leaders to strengthen international policies to achieve sustainable development...
Sharks Hit the Campaign Trail with President Obama

Sharks Hit the Campaign Trail with President Obama

Earlier this week President Obama took a seemingly apolitical lunch stop for Chinese takeout at the famous Great Eastern Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown. For ocean activists this stop prompted an occasion to highlight the issue of shark finning, a process...
2012 Election Year Battle for Ocean Champions

2012 Election Year Battle for Ocean Champions

If the state-by-state battles being waged by GOP contenders are any indication, the 2012 political race is in full swing and there is a long and winding campaign trail ahead. However, not all political battles being waged in Washington are for the White House. Gaining...

The 2011 ocean winners and losers

How did the world’s oceans fare in 2011? I examine the most notable ocean winners and losers of the year. Sharks had some good wins this year. In hopes of saving sharks from the high demand for shark fin soup in Asia — several U.S. states aided these ocean giants with...

Video: Pirate Fishing in the Global Oceans

This video by the Environmental Justice Foundation highlights the impacts on the ocean environment and human rights abuses from illegal pirate fishing operations in the world’s...