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The history of ocean pollution (and what we should be doing about it)

Our oceans amass more than 70% of the Earth’s surface – and for years, they’ve served as landfills. Before experts started to analyze these practices, many people believed these waterways could hold an unlimited amount of waste. Unfortunately, extensive research shows that’s not the case whatsoever. By Emily Folk Within the past few decades, we’ve […]

June 23rd

June is National Ocean Month

Join us to celebrate and learn about our world ocean during National Ocean Month. Get a snapshot of some surprising facts in less than two minutes with our video! By NOAA Video Transcript: What do you know about our ocean? The ocean is where life began over 3.5 billion years ago. The ocean covers […]

Just 88 polluters cause 1/2 of ocean acidification

a new study published last week in Environmental Research Letters attributes half of the observed ocean acidification to 88 major emitters from the gas, oil, coal and cement industries. As coverage at ClimateLiability mentions, several of those crazy 88 are already facing lawsuits related to climate change, including Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total. By Climate Denier Roundup Last […]

December 16th

Most people applaud California’s marine protection

By Jennifer Savage The Ocean Conservancy California made history today when the Fish and Game Commission voted to adopt a network of Marine Protected Areas for northern California. The vote marks the completion of the United States’ first statewide network of underwater parks, protecting California’s most iconic coastal waters and sea life, from rockfish and razor […]

June 14th

A Good Week for Wind (part 3): Google Shows its Backbone

While companies in Massachusetts and Michigan gear up for wind production, Google and their partners are looking to the future. The Cape Wind and Lake Muskegon projects are located right on transmission cables, so they can simply plug in and start generating power. But T Boone Pickens’ “Pickens Plan“, his dream of a Texas-sized windfarm […]

October 13th

Is Sea Level Rise Really a Big Deal?

When last weekend’s Chilean earthquake sent people across the Pacific rim scrambling to deal with the risk of a tsunami, there was an added danger. It was a “King Tide” – the location of the sun and the moon meant their gravitational pull was at its maximum. That, combined with the warmth of the ocean water […]

March 3rd