Environment and Nature

  • Drilling Proposal Leaves Arctic Future in the Balance

    Posted by - Mar 15, 2016
    In response to the Obama administration’s proposal to include America’s Arctic in its five-year offshore drilling plan, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the following statement today from Margaret Williams, managing director of US Arctic programs: “Last...
  • First-ever Sustainable Seafood Week to launch in the Philippines

    Posted by - Feb 13, 2016
    This month, Rare Philippines, a grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies Vibrant Oceans Initiative and USAID, are joining with others to launch the first-ever Sustainable Seafood Week in the Philippines. This effort works to reverse the trend of...
  • World’s Largest Surf Demo Benefiting California State Parks Returns

    Posted by - Feb 9, 2016
    SURFING Magazine and Surf Ride have teamed up once again to bring Camp Shred, the world’s largest surf demo, back to San Elijo Campground in Cardiff By the Sea, Calif., February 27 and 28. The annual...
  • Millions Awarded for Coral Reef Conservation

    Posted by - Jan 5, 2016
    NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program awarded more than $8.4 million in grants and cooperative agreements in 2015 to support conservation projects and scientific studies that benefit coral reef management across seven U.S. states and territories, the...
  • SALT LIFE continues its commitment to marine conservation

    Posted by - Nov 23, 2015
    Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, has announced a partnership with the Roatan Marine Park (RMP), located in the Caribbean off the coast of Honduras. The partnership will encompass ongoing efforts in raising awareness and...
  • United for Wildlife, Google.org and ARM unite to launch conservation technology network

    Posted by - Nov 19, 2015
    United for Wildlife, with support from Google.org and ARM, today launched a conservation technology network to close the information-sharing gap in the fight against illegal wildlife trade and other pressing issues facing our planet. The online...
  • Stream2Sea Introduces an Eco Safe Sunscreen

    Posted by - Oct 28, 2015
    When the Washington Post and Time magazine both published articles warning about sunscreens killing coral reefs, it didn’t surprise Stream2Sea founder Autumn Blum. “The damage caused by benzophenone (also known as oxybenzone) had already been documented...
  • Green Blue celebrates 10th anniversary

    Posted by - Sep 21, 2015
    The Green Blue, the joint environmental initiative of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and British Marine on September 18th celebrated 10 years of successfully helping boat users, boating businesses, sailing clubs and training centres reduce their...
  • New predator from the prehistoric seas

    Posted by - Sep 7, 2015
    You don’t name a sea creature after an ancient Greek warship unless it’s built like a predator.  That’s certainly true of the recently discovered Pentecopterus, a giant sea scorpion with the sleek features of a penteconter,...
  • Rare nautilus spotted in the South Pacific

    Posted by - Aug 31, 2015
    In early August, biologist Peter Ward returned from the South Pacific with news that he encountered an old friend, one he hadn’t seen in over three decades. The University of Washington professor had seen what he...
  • Beaches closed after shark sighting

    Posted by - Jul 26, 2015
    A large shark has been spotted just offshore this morning at Ballina near a group of surfers. Police and Surf Life Saving have closed beaches in the area for the next 24 hours and are urging...
  • Arctic sea ice increased after summer of 2013

    Posted by - Jul 21, 2015
    The volume of Arctic sea ice increased by a third after the summer of 2013 as the unusually cool air temperatures prevented the ice from melting, according to UCL and University of Leeds scientists. This suggests...
  • This seaweed tastes like bacon

    Posted by - Jul 20, 2015
    Oregon State University researchers have patented a new strain of a succulent red marine algae called dulse that grows extraordinarily quickly, is packed full of protein and has an unusual trait when it is cooked. This...
  • Marine Life’s effects on the Southern Ocean

    Posted by - Jul 19, 2015
    How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world’s remotest ocean shows that ocean...
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