Ocean News to Note This 4th of July Holiday

Ocean News to Note This 4th of July Holiday

As Weather.com reported, unusually warm temperatures combined with seasonal low tides have literally roasted California mussels in their shells in a mass die-off that could have larger implications on the local marine ecosystem. At the same time, this July 4th weekend a record number of sharks have been spotted off the coast of Cape Cod […]

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Hero of the Week: Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Hero of the Week: Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Daniela Fernandez started the Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a student club at Georgetown University (where I – Monica – first met her) — but she has taken this organization to another level in the last two years — moving it to San Francisco, raising millions in seed funding, and launching it as a full-scale non-profit dedicated to youth engagement on ocean conservation.

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Interview of the Week: Dune Ives

Interview of the Week: Dune Ives

Dune Ives is the Executive Director of the Lonely Whale Foundation, a non-profit organization raising awareness for ocean health. At the Lonely Whale, Dune designs and leads change-making ocean conservation initiatives to address key drivers of environmental degradation and species decline. I (Miro) sat down with Dune to learn more about Lonely Whale’s latest campaign, […]

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Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Offshore Wind: Huge Potential And Open Questions

Last week a panel of experts speaking to the Capitol Hill Oceans Week Conference discussed the state of offshore wind development in the U.S. — describing the huge commercial potential and the difficult issues that are still being confronted in the industry’s infancy. It was a sobering look at this hot new source of renewable energy, but despite the challenges, offshore wind development seems inevitable.

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Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

Heroines of the Week: Two Long Time Ocean Champions

In honor of World Oceans Day, this week we recognize a lifetime of hard work and dedication to ocean conservation by Dr. Nancy Knowlton of the National Museum of Natural History, and Sarah Chasis, the Senior Director for Oceans at the Natural Resources Defense Council.  Dr. Knowlton, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award this week […]

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Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

Another Corporate Plastics Initiative? This One’s Actually Different.

One of the biggest environmental topics both in our current public dialogue and here at the Sustainable Brands conference from where I’m (Miro) reporting is that of plastic pollution. Already in the past year, several corporate commitments have been made with the stated goal of reducing plastics in the environment but can a multitude of […]

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