Over the last 64 years, the geologic nanosecond in which I’ve lived my life, 90 percent of the largest pelagic (open ocean) fish — including hammerhead sharks, bluefin tuna and black marlin — have been wiped out, along with close to half the world’s tropical reefs. Our global ocean faces a cascading disaster from industrial […]
In 2012 after 13 years of heated debates, name-calling, lawsuits and public hearings, California finally created the network of underwater wilderness reserves mandated by the 1999 Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA). These reserves, which encompass 16 percent of the waters along California’s spectacular 1,100-mile coastline, include some of the best dive sites on the planet. […]
Opening speeches at the 5th Biennial Blue Vision Summit, hosted by Blue Frontier at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Washington, D.C.
Memorial Day marks the beginning of high beach season, but there are miles of coastline near Santa Barbara that will be out of commission this weekend thanks to a pipeline oil spill. This is how most offshore oil works: You drill miles off the coast, pump the oil onshore to be processed and pipe it […]
Gas is cheap. America is pumping more domestic oil than at any time in the last 30 years. But two newly released science reports have reached disturbing conclusions. One in the journal Science states human activities threaten mass-extinction of marine life in the ocean, the other in the journal Nature tells us that to avoid […]