Ocean News & Op-Eds from the desk of the award winning journalist David Helvarg. News covering the ocean, coasts and communities that depend on them.
David Helvarg is an author and Executive Director of Blue Frontier. He’s also an award winning journalist with 40 years experience reporting from every continent including Antarctica.
- Putting the Blue in the Green New Deal (commentary) (3/15/2019) - This story was originally published by David Helvarg, Jason Scorse on 13 March 2019 in Mongabay (News and Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline). It can be viewed here. The Green New Deal (GND) is a U.S. resolution that aims to address economic inequality and global warming through a set of proposed economic stimulus projects. As nearly […]
- Triage for Our Ocean (2/26/2019) - This story was originally published by David Helvarg in The Progressive on Feb. 22, 2019. It can be viewed here. “Pessimism of the spirit and optimism of the will” are about saving enough to rebuild, even if we may not see the results in our own lifetimes. by David Helvarg February 22, 2019 When I wrote Blue […]
- 50 years after Santa Barbara oil spill, the call remains: ‘Get oil out’ (2/18/2019) - This story was originally published by David Helvarg in the LA Times on Jan. 25, 2019. It can be viewed here. Fifty years after a California oil spill launched the modern environmental movement, we may finally be moving beyond the age of oil, and none too soon. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]
- Time is running out to stop Trump from opening California marine sanctuaries to oil drilling (7/10/2017) - This story was originally published by David Helvarg in the LA Times on July 7, 2017. It can be viewed here. Time is short if you care about preserving some of California’s greatest natural wonders and recreational opportunities. Six national monuments in our state are at risk, along with parts of all four of the […]
- Rage Against the Dying of the Reefs (5/31/2017) - Rage Against the Dying of the Reefs by David Helvarg May 23, 2017 View the original online at The Progressive . I first saw coral reefs and the abundance of life they generate as a teenager on a trip to Key West in 1967. Tropical reefs cover less than 1 percent of the ocean, but […]