Hopefully by now you have heard about 350.org‘s efforts around the world this weekend and are planning to join an action to draw attention to climate change. As of today there are over 4,000 events planned in 170 countries. The reason for the group’s name? Scientists say that 350 parts per million CO2 in the […]
ACID TEST, a film produced by NRDC, was made to raise awareness about the largely unknown problem of ocean acidification, which poses a fundamental challenge to life in the seas and the health of the entire planet. Like global warming, ocean acidification stems from the increase of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere since the […]
Sylvia Earle – also known as “Her Deepness” and featured earlier this year in this blog when she won a coveted TED Prize – has written a book, The World is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean’s Are One, published earlier this year and in which she discusses the huge changes in the world’s […]
On October 5, NOAA announced 11 grants totaling more than $9 million that will create new education projects in aquariums across the nation. The projects will educate visitors about the ocean and encourage better stewardship of the marine environment. Read NOAA’s full news posting.
The Ocean Project is working with a diverse coalition to secure broad bipartisan in Congress to help advance ocean conservation by improving environmental literacy and, as a result, American competitiveness in the global economy. Representative Lois Capps (Democrat from California’s 23rd congressional district) recently introduced a bill, HR. 3644, the Bay-Watershed Education and Training Regional […]
Due to the overwhelming success of both the Earth Science Picture of the Day (ESPOD) and Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) daily picture sites, The Ocean Project has rolled out the Ocean Picture of the Day (OPOD), available to you since September 1, 2009. While the ESPOD and APOD sites connect us to scientific […]