• Communicating Climate Change and the Ocean

    Monterey Bay Aquarium is hosting a “Communicating Climate Change and the Oceans Summit” from December 1-3. In prep for this meeting, they’ve posted some very useful information on the Summit’s website. Among other resources, a Summary of U.S. Aquarium Researchcontains much valuable info about what some of the participating institutions are doing, or planning, to […]

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  • Interim Report of National Survey Findings Available

    For those of you who were not able to make our session at the conference of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in September, we have posted on our website the presentation by Scott Corwon, with IMPACTS Research & Development. Scott is conducting the national research, and his presentation includes our survey findings to date […]

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  • Sushi Lovers Pocket Guide

    Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, which The Ocean Project has helped promote with our Partners and the public since its inception in 1999, is coming out with a sushi guide on October 22. It will include a list of recommendations to help you select sushi made from seafood that’s caught or raised in ways […]

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  • The Impact of Science & Discovery Centres: A Review of Worldwide Studies

    Ecsite-uk (affiliated with ECSITE, the European Collaborative of Science, Industry and Technology Exhibitions) recently published a review that summarizes and highlights recent research into the impact of science and technology museums, zoos, aquariums, and science centers, referred to in the report as “Science & Discovery Centres.” Collectively, studies from around the world show that these […]

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  • Supreme Court Hears Case on Navy Sonar and Whales

    The US Supreme Court heard a case today in which the justices sounded closely split on whether environmental laws can be used to protect whales and other marine mammals from the Navy’s use of sonar off the coast of Southern California. This is an issue that we have been making known to our network of […]

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  • Cultivating the Green Consumer

    Although the current situation with the economy certainly puts a new twist on consumers ‘going green’ a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review referencing a 2007 McKinsey & Company global survey of 7,751 consumers in eight major economies reports that most consumers are concerned about the environmental and social impacts of the products […]

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  • Cultivating the Green Consumer

    Consumers say they want to buy ecologically friendly products and reduce their impact on the environment. But when they get to the cash register, their Earth-minded sentiments die on the vine. Although individual quirks underlie some of this hypocrisy, businesses can do a lot more to help would-be green consumers turn their talk into walk.

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  • Congress Approves and President Signs Great Lakes Compact

    In a big step forward, President Bush recently signed a joint resolution of Congress providing consent to the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact, an interstate agreement based on the Great Lakes Annex Agreement signed by Ontario, Quebec and the eight Great Lakes states in 2005. The President’s action marks the […]

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  • The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice

    As mentioned in previous issue of Blue Planet News to Use, Sarah Brophy and Elizabeth Wylie have authored a newly-published book, The Green Museum: A Primer on Environmental Practice, which is full of practical information and inspiration for our Partner ZAMs (zoos, aquariums, and museums). Global climate conditions and other serious issues facing human society […]

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  • Leave No Child Inside

    In what has turned out to be one of the best years in Congress for environmental education, on September 18, the US House of Representative overwhelmingly and with strong bi-partisan support, passed the No Child Left Inside Act, H.R. 3036. Sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes and others, the bill’s passage represents one of only […]

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