Saving our Seas – Tapping into the Wisdom of OceanElders

by Martha Shaw (New York, NY) – For 10,000 years, the ocean has been the life support system that has generously supplied us with air, food, and shelter in the embrace of a livable climate. In a perfect world, human beings might have fit nicely into the Earth’s ecosystem, in …

Upgyres Wins Recognition of Our Oceans Challenge

As early supporters of  Jose Luis and his Upgyres , we are delighted to  congratulate him and Upgyres on this important recognition,Hazel Henderson,Editor   Dear Jose Luis,   You have submitted your business idea for clean and healthy oceans on our platform www.ouroceanschallenge.org. On September 2nd our partner coalition has selected …

Marine industries at risk on both coasts as oceans acidify

Subject: Wishful Thinking – Methane plumes & Ocean Acidification   More precursors/signals:   1.  Methane plumes from the arctic.  This precursor event has a high probability of rapidly accelerating the timeframes for climate change impacts and increasing them to much more devastating levels. 2.  Oysters shells dissolving on both coasts …

EarthKeeper News: The Disaster We’ve Wrought on the World’s Oceans May Be Irrevocable

                                        Keep the Earth. Keep it Wild!     August Newsletter   “The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy”    – …

Press release – for immediate release: Ocean protection: Cebu City hosts meeting of international policy-makers and practitioners

Press release – for immediate release   Ocean protection: Cebu City hosts meeting of international policy-makers and practitioners Cebu City/ Hamburg/ Eschborn, 28 May 2014:  Marine ecosystems are of vital importance for asia and the Pacific: the region’s rich oceans and coasts are home to diverse species and ecosystems that …

SUMMARY OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

PDF format SUMMARY OF THE TENTH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY OPEN WORKING GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS 31 MARCH – 4 APRIL 2014 The tenth session of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took place from 31 March – 4 April …

SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets

  SDGs focus areas: Stakeholder proposals for goals and targets   In order to inform the deliberations of the tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on sustainable development goals (SDGs), 31 March – 4 April 2014, stakeholder forum has compiled a number of goals and corresponding targets from stakeholder proposals housed …

Earth Policy Institute: Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet

  Fisheries and Aquaculture Fact Sheet Earth Policy Release March 27, 2014 The world fish catch is a measure of the productivity and health of the oceanic ecosystem that covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of …

Blue Is The New Green: Oceans Could Power The Future

flickr/lyndsayesson Blue Is The New Green: How Oceans Could Power The Future By Ari Phillips on ThinkProgress.org/climate    March 26, 2014 at 11:42 am In February, a natural gas power plant along the Central California coast closed after operating for more than 50 years, thus ending an era that saw the surrounding …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Los Angeles’ vulnerability to future sea level rise projected

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News     Los Angeles’ vulnerability to future sea level rise projected Posted: 18 Feb 2014 03:48 sea level rise of as much as two feet due by 2050 due to AM PST A new study looks at colonies of social wasps and explores the acceptance …