Chile to sanction largest protected marine park in the Americas

October 6, 2015 by  
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The largest marine park in the Americas will soon protect the waters around Chile . Announced by President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the forthcoming Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park will encompass a whopping 114,872 square miles of ocean. Applauded by non-profit Oceana , the new marine park will protect 12 percent of Chile’s marine surface area, fighting against environmental destruction in the region. Read the rest of Chile to sanction largest protected marine park in the Americas

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Solar-powered DURAhome is a 100% self-sufficient shelter built for disaster zones

October 6, 2015 by  
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U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For

October 31, 2014 by  
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Marine conservation group Oceana has uncovered a nationwide shrimp scandal that has seafood lovers feeling queasy. Using DNA testing, the group examined 143 shrimp dishes from stores and restaurants across America, finding that a whopping 30 percent were misrepresented. Their findings, which ranged from mislabeling farm-raised shrimp as wild, or misrepresenting species of shrimp being sold, have prompted authorities to push for the passing of the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act , which has been introduced to Congress and awaits approval. Read the rest of U.S. Shrimp May Not Be What Consumers Bargained For Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: domestic shrimp , eco design , food safety , green design , mislabeled shrimp , Oceana , oceans , S.H.R.I.M.P. , Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act , seafood , sustainable design

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New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Year

June 27, 2014 by  
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Each time a fisherman casts a net, unwanted fish and marine life, known as by-catch , gets caught up in the process. Most of it is tossed out, and oftentimes the sea life is already dying, if not dead. A recent report from Oceana finally puts a value on the problem, and the amount of waste is staggering – according to the report, fishermen waste $1 billion in by-catch every single year. Read the rest of New Report Shows that Fishermen in the US Lose $1 Billion in Wasted Catch Every Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch cost , fishery by-catch , fishery wasted catch , fishing by-catch , fishing impact marine ecology , fishing impact marine life , marine ecology , marine life , Oceana , Oceana by-catch report , Oceana report , Oceana wasted catch report , US wasted fish , US wasted fishing by-catch , wasted fish catch cost

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Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $7 Million Towards Ocean Conservation Projects

June 23, 2014 by  
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Longtime environmental activist (and actor) Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged to donate $7 million over the next two years to back marine conservation projects. DiCaprio, who has often said that he wanted to be a marine biologist before he became an actor, has already contributed $3 million to non-profit marine conservation group Oceana , taking his total donations to a whopping $10 million. Read the rest of Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $7 Million Towards Ocean Conservation Projects Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: celebrity activists , celebrity endorsements , ecosystems , Great Barrier Reef , Leonardo DiCaprio , marine conservation , ocean conservation , Oceana , oceans , Our Ocean , president obama , reef bleaching , Sea Levels

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Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries

March 24, 2014 by  
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The human appetite for fish has caused a great deal of trouble for the well-being of the world’s oceans. A single animal on your dinner plate can translate into hundreds of pounds of “by-catch” – organisms thrown back after being hauled up by nets, lines, and trawls. According to a new report released by Oceana , every year 2 billion pounds of sea life captured by US fisheries is damaged or killed and thrown right back into the sea. Their detailed research exposes the nine worst by-catch fisheries around the country, and which harvesting methods are the most harmful to the environment. Read the rest of Oceana Report Reveals the Horrifying Cost of By-Catch in US Fisheries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: by-catch , California , endangered species , gillnet , gulf of mexico , longline fishing , marine ecosystem , marine mammals , molas , monterey bay aquarium , national marine fisheries service , north atlantic , ocean biodiversity , ocean health , Oceana , S.H.R.I.M.P. , sea turtles , seafood watch program , sharks , trawling , us fisheries        

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Adrian Grenier Designs T-Shirt for Oceana, Whitney Port Loves Vintage Fashion, and More

October 15, 2010 by  
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Video: 360Nautica/YouTube You may recognize green and gorgeous actor Adrian Grenier from

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Damien Hirst Artwork Made of Thousands of Butterfly Wings Sells for 2 Million Pounds

October 15, 2010 by  
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Damien Hirst’s painting “I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds.” Image via UKauctionnews . An auction in London of work by a controversial British artist has fetched 2.2 million pounds for one strikingly beautiful, if subtly unsettling, piece — a 17-foot-wide, 7-foot-tall red-gloss canvas covered entirely with the wings of thousands of real butterflies …

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The Week in Pictures: Banksy on the Simpsons, Formaldehyde in Blowouts, and More (Slideshow)

October 15, 2010 by  
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If you’re a fan of “The Simpsons”–or Banksy , for that matter–you have undoubtedly seen this week’s intro segment, directed by the mysterious and world-renowned street artist, which attempts to show the ugly side of consumerism–watch the video, below.

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Ride an Arty Bike Designed by Gavin Turk

October 15, 2010 by  
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Photo Credit: Gavin Turk If you are in London this week, forget about the Boris Bikes and hit the road on one of Gavin Turk’s. Called “Les Bikes de Bois Rond”, the artist has created 15 wild and crazy bicycles for an international art fair

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