TED 2010: Sylvia Earle Gets Her Wish – Mission Blue Launches To Create Marine Preserves

February 12, 2010 by  
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When you wish upon a star…especially one that lives in a marine preserve like this one at Moss Beach, California. Photo via John-Morgan n 2009, Sylvia Earle – a TED Prize winner – made a wish: “I wish you would use all means at your disposal — films! expeditions! the web! more! — to ignite public support for a global network of marine protected areas, hope spots large enough to save and restore the ocean, the blue heart of the planet.” This year, she’s getting it.

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The Week in Pictures: Killer Whale vs. Jaws, Bottled Amazon River Water, Rat Poison in Paradise, and More (Slideshow)

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From the news that Amazon River water is being stolen and bottled abroad to a recent documentary that shows a killer whale taking on a great white shark, a lot happened the week in green. A rather unfortunate-looking but aptly-named blobfish (Psychrolutes marcidus) is threatened with extinction, Xie Yan, the China Country Program Director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, estimates that fewer than 50 South China Tigers are left in the wild, and Lord Howe Island, 800 miles off the coast of Sydney, will soon be darkened as helicopters pour 42 tons of rat poisoning over the tiny island paradise. Find out what else happened …

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My Name Is BarBra: Great Idea for Winter Cycling, Lousy Name

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Photos by Andrew Louis/Torontoist. Toronto cyclist Hamish Greenland developed the BarBra after a very cold winter ride. He tells Torontoist: “I found myself taking one of my hands off the bar, and putting it between my backpack and my back in order to keep it warm

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