Methane: An Invisible, Odorless, and Crucial Concern

May 16, 2016
AlisoCanyon3_0.jpg The significance of methane in the atmosphere is that it is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the short term, meaning it contributes more strongly to human-accelerated climate change ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Honored with the Knight of the Legion of Honor

May 11, 2016
P1220243 copy_1.JPG Jean-Michel Cousteau has been officially awarded the highest French Civilian Order of Distinction, the Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur, Knight of the Legion of Honor, from President Hollande of France at the Élysées in Paris ...

Earth Day 2016

April 22, 2016
1237.jpg.800x600_q90_0.jpg As we honor the wonderful Earth Day celebrations around the world, we at Ocean Futures Society believe it is a golden opportunity to remind us all about the gifts and services the ocean provides ...

Six Years After the Worst Oil Spill in American History, What Is Going on in the Gulf?

April 20, 2016
The Gulf in flames as rescue crews attempted to corral oil at the surface and burn it. Photo credit: © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures Society Six years ago on April 20, 2010 in the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, the BP Deepwater Horizon oilrig exploded into a fireball that could be seen from shore, killing 11 workers and opening a gaping hole in the seafloor that would spew 200 million gallons of oil into the ocean for months on end ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau Joins World Leaders for Oceania 22

P1210305_1.JPGIn New Caledonia, Jean-Michel Cousteau joined world leaders for the Oceania 22 Meetings on April 11-13, 2016, for the Fourth Pacific Summit on Sustainable Development ...

Orcas Belong in the Sea Not in Captivity

© Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThis infographic shows orcas natural adaptations for life in the oceans, and the harmful effects of captivity ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Letter to L.A. Times Editor about Keiko

JMCKeiko_hires_0_0.jpgWhile we applaud the SeaWorld decision to stop captive breeding and phase out theatrical shows, Mr. Manby’s characterization of the Keiko program as a failure misses the point ...

Leader of peace and the environment is assassinated in Honduras

March 4, 2016
BERTA_0.jpeg Another flower in the garden of Environmental Defenders was crushed by the dark forces committed to destroying our common home and a sustainable future ...

Environmental News January to February 2016

Quote for the week

“Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on Earth.”
— Heinrich Zimmer

El Niño: The Not So Little Global Event

February 24, 2016
Holly Lohuis, marine biologist with Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society team, safely dives with Humboldt squid.  Ecologically the northern migration of this supreme predator is an important message of our changing seas. Photo by: Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyAs ocean temperatures climb in the eastern Pacific Ocean along the equatorial coast of the Americas, a cascade of events begins to unfold ...