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 ...

Ecocide in Cancun

January 29, 2016
CZIFpCtVAAE0jIN_0_0.jpg The destruction of vital mangroves, or any critical coastal habitat, is absolutely devastating to the planet, communities in Cancun, Mexico and around the world ...

Jean-Michel Cousteau's Statement on the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak In Porter Ranch, Los Angeles

January 26, 2016
The lack of Southern California Gas Company to protect the public from the gas leak, or even inform them about the problem in a timely manner, is a violation of our basic rights ...

Spirits of the Sea: Keeping Cetaceans Wild

January 20, 2016
Jean-Michel Cousteau, Dr. Ingrid Visser and rescuers of the stranded orca, Rakey, make sure she is reunited with her family and not sent to an amusement park, which is the unfortunate fate of other rescued orcas around the world. © Carrie Vonderhaar, Ocean Futures SocietyThere are many animals in the sea that captivate me, but none more than the magnificent and stunning marine mammals, the whales and dolphins of our oceans ...
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